Collins softball goes 1-2 in tourney, loses to Eastern at home

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By Josh Cook

The Collins softball team went 1-2 at the Woodford County Spring Break Escape this past weekend then lost to Louisville Eastern on Monday night.
The Titans (7-8) beat Butler County, 8-1, but lost to Central Hardin, 9-1, Friday in Versailles before Our Lady of Mercy Academy (N.Y.) topped them, 9-2, Saturday. Monday, the visiting Eagles slammed the Titans, 17-8.
COLLINS 8, BUTLER COUNTY 1: Seventh-grade pitcher Paige Oldham held the Bears (9-4) to three hits and one earned run to pick up the complete-game victory. She had plenty of support at the plate as four Titans – Lauren Shepherd, Janelle Hynes, Bailey Rankin and Sydney Cloyd – had two hits apiece.
Danaria Lewis added three RBIs, while Shepherd and Rankin contributed two each.
CENTRAL HARDIN 9, COLLINS 1: The Bruins (10-2) scored one run in the first inning before adding four in the second and fourth frames to top the Titans in five innings.
OUR LADY OF MERCY ACADEMY (N.Y.) 9, COLLINS 2: The New York squad bounced the Titans from the tourney with a 7-run victory. Cloyd and Lewis led Collins at the plate with two hits apiece.
EASTERN 17, COLLINS 8: The visiting Eagles (14-0) used a 9-run fourth inning and a 7-run seventh to top the Titans on Monday night. Cloyd led Collins at the plate, going 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Lindsey Ketcham added two hits and Rankin had three RBIs. Freshman Janette Hynes also scored twice for the Titans.
Collins, which played at Sacred Heart Academy on Tuesday night, plays at crosstown-rival Shelby County at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Shelby County didn’t fare much better in the event at Woodford County, dropping all three of its games.
The Rockets lost to Dunbar, 5-1, and then were overpowered by a 10-run fourth in a 5-inning loss to Holy Cross, 12-0, in games played Friday. On Saturday, host Woodford County scored in the top of the seventh to win, 4-3.
Against Dunbar, the Rockets scored in the top of the first, when leadoff hitter Sydney Wright singled and came around, but they managed only one hit the rest of the way.
Against Holy Cross, they generated only three hits and gave up the 10-spot that ended the game early when 15 batters went to the plate, getting eight hits and being aided by two errors. Holy Cross totaled 12 hits.
Against Woodford, SCHS scored all three runs in the third to take the lead, but Woodford responded with two in the fourth and one in the fifth before scoring in the top of the seventh on an error.

GIRLS’ TENNIS: Collins nips Trimble
All three of the Titans’ wins in their 3-2 victory on Monday at Clear Creek Park came in singles. Junior Paige Kregor led the way, 6-1, 6-1, at No. 1 singles. Ashley Quinn followed suit, triumphing by the same score at No. 2 singles, and at No. 3 singles, Eliza Davis prevailed in three sets, 4-6, 6-1, 1-0 (10-3). Collins hosts Carroll County today.

Host North Bullitt won Monday in Shepherdsville. The Rockets’ lone victory came at No. 1 doubles, where Jeron Russell and Doug Martin won, 6-4, 6-3. Shelby County plays at Frankfort today.