Even after a slew of talent cycled out and its days of contending appeared behind the Comets, West Carter baseball is staying relevant.
How? Sophomore Trevor Callahan has a few answers.
Callahan has saved his best outings for 62nd District matchups.
Last week against East Carter, Callahan relented only two hits over five innings while striking out 11 and walking none in a 12-0 shellacking of the Raiders.
Callahan returned to the mound against Morgan County and outdid himself. This time, he tossed a no-hitter in a mercy-rule five-frame affair. He fanned 14 Cougars and issued just two free passes. He went 3 for 3 at the plate with seven RBIs, to boot.
Callahan is batting .397 with a team-best 25 RBIs and a team-high 15 walks. His pitching numbers are even better. He’s tallied 49 punch-outs in 29 innings, collected four wins in six decisions and compiled a 1.21 earned run average thus far.
Tuesday night’s defeat of Morgan County extended the Comets’ winning streak to five games. They’re 148 and 3-1 in district play.
Bases to bass Raceland graduate Justin Fairchild became Kentucky Christian University’s first bass fishing signee earlier this week. He was a standout baseball and football player for the Rams and originally inked with KCU to continue playing baseball. He’s now concentrating his efforts on bass fishing and archery, sportswise.
Said Brian Slone, the head coach of the new bass fishing program: “Justin, as a child and into his early adulthood, was a student my wife (Edyie) tutored, taught and mentored. She had a big part in his development. ... He is a leader that represents the 3 C’s (Christ, character, career) perfectly.”
KCU’s high note Kentucky Christian’s baseball team closed out its regular season with a sweep of Cincinnati Christian earlier this week. The Knights achieved the feat on the road to end the year with a 624 record.
KCU won the contests, 10-7 and 4-3.
The Knights jumped out to a 90 lead early in Game 1, plating four in the first and five in the second. While the Golden Eagles battled back, the Knights hung on.
Kirk Jennings pounded out three extra-base hits, including two home runs and a double. He gathered six RBIs and scored thrice. Brandon Hackworth chipped in with three hits.
Cole Cordle, a Russell product, surrendered four earned runs over 4 2-3 innings. He earned the win.
Blake Conley, Alex Jacobs, Trey Mills (Raceland), Chrystian Westfall, Jennings and Anton Wheeler each recorded a hit in Game 2. Dakota Bowen gave up three earned runs on six hits over 6 1-3 frames.
More for Wheeler Miss Basketball Savannah Wheeler is a member of the Kentucky Senior All-Stars, who were announced on Sunday.
Wheeler received an automatic invitation after winning the most prestigious annual award in Kentucky high school hoops. The Boyd County senior is a Marshall signee.
The 79th annual Kentucky- Indiana games will be played on Friday, June 7, at Bellarmine University and Saturday, June 8, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.