Hometown Slugger: Ginn makes her way into the history books | Sports


Trimble County Softball ran its nine-game winning streak with a pair of home wins Wednesday and Thursday.

CT 7 – Milano 4

The Raiders hosted Milan at Bedford and cruised to a 7-4 victory over the Indians on Wednesday, then edged out conference and district foes Gallatin County 13-0 on Thursday.

Trimble had just four hits in the win over Milan, but took advantage of nine walks and three errors to score seven runs for the win.

Kaylee Payton had a brace and two RBIs for the Raiders, Lauren Haney had a brace and scored twice, Hannah Chilton had a hit and an RBI, and Emma Ginn had a hit.

McKenna Ritchie (11-6) picked up the win after allowing two earned runs on six hits over seven innings with eight strikeouts and four walks.

TC 13 – GC 0

Chilton threw a two-hit shutout and Trimble hit 14 in the win over Gallatin.

Chilton (3-0) struck out two and did not walk a batter in all five of their innings. She also had two hits and drove in two runs.

Ginn went 3 for 3 with two doubles, two RBIs and two runs scored while Ritchie was 3 for 3 with two RBIs. Shelby Wright was 2 for 3 with three RBIs and two runs, Jaelynn Holbrook had two hits and an RBI, and Alana Washington had two hits and scored twice.

Trimble, now 14-6 overall, improved to 3-1 in North Central Kentucky Conference play and 4-2 in the 31st District.

The Raiders host Eminence on Tuesday and travel to Eminence on Thursday.

Emma Ginn broke the school record for career home runs and Trimble County beat Gallatin County 20-1 in softball Monday in Warsaw.

Ginn hit the 26th home run of his career – and the seventh of the season – to break a school record previously held by Abbi Ponder. Ponder set the mark in 2019 and lost his 2020 senior season, like Ginn, when play was halted during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ginn also doubled up while going 4-for-4 with six RBIs and four runs scored in the game. Shelby Wright was 3-for-4 with three runs scored, Lauren Haney had a triple and three RBIs, Jaelynn Holbrook had a hit, three RBIs and three runs scored, and Hannah Chilton had a hit and drove in two.

McKenna Ritchie (10-6) allowed a hit in two scoreless innings with four strikeouts for the win.

In his 20 games this season, Ginn leads the state in batting average at .745 with 38 hits for 51 at bat. She had 10 doubles, three triples and seven home runs this season. She drove in 40 points and scored 39 times this season. In addition to her 38 hits, she walked 24 times while hitting only once. She is second in the state in walks. Ginn also leads the state in slugging percentage with 1,471. The calculation is total bases (75) divided by at-bats (51).

Ginn is in the top 50 in eight of 10 offensive categories.


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