http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sports/rss.xml en Commanders split games with Bethlehem http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/commanders-split-games-bethlehem <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_4840-ab.jpg" alt="Washington County’s Thomas Bartley makes contact with a pitch during the Commanders’ game two win against Bethlehem Wednesday. Bartley notched his second home run of the season during the game." title="Washington County’s Thomas Bartley makes contact with a pitch during the Commanders’ game two win against Bethlehem Wednesday. Bartley notched his second home run of the season during the game." align="left" hspace="6" width="84" height="85" /><p> The Washington County Commanders took on Bethlehem last week in a three-game series, losing the first game 12-2 and bouncing back to win 8-1 in game two. Game three was rescheduled due to inclement weather.</p> <p> &ldquo;We played our game and executed very well,&rdquo; said head coach Adam Blair.</p> <p> Washington County 2 Bethlehem 12</p> Commanderettes defeat Thomas Nelson 12-2 http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/commanderettes-defeat-thomas-nelson-12-2 <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_5489-a.jpg" alt="Kate Moore connects with a pitch for a base hit early in the game against Thomas Nelson Monday." title="Kate Moore connects with a pitch for a base hit early in the game against Thomas Nelson Monday." align="left" hspace="6" width="79" height="85" /><p> The Washington County Commanderettes played a close game against Thomas Nelson Monday, but a strong sixth inning helped the team win 12-2. Being up only two runs after the second inning, the Commanderette defense held the visitors scoreless the rest of the way.</p> <p> &ldquo;I&rsquo;m very pleased with how well our team performed,&rdquo; said head coach Christy Baker.</p> Commanderettes rout Bardstown http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/commanderettes-rout-bardstown <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_4368-a.jpg" alt="Haylee Graves makes contact with the ball and earns a triple against Bardstown Wednesday." title="Haylee Graves makes contact with the ball and earns a triple against Bardstown Wednesday." align="left" hspace="6" width="106" height="85" /><p> A seven-run second inning helped the Washington County Commanderettes defeat Bardstown 15-0 in four innings Wednesday. The win helped keep Washington County moving toward an even record, now sitting at 9-11 for the season.</p> <p> Prior to the game, however, both teams put aside their rivalry to celebrate a common goal: defeating cancer. Players from both teams wore pink uniforms for Washington County&rsquo;s &ldquo;Pink Out&rdquo; event, which honored friends and family members of both teams in their fight against cancer.</p> Commanders fall to Elizabethtown, beat Mercer and Campbellsville http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/commanders-fall-elizabethtown-beat-mercer-and-campbellsville <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_4064-a.jpg" alt="Commanders’ senior Joseph Cain throws to the infield during the team’s game against Elizabethtown Wednesday." title="Commanders’ senior Joseph Cain throws to the infield during the team’s game against Elizabethtown Wednesday." align="left" hspace="6" width="56" height="85" /><p> The Washington County Commanders baseball team played a back-and-forth game with Elizabethtown Wednesday, but a 10-run seventh inning eventually saw Elizabethtown prevail 15-6.</p> <p> &ldquo;We played a good game up to that point,&rdquo; said head coach Adam Blair. &ldquo;We played #18 E-town toe to toe for 6 2/3 innings and just didn&rsquo;t finish.&rdquo;</p> Commanderettes fall to Lexington Christian http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/commanderettes-fall-lexington-christian <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_3451-a.jpg" alt="Commanderette senior Teresa Fenwick takes a swing during Washington County’s game against Lexington Christian Academy Thursday." title="Commanderette senior Teresa Fenwick takes a swing during Washington County’s game against Lexington Christian Academy Thursday." align="left" hspace="6" width="101" height="85" /><p> &nbsp;The Washington County Commanderettes softball team watched its game against Lexington Christian slip away early and couldn&rsquo;t recover in an 8-3 loss to the visiting Eagles Thursday. The loss puts the Commanderettes at 5-9 for the season.</p> <p> Washington County was held scoreless until the fifth inning and mustered only four hits and three runs.</p> <p> &ldquo;The game got away from us early and we couldn&rsquo;t recover,&rdquo; said head coach Christy Baker.</p> Commanders sweep Thomas Nelson http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/commanders-sweep-thomas-nelson <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_3226-a.jpg" alt="Washington County’s Josh Graves stands ready to bat during the Commanders’ 15-1 win over Thomas Nelson Thursday at Idle Hour Park." title="Washington County’s Josh Graves stands ready to bat during the Commanders’ 15-1 win over Thomas Nelson Thursday at Idle Hour Park." align="left" hspace="6" width="69" height="85" /><p> The Washington County baseball team won all three games in its series against Thomas Nelson last week. The Commanders defeated the visiting Generals 15-1 in games one and two, and finished off game three 14-0.</p> <p> Head coach Adam Blair was pleased with his team sweeping a series for the first time this season.</p> <p> &ldquo;Our guys fought hard to get these wins,&rdquo; Blair said.</p> <p> Washington County 15 Thomas Nelson 1</p> Commanderettes claim 12th Region All “A” Classic http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/commanderettes-claim-12th-region-all-%E2%80%9Ca%E2%80%9D-classic <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_1057-a.jpg" alt="The Washington County Commanderettes softball team had a very successful weekend, winning the 12th Region All “A” Classic for the first time in school history, qualifying the team for the All “A” State Softball Tournament. " title="The Washington County Commanderettes softball team had a very successful weekend, winning the 12th Region All “A” Classic for the first time in school history, qualifying the team for the All “A” State Softball Tournament. " align="left" hspace="6" width="131" height="85" /><p> The Commanderettes softball team competed in the 12th Region All &ldquo;A&rdquo; Classic at Idle Hour Park on Saturday. After defeating Danville in the first game and Somerset in the second, Washington County claimed the All &ldquo;A&rdquo; Classic title for the first time in school history after defeating the Briar Jumpers 10-5 at Idle Hour Park. The team also qualified for the All &ldquo;A&rdquo; State Softball Tournament for the first time.</p> <p> Head coach Christy Baker said she couldn&rsquo;t be happier with the team&rsquo;s performance.</p> Commanders runners-up in All “A” Classic http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/commanders-runners-all-%E2%80%9Ca%E2%80%9D-classic <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_2629-a2.jpg" alt="Washington County’s Josh Graves waits for the pitch during the Commanders’ 9-5 win over Danville. " title="Washington County’s Josh Graves waits for the pitch during the Commanders’ 9-5 win over Danville. " align="left" hspace="6" width="94" height="85" /><p> The Washington County baseball team competed in the 12th Region All &ldquo;A&rdquo; Classic Saturday at Danville High School. The Commanders earned a spot in the championship game after beating Danville, 9-5, but lost against Somerset 12-2, ending the competition as runners-up. Head coach Adam Blair said the road has been tough but has been pleased with how his team has competed against other quality teams.</p>