South Oldham evens OC series with win

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By Greg Waddell

It was wet and wild but South Oldham found a way to win, outlasting rival Oldham County 5-4 April 17 in a game delayed for 45 minutes because of lightning.
For the second time this season, the Dragons turned the table on a district opponent that had previously beaten them, upending the Colonels one day after a 5-2 loss muddied the district picture.
But early on, it looked like OC was the team to beat.
After back-to-back runs in the top of the third and fourth innings, the Colonels entered the bottom of the fourth with plenty of momentum and confidence, riding the arm of pitcher Austin Norman’s no-hitter.
That’s when South Oldham started to open it up though as Alec Alsup walked with the bases loaded and first-baseman Eddie Mathis drove in a run on a fielder’s choice.
After a wild pitch scored pinch-runner Davis Culbertson, Alec Furrow plated two on an RBI double to left field.
Oldham County made one last push in the top of the seventh inning, scoring two runs on an RBI single from Tanner Hennings and a wild pitch from closer Noah Frantz. But that’s as close as they got as Frantz settled down and struck out the next two batters to end the game.
Norman finished the game allowing only two hits and one earned run.
With the win, the Dragons improved to 2-2 in the district and moved to 3-2 Monday night with a 10-0 win over Trimble County.


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