Tanner Goodman quickly put a bad outing behind him Satruday, pitching four shutout innings in his second appearance of the day to earn the win in Danville’s 10-6 victory over Fern Creek in the Louisville Invitational.
While Goodman stopped the Fern Creek offense, the Admirals rallied to complete a 3-0 run in the tournament. Trailing 6-4, they scored three runs in both the fifth and sixth innings to gain the lead.
Rhodes Bell went 3 for 4 with two doubles, two stolen bases and two RBIs for Danville (18-5), which had 12 hits. Dowell Harmon went 2 for 4 with three steals and two RBIs, giving him five RBIs in two games Saturday.
Rob Caudill also had two hits, including a triple, and two steals, and Cole Phillips drove in two runs.
Goodman allowed two hits and one walk with two strikeouts, and Chris Miller struck out two batters in a hitless seventh inning. Starter Andrew Lasure was knocked out in the third inning after allowing Fern Creek (12-11) six runs on six hits and two walks.
Danville 4, Christian County 2 — At Louisville, Nick Serey allowed only one unearned run in 5 1/3 innings as Danville defeated Christian (9-15) in its first game Saturday at the LIT.
Serey allowed six hits, coming on in the first inning after starter Goodman retired the first two batters, then walked four straight. Caudill pitched a perfect seventh inning for the save.
Harmon was 2 for 3 with three RBIs, and Mason Stamm was 2 for 3 with a double.
The Admirals took the lead with three runs in the fifth inning.
Boyle County 5, Somerset 3 — At Danville, Addison Coffey pitched a complete game and Boyle (11-12) made the most of five hits to defeat Somerset (14-8) for their second win in about 19 hours.
Coffey allowed two earned runs on seven hits and struck out nine batters. He pitched out of trouble in the sixth inning, leaving two runners on base after Boyle had taken the lead in the bottom of the fifth.
The Rebels turned a 3-2 deficit into a 4-3 lead when a double by Kody Ross and a single by Josiah Robbins produced runs in the fifth inning.
They added an insurance run in the sixth on Jacob Preston’s two-out single before Coffey retired Somerset in order in the seventh.
Clay Young and Connor Blevins also drove in runs for the Rebels.
Lincoln County 12, Morgan County 1, 6 innings — At Mount Sterling, Lincoln (16-12) had 11 stolen bases as it defeated Morgan (9-9) for its only win in three games in a wood-bat tournament at Montgomery County.
The Patriots had nine hits, including three by Dylan King, to support pitcher Nolan Sanders, who allowed no earned runs and struck out seven batters with only one walk in five innings.
King was 3 for 3 with three runs scored, Boone Baird was 2 for 2 with three RBIs, Michael Wilcher was 2 for 4 and scored twice, Chase Pemberton had three stolen bases and Nick Smith had two stolen bases.
Lincoln broke a 1-all tie with three runs in the fourth inning, then scored eight in the sixth. Tanner Leigh pitched a scoreless sixth to end the game.
Montgomery County 5, Lincoln County 4 — At Mount Sterling, Montgomery (12-11) pushed across two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat Lincoln in its final game in the Indians’ tourney.
Lincoln broke a 3-all tie with a run in the fifth inning but couldn’t score again.
Pitcher John Day went the distance for the Patriots, allowing seven hits and two walks with five strikeouts.
Boyle County 9, Burgin 2 — At Danville, Josiah Robbins had three hits, including two off his older brother, to lead an 11-hit attack in its win over Burgin (1-14).
Robbins, a Boyle eighth-grader, went 2 for 3 off Jared Robbins, a Burgin junior and the Bulldogs’ starting pitcher, including an RBI single that produced the Rebels’ first run.
Ross hit a three-run home run later in the game, and he and Blevins had two hits each for Boyle.
Winning pitcher Jarrett Payne allowed two runs on five hits with six strikeouts in six innings, and Preston pitched a perfect seventh.
Jared Robbins got the better of Josiah Robbins in their first meeting, getting him to pop up to first base in the first inning. But the younger brother singled home a run in the third, and his single in the fifth led to another run scoring on an error.
Boyle then broke the game open in the fifth inning with five runs off reliever Austin Shewmaker.
Jared Robbins had two hits for Burgin, and Mason Myers drove in both of the Bulldogs’ runs with a sixth-inning double.
Danville 13, Louisville Holy Cross 3, 5 innings — At Louisville, Danville broke open a close game with eight runs in the fifth inning to defeat Holy Cross (6-14) in its LIT opener.
Harmon, Phillips and Austin Baxter had three hits each for the Admirals. Harmon and Phillips each doubled twice, Harmon drove in three runs and Baxter had two RBIs.
Caudill drove in four runs, three of them on a bases-loaded double in the second inning that erased Danville’s 2-0 deficit. Stamm stole three bases, Jay Hunn scored twice and Ben Mahan had a single and a sacrifice fly in his first varsity start.
Baxter went the distance on the mound, allowing one earned run on three hits with six strikeouts.
Powell County 3, Lincoln County 1 — At Mount Sterling, Lincoln outhit Powell (20-4) 7-3 but got only one run in its first game at the Montgomery tourney.
King gave up two earned runs in a complete-game loss, while Vinny Morris went 3 for 3 and Leigh went 2 for 2 at the plate for the Patriots.
Area Baseball Linescores
Burgin 000 002 0 — 2 5 8
Boyle County 002 025 x — 9 11 0
Ja. Robbins, Shewmaker (6) and Shewmaker (6), Harrison (6). Payne, Preston and Young. W—Payne. L—Ja. Robbins (B). 2B—Ja. Robbins (B), Myers (B), Jo. Robbins (BC). HR—Ross (BC).
At Louisville Holy Cross
Danville 031 18 — 13 11 1
Louisville Holy Cross 200 10 — 3 3 4
Baxter and Lasure. Cheatham, Schneider (5) and McGraw. W—Baxter. L—Cheatham.
Montgomery County Wood Bat Tournament
Powell County 020 001 0 — 3 3 1
Lincoln County 010 000 0 — 1 7 1
Markum, Hatmaker (5) and Hayes. King and Morris. W—Markum, L—King, Sv—Hatmaker.
At Fern Creek
Danville 001 030 0 — 4 7 2
Christian County 100 001 0 — 2 6 0
Goodman, Serey (1), Caudill (7) and Lasure. Craft, Dett (5) and Daniel. W—Serey. L—Dett. Sv—Caudill.
Danville 121 033 0 — 10 12 2
Fern Creek 222 000 0 — 6 8 2
Lasure, Goodman (3), Miller (7) and W. Graham, Lasure (3). Riley, Underwood (5), Robinson (6) and Bibb. W—Goodman. L—Underwood.
Montgomery County Wood Bat Tournament
Lincoln County 010 308 — 12 9 1
Morgan County 001 000 — 1 3 3
Sanders, Leigh (6) and Baird. Hanson, Kelsey (5), Ross (6), Baryley (6) and Whomrer. W—Sanders, L-Hanson.
Lincoln County 021 010 0 — 4 6 1
Montgomery County 010 200 2 — 5 7 2
Day and Baird. Hall, Stevens (6) and Toy. W—Stevens, L—Day. 2B—Gulley (MC).
Somerset 002 010 0 — 3 7 3
Boyle County 100 121 x — 5 5 1
Speaks and Dishman. Coffey and Young. W—Coffey. L—Speaks. 2B—Pike (BC), Ross (BC). 3B—W. Lange (S).