Last year, South Oldham softball moved into spring break with a 4-2 record and spent a week away from softball while school wasn’t in session. The week off may not have been beneficial for the Lady Dragons as the team won just two of their final 14 games.
It was April 6, 1998, when my mother, after a full day of teaching third grade, was admitted to the hospital with abdominal pain. The following day we started saying goodbye, and on April 10, she passed away.
After North Oldham defeated Oldham County 5-2 Monday night in the first district 29 game of the season, the Colonels returned the favor with a 4-0 win Wednesday in Buckner. Tyler Morrison pitched a complete-game one-hitter to help the Colonels split the regular season series. The junior also did damage at the plating, hitting a solo home run and driving in another run on a single.
The unscripted nature of sports is what makes it so encapsulating to me and so many of its viewers. There are moments that seem to reverberate beyond the game that’s being played, and though those moments may be few and far between, they’re special.
Jordan Poppleton escaped several jams to throw a complete game as South Oldham defeated North Oldham 6-1, their first win over the Lady Mustangs since 2013. Poppleton stranded nine runners on base and allowed one run while Mikayla Benson went 3 for 4 with two RBIs and a run scored.