Trigg topped Fort Campbell 16-3 last Tuesday thanks in part to a five-inning no-hitter by R.J. Sholar. After a 9-5 loss Thursday at Todd County Central, the ‘Cats squeezed out an 11-inning, 5-4 win over Madisonville-North Hopkins.
Against the Falcons, Sholar struck out 10 batters, walked only two and allowed three unearned runs on a pair of Trigg errors. At the plate, the ‘Cats were led by Hunter Allen, who finished with a home run, a double, two singles and seven runs batted in. Alex Sadler and Hunter Smillie each had a pair of singles.
Thursday, Todd held a 7-0 lead after three innings and held off a Trigg comeback. Allen pitched two innings, striking out two, walking two and allowing three earned runs for the loss. Sholar and Andre Wright each drove in a pair of runs for the Wildcats.
Friday’s game against the Maroons needed extra frames. Trigg led 4-1 after the third inning, but Madisonville tied the score in the sixth.
Neither team lit the scoreboard again until the bottom of the 11th inning. David Wease led off with a bunt single, and he reached second on a sacrifice by Cameron Sumner. Sholar singled Wease to third, and Sadler brought him home with the game-winning single.
Smillie pitched six and one-third innings, finishing with two strikeouts, five walks and seven hits allowed. Sholar pitched the rest and earned the win, striking out six, walking two and allowing three hits.
Sadler, Sholar and Smillie each had two singles, and Zack Bridges added an RBI.
To kick off Spring Break, Trigg headed to Louisville for a tournament at Oldham County High School, where the Wildcats lost 10-4 against Western Hills and 7-3 to Louisville Butler.
Monday, Western Hills scored nine runs in the third-through-sixth innings to take control of the contest. Sadler pitched five innings for Trigg and earned the loss, allowing five earned runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out two. Sholar and Allen each drove runs home, Bridges had a pair of singles and Sholar and Andre Wright each had a double.
Trigg head coach Jackie Sholar said the ‘Cats had a good shot at beating Louisville Butler on Tuesday but let too many opportunities go to waste. Butler had an early 5-0 lead, but Trigg scored two in the second and had a chance to close the gap further but couldn’t. Allen threw four innings and was saddled with the loss, allowing nine hits and a walk while striking out five.
Wright smacked his first home run of the season and R.J. Sholar drove in a run.
Trigg ends play in Oldham County’s tournament against the host at 10 a.m. Thursday before heading to Clarksville (Tenn.) Northeast for another tournament Friday and Saturday. Trigg will play at 3:45 p.m. Friday against Northeast before a 6 p.m. game against Brentwood. Saturday, Trigg will face Clarksville Northwest at 12:30 p.m. and Hickman County at 3 p.m.
The Wildcats have a busy schedule awaiting them when they return home. They’ll host Murray on Monday and Lyon County on Tuesday.