Baseball Defeats Massac, Hosts First Round of Tournament
The Paducah Middle baseball team defeated Massac County 7-2 to sweep the series with them this season. The Varsity Team got solid pitching performances from starter, Eric Riffe, who allowed only 1 hit, while striking out 6 batters in 3 innings, and Rodriguez Thomas, who threw a 2 hitter in 4 innings and striking out 4.
The offense was led by Riffe, who went 3 for 3 and scored 3 runs. Jordan Knox went 2 for 3, Thomas went 1 for 3, Reese Hutchins went 1 for 2, Elijah Pleasants and Jayce France both scored 2 runs apiece to round out the scoring.
Last night was 8th grade recognition night for the following players: Elijah Pleasants, Jordan Knox, Jaylen Jernigan, Emilio Blanks, Kolbie Baird, and Sammy Mundy.
Paducah Middle will host the first round game of the middle school tournament tonight vs. Marshall County at 6:00 PM (Noble Park).