2006 Kentucky High School Softball

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Things I'm Seeing

All of Monday's scores haven't been posted yet [one wonders if these games were played and somebody's too lazy to post the scores or all of them were canceled (I'm guessing the former)] , but here are some thoughts I had while reading the scores...

--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...

1 Comments:

  • Wow, these are some amazing story lines that will be interesting to follow throughout the season, but heres a couple more for you to think about. How will last year's 8th region champion the Scott County Cardinals adjust to the new look 11th region, and will the Rockets of Shelby County really take advantage of the allignment with a very young but talented squad, anchored by two 8th graders in the middle of the infield and no seniors? Will the state be dominated by pitching this year, or will the bats rule in a very competitive season of Kentucky high school softball? Just a few more stories to follow that should be interesting this year!

    By Blogger Rockets12, at 2:36 PM  

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