Monday, June 4, 2012

High School Baseball Update

The last five regional champs were decided on Friday and Saturday. Here were the results:

5th Region: Central Hardin 4, LaRue Co. 2
6th Region: Lou. Pleasure Ridge Park 3, Bullitt East 0
7th Region: Lou. St. Xavier 6, Lou. Male 5
8th Region: N. Oldham 6, S. Oldham 3
15th Region: Pikeville 4, Paintsville 1

That sets up the following matchups for the state tournament, which starts today at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington:

Pikeville v. Bishop Brossart
Mercer Co. v. Lou. St. Xavier
S. Warren v. Central Hardin
Woodford Co. v. Powell Co.
Henderson Co. v. N. Oldham
Lou. Pleasure Ridge Park v. Newport Cent. Catholic
Meade Co. v. Calloway Co.
Ashland Blazer v. S. Laurel

We will hope for a good tournament. But my guess is that St. X (29-11) effectively won the title when it beat Male last week.


  1. Bowling Green South Warren 3, Elizabethtown Central Hardin 1
    Louisville Saint Xavier 4, Mercer County 0

  2. Today's remaining games in Lexington:

    -- Pikeville vs. Alexandria Bishop Brossart, 5 p.m. Central
    -- Powell County vs. Woodford County, 7:30 p.m.

  3. Central Hardin was the defending state champion.

  4. Bishop Ferdinand Brossart was born in Bavaria in 1849, and came to America with his family in 1851. The Brossart family originally settled in Cincinnati (that great fortress of German Catholicism), and then moved across the river to Northern Kentucky. Brossart was ordained a priest at the Cathedral of St. Mary in Covington in 1872. He served parishes in Newport, Cynthiana, and Lexington -- becoming known for his work in dealing with epidemics. In 1888 he became pastor of St. Mary's Cathedral in Covington. In November 1915, Pope Benedict XV appointed him to be the Bishop of Covington. During World War I, his German ancestry gave his efforts in support of U.S. troops extra credibility. He eventually retired in 1923 and died in 1930.

    Bishop Brossart High School was started as St. Mary's High School in 1950, but was renamed after Bishop Brossart in 1962.

  5. In the fourth inning in Lexington, it's "BishBros" up, 2-1, on Pikeville ...

  6. The BishBros Mustangs hold on, 4-2, and now we'll close the first day's action with Powell County and Woodford County.

    "Nice crowd on hand for a pair of tourney first-timers," Tweets @khsaaevents.

  7. 3-3 in the middle of the seventh between Powell and Woodford ...

  8. A Woodford County pitcher had thrown six scoreless innings, and then Powell County rallied to tie the game with three runs in the seventh against a fresh reliever.

    1. Alas, Mike Fields reports in the Herald-Leader that Woodford County shifted the starting pitcher back to the mound once Powell had closed to within 3-1 in the seventh and had two men still on base with no out. The starter gave up a two-run single, allowing the Pirates of Stanton to tie, but then ended the top half of the inning.

  9. But in the bottom of the seventh, Woodford County comes through with a run to end it: 4-3. That's it for today's first-round games.