Darren Doyle, story and photos:
The Wildcats pulled some 7th inning heroics to come from behind and force extra innings, but it wasn't enough as Grayson County put three runs on the board in the top of the 8th to claim the district win on Monday night.
Down 3-1 going into the 7th, Nick Clemmons reached on a single with one out. After a strikeout, Gabe Lindsey singled and advanced Clemmons to second. Preston Dunn then singled to right, which scored Clemmons and advanced Lindsey to third with two outs.
Chaz Wilson then hit a hard liner to left to score Lindsey to tie the score at 3-3. Grayson County was finally able to stop the Wildcat offense and play continued into the 8th as the Cougars looked to regain the lead.
They did just that as the first three batters reached on two singles and a double, which scored a run. Grayson County was also able to score two more on groundouts to first to take a 6-3 lead.
Edmonson County was unable to reach base in the bottom of the 8th as the Wildcats fell.
Chaz Wilson went 3-4 with 2 RBI, Gabe Lindsey was 3-4, and Preston Dunn was 1-4 with an RBI.
Tanner Woodcock went the distance for Edmonson, pitching 8 innings, giving up 10 hits, 6 runs (2 earned), and one walk while striking out 3.
Edmonson County is now 11-4 on the season and is 2-1 in District 12 play. The Wildcats are scheduled to take on Grayson County again tonight in a rematch at Grayson County. First pitch is scheduled for 5:30pm.