After winning its first-round game on Thursday and another to advance to the winner’s bracket semifinals early Friday, Ryle’s season finally came to an end.
The Raiders dropped back-to-back games in the state tournament at Jack C. Fisher Park in Owensboro after shutting out North Laurel, 1-0 in eight innings.
In that game, sophomore right-hander Ali Crupper tossed eight scoreless innings, allowing just six hits and two walks to earn the win.
In the bottom of the eighth, sophomore Hannah Brumback walked, reached second on a fielder’s choice and ultimately scored the game-winning run when freshman shortstop Haylee Smith singled to right field on a 3-2 count with two outs.
But Ryle lost, 7-3 to Boyle County in a winner’s bracket semifinal, sending the Raiders to the consolation bracket. A two-run single by senior K.K. Davis keyed a four-run Boyle County fifth inning that gave the Rebels a 5-0 lead.
Trailing 6-0, Ryle battled back with three runs in the bottom of the sixth. Sophomore Kelsey Hammes singled home one run, and the other two runs scored on an error.
But Boyle County would add another run in the top of the seventh to seal it. The Raiders managed just four hits and committed seven errors.
Ryle fell to Greenwood, 2-0 in its consolation game. Crupper did not walk a batter and held the Gators to two unearned runs that scored that scored on a double after a Raiders fielding error.
N.LAUREL 000-000-00—0 6 2
vs. RYLE 000-000-01—1 3 0
WP: Crupper (19-6). LP: Baldwin. HITTING LEADER: NL—Fields 2-3, 2B. RECORDS: Ryle 22-13, North Laurel 36-6.
BOYLE 100-041-1—7 8 3
vs. RYLE 000-003-0—3 4 7
WP: Petrie. LP: Crupper (19-7). HITTING LEADERS: BC—Richards 3-4, 2B; Davis 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI. RECORDS: Boyle County 33-11, Ryle 22-14.
RYLE 000-000-0—0 7 1
GREENWOOD 002-000-X—2 8 0
WP: Graham. LP: Crupper (19-8). HITTING LEADERS: G—Smith 2-3, 2 RBI; Graham 2-3. R—Langsdale 2-3. RECORDS: Greenwood 40-6, Ryle 22-15.
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