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'Cats Win Two In District
Bass Tourney Heads To Lake Cumberland


'Cats Win Two In District

By Dewain E. Peek

Two District 8-AA games and two wins greeted the Livingston Academy Wildcats as they began district play last week.

The 'Cats opened district play at Gainesboro on Monday, March 27 against the Jackson County Blue Devils.

The visiting Wildcats powered with 9 runs on 9 hits, while Bryant Harmon allowed 4, only 1 earned, to give Livingston the win. Wildcats Coach Steve Robbins said, "We played pretty well. We made a few errors, but did a good job of hitting the ball when we needed to in the clutch. Overall I was real pleased.

"The first district game, the first district win, on the road. WeÕll take that."

Harmon struck out 7 Blue Devils and issued only 1 walk in the game.

"Bryant Harmon did a good job pitching and also hit a big home run for us."

Harmon drove in 2 runs in the game.

Josh Parsons was 2 for 2 with a single, a double, 2 walks, and was hit by a pitch. He scored 3 runs and drove in 1.

Nathan Randolph went 2 for 5 with a double and a triple, and drove in a run.

James Parsons also went 2 for 5, hitting 2 singles and driving in a run.

The Wildcats next traveled to Jamestown on Wednesday, March 29 to take on the York Institute Dragons in another District 8-AA game.

The 'Cats overpowered the Dragons in the second inning to take the wind out from under their wings. LA cruised to an 18-5 victory, to go to 2-0 in District 8-AA.

"It was another big district win for us," Coach Robbins said. "We expected them to really be strong. We were concerned.

"We went up there and Eric Johnson shut them down. We had a 12 run second inning that really opened the doors up. We hit the ball well. Eric hit a big home run. A lot of guys swung the bats well, and we played good defense.

"Everybody on the bench got in the game that day. I think that helps the young guys to keep their confidence up a little bit."

Eric Johnson recorded his second victory of the young season with a 10 strikeout performance. He allowed 7 hits and 5 runs, 4 earned, and walked a batter.

The 'Cats scored their 18 runs on 12 hits. Along with the home run, Johnson drew a walk, scored 3 runs, and drove in 2.

Brandon Smith hit a double, walked, scored 2 runs, and drove in 2 runs.

James Parsons went 2 for 3 with a single and a double, scored a run, and drove in a run.

Bryant Harmon hit a double.

The Monday, April 3 game against Mogadore High School of Akron, OH, was canceled because of rain, and the nightcap against Cannon County has been rescheduled to April 29. The Tuesday, April 4 game at Carthage looked to be a washout also, and the Wednesday game against Homestead High School from Florida is also questionable because of the amount of rain received. The Wildcats are scheduled to travel to Harriman on Thursday, April 6.

The 'Cats will then travel to Smithville to take on the DeKalb County Tigers in a District 8-AA contest.

"They're hitting the ball really well," Coach Robbins said. "They're scoring a lot of runs."

The 'Cats will then travel to Sparta to play the White County Warriors on Monday, April 10.


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Bass Tourney Heads To Lake Cumberland
By Dewain E. Peek

Up to 400 of the region's top weekend anglers will visit Lake Cumberland April 15 for the second of five events in the Red Man Tournament TrailÕs Mountain Division. Contestants will compete in two divisions, boater and co-angler, for a share of approximately $32,400.

The winning boaters will pocket up to $6,000, and the winning co-angler will take home up to $3,000. Big bass in each division is worth up to $1,000 and $500 respectively. \

The April 15 weigh-in will take place at Conley Bottom Resort located in Monticello, KY, at 3 p.m. The divisionÕs third event will be June 3 on Lake Cumberland at Alligator I Marina, and the regionÕs Super Tournament will take place September 23-24 on the Barren River.


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