http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sports/rss.xml en Commanders compete for cause http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/commanders-compete-cause <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_0651edit.jpg" alt="Senior first baseman Chris Mann attempts to hold a LaRue County runner on first base. " title="Senior first baseman Chris Mann attempts to hold a LaRue County runner on first base. " align="left" hspace="6" width="106" height="85" /><p> With stellar weather in the forecast, the Washington County Commanders took two wins and a loss while competing for a great cause &mdash; breast cancer awareness.</p> <p> Over the weekend, the Commanders, who dawned pink and blue, played in Marion County for the second annual Saving Second Base tournament.</p> Commanderettes take two wins last week http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/commanderettes-take-two-wins-last-week <p> Last week, the Washington County Commanderettes picked up a pair of wins to even their record at 6-6. On April 13, the girls hosted the Burgin Lady Bulldogs, cruising to a 15-0 win in three innings.</p> <p> The Lady Bulldogs were no contest for the Commanderettes as Washington County scored four runs in the first inning and 11 in the second. Every batter scored for the Commanderettes.</p> <p> Senior first baseman Mary Beth Lawson had three putouts against the Lady Bulldogs, as did sophomore shortstop Emilee Boblitt.</p> Basketball awards http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/basketball-awards <p> The Washington County Commander basketball team recently hosted its annual awards banquet. Awards winners are listed below in order for the freshmen, junior varsity and varsity teams.</p> WC girls win one, drop one http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/wc-girls-win-one-drop-one <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_9887edit.jpg" alt="Washington County senior third baseman Amanda DeWitt raises her hand after sliding safely to third base. " title="Washington County senior third baseman Amanda DeWitt raises her hand after sliding safely to third base. " align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> The Washington County Commanderettes had a thrilling Friday night when they sunk their teeth into, and tore a large chunk out of, the Nelson County Lady Cardinals, shutting them out 10-0 in five innings.</p> <p> The Commanderettes (4-6) outpaced the Lady Cardinals (2-9) with an errorless game. Sophomore shortstop Emilee Boblitt led scoring with three RBI during her three at bats. Seniors Katie Carrico and Amanda DeWitt trailed the young infielder with two runs each.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Into the fight! http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/fight <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_9921edit.jpg" alt="Junior pitcher Trae Coulter fires a ball early on in the game against Nelson County." title="Junior pitcher Trae Coulter fires a ball early on in the game against Nelson County." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The Washington County Commanders spent a stormy spring break abroad last week when they played in two games with two different opponents in the Derby City Classic before coming back to host the Nelson County Cardinals in their second home game of the season.</p> SCC baseball sweeps UPIKE http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/scc-baseball-sweeps-upike-0 <p> It was a marquee weekend for the Mid-South Conference baseball standings as there was a three way tie heading into the weekend. St. Catharine was at Pikeville (Ky.), Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) was at Cumberland (Tenn.), and Campbellsville (Ky.) was at Shawnee State (Ohio). After the weekend played out, St. Catharine stands alone after a clean three game sweep at Pikeville over the weekend with a one game lead on Campbellsville and a two-game cushion on Lindsey Wilson.</p> WC girls hard at work last week http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/wc-girls-hard-work-last-week <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_9132.jpg" alt="Eighth-grade pitcher Trinity Baker throws a pitch against Marion County in the second inning. " title="Eighth-grade pitcher Trinity Baker throws a pitch against Marion County in the second inning. " align="left" hspace="6" width="85" height="85" /><p> The Washington County Commanderettes had a busy week of play, picking up two wins while suffering three losses.</p> <p> On March 31, the Commanderettes traveled to play against the Marion County Lady Knights in their fourth game of the season. The Commanderettes fell 11-3 despite rallying for two runs in the sixth inning.</p> <p> &ldquo;You gotta hit to score and score to win,&rdquo; Commanderettes head coach Christy Baker said.</p> <p> She added that her team scored too late in the game and had too many errors, allowing things to snowball against them.</p> WC boys go full steam ahead http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/content/wc-boys-go-full-steam-ahead <img src="http://www.thespringfieldsun.com/sites/www.thespringfieldsun.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_8071edit.jpg" alt="Sophomore infielder Michael Chastain makes a run for third in the team’s season opener. " title="Sophomore infielder Michael Chastain makes a run for third in the team’s season opener. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Moving like a freight train, the Washington County Commanders entered their week of play strong, knocking off the Burgin Bulldogs 21-2, and the Thomas Nelson Eagles 9-0.</p> <p> The Commanders gave the Bulldogs (0-3) few options when they scored 13 runs in the first inning and had four batters earn three RBI each. Junior catcher Trae Coulter had six putouts from behind the dish to lead the team&rsquo;s defense.</p>