Mustangs Advance to State Semis with 2-1 Win
By West Kentucky Star Staff
LEXINGTON - Rowan County's 31-game winning streak is over.

Jacob Ehling allowed just four hits and McCracken County beat Rowan County 2-1 Thursday night to advance to Friday night's state baseball semifinals. It's the fourth year in a row the Mustangs have advanced to the state semifinals.

The Mustangs (32-7) took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on Logan Verble's two-out RBI double. The Mustangs added an insurance run in the seventh thanks to a two-out single from Grant Godwin.

Rowan County (39-4) scored its only run in the bottom of the seventh inning. Aiden Leuenberger drove in a run to cut the lead to 2-1, but they could not push another run across.

Kentucky Baseball Player of the Year AJ Hacker got the start for Rowan County and struck out eight batters over 5.1 innings. He allowed one run on seven hits and walked one batter.

The Mustangs will face either Hazard or Trinity. That game was supposed to take place Thursday night, but weather postponed the game until Friday at 10:00 a.m CT.

On the Net:

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Published 09:49 PM, Thursday Jun. 06, 2019
Updated 05:29 AM, Friday Jun. 14, 2019

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