Webster County will play host to the 2012 Second Region Baseball Tournament that gets underway Memorial Day morning. Union County is the defending region champ and will look to become the first school to repeat since Christian County won three straight in 2004-06.
(10:00 am) - Henderson County (23-13) vs. Christian County (19-19) -- These schools have combined to win six of the last eight region titles and have met in the title game four times in the last seven years. The last time they met in the first round was 2003. The southern Colonels have won eight of their last 10 games but lost two games to the northern Colonels. Henderson beat Christian County 16-1 on St. Patrick's Day and 7-2 on May 10th. Last year, Christian County dropped a first round game for the first time in eight years. Henderson County hasn't lost a first round game since 2004. The northern Colonels are one of three teams in the region tourney with over 20 wins.
(1:00 pm) -- Madisonville (17-13) vs. Crittenden County (13-21) -- No team in the Fifth District had a winning record this year as Crittenden County advances into the region tourney as a district champ with 21 losses. The teams did not play during the regular season as Crittenden County was 10-12 against teams in the region, while Madisonville was 12-7. The Maroons saw their 15-year district title streak end last week to Caldwell County and will be looking to advance to the region title game for the first time since 2003. Crittenden County last won a first round game in 2009.
(4:00 pm) -- Hopkinsville (17-14) vs. Union County (27-10) -- Hopkinsville's reward for winning the Eighth District? A game with Union County in a rematch of last year's region title game won 2-1 by the Braves. Union County has the most wins of any region team but lost to Henderson County 6-0 in the Sixth District title game last week. The teams met once during the season, with Union County winning 12-2 on April 27th. Hopkinsville has won five of their last six first round games, while Union snapped a five-game losing streak in first round games last year.
(7:00 pm) -- Caldwell County (22-15) vs. LIvingston Central (12-21) -- Caldwell County got perhaps the best first round draw as they will play a LIvingston Central team they beat 12-2 and 11-1 during the season. The Tigers reached