CAMPBELLSVILLE – Adair County is home to one of the hottest baseball teams in the 5th Region. The Adair County Indians notched their seventh straight on Thursday, toppling 20th District counterpart Campbellsville 19-4 in five innings in a game played on the Eagles’ home field.
With the win, Adair County improved to 12-6 overall and 4-0 in the 20th District.
Campbellsville dropped its second straight game. The Eagles slipped to 8-9 overall and remained winless in the district with an 0-4 record.
Adair County sophomore pitcher Dusty Todd claimed the win. Todd turned in a solid outing to claim the victory.
The Indians scored 19 runs on 15 hits. The Adair County baseball team overcame three errors on its way to the win.
Campbellsville was held to six hits, managing just four runs. The Eagles, struggling defensively, committed six errors.
Offensively, Will Hixson led Adair County with three hits, one of which was a home run. Marshall Shelley, Trenton Watson and Zack Hutchison each had two hits for the Indians, who used a few big innings to pull away to win convincingly in the district meeting.
The Eagles had to play from behind throughout the district contest versus Adair County.
Now, Adair County has turned its focus to quite possibly the biggest week of the regular-season. The Indians have a chance to clinch the 20th District’s first-place spot this week.
“It was a good week for us,” Adair County Coach Ryan McQueary commented, reflecting on his team’s wins over Russell County, Taylor County and Campbellsville last week. “The win over Russell County was our first Top 15 win. We’re 4-0 in the district, 8-0 in the region, we’ve won seven straight and we have a chance to lock up the district this week.”
The Adair County baseball team is undefeated after returning home from the Florida Beach Bash, a Spring Break tournament held in Ft. Walton, Fla.
Adair County entered this week with games slated on tap with Hart County (April 22), Marion County (April 23), Taylor County (A[pril 25), Southwestern (April 27) and Clinton County (April 27).