Things I'm Seeing
--We all know that Henderson County has one of the best (if not the best) pitcher in the state in Stacy Whitmer, but Providence can probably attest that the Colonels have a good offense as well...26 RUNS IN THREE INNINGS! Good form with the bats there.
--Is there a tougher district than the 25th? The three M's--Male, Mercy and Manuel--form a district that probably rivals the 42nd in basketball (Henry Clay, Scott County, Bryan Station). Male took the early lead with a 9-3 beatdown of Mercy.
--Grayson County lost arguably the two best seniors in the state but still apparently has the talent to win big games; they beat 4th region sleeper Warren East 5-0 to open the season.
--Meade County won their 3rd region debut by outhitting Southern 16-12. Meade County probably won't win their region, but they could throw a big scare into the joint-dictatorship of Owensboro Catholic and Grayson County. We'll see how well Meade County measures up to their new competition, as they host Grayson County today.
--Ballard and Estill County, 2nd and 4th respectively at the 2005 state tournament, opened their seasons with impressive wins. Ballard beat the 8th region's Oldham County 6-0, and Estill County proved they belong as the Engineers (my nomination for coolest mascot in the state) choo-chooed to a 2-1 win over Lexington Catholic.
What to watch for today...
--(10) Grayson County @ (21) Meade County
--(5) North Laurel @ (12) South Laurel
--several other ranked games...check out the latest scores here...