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CCHS rips ’Jackets, 12-1, to pick up second victory

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Justin Willoughby fires one-hitter with 7 strikeouts

By Dwane Wilder

Justin Willoughby threw a one-hitter Saturday afternoon against visiting Williamsburg (Ky.) to lead Campbell County High School’s baseball team to a 12-1 victory.

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It was the second win of the year for the Cougars (0-4 district, 2-6 overall) who lost the second game they played on Saturday afternoon to Cumberland Gap by an identical score.

Willoughby, a senior lefthander, pitched five complete innings against the Yellowjackets in a game shortened to five innings because of the slaughter rule. He struck out seven batters and issued five walks. Willoughby helped his cause by going 1-for-2 with a double and 2 RBI at the plate.

The game was scoreless until the bottom of the second inning, when Campbell County put four runs on the board.

Andrew Dykes (2-for-3, 2 RBI, 3 runs scored) drove in the first run with a base hit. The Cougars scored their other three runs of the inning when Kelly McKamey hit an RBI double, Joe Goins came home on a wild throw and Willoughby was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.

Goins (1-for-1) also walked twice and scored three runs. McKamey, David Hickman and Billy Tindle also scored runs. Lance Webber (1-for-3) scored two runs.

The Cougars are scheduled to host Williamsburg again tomorrow (Fri.) afternoon.

Later that afternoon, Goins scored the lone run against Cumberland Gap on a second inning single by Cody Willoughby, who had two base hits during the game.

Webber, Dykes, Goins and Ryan Hutson each got a single. Huston was tagged with the loss.

Cumberland Gap racked up four extra-base hits. Seth Sharp, Tanner Rutherford Trae Minton and Zach Baughcum each had a double for the Panthers.

Earlier last week, the Cougars dropped their second game of the season to rival Anderson County by a final score of 12-2.

Taylor Foster had a perfect game going for the Mavericks until the bottom of the fourth inning, when Justin Willoughby cranked a solo home run over the fence in right field. That cut AC’s lead to 10-1 with two out.

Ryan Hutson, who got on base with a double in the bottom of the fifth inning, scored on a single by Aaron Chapman for the final margin.

Foster, who struck out half a dozen batters and scattered three hits in five innings of work, was credited with the victory for AC.

The Mavericks broke the game wide open with a pair of 2-run home runs during the middle innings. Brycen Roberts went yard in the top of the third to put AC up 3-0. Carter Pack made it 10-0 with a monster shot to left field in the top of the fourth.