Wednesday, June 16, 2021

KHSAA Baseball Tournament

We are down to the quarter-finals at Legends Field in Lexington:

Wednesday, June 16:
Danville v. Lex. Lafayette
Collins v. McCracken Co.

Thursday, June 17:
Lyon Co. v. Whitley Co.
Hazard v. Lou. Trinity

McCracken County made the state semi-finals in every year from 2016 to 2019.  Here's what happened:

In 2016, St. X beat McCracken County 3-2 and went on to win the state tournament.

In 2017, Pleasure Ridge Park beat McCracken County 6-3 and went on to win the state tournament.

In 2018, Highlands beat McCracken County 4-3 and lost to St. X in the final.

In 2019, McCracken County beat Trinity 6-5 -- and then lost to Tates Creek 4-2 in the final.


  1. In the quarter-finals today, McCracken County beat Collins 13-2 in five innings.

    1. One of the players for Collins is the son of a good friend, so I was quietly rooting for the Mustangs here.

  2. Danville beats Lafayette 3-0. The Admirals will play McCracken County in the semi-finals on Friday.

    1. Will be loudly rooting for McCracken against Danville on Friday.

  3. Lyon County beats Whitley County 4 to 2, so the Lions are in the state semi-finals. This may be the most impressive run by a small school from Western Kentucky since Carlisle County played for the state basketball title in 1983.

  4. It is the first time since 1970 that the First and Second Regions have both been represented in the state baseball semi-finals. I don't remember it ever happening in basketball.

  5. Trinity beats Hazard 12-1 in six innings. So here are your semi-finals:

    Danville v. McCracken Co.
    Lyon Co. v. Lou. Trinity

  6. Here's how the tournament ended:

    McCracken Co. 15, Danville 10
    Lou. Trinity 10, Lyon Co. 3
    Lou. Trinity 10, McCracken Co. 0 (5 innings)