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Section !sports on the Web: esnews.com :timesnews.com The Ohio County m OC Games of Interest Apr. 22: A Apr. (6-12) Apr. 23: Dd (1-2) TIMES-NEWS, HARTFORD AND BEAVER DAM, KENTUCKY, APRIL 22, 2004 writer 5-3 win at the School soft- stands at a year. In- sched- Lady tournament hosted by Hancock County High School. To finish this week, Coach Barry Barnes' squad visited Owensboro High School on Tuesday, hosts Hancock County on Thursday and the Daviess County Lady Panthers on Friday at the new Lady Eagle Field. Next Monday, April 26, Ohio County visits Grayson County and returns home Tuesday to host Whitesville Trinity. A recap of the OCHS Lady Eagles' games from the past week include: Ohio County 5, McLean County 3-played 4116/04 at the Lady Hornet Classic. WP-Skye Tinsley. LP- Cummings. 2B- Logsdon(MC). **Tinsley-7 IP, 4 K, 6 BB. Kerri Mattingly-2 hits. Hancock County 16, Ohio County 4-played 4116/04 at the Lady Hornet Classic. OC(6-0) 3 0 00 0 2 0-5 5 1 HC(6-10) 0 0 2 7 0 7-16 8 2 MC(5-8)0 0 1 0 0 1 1-3 4 2 OC(6-1) 0 0 0 1 1 2-4 4 1 r :4 Dustin Bratcher/photo coach Dan Crume watches the action from behind the line of scrimmage during a spring game last Thursday at Frank Barnes Stadium on the campus of Ohio County High School. This game for the Eagle football team, County ;andouts recent Ken- e the are for the April 10, two-out of the seventh inning drove home two runs and proved the game-winner as KWC came from behind to beat Bellarmine 6-5 in the first game of a doubleheader at Panther Field. GiUim fin- ished with two hits and three RBIs--driving home a run in the KWC second inning--as Wesleyan improved to 2-24 on the year. The win was also the Lady Panthers' first in 10 against Great Lakes Valley Conference teams. In the nightcap that same evening, freshman pitcher Meredith McConnell was the losing pitcher as Bellarmine erupted for seven runs in the top of the sixth inning to beat Wesleyan 7-2. The Lady Knights had six of their 12 hits in that at-bat. Game One Bellarmine 2 3 0 0 0 0 0-5 9 2 KWC 020 0 1 0 3-6 9 0 WP-Sutherland. LP- Witzgerber. 2B-Gillim, Machuca, Richardson, Harris(KWC), Dixon(B). Game Two SM 000 007 0-7 12 S KWC 0 0 0 0 0 2 0-2 5 2 WP-Benningfield. LP- McConnell. And last Saturday, April 17, the Lady Panthers con- tinued to struggle, dropping a doubleheader to Lewis University in games played at Romeoville, Illinois. Meredith McConnell was the losing pitcher in the sec- ond game, despite smacking a pair of doubles on offense and stealing home in a 4-2 loss. Bridget Gillim had driven in the first run for KWC before McConnell's swipe of home in the top of See KWC, Page 2B .q WP-Wininger. LP-Kodi Ashby. 2B-Keown(HC). **Ashby-5.1 IP, 3 K, 7 BB, 2 HBP. Ohio County 13, Muhlenberg North 1-played 4117/04 at the Lady Hornet Classic. OC(7-1)2 4 S 2 0-13 13 3 MN(1-9)0 1 0 0 0-1 3 3 WP-Skye Tinsley. LP- King. 2B-Amanda Critchelow 2, Brittany Watson, Kerri Mattingly(OC). **Tinsley-5 IP, 3 K, 2 BB. Courtney Albin-3 hits, Watson, Mattingly, Critchelow-2 hits. Ohio County 15, Cannelton(Ind.) 0-played 4] 17/04 at the Lady Hornet Classic. OC(8-1) 2 S 1 3 1-15 10 0 CA 0 0 0 0 0-0 t 4 BY NEIL GRANT Times-News sports writer sport~deskCO)ctimesnews.com Ohio County High School's Brittany Watson-a senior outfielder for the Lady Eagle fast-pitch soft- ball team-was named "Fe- male Athlete of the Week"by the sportswriters at the Owensboro Messenger-In- quirer last week. The Owensboro daily picks area male and female athletes for the honors, based on nomi- nations by their coaches with the M-I writers decid- BY NEIL GRANT Times-News sports writer sportsdes~imesnew s .corn Several current or former Ohio County residents were among a field of nearly 140 runners competing in the Owensboro Community Technical College's 17th An- nual 5K Road Race and Fun Run. The event was staged on Saturday, April 10, follow- ing a 3.1-mile course in and around the school's Owensbero campus. Ohio County residents competing in the event in- cluded: 36. Richard Bennett 21:49(6th in males 40-44); 91. Mike McKown 27:36(11th in males 45-49); 103. Ben WP-Kodi Ashby. LP- Hawkins. 