Garrard County capitalizes on Lincoln County errors in 12-2 victory

Published 11:14 pm Tuesday, April 17, 2018

LANCASTER — Both the Garrard County and Lincoln County baseball teams were looking for their first 45th District win when they met on the diamond Tuesday at Garrard County Middle.

Lincoln is still looking.

Garrard came away with the “W” in a big way, drubbing the visiting Bat Patriots 12-2 in five innings to improve to 6-4 overall, 1-2 in the district.

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The Lions scored all the runs they needed for the win in their first at-bat, recording five runs in the bottom of the first inning, four unearned. Trevor Jones, one of two Lions collecting two hits, led off the first with a solo home run. Tanner McGuffey reached on a single and Ashton Smith was walked on by Lincoln starter Sawyer Carrier, then both runners scored on an error with Collin Carver at the plate. Carver moved to second on a throwing error and advanced to third on a fielder’s choice before scoring on another error, the third of 10 by the Lincoln defense, to make it 4-0. Connor Isaacs, who reached on the fielder’s choice, made it 5-0 when he scored on another error.

And the rout was on. The Lions tacked on three more runs in the second inning and two runs in both the third and fourth innings. Jones, Carver and Isaac Lyons scored a run apiece in the second, Jones and McGuffey each scored in the third and Brady Davis and Ethan Lamb both scored in the fourth for the 10-run difference.

Carver and Isaacs both had a double for their hits in the game. Lamb and Jones each had two hits for the Lions.

Carver pitched the complete-game win, allowing just two runs off five hits with five strikeouts.

Alex Hutti tagged Lincoln’s only extra-base hit, a double.

Carrier went 2-2/3 innings for Lincoln, allowing 10 runs off nine hits with one walk and three strikeouts. Hutti came on in the third and gave up two runs off one hit and one walk. He had two strikeouts.