COLUMBIA – The Adair County baseball team picked up a signature win on Monday (April 15), edging familiar foe Russell County, a longtime border rival, 2-1.
Adair County, under the direction of head coach Ryan McQueary, pulled out a win over one of the state’s top teams. In fact, Adair County registered its first win over a Top 15 opponent.
The Indians defeated non-district nemesis Russell County for their fifth straight win. Adair County enjoyed a solid defensive performance that didn’t include an error.
Russell County struggled defensively in the setback. The Lakers committed four errors against the Adair County baseball team.
Adair County sophomore pitcher Dusty Todd claimed the win after pitching 1 2/3 innings. Another sophomore pitcher, Zack Hutchison, pitched well but was stuck with a no decision. Hutchison threw 5 1/3 innings for the Indians. The two Adair County pitchers combined to allow only three hits.
The Indians edged Russell County 5-4 in the hits department.
Russell County, a title contender in the neighboring 4th Region, dropped back into the loss column after defeating Central Hardin 2-1 two days earlier.
Offensively, senior Tanner Pooler paced Adair County with two hits. Hutchison, Trenton Watson and Colton Back each had one hit for the Indians in the one-run victory.
Adair County is scheduled to visit Russell Springs May 6 for a rematch versus Russell County.