The McCracken County High School baseball team, with a 4-2 loss to Lexington Tates Creek on Sunday, finished as state runner-up, a feat no First Region team had accomplished since Murray in 1979. After starting the season 10-7, the Mustangs won 23 of the next 24 games, winning six-consecutive titles in both the Second District and First Region, beating Paducah Tilghman both times. Above, Mustangs catcher Reese Hutchins (11) hits a single in the top of the sixth inning. McCracken left fielder Logan Verble (right photo) celebrates after opening the scoring Sunday with an RBI stand-up double. See full coverage on 1B.

AL WILLMAN | The Sun

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