The Harrison County Fillies took advantage of a sparkling pitching performance by seventh grader Bailey Conley and defeated the Bracken County Lady Bears 3-0 in the last quarter final game of the 10th Region Tournament Monday evening.
Nicholas County, George Rogers Clark and Bourbon County had already advanced by winning earlier games so the Fillies filled the final spot for the semi finals Tuesday at Scott High’s state of the art softball stadium.
Harrison County High School’s Thorobreds began the defense of the 10th Region baseball crown with an 18-1 defeat of the Saints of St. Patrick Monday morning, but lost a heartbreaker to Scott High’s Eagles, 4-3, Tuesday to end the season 25-12.
The 3-15 Saints were no match for the Breds though they did take a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Harrison County starter Nathan Fryman struggled mightily, walking the first batter and committing two errors before Coach Mac Whitaker replaced him with senior Christian Persinger after four batters.
Junior Kassidy Cook took two second place finishes and senior Caylin Mattox scored fifth and sixth places to score 23 points for Harrison County in the KHSAA AA State Track Meet held Friday at the University of Kentucky.
On a bright, sunny, warm day, Cook ran a personal best time in the 100M hurdles to finish second and Mattox was sixth in the event.
Cook’s time of :15.33 is second to Katelyn Gray’s :14.92 in Harrison County High School history.
The Cardinals jumped out to an early two-run lead Thursday night against the league-leading Pirates but could not hold on as they lost a 6-4 decision on Field Three.
The Cardinals’ Casey Sledd opened the game with a single advanced to second by a Tanner Eckler sacrifice before scoring on an Ian Boland hit past the shortstop.
Boland then came around to score after Chandler Power reached on an error and his brother Corbin grounded out.
Whitaker Baseball Camp is June 9-12
Harrison County High School baseball coach Mac Whitaker has announced the dates for this year’s baseball camp. The camp will be held at River Road Park beginning Monday, June 9, and go through Thursday, June 12.
Each day’s session will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. with a snack and break time. Campers will be provided instruction from Coach Whitaker, the high school coaching staff and some former players who come back to help in the camp.
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.
Hank Whalen, a 2008 graduate of Harrison County High School and a 2012 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, has returned to Harrison County to manage the Cynthiana Country Club.
Whalen left the assistant golf professional position at Hurstbourne Country Club in Louisville to begin in Cynthiana last January after serving in Louisville for almost two years.
Whalen’s business marketing and management degree from Eastern Kentucky University had an emphasis on club management, which included a PGA membership.
So much for the Fillies five-game losing streak coming into the district tournament.
The Harrison County squad shook off the doldrums of the streak with an 11-2 whipping of Nicholas County Tuesday night on Shirley Field.
Both teams will advance to next week’s regional play to be held at Scott High School.
Harrison County scored in five of six innings. They struck two Nicholas County pitchers for 11 hits to score the 11 runs.