By T.J. Morgan, Freelance Sports Writer
The Hornets traveled to Tompkinsville Wednesday for a 16th district matchup against the Monroe County Falcons (5-13). Jax Allen led off the game by taking a 2-1 fast ball deep over the left field fence. The Hornets would score early and often, lighting up the scoreboard with six runs in the third. Jax would lead off the sixth in the same fashion as the first, crushing a solo shot over the left field wall.
Metcalfe would put up another big inning in the seventh, hanging five runs on the board. In addition to Jax’s four hit night, the Metcalfe Smash Brothers, Cole and Collin Shive, would also add four hits apiece, leading the Hornets to a 18-14 victory.
While the offensive explosion ruled the night, the Hornets also had an excellent night from one of their freshman aces, Maddux Garrett. Maddux only allowed one earned, while not giving up one free pass. Unfortunately, errors were common among Hornet defenders, forcing an early departure for Maddux after three innings.
Battling inclement weather, Metcalfe traveled to Glasgow Thursday evening to take on the Scotties (9-11). Freshman pitcher Kruz Tucker would once again show that this young pitching staff pounds the zone, not giving up a walk through three and a third.
On the other side, the Hornets would struggle amongst the drizzles, with Jax recording the Hornet’s lone hit of the night. Ultimately, Mother Nature would win the night, as the rain would force the conclusion of the game after the competition of four and a half innings, with the Hornets trailing 0-6.
After starting the season losing their first six games, the Hornets have rebounded, going 7-7 in their last 14. This young Hornet team has shown they have potential in all three components, gloves, bats, and arms. When this team consistently puts all three together, they are going to be a tough opponent.