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Three local teams advance in 8th Region tourney

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By Greg Waddell

Taking to the diamond over the Memorial Day weekend in the 8th Region softball and baseball tournaments, three local teams advanced to play another game.

In baseball, defending champ North Oldham opened things up in the early game with a 6-4 win over Simon Kenton, while South followed that up nine hours later with a win of their own, edging Walton-Verona 3-2.

With their wins, the Mustangs will move into the semifinals today at 6 p.m. against Henry County, while the Dragons will follow in an 8 p.m. tilt against Anderson County.

In softball, North wouldn't be as lucky as their male counterparts, falling 11-2 to Walton-Verona in the opener, while 29th District champ Oldham County would continue their hot streak, registering their 16th straight win with a 10-0 shellacking of Owen County.

With their win, they'll advance into Wednsday's semifinal game against Anderson County at 7:30 p.m.