Cats' Offense Leads The Way In 15-1 Win
Darren Doyle, story and photos:
The bats were hot last night at Wildcat Field as Edmonson County took care of their first district game of the season against the Trinity Raiders in a lopsided 15-1 win.
Edmonson County racked up 12 hits against the Raiders after a bit of a slow start from the Wildcats. Trinity put the first run on the board after senior pitcher Gavyn Minyard gave up a couple of hits and walked two. Passed balls allowed base runners to advance and score to take an early lead; however, Minyard eased into a smooth pace and gave up only one more hit and two walks for the remainder of the game. The Wildcat offense, with help from Trinity's six total errors, took care of the rest.
After 8th grader Hunter Wilson walked on the first four pitches from Trinity, junior Daren Alexander singled and moved Wilson to third. The Cats then got on the board when Gavyn Minyard lined a two-run single to center. They would never trail again as Minyard and the Wildcat defense failed to allow any more run production from the Raiders.
Both Alexander and Minyard were 3-4 on the night with Alexander knocking in one and Minyard producing 3 RBIs.
Wilson was 2-3 with 3 RBIs, which included a third-inning bomb to center that put the Cats up 4-1. They went on to score two more in the inning for a 6-1 lead.
Andrew Talley, Cole Bullock, Ian White, and Cam Lich also notched hits for the Wildcats.
Minyard pitched the complete game, (5 inning 10-run rule) giving up only one run on 3 hits and 4 walks while he struck out 8.
The Wildcats have won three games in a row and improve to 3-2 on the season.
Edmonson County takes on Trinity again tonight in Whitesville.
Friday night will be a special game for the Wildcats as they will take on Russellville at the home of the Hot Rods, in Bowling Green Ballpark at 6PM.