Adair County and Russell County softball Little League all-star teams started play in their respective district tournaments this past weekend. Many of those teams are still alive and ready to continue play throughout this week.
Adair had three teams competing: 12u, 10u, and 8u.
Russell had two teams competing: 10u and 8u.
Here is a quick recap of what happened this weekend and what’s next for each team. The district tournaments are taking place at the old Russell Springs Elementary School, what is now the SCC-Russell Center.
The Adair County 12u Little League All-Star team is 2-0 in district tourney play and has punched its ticket to the finals.
Adair County started off the district tournament on Saturday with a 5-1 win over Marion County.
Adair defeated Trace Creek (Taylor County) 12-4 on Sunday to move on to the championship game. Adair County now awaits the winner of the Trace Creek-Marion County game in the losers bracket, which will take place tonight (Monday, June 20) at 6 p.m.
Adair County will have two chances to defeat its opponent for the district title. The team’s next game is set for Tuesday at 5 p.m. If necessary, a second game will be played at 7 p.m.
The Adair County 10u Little League All-Stars received a bye in the first round and faced off against Trace Creek in their first game, losing 12-2 Sunday afternoon.
Adair County will play Nelson County tonight at 5 p.m. The winning team will take on the Washington County-Marion County winner on Tuesday night.
The Russell County 10u Little League All-Stars are 2-0 so far in the district tournament and one win away from securing a spot in the championship game.
Russell County started off district tournament play against Nelson County with a 10-0 win. RC pitcher Lillian Davis recorded an eight-strikeout no-hitter in the pitcher’s circle.
RC defeated Washington County 9-2 in the second round to advance and set up a matchup with Trace Creek.
Trace Creek defeated Marion County 21-8 in the first round and Adair County 12-2 in the second round.
The winning team will move on to the championship game to await the team that emerges from the loser’s bracket.
The 8u tournament wrapped up this weekend, with Trace Creek taking home the championship.
The Adair County 8u Little League All-Stars played in two games on Saturday. In their first game, they took on South Hardin, falling 11-0.
Adair County’s second game was against Nelson County — the eventual runners-up of the tournament — and would end up losing by a score of 12-2.
The Russell County 8u Little League All-Stars played two games on Saturday. The first game ended in a 19-8 loss to Washington County.
Russell County would then play against South Hardin in the second game, losing in a high-scoring affair.
To see each teams’ roster and coaches, click here.