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LANE | Locals Prevail in State Baseball/Softball Openers

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- St. Xavier eliminated the state's top-ranked team by beating Greenup County 4-2 in the opening round of the Kentucky State Baseball tournament at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington Thursday night.  U of L signee Daniel Fischer struck out five and allowed 4 hits and two runs in going the distance.  

Greenup County was ranked 7th in the latest USA Today poll.  They finish the year 39-2.  The Tigers get West Jessamine in Saturday's quarterfinals at 11 a.m.  The Colts beat Bowling Green 6-1.

Bullitt East meets Oldham County in another round of 16 game Friday at 1:30 in Lexington.

In girls State Softball opening round play in Owesnboro, Holy Cross was a 10-4 winner over Anderson County.  The Cougars scored 4 runs in the first and 5 in the third in earning their first-ever win in the state tournament.  They meet Scott County Friday at 10 a.m. 

Male beat top-ranked and defending champion McCracken County 3-1.  Olivia Suski allowed six hits and no earned runs a complete-game win and Bayliegh Masterson hit a two-run homer.  Male gets North Laurel at 10 a.m. Friday.  

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