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Miracle finish gives Carlisle diamond sweep

By Jon Futrell jfutrell@paducahsun.com

BARDWELL - Comebacks in sports often stem from some hopeless situations. Few situations were as bleak as the 7-0 lead Hickman County owned over Carlisle County with two out in the bottom of the seventh Tuesday night.

The Comets, however, refused to let the First District baseball championship slip away that easily on their home field at the Brown Memorial Complex and wound up with a come-from-behind win for the ages.

Quincy Gamble's bases-loaded double drove home the three runs  that tied the score. When a Falcon infielder misplayed an Ethan Weatherspoon grounder, Gamble scored the winning run in an 8-7 triumph.

Derek Stephens started the Comet scoring with a two-RBI single. With pinch-runner Jake Hobbs on after a Trey Martin walk, Matthew West grounded to second. The ball was bobbled and Hobbs scored. The bases soon became loaded for Tanner Ogden, who walked to bring in the fourth run.

Gamble and Hickman's Billy Speed had the only doubles of the game. Nate Newton, the Falcons' starting pitcher, was 2-for-3 with two RBI.

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Hickman County 000 240 1 7 5 2

Carlisle County 000 000 8 8 4 0

Newton, Speed (6) and NA; Stephens, West (5) and Gamble.

WP: West. LP: Speed.

2B: H-Speed, C-Gamble. 3B: none. HR: none. Top hitters: H-Newton 2-3 (2 RBI). Records: Hickman County 9-19, Carlisle County 16-16.

Carlisle 6, Hickman 2 - At Bardwell, it may not have had the dramatic finish of the baseball championship game, but Carlisle County's softball team helped give their fans the diamond sweep with a solid win in the First District softball championship game, once again over Hickman County.

Even though the game was played at Carlisle, the Comets were the visiting team in the books and batted first. In the top of the third, Carlisle scored three times for all the offense it would need. After singling to right, Brittany Morris tried to steal second. The throw went into the outfield and Morris kept running to home for the first run. The Comets soon had the bases loaded and Payton Ballard beat a throw to first on a grounder as Maddie Martin scored. Heaven Hooper was next up and she was hit by  pitch, bringing Devin Rudd home.

Hooper, Martin, Morris and Haven Wildharber each had two hits for Carlisle.

Carlisle County 003 021 0 6 11 2

Hickman County 000 200 0 2 5 4

O'Daniel and Martin; Harpole and Boaz.

WP: O'Daniel. LP: Harpole.

2B: C-Rudd, Edging; H-Curlin. 3B: none. HR: none. Top hitters: C-Morris 2-5, Martin -5, Wildharber 2-4, Hooper 2-3. Records: Carlisle County 13-12, Hickman County 16-8.

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