‘Cats’ bats fall silent, season ends
by Justin McGill, Executive Editor -- jmcgill@cadizrecord.com
Jun 02, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
HOPKINSVILLE – Six days after Trigg County was shut out in the 5th District Championship against Crittenden County, the Wildcats struggled to find offense in a 4-0 loss to Hopkinsville in the 2nd Region Tournament quarterfinals.

Trigg had hits by Hunter Smillie and Alex Sadler in the loss to the Rockets in Marion. Against the region tourney host Tigers, Hunter Allen and Trace Kuberski had the only base knocks, and Zack Bridges drew a walk and was the Wildcats’ only other baserunner.

On the field against Hopkinsville, Trigg committed committed three errors leading to a pair of unearned runs. Aside from that, the ‘Cats got great work on the mound from starter Allen, who went 5.1 innings, allowed six hits, struck out four and walked two, both intentional passes to Tiger leader Justin Hageman.

“Hunter Allen kept us in the game,” Trigg head coach Jackie Sholar said. “We just committed a few errors and didn’t hit the ball.”

Smillie pitched the final two-thirds of an inning and got one of those outs on strikes.

The loss dropped Trigg’s 2010 record to 16-20, a great season considering the ‘Cats’ lack of experience, Sholar said.

“The young guys stepped up for us, and they’re all coming back next year,” Sholar said. “Coming in to this season, we thought if we got 10 or 12 wins we’d be happy. To get 16 wins against the competition we played, these kids played hard. This was great experience for them. I’m looking forward to next year.”

After the loss against Crittenden, the All-5th District Team was announced and included Wildcats Allen, Sadler and R.J. Sholar.
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