Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Sixty-six of the best horseshoe pitchers in the state assembled at the Chalybeate Sports Complex on September 1st and 2nd to battle it out for the title of “State Champion”. After the dust settled, several local area pitchers fared very well in the event.
Edmonson County native, Charlie Meredith captured his 11th Men’s Kentucky State horseshoe pitching title, which currently stands as a record number of titles). He faced a tough, up and coming contender, Ben Webb (Brownsville), in a final playoff game. Meredith was victorious 40-21.
Sarah Neagle (Smiths Grove, KY) won the Girls Division, earning her 2nd state title while Seth O’nan (Pleasureville, KY) took home his 2nd Boys championship. Laurie Lampkin (Bardstown, KY) won the Women’s Division after edging out 2nd place finisher, Karen Meredith (Bowling Green, KY), 40-37 in a tight playoff game.
Edmonson County Horseshoe Pitchers Association member, Bob Hudnall (Lewisburg, KY) went undefeated to win the Elder Men’s Division championship while pitching a 74% ringer percentage.
Other notable achievements for Edmonson County Horseshoe Pitcher club members included:
John Neagle (Smiths Grove) – 1st place, Men’s Class B
A.B. Webb (Brownsville) - 1st place, Men’s Class D
Deronda Lindsey (Scottsville) – 1st place Women’s Class B
The Edmonson County Horseshoe Pitchers Association would like to thank everyone for all of their support in making this a successful tournament.
"A special thanks goes out to Jimmy Adwell for all of the charitable work he put in at the courts in Chalybeate," said the ECHPA in a statement. "He, along with club and community support, has made the Chalybeate pitching facility the best in the state. Everyone is always welcome to come out and pitch anytime and to pitch in the league on Thursday nights at 6:30pm."