Commonwealth Journal

Local Sports

July 2, 2013

Lake Cumberland falls into losers’ bracket

Somerset — It was a good start to the Cal Ripken District 5 Tournament for the Lake Cumberland 12-year-old and under All-Stars.

The All-Stars of Lake Cumberland kicked off the district tourney with a 4-2 win over next-door neighbor Rockcastle County on Monday evening at the Ward Correll Sports Complex.

Lake Cumberland jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the top of the second inning, taking advantage of three errors by the home team on the scoreboard, Rockcastle County. Those mistakes would come back to haunt the team from Mt. Vernon at game's end.

Caleb Ridner and Caleb Bechard each scored on a two-run double from Matthew Pike to put Lake Cumberland out front by a pair of scores at 2-0. Pike would tally Lake Cumberland’s third run of the contest on a single from Pancho Zaragoza, who would eventually score his team’s fourth and final run of the evening on a single from Chaney Ruby.

Rockcastle County plated a run in the second inning and the fourth inning, but it would not be enough, as tournament host Lake Cumberland went on to win by a two-run margin at 4-2. 

Pike and Trevor Lipscomb paced Lake Cumberland with two hits apiece in the victory, while Ruby and Zaragoza each finished with a hit. Pike also had a game-high two RBI’s and Ruby had a lone RBI.

On the mound, Jackson Cooper went the distance for Lake Cumberland. Cooper, who pitched six innings, gave up two runs on eight hits and had a pair of strikeouts in the win over Rockcastle County.

LC - 0 4 0 0 0 0 - 4 6 0

RC - 0 1 0 1 0 0 - 2 8 3

W - Cooper (LC)

L - Hasty (ROCK)

2B - Pike (LC); Sharp, Renfro (ROCK)

RBI - Pike 2, Zaragoza, Ruby (LC); McKinney 2 (ROCK)


Bradley Hines and the Casey County All-Stars were untouchable on Monday night against Lake Cumberland, who came into the contest against Casey County fresh off of a 4-2 win over Rockcastle County.

The second game of the night would not be as kind as the first one was to Lake Cumberland, as the All-Stars of Casey County won the nightcap in four innings by a score of 11-1.

Hines simply did it all for Casey County, both at the plate and on the mound. On the hill, Hines, who earned the victory, gave up one run on two hits and had eight strikeouts.

At the dish, Hines went 2-for-2 with a sacrifice, which included a double and a home run, along with five RBI’s. Hill’s three-run home run in the bottom of the third inning would swing the momentum in the direction of Casey County.

The score was tied at 1-1 after two innings, but that would all change in the third and fourth innings. In those two frames, Casey County plated unanswered 10 runs, allowing them to put the mercy rule into effect in the fourth inning.

Caleb Bechard was saddled with the loss for Lake Cumberland. Bechard, who went 3 1/3 innings, gave up five runs on five hits, but did have seven strikeouts.

Lake Cumberland’s only two hits of the second game of the doubleheader came from Jordan Chapman. In his pair of at-bats, Chapman had two singles.

The All-Stars of Lake Cumberland were back in action last night in district tournament action at the Ward Correll Sports Complex. Look for details of last night’s game, along with other Cal Ripken action, in tomorrow’s edition of the Commonwealth Journal.

LC - 0 1 0 0 - 1   2 3

CC - 1 0 4 6 - 11 9 2

W - Hines (CC)

L - Bechard (LC)

2B - Lee, Hines (CC)

HR - Hines (CC)

RBI - Bechard (LC); Hines 5, Pendleton 2, Lee, Reed, McGowan (CC)

Text Only
Local Sports
  • Relay Maranda Mills, Austin Hyden win meet MVP’s

    The weather on Saturday was perfect for the 38th annual Joan Spurlock Lake Cumberland Classic at Somerset High School’s Joan Spurlock Track Complex.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Top Players Justin Edwards, Virginia Scott named County Basketball Players of the Year

    The 2013-’14 high school basketball season was one that saw both Southwestern hoops teams advance all the way to the regional semi finals, while the PC boys won a fifth consecutive district tournament, and the Somerset Lady Jumpers earned a berth in a regional tourney for the second year in a row.

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bigelow Lady Jumpers hold off Pulaski

    It’s been a rough few days for first-year head coach Brad Gover and the Pulaski County Lady Maroon softball team.

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Pulaski The ‘New’ Lady Maroons show no signs of giving up

    With the Somerset Lady Jumpers holding the best softball record in the 12th Region, and Pulaski just six days removed from a massive mutiny – nobody expected much of a game.

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Region Warrior anglers win Region

    In only their first year in competition, the Southwestern High School bass fishing team wasted little time to show their dominance in the newly recognized KHSAA sport.

    April 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • PC softball Pulaski’s Walk Off

    Over the past three seasons, the Pulaski County High School softball program has went through several changes.

    April 5, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rivals Ellison’s 3-run blast stuns Lady Warriors

    After dropping their season opener in extra innings at Madison Central, the Somerset Lady Jumper softball team had been the hottest team in the 12th Region winning six games in a row.

    April 3, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rivals Jumpers’ Dishman shuts down Warriors

    Coming into the 2014 high school baseball season, Somerset head coach Phil Grundy felt pretty confident that his team was a bonafide regional contender thanks to eight seniors — all with a ton of experience.

    April 2, 2014 1 Photo

  • Gover Al Gover resigns as Pulaski coach

    For the second time, Al Gover has resigned as the Pulaski County High School boys basketball coach after five seasons at the helm.
    On Friday, Gover announced he was resigning from the Maroons’ head boys basketball coaching position and told his team this past weekend.

    March 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • walker 2.jpg Walker says she’s out as SHS coach

    March 26, 2014 1 Photo

Somerset-Pulaski girls basketball

To purchase or view mor sports photos go to

Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Pulaski vs. Southwestern football

Check out more action photos at

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide