Dailey hurls second no-hitter

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By Lee Kendall

Freshman Logan Dailey made Harrison County baseball history on Friday night when he hurled his second consecutive no-hitter. Daileys feat came in the second round of the McDonalds/Harrison County Classic, a 10-0, six inning win over East Carter (16-5). He struck out nine batters and allowed only three base-runners, two via walks and one by a Harrison County fielding miscue.

Thats quite a feat, said Harrison County coach Mac Whitaker after Daileys second no-hitter. He has a biting curve ball and will only get better. He is an outstanding worker and I believe is committed to getting better and better.

Daileys last varsity start came on April 10 when he threw blanks at Mason County on the Hilltop, a 10-0 win in five innings. In that start, he fanned four and allowed only two base-runners.

Harrison County swept to victory in the McDonalds Classic, knocking off Newport Central Catholic in the first game of the tournament on Thursday night, 7-3. Beau Sanders led the way for the Breds at the plate with a grand slam homer in the third inning. Jared Martin struggled with his control early, but settled in and gutted out a complete game to earn the win.

In Daileys no-hit win on Friday night, Shane Fowler went four for four at the plate, and Matthew Dye doubled and singled while driving in three runs.

In the championship game on Saturday afternoon, Brandon Martin continued his outstanding pitching and ran his record to 6-0 on the season in the Breds 14-0 shutout win over Dixie Heights in five innings.

The visiting Colonels imploded early, committing four errors in the first two innings as the Thorobreds capitalized with seven runs. The Breds sent nine batters to the plate and scored four times in the first inning on just one hit, Malcolm Thomas one-out single two batters deep into the game.

Dye had the Breds only hit in the second inning, but it was a big double that drove in two runs. The Breds put the game away with seven runs in the third inning. Fowler contributed a two-run double, while Brandon Martin, Dye and Jared Martin each had RBI singles.

Fowler, Brandon Martin, Sanders and Dailey all made the All-Tournament Team for Harrison County with Dailey named the Most Outstanding Player.

On Tuesday night, Harrison County (18-4) saw its six-game winning streak come to an end, and also lost their first game to 10th Region competition, when they were upended by visiting Campbell County, 4-1.

Campbell County jumped on Harrison County starter Matthew Dye for four straight one-out singles in the second inning to plate two runs. They added a single run in the third inning and another run in the fifth.

Harrison County managed just five hits off Camels starter Bobby Estes. Brandon Martin launched a solo homer in the fourth inning for the Breds only run.

Harrison County mounted a rally in the sixth inning when Malcolm Thomas singled with one out and Martin followed with a walk. Estes picked off Thomas at second base, however, to end the threat.

The Breds travelled to Mt. Olivet on Monday night and walloped homestanding Deming, 14-2, in five innings. Harrison Countys first eight batters reached base and the Breds scored seven runs to end the drama early. Taylor Hill pounded a two-run homer in the inning to pace the Breds. Freshman Eric Sanders hammered a pair of homers for the Breds and went three for three with three RBIs. Hill and Johnson Garrison shared the pitching duties for the Breds in the win.

Harrison County entertained Nicholas County last night, is scheduled to play at Scott County tonight and will play in the Henry Clay Invitational this weekend. They will play Somerset tomorrow at 8 p.m. and then face off against host Henry Clay on Saturday at 10 a.m., followed by a meeting with Mercer County at 12:30 p.m.