http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sports/rss.xml en WC Commanderettes rout Thomas Nelson, lose next two http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/wc-commanderettes-rout-thomas-nelson-lose-next-two <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dewitt_1-1.jpg" alt="Junior Amanda DeWitt serves as the cut off for an outfielder." title="Junior Amanda DeWitt serves as the cut off for an outfielder." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <strong>Campbellsville</strong><br /> The Washington County Commanderette (4-9, 1-1) softball team was unable to pull out a win last Saturday while serving as the host team for the 5th Region All-A Classic.</p> <p> In their first-game matchup versus the Campbellsville Lady Eagles (9-6), the Commanderettes were routed by a score of 11-3.</p> <p> Although they only ended up with four hits for the entire contest, the Commanderettes were still in the game in the fourth inning.</p> WC baseball loses in first game of All-A Classic http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/wc-baseball-loses-first-game-all-classic <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/web_pettus_1.jpg" alt="WC senior Thomas Pettus turns the double play last Friday against the Adair County Indians. The Commanders would eventually fall 5-4, despite a late-inning comeback." title="WC senior Thomas Pettus turns the double play last Friday against the Adair County Indians. The Commanders would eventually fall 5-4, despite a late-inning comeback." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> In their first game of the 5th Region All-A Classic, the Washington County Commanders (5-10, 0-1) lost to the Campbellsville Eagles (8-7) by a score of 11-6.</p> <p> The Commanders are just three years removed from winning the regional All-A Classic but are now mired in consecutive first-game exits, losing 5-3 last season to the Green County Dragons.</p> <p> It was the team&rsquo;s fourth game in five days and third loss in three days.</p> Commanders head to state in bass fishing http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/commanders-head-state-bass-fishing <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/fish1.jpg" alt="After a long season, WC’s bass fishing team was able to send two groups of fishermen to the KHSAA state tournament. Above, Michael Sandusky (right) and Michael Shelton show off their catches at the regional tournament that helped them capture first place." title="After a long season, WC’s bass fishing team was able to send two groups of fishermen to the KHSAA state tournament. Above, Michael Sandusky (right) and Michael Shelton show off their catches at the regional tournament that helped them capture first place." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> With only 20 minutes to go in the regional bass fishing tournament, Michael Sandusky and</p> <p> Michael Shelton knew they needed an upgrade. They had already caught their five-bass limit, but one of their fish was &ldquo;barely a keeper,&rdquo; according to Sandusky</p> <p> Thanks to the switch to a shaky head worm, they got exactly what they were looking for.</p> <p> The duo was able to kick their 12-incher and add a newly captured 14-incher to their bunch in the waning moments of the event.</p> WC tennis action halted by rain http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/wc-tennis-action-halted-rain <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/web_chase_drury_2.jpg" alt="Chase Drury won in straight sets (6-3, 6-3) in his singles match against the Cardinals." title="Chase Drury won in straight sets (6-3, 6-3) in his singles match against the Cardinals." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> After having a week off from competition during spring break, the Washington County High School tennis team returned to action last week, hosting the Nelson County Cardinals.</p> <p> However, the two teams were unable to complete an entire match because of inclement weather. But before the rain came, WC was able to come away with two individual wins.</p> <p> In boys&rsquo; singles action, freshman Chase Drury took his match in two sets, winning 6-3, 6-3.</p> Pats take three events at Centre College http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/pats-take-three-events-centre-college <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/web_chris_johnson_high_jump.jpg" alt="SCC’s Chris Johnson recorded a 193-meter leap in the high jump to grab the victory by a mere .05 meters." title="SCC’s Chris Johnson recorded a 193-meter leap in the high jump to grab the victory by a mere .05 meters." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The &ldquo;Runnin&rsquo; Patriots&rdquo; proved that they were becoming a force to be reckoned with, scoring a top-five overall finish at the Centre College Track Invitational.</p> <p> The Patriots made their mark early, winning both the mens&rsquo; long, high and triple jump.</p> <p> Chris Johnson kicked things off for the Patriots when he traded his basketball sneakers in for a pair of track spikes to dominate the field in the long jump.</p> <p> Johnson&rsquo;s 6.3-meter mark was just under a meter in front of teammate Tyler Dunn&rsquo;s 5.45-meter leap.</p> Commanders 'show improvement' in Florida Beach Bash http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/commanders-show-improvement-florida-beach-bash <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/isaac_yates_1.jpg" alt="Third baseman Isaac Yates (shown in a home game against Spencer County) and his Commander teammates played in the Florida Beach Bash during Spring break and came away with two wins." title="Third baseman Isaac Yates (shown in a home game against Spencer County) and his Commander teammates played in the Florida Beach Bash during Spring break and came away with two wins." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> After going 1-1 in their first two games at the Florida Beach Bash, Washington County Commander head coach Derek Schuler told his team to take the time and appreciate the opportunity that they had to play baseball in Florida.</p> <p> And, according to Schuler, the team showed that they had taken that advice to heart, putting together two of their top performances of the season in WC&rsquo;s next two contests.</p> <p> Against the Fairdale Bulldogs, the Commanders jumped out to a 6-0 lead by the second inning.</p> Errors haunt WC in Florida http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/errors-haunt-wc-florida <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dewitt_1.jpg" alt="Amanda DeWitt (shown playing third base in a recent home game) got her first varsity start on the mound in Florida. " title="Amanda DeWitt (shown playing third base in a recent home game) got her first varsity start on the mound in Florida. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The Washington County Commanderettes were unable to break out of their Florida funk after dropping their first two contests in the Beach Bash, losing their next three contests by a combined score of 33-20.</p> <p> But for WC head coach Paul Coulter, the most important part of playing in the event was the team&rsquo;s ability to improve and bond as a unit.</p> <p> In that aspect, Coulter feels his team&rsquo;s trip was a &ldquo;big success.&rdquo;</p> SCC falls to Cumberlands in 'Battle of the Patriots' http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/scc-falls-cumberlands-battle-patriots <p> Offense came at a premium, as the St. Catharine Lady Patriots (11-20, 7-15 MSC) fell to the University of the Cumberlands in a crucial conference series.</p> <p> After splitting the earlier season meeting between the two Patriot squads, the Purple Pats were looking for an improved result when they traveled to the Cumberlands for an important conference matchup.</p>