http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sports/rss.xml en Commanderettes get lopsided district win against Bardstown http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/commanderettes-get-lopsided-district-win-against-bardstown <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/edit_img_9777.jpg" alt="Washington County freshman Kate Taylor connects on a pitch during the team’s 19-4 win against the Bardstown Tigers." title="Washington County freshman Kate Taylor connects on a pitch during the team’s 19-4 win against the Bardstown Tigers." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">After dominating the Bardstown Tigers by 20 runs in the teams&rsquo; first meeting, it seemed as if the Washington County Commanderettes would cruise to their 11th victory of the season in last week&rsquo;s district matchup.</span></p> <p class="p1"> But it was the Tigers who controlled the game early on, taking an early 4-1 advantage through two innings.</p> WC participates in ‘Saving Second Base’ http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/wc-participates-%E2%80%98saving-second-base%E2%80%99 <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/edit_img_9890_0.jpg" alt="WC sophomore Landon Taylor pitches a strike in the Commanders’ 4-1 loss to the Marion County Knights last week." title="WC sophomore Landon Taylor pitches a strike in the Commanders’ 4-1 loss to the Marion County Knights last week." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Evan Mattingly http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/senior-spotlight-evan-mattingly <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/edit_img_9323.jpg" alt="Senior Evan Mattingly transitioned to playing outfield during high school, but he also serves as a pitcher for the Washington County Commanders." title="Senior Evan Mattingly transitioned to playing outfield during high school, but he also serves as a pitcher for the Washington County Commanders." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Evan Mattingly was 3 years old when he joined his first T-ball team. His father, Jim, was &ldquo;a big baseball fan,&rdquo; and with Evan&rsquo;s older brother, Luke, set to play on their father&rsquo;s team, Evan naturally wanted to join.</span></p> <p class="p1"> And from that point on, Evan was hooked on baseball.</p> <p class="p1"> &ldquo;My dad got me into it, and I&rsquo;ve loved it ever since,&rdquo; he said.</p> WC softball goes on four-game tear http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/wc-softball-goes-four-game-tear <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/edit1_img_9082.jpg" alt="The Washington County Commanderettes defeated the Lexington Christian Academy Eagles by a score of 4-3 in eight innings. Junior Madison White, above, lays down a bunt." title="The Washington County Commanderettes defeated the Lexington Christian Academy Eagles by a score of 4-3 in eight innings. Junior Madison White, above, lays down a bunt." align="left" hspace="6" /><p class="p1"> <span class="s1">The Washington County Commanderettes (10-8, 3-2) returned from spring break last week and immediately accomplished something they hadn&rsquo;t done all season: win four straight games.</span></p> Commanders improve to 4-0 in district play http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/commanders-improve-4-0-district-play <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/edit_img_8978.jpg" alt="Washington County fell to Green County last week by a score of 10-6. Senior Evan Mattingly, above, dives back to first base to avoid being picked off." title="Washington County fell to Green County last week by a score of 10-6. Senior Evan Mattingly, above, dives back to first base to avoid being picked off." align="left" hspace="6" width="123" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">The Washington County Commanders (12-5, 4-0) found mixed results in their return from spring break, winning their first two games against Nelson County and Boyle County before losing to Green County and Bullitt East to finish last week 2-2.</span></p> <p class="p2"> &nbsp;</p> <p class="p3"> <strong>Green County/Bullitt East</strong></p> <p class="p1"> WC finished last week off on a low note, losing to both the Green County Dragons (7-8) and the Bullitt East Chargers (11-5).</p> Drury falls in area tourney semifinals http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/drury-falls-area-tourney-semifinals <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/edit_img_8219.jpg" alt="Junior Chase Drury made it to the Heartland Conference semifinals before falling in two sets to Campbellsville’s Samuel Kessler." title="Junior Chase Drury made it to the Heartland Conference semifinals before falling in two sets to Campbellsville’s Samuel Kessler." align="left" hspace="6" /><p class="p1"> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">This past weekend, the Washington County tennis team took part in the annual Heartland Conference tournament at Campbellsville High School. Three individuals from WC played in singles matches, with junior Chase Drury picking up the squad&rsquo;s lone win in the event.</span></p> <p class="p3"> After receiving the second seed in the tournament and a bye in the first round, Drury was victorious in his second-round match against Marion County&rsquo;s Hank Hardin, winning in straights sets (6-3, 6-1).</p> Commanders finish 3-2 in Florida http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/commanders-finish-3-2-florida <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/web_img_8322.jpg" alt="Senior Evan Mattingly gets a hit during a recent game." title="Senior Evan Mattingly gets a hit during a recent game." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">After picking up two wins in</span><span style="line-height: 20.4px;">&nbsp; </span><span style="line-height: 20.4px;">its first two days at the Fort Walton Beach Bash, the Washington County Commander baseball team was unable to keep its momentum, dropping two of its final three games in the Florida tournament.</span></p> <p class="p1"> The Commanders defeated Crittenden County last Wednesday by a score of 13-6 but lost their last two games against Hopkins County Central and Jeffersontown.</p> WC goes 2-3 in Fort Walton Beach Bash http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/wc-goes-2-3-fort-walton-beach-bash <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/web_img_8515.jpg" alt="Freshman Trinity Baker chats with first-base coach John Rogers after getting a single." title="Freshman Trinity Baker chats with first-base coach John Rogers after getting a single." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.4px;">After defeating Campbellsville last Sunday, the Washington County Commanderettes rounded out their tournament play last week at the Fort Walton Beach Bash with games against Presentation, Atherton, Hazard and East Jessamine.</span><span style="line-height: 20.4px;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="p1"> The Commanderettes went 1-3 in the remainder of last week&rsquo;s games, as they fell to both Presentation and Atherton on Monday before picking up a double-digit win against Hazard Wednesday and losing 15-0 to East Jessamine Thursday.</p>