Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Darren Williams signs with EKU

Darren Williams, the ace of Mason County's pitching staff, signed a letter of intent with Eastern Kentucky University today. 
 
The Colonels will have nine senior pitchers next season.

"Going into my sophomore year I feel like I can compete for a starting job in the rotation," Williams said.

Williams was a starter on Mason County's 10th Region champion basketball team. Now, he will be able to concentrate on baseball.

"I cannot wait to get 12 months, full-time, hundred percent at baseball," Williams said. "I just feel like I can grow so much and be so good."

He plans to major in Business and Economics. 

Mason County Baseball Skills Camp June 14 and 15

The Mason County Baseball Skills Camp for K-8th grades is June 14 and 15 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Mason County High School baseball field.

Skills include hitting, bunting, pitching, fielding and base running. Players need to bring their glove and bat.

The cost is $30. Checks should be made payable to Mason County High School Baseball.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Lady Royals win, Royals, Lady Saints & Panthers lose in region

The Mason County Lady Royals defeated the Nicholas County Lady Jackets 8-6 in the first round of the 10th Region fast-pitch softball tournament today at Harrison County. The Lady Royals will play the Clark County Lady Cardinals in the semifinals Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

The St. Patrick Lady Saints were shutout by the Montgomery County Lady Indians 17-0 in three innings.

In the 10th Region baseball tournament at Bourbon County, the Mason County Royals were blanked by the Scott Eagles 2-0 and the Augusta Panthers were shutout by the Campbell County Camels 24-0 in five innings.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Williams and Nelson named 10th Region All-Stars

Two Mason County baseball players- senior Darren Williams and junior Nick Nelson- were named 10th Region All-Stars in a vote by the coaches in the region. The Sophomore Showcase and Junior All-Star Game will be played at Asbury University next month. Here is a complete list of the award winners:

2016 10th Region

Player of the Year
Peyton Dove GRC

Senior All-Stars
Peyton Dove GRC
Darren Williams Mason Co.

Junior All-Stars
Jake Ohmer Scott High
Nick Nelson Mason Co.
Corey Franzen  Campbell Co.

Sophomore Showcase
Paul Wise Montgomery Co.
Jeremy Moran Bourbon Co.
Tyler Walton GRC

Alternate
Zach Hamburg Bishop Brossart
Jake Ware GRC

Coach of the Year
Scott Schweitzer Campbell Co.

Assistant of the Year
Anthony Faris Bourbon Co.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Pairings set for 10th Region baseball and softball tournaments

The draws for the 10th Region baseball and fast pitch softball tournaments were held this morning. Here are the schedules:

10th Region baseball tournament at Bourbon County

Monday, May 30
10:00 a.m. Mason County vs. Scott
12:30 p.m. Harrison County vs Montgomery County
  3:00 p.m. Campbell County vs. Augusta
  5:30 p.m. Clark County vs. Nicholas County

Tuesday, May 31 or Wednesday, June 1
 5:30 p.m. upper bracket semifinal
 8:00 p.m. lower bracket semifinal

Wednesday, June 1 or Thursday, June 2
 6:00 p.m. championship game

(If Campbell County beats Augusta in the first round, the semifinals will be played Wednesday evening and championship game on Thursday night because Campbell County's graduation is Tuesday night).

10th Region fast pitch softball tournament at Harrison County

Monday, May 30
11:00 a.m. Montgomery County vs. St. Patrick
 1:00 p.m. Harrison County vs. Campbell County
 3:00 p.m. Bishop Brossart vs. Clark County
 5:00 p.m. Mason County vs. Nicholas County

Wednesday, June 1
 5:30 p.m. upper bracket semifinal
 7:30 p.m. lower bracket semifinal

Thursday, June 2
 6:30 p.m. championship game

Friday, May 27, 2016

Stanley state champion in shot put, runner-up in discus

Mason County senior Jay Stanley is the Class 2A state champion in the shot put for the second straight year. Stanley had a toss of 52-01.25 today at the Republic Bank/KHSAA state track and field meet at the University of Kentucky.

Stanley was the runner-up in the discus throw (148-09).

Mason County senior Brendan Garrison was the runner-up in the 300 meter hurdles in a time of 40.98. He finished sixth in the 110 meter hurdles (16.20) and eighth in the triple jump (41-6.25).

Mason County junior Jordan Frodge finished eighth in the high jump (4-10.00).

Tony Faul and Tom Posey on SportsTalk

Mason County softball coach Tony Faul and Mason County baseball coach Tom Posey were my guests on SportsTalk this morning. Here is a link to the podcast.