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Hatfield helps East seniors win over West seniors 12-3 Sunday

Harrison County’s Rachel Hatfield had a triple and a RBI to help the East squad defeat the West, 12-3, Sunday at the University of Kentucky Softball Complex. 

Hatfield played third base for seven innings in the extreme heat Sunday turning in a solid performance in the field to go along with her hitting. The East team was also coached by Harrison County head coach Christine Garnett along with Larry Slone of Rowan County, Geoff Stewart of Boyd County and Shane Weaver of North Laurel. 

On Saturday, the preliminariy games were held with the West juniors defeating the East seniors and the East juniors defeating the West seniors. 

“Rachel hit the ball on the nose all weekend,” said Coach Garnett. “This was a great experience for her, playing with and against the better players in the state. She also played with several of the players who will be her teammates next year.” 

Garnett was also pleased with the players she got to see. 

“It was also good to meet and exchange ideas with coaches from around the state,” she said.  

Rachel Hatfield will play next year at Campbellsville University.  

Whitaker Coach of the Year

in Kentucky Baseball

The Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association has named Harrison County High School Coach Mac Whitaker as the 2010 Coach of the Year. 

The state-wide vote honored Whitaker after his Thorobreds won their fourth baseball title Saturday night defeating Louisville Butler 2-1 at Applebee’s Park. 

Whitaker was also the 10th Region Coach of the Year, which was named earlier in the month. 

Martin and Dailey named All State

by coaches

The Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches Association has named Harrison County senior shortstop Jared Martin to the All State First Team, according to information released Tuesday. Martin, who batted .473 with nine home runs and 69 RBI’s during the regular season, was one of the senior leaders of the state champion Thorobreds. He also had a 4-1 pitching record for the season. 

Junior Logan Dailey was named to the All State Second Team by the same group.

Dailey was 8-1 during the regular season on the mound and batted .408 for the season. 

Dailey was used as a designated hitter and filled in at first base on occasion. He was a clutch hitter driving in 23 runs with nine doubles and a home run.

Harrison County juniors lead East to win over West in East/West game

Eric Sanders, Shane Fowler and Logan Dailey each had a part in the first victory by the East All Stars in eight years over the West All Stars in the annual East/West game in Louisville Tuesday. 

Fowler walked and had a triple, Sanders singled in two at-bats and Dailey pitched a scoreless inning for the East team. 

The Breds players were exhausted after a long exciting weekend and only stayed for one inning in the second of two games before they left for home. 

Also during this brief stay in Louisville, sophomore Hunter Hill was named the 10th Region Sophomore of the Year and took part in a showcase of talent. According to all reports, he fared very well during the talent showcase.