Darren Doyle, story and photos:
The Wildcats overcame a shaky first inning and a 3-0 deficit to defeat Cumberland County 5-4 at home on Tuesday night.
Junior Logan Minton started on the mound and went 5 innings. He also went 1-4 with a double. Tanner Woodcock provided two innings of relief as he notched the win.
The Wildcats tied things up in the 5th inning 4-4 and put runners on the corners with one out in the bottom of the seventh. Holden Skaggs hit a deep foul down the right field line allowing pinch runner Gabe Lindsey to score from third for the walk-off win.
Edmonson County improves to 4-0 on the season. Coach Bo West said that while his Cats are winning games, they are still learning each other and finding the elements to make things run as smoothly as possible.
"Until they learn me and learn what it takes to be a team, there are going to be slow spots," he said with regards to a shaky start and some low-energy innings. "But we're focusing and working toward playing the entire game from start to finish."
Coach West said he had a positive outlook on this year's lineup in spite of losing seniors on last year's squad.
"I think we have more depth and we have good leadership, and of course, we've still got good kids," he said. "But it's early and we're all still learning what we can do. Sometimes it might take 10-12 games to really learn your team."
The Wildcats are scheduled to play Russellville away on Thursday, South Warren at home on Friday, and both Todd and McLean county at home on Saturday.
Other highlights for the Wildcats were Dylan Waldrop who went 2-3 with an RBI and a run, Logan Lindsey swiped four bases, Walker Hazel was 1-4, Hunter Garrett had an RBI, Caleb Skaggs went 1-4 with a double and two RBIs, and Holden Skaggs was 1-4 with a double and the game-winning RBI.
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