GCHS baseball/softball regional wrap up

-A A +A

The Grant County High School Braves and Lady Braves did not fare well in the opening round of the 8th region tournament held on Memorial Day.
The Braves, coached by Darrin  Robinson, lost 2-1 to the Carroll County Panthers on May 26 at Henry County High School.


The Panthers scratched a run in the first inning and added an insurance run in the bottom of the fifth. The Braves, threatened in the top of the sixth, scoring one run with no outs, but the Panthers held off the rally.

“I think getting the run in the first inning helped settle us down a little bit so we could hit that kid,” said Panther Coach Jimmy Ray, referring to the pitching of Jason Goe.
Conrad Jaconette hit a leadoff single to right field in the top of the fourth inning. Jaconette moved to second on a sacrifice bunt and to third on a groundout to second base.
Grant led off the top of the sixth with a single by Goe between the short stop and third base. He, then, stole second and scored on a single between second and first by Jaconette, making the score 2-1.

In the top of the seventh, Brennen Dills was hit by a pitch. The umpire said the pitch was a strike, but he made a mistake by already signaling it as a ball. Dills eventually walked.
Grant’s last chance was on a fly ball by Austin Johnson that landed into shallow centerfield into the glove of Panther.

The Lady Braves did not fare much better as they fell to the Gallatin County Lady Wildcats at Gallatin County.

The Lady Braves, coached by Katie Curry, lost the game 10-0.
Taylor Souder was named to the All Region Tournament Team.
Emmalie Hankinson, a senior at Williamstown High School, was named to the North Central Kentucky Conference team.
(Editor’s Note: Kristin Beck of the News Democrat in Carrollton contributed to this article.)