‘Cats hang with Hoptown, fall 4-1
by Justin McGill, Executive Editor
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Trigg County was in position to win Monday against Hopkinsville but couldn’t come up with timely hits in a 4-1 loss.

The Wildcats (3-3) rode a strong pitching performance by Banks but were slow to catch up to Tiger starter Justin Hageman, Hopkinsville’s highly-scouted junior hurler.

Hageman sent Trigg down in order in each of the first three innings and had a 2-0 cushion entering the bottom of the fourth, when the ‘Cats bats woke up.

Mitch Rogers led off with a single, was sacrificed to second by Banks and scored on a single by Donald Bush.

Trailing 2-1 in the bottom of the fifth, Trigg presented a jam for Hageman. Josh Green and Hunter Smillie each singled to start the frame. Hageman then struck out Jarrod Stallons and Rogers.

Banks singled to left in the next at-bat. The ball was bobbled in left field, but Trigg coach Jackie Sholar elected to hold Green at third rather than send him home as the potential tying run.

Bush worked Hageman to a full count but struck out to end the threat.

The Tigers provided Hageman with two insurance runs in the top of the sixth. After the Wildcats were sent down on three pitches in the bottom of the sixth, Banks kept the Tigers off the board in the top of the seventh to keep Trigg within three.

Once again, the ‘Cats gave the Tigers a scare. Behind strikeouts by Green and Stallons were a walk by Smillie and a single by Rogers. Banks singled up the middle to bring Bush to the plate for another two-out, bases-loaded situation, but the game ended when he flied out to right field.

Hopkinsville 4, Trigg County 1

Monday @ Cadiz

Hoptown 010 102 0 – 4 7 0

Trigg 000 100 0 – 1 7 1

TEAM STATS

Pitching

Trigg: Banks (L) – 7 IP, 4 R

(3 ER), 7 H, 4 K, 3 BB



Hitting

Trigg: Bush – 1-4, RBI

Rogers – 2-4, run

MURRAY – Trigg split a pair of games Friday in the Tiger Classic at Murray High School.

The Wildcats topped the host Tigers 8-4 Friday afternoon before squandering a 5-0 advantage in a 12-6 loss to Heath.

Trigg was scheduled for a Saturday game against Ballard Memorial that was rained out.

Heath 12,

Trigg County 6

Friday @ Murray

Trigg 230 100 0 – 6 17 3

Heath 006 015 0 – 12 13 2

TEAM STATS

Pitching

Trigg: Sholar (L) – 2.2 IP,

6 R, 7 H, 1 K, 4 BB

Stagner – 1.1 IP,

1 R, 3 H

Smillie, Allen

Hitting

Trigg: Rogers – 3-4, 2 runs

Banks – 3-4, double,

RBI

Bush – 2-4, RBI

Stagner – 4-4,

double, 3 RBI

Sholar – 3-4

Green – 1-2, RBI

Trigg County 8, Murray 4

Friday @ Murray

Trigg 101 202 2 – 8 14 1

Murray 101 000 2 – 4 7 2

TEAM STATS

Pitching

Trigg: Bush (W) – 6 IP, 4 R,

7 H, 8 K

Stagner – 1 IP, 3 K

Hitting

Trigg: Rogers – 1-5, RBI

Banks – 3-4, 3 RBI

Bush – 4-5, 2 RBI,

2 doubles

Stagner – 3-4, 2 RBI,

3 doubles

MORGANFIELD – Before letting Friday’s lead against the Pirates slip, Trigg did the same thing in a 9-8 loss at Union County.

Trigg led 8-6 after the top of the fifth and 8-7 entering the bottom of the ninth, when the Braves scored two runs for the win.

Union County 9,

Trigg County 8

Thursday @ Morganfield

Trigg 101 150 0 – 8 3 1

Union 330 010 2 – 9 7 0

TEAM STATS

Pitching

Trigg: Smillie – 1 IP, 4 R,

1 K, 3 BB

Banks (L) – 5.1 IP,

5 R (4 ER), 4 K, 5 BB

Hitting

Trigg: Banks – 1-2, 2 RBI

Stagner – 2-2, 2 RBI

P’Pool – RBI

Sadler – RBI

After last Monday’s season-opening win at Christian County, Trigg’s bats and Will Stagner’s arm had no trouble with Fort Campbell in an 18-0 victory.

Banks and R.J. Sholar each hit home runs, and Stagner threw a five-inning perfect game, recording seven strikeouts along the way.

Trigg County 18, Fort Campbell 0

Last Tuesday @ Cadiz

Ft. Camp. 000 00 – 0 0 0

Trigg 564 3x – 18 15 0

TEAM STATS

Pitching

Trigg: Stagner (W) – 5 IP,

7 K

Hitting

Trigg: Rogers – 2-3, 2 RBI,

2 stolen bases

Banks – 1-1, HR

Wright – 1-1, 2 RBI

Bush – 1-4, RBI

Stagner – 2-4, 2 RBI

Sholar – 3-3, double,

HR, 4 RBI

Green – 1-2, double,

RBI

Sadler – 2 RBI

P’Pool – 1-2, 2 RBI

Trigg was scheduled to play Tuesday at Dawson Springs, but the game was postponed due to weather.

The Wildcats are set for a Thursday night game at Madisonville-North Hopkins and a 4:30 p.m. Friday tilt at home against Russellville before traveling to Fort Walton Beach, Fla., for a Sunday game against Allen County-Scottsville.
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