30th District softball tourney glance

Here's a quick glance at the 30th District softball tournament, which begins today (weather permitting) at Spencer County. Top-seed Spencer County (15-14) will take on No. 4 Shelby County (8-24) at 6 p.m., then second-seeded Collins (18-15) will meet third-seeded Anderson County (16-18) at 8 p.m. The final is set for 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Here's a look at both match-ups:


This season: Shelby County beat Spencer 4-2 April 3 in Shelbyville in the game that counted toward the district standings as senior pitcher Danielle DeSilvey yielded just two hits and helped her own cause with the go-ahead RBI-triple in the sixth inning. Also in that game, catcher Kara Wiley went 2-for-3 at the plate and Ariana Jones had an RBI double and Keaton Jesse also drove in a run.

The Bears beat the Rockets in the rematch 4-0 May 3 in Taylorsville.

PROBABLE SHELBY COUNTY LINEUP: LF – Hayley Powell; SS – Brittany Kendall; C – Wiley; P - DeSilvey; 1B – Jesse; CF – Jones; 2B – Sydney Wright; RF - Abby Wills; 3B - Kayla Shepherd.

PROBABLE SPENCER COUNTY LINEUP: C/SS – Emily Lykins; 2B – Bonham; OF – McKenzie Keown; OF - Snost; OF – Samantha Barmore; INF - Bush; 3B – Ashton Edwards; OF – Alley Sharp; P - Tara Sorells.

NO. 2 COLLINS (18-15) VS. NO. 3 ANDERSON COUNTY (16-18)

This season: The Titans beat the Bearcats 4-2 in eight innings April 16 in Lawrenceburg on Sara Chambers' go-ahead single and Jeneca Thomas' three-hitter.

PROBABLE COLLINS LINEUP: RF – Lindsey Ketcham; CF – Bailey Rankin; 2B – Amanda Buresh; 3B – Chambers; SS – Becca Mouser; LF – Kara Owens; DH - TBA (the team's regular DH junior Lauren Shepherd broke her tibia Sunday); C – Alex Baker; 1B – Sydney Cloyd; P – Thomas.

PROBABLE ANDERSON COUNTY LINEUP: CF – Molly Burkhead; LF – Anna Marie Hyatt; C – Bailey Curry; 1B – Hannah Searcy; SS – Corrin Robinson; RF – Alissa Vest; 3B – Kesley New; 2B – Kaci Currens; P – Madison Brummett.