Breds win district again over Nicholas County

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By Mike Aldridge

Coach Mac Whitaker’s Harrison County Thorobreds claimed the 38th District championship Wednesday with a five-inning, 11-0 win, over the Nicholas County Bluejackets.  
Whitaker played 17 Thorobreds in the contest with four pitchers sharing the duties to sharpen the edge heading into the 10th Region Tournament Monday on the Hilltop.  
Senior Nolan Brossart was the starter and winner for the game with fellow seniors Jordan Riley and John King along with freshman Nathan Fryman also getting some work.  
The quartet struck out nine batters in five innings while allowing only four base runners. The Bluejackets picked up only one hit while walking two times and reaching on an error.
Harrison County scored twice in the bottom of the first on two hits, a walk, a hit batsman and a passed ball.  
The Breds had five of the first six batters in the second inning smash base hits scoring four times in the stanza.  Six more hits in the fourth inning plated five more runs giving the Thorobreds the victory in the mercy rule shortened game.  
John King and Brett Persinger led the 12-hit Harrison County attack with two base hits each.
Both teams advance to the 10th Region Tournament with the 14-17 Nicholas County team facing Mason County and the 24-11 Thorobreds matched up with Maysville St. Patrick.