Madison’s softball pounded out 39 hits and scored 26 runs in a doubleheader sweep of Oldenburg Academy at home on Saturday.

The Cubs rolled to a 12-3 win in the opener scored a 14-4 win in six innings in game two after falling to Batesville 9-3 justa night earlier.

“I was really proud of our girls for bouncing back today. We were able to hit with runners in scoring position today,” Madison coach Tony Ralston said. “I can see us start to have confidence at the plate. We need to build on that going into next week.”

Madison took a 5-1 lead into the fourth inning of the opener when the Cubs exploded for seven runs to blow open the game.

Bailee Schmidt went 4-for-4 with two doubles and four RBIs to lead Madison at the plate while Abby Moore was 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. Kennedy Stidham was 2-for-3 with a triple and an RBI, Emma Cammack was 2-for-4 with double and an RBI, Bailey Dyer and Morgan Cahall each had two hits and drove in a run, Hannah Uhl had a hit and scored twice, Clara McCulley had a hit and an RBI and Keara Eder scored three runs.

Moore gave up 13 hits in seven innings in the circle but only three runs to pick up the win. She struck out three and walked one.

Madison’s offense was even more potent in game two with the Cubs collecting 22 hits, seven of which went for extra bases including a towering home run over the batter’s eye in center field by Emma Cammack for her second blast in as many days.

Dyer was 4-for-5 with a double and scored four runs while Cammack was 3-for-4 with the home run, a double, four RBIs and three runs scored. Uhl was 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs, Stidham was 3-for-4 with a double, a triple and an RBI, Moore was 3-for-5 with a run and an RBI, Paige Young and Jalyn Honaker each had two hits, and Cahall and Schmidt each collected a hit.

Schmidt got the win in the circle after allowing four runs on 11 hits in six innings with one strikeout.

Madison (3-7) was to play at New Washington Monday.

Rebels beat Clarksville for Ralston’s 100th coaching win

Leading 7-1, Southwestern softball pushed across four runs in the sixth inning to close out Clarksville early in an 11-1 win in Hanover — the 100th career. coaching win for Rebels head coach Duane Ralston.

The Generals managed just three hits in the game — all singles — and scored their only run in their final at-bat when a walk and an error heldped pushed across an unearned run to break up a shutout by Rebels pitcher Lakyn Wilson.

Wilson struck out 10 and walked three while twirling the three-hitter to get the win.

Meanwhile, Southwestern produced back-to-back four-run innings in the fifth and sixth after scoring a run in the second and two in the third.

The Rebels scored 11 runs on 10 hits — four for extra bases — and two walks with eight RBIs.

Abby Fulton, Abby Ralston, and Wilson all had multiple hits for Southwestern including a double each by Ralston and Wilson and a triple by Fulton. Morgan Mahoney also had a double and Olivia Bruce and Trinity McLain drove in two runs each.

Southwestern (4-4) was to host South Ripley Monday.

Carroll suffers first loss 2-0 at Campbell County

Shut down for the first time all season, previously unbeaten Carroll County softball managed just one hit and three total base-runners in a 2-0 loss at Campbell County on Saturday.

Campbell County pitcher Jessica Walsh went the distance to get the win, tossing a one-hitter and striking out 11 while also helping her cause by hitting a home run in the bottom of the sixth inning for the final margin.

Walsh, a senior, walked Bailey Mefford to open the game before giving up a one out single to center field by Allie Beach in the fourth and a walk by Beach to open the seventh. The Camels’ defense did the rest by not allowing a Carroll runner to advance beyond first base.

The Camels (11-1) managed just three hits off Carroll starter Andrea Searcy with back-to-back doubles by Becca Mitchell and Bella Bastin producing what was the game-winning run in the bottom of the fourth inning. Bastin led Campbell County with a 2-for-3 day at the plate and an RBI. Taylor Watson had a single for the Camels’ final hit.

Other than hits, Searcy was easily her counterpart’s equal on the circle. The Carroll junior (9-1) struck out 13 and walked none while taking her first loss of the season.

Carroll (9-1) hosts Walton-Verona today.

Trimble ends first skid

Trimble County softball bounced back from its first losses of the season by winning both games of a doubleheader with Grant County and Cooper on Saturday in Dry Ridge, Kentucky.

The Raiders, losers of two straight after winning their first eight games of the season, defeated Cooper 8-3 in Saturday’s first game and Grant 10-8 in the second to cap a week in which the Raiders lost 8-3 to Walton-Verona in the All “A” Classic regional tourney and 10-9 at Simon Kenton.

Eighth grader Emma Ginn led the win over Cooper going 4-for-4 with three singles, a home run and four RBIs while Kaila Lira was 1-for-2 with an RBI and two runs scored, McKenna Ritchie was 1-for-3 with a run scored, Kaylee Payton had a single and Shelby Wilcoxson scored two runs.

Abby Ponder picked up the win by scattering three runs — one earned — on four hits and a walk while striking out 10.

Both Ponder and Ritchie belted home runs in the win over Grant while Ginn, Ritchie and Wilcoxson smacked doubles as Trimble out-hit the Braves 15-10 but made four errors to Grants’ two to keep the game close.

The Raiders used a five-run fifth inning — including Ritchie’s three-run homer to center field — to erase a 6-3 deficit and never trail again. Ponder’s home run had come on a solo shot to center leading off the third inning.

Ritchie and Haley Howard were both 3-for-4 for Trimble with Howard scoring three runs and Ritchie driving in three. Parton was 2-for-3 with an RBI, Ginn was 2-for-4 with a run scored and Wilcoxson was 2-for-5 with an RBI. Rachel Liter was 1-for-3 with a runs scored.

Ponder pitched the first five innings to pick up the win, allowing six runs — four earned — on seven hits and two walks while striking out eight. Wilcoxson came on in the sixth and allowed two runs — both earned — on three hits.

Trimble was to play at North Oldham Monday.