With Class 3A baseball and softball regionals scheduled to begin next Monday, the Massac County teams are bringing down the curtain on the 2019 regular season.
The boys have been busy with a slew of games recently. A 12-2 loss at Benton was followed by a nice 4-3 home win over a young but "tough as nails" Egyptian team.
JJ Sweatt knocked in the game winner with two outs in the fifth inning and Massac held off a late Egyptian charge for the one run win.
Massac hosted a three team shootout Saturday, but Mother Nature shot down everyone as a light but incessant rain finally made the fields unplayable. Massac held a 6-0 lead over Murray before play was halted after four innings.
Massac played an away game Monday at Carterville and came away with a 10-5 loss. Zach Travis continued his torrid hitting in the loss collecting two hits, driving in a run and scoring two. Travis cranked his second homer of the year in the shortened Murray game also.
Tuesday had Massac at Carbondale and the host Terriers tossed a one hitter at the Pats winning 9-0.
The boys will take on Mayfield at home Thursday to wrap things up for the regular season. They will then open 3A regional play at Murphy Monday at 4:30 p.m. in the Carterville regional.
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The softball team has been busy as well. The girls took a hard 6-3 loss at Benton last week, then were leading 12-1 Saturday against Murray when the rain K.O.ed everyone.
Bailey Duckworth was having a whopper of a day against the Lady Tigers, before the field got too slick, with a three hit day including a line drive homer.
The girls turned the offense up a notch or two Tuesday at Carbondale winning 10-5. Emma Austin had a career day with a five for five sheet including a home run and four singles. Massac had five girls with multi-hit games including Macy Pierce, Jenna Bunting, Duckworth, winning pitcher Cali McCraw and the aforementioned Austin.
The girls will host Carterville Thursday and then host the Lady Lions again Monday in the opening round of the Carbondale regional.