2B-Brittany Watson, Kerri Mattingly, Amanda Critchelow(OC). 3B-Samantha Schroader(OC). **Ashby-5 IP, 1 K, 2 BB. Critchelow, Schroader, Watson, and Courtney Albin- 2 hits. Louisville Eastern 11, Ohio County 3-played 4/17/ 04 at the Lady Hornet Clas- sic. EA(12-0) 3 6 2 0 0-11 11 I OC(8-2) 0 0 0 0 0-0 S 2 WP-Totton. LP-Skye Tinsley. 2B-Kane(E). 3B- Henke(E). **Tinsley-5 IP, 0 K, 4 BB. Ohio County 5, Apollo 3- played 4/19/04 at Owensboro Other information un- available this week at presstime, ing on recipients. Brittany's notation in last Thursday's edition read, "Watson opened the season by going 12-for-15(.800) as the Lady Eagles' softball team started the season with five consecutive victo- ries." Apollo High School's Jon Troutman was last week's "Male Athlete of the Week". The paper noted ' he Eagles' junior catcher pounded 14 hits and played solid behind the plate to help Apollo go 8- 0 on its spring break baseball junket to Cocoa Beach, Fla." McKown 29:10(3rd in males 20-24); 104. Georgia Renfrow 29:11(5th in females 50-54); 106. Marianne Edge 29:19(3rd in females 45-49); 119. Delbert Gray 3h02(2nd in males 70-and-over); 130. Sam McKown 35:29(6th in, boys 14-and-under); and 136. Danny Renfrow 53:33(8th in males 50-54). Former Daviess County High School standout Mark Rowe was the race's overall winner, covering the course in 15 minutes and 55 seconds while Demi Wendt was the female pace-setter, recording a time of 21:49, 35th best in the overall rankings. The race was contested in 23 age and sex divisions. High up a over a r Central tourna- at Mon - Hill's , los- inan Tues- South Friday and Hancock County on Saturday. Next Monday the Eagles visit Butler County for a rematch of their season-opener and then travel to McLean County the next day. Due to the large number of games last week, they will be reviewed this week in line scores only. Ohio County 5, Todd County Central 2-played 4] 15/04 at Bill Leach Field. TC(6-2)1 0 0 0 0 0 1-2 10 4 OC(3-8)0 0 0 104 x-5 4 2 WP-Jeff Durham. LP- Settle. 2B-Josh Vaught(OC), Settle, Tabb, Kirkman(TCC). **Durham-6 IP, 6 1 BB; Josh Vaught-I IP, 1 K. (15) Louisville Holy Cross 2, Ohio County 0-played 4/ 16/04 at Cecilia(Wooden Bat Classic). HC(8-3) 1 0 0 1 0 0 0-2 7 1 OC(3-9) 000 000 0-0 4 2 WP-N.Nail. LP-Ryan Coots. **Coots-7 IP, 10 K, 1 BB; 2 hits. Larue County 20, Ohio County 0-played 4117/04 at Cecilia(Wooden Bat Classic). LC{7-5) S 3 3 0 6-20 14 0 OC(3-10) 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 1 WP-Murray. LP-Mark Martin. 2B-Embry, McDowell, Edwards, Williams(LC). **Courtney Murray-5 IP, 0 hits, 8 K, 1 BB; Martin-.2 IP, 3 BB, 1 HBP; Robert Coulter- 4 IP, 5 BB, 2 HBP; Michael Bennett-.1 IP, 1 Central Hardin 4, Ohio County 3(8 innings) played 4/17/04 at Cecilia(Wooden Bat Classic). OC(3-11)000 1 20 0 0-3 4 5 CH(7-1) 000 030 0 1-4 6 S WP-Smith. LP-Josh Vaught. 2B-Ryan Coots(OC), Quesenberry, Isom(CH). **Vaught--7.2 IP, 4 K, 2 See EAGLES, Page 2B Dustin Bratcher hoto OC third baseman Bryan Tayler makes a diving catch on a ground ball during the Eagles' game against Todd County Central last Thursday. Pitcher Jeff Durham picked up the win as the Eagles won the game 5-2.