McCracken-wins

Grant Davis’ sacrifice fly in the seventh inning lifted McCracken County past Louisville Trinity 6-5, and sent the Mustangs to their first-ever state championship game. McCracken will play Tates Creek for the title Sunday at 12:00pm central.

Davis drove in three of McCracken’s six runs on the afternoon, but the top of the Mustang order was dominant all day. Ben Higdon, Elijah Wheat, and Davis combined to go 8-for 10 at the plate, drawing two walks, and scoring five runs.

After Trinity chased McCracken County starter Dylan Schneider in the fourth inning, Garrett Crabtree was brilliant in relief. Crabtree earned the win by not allowing a hit in the final three-and-a-third innings.

The Mustangs will try to be the first Region 1 team to win a state baseball championship since Paducah Tilghman in 1960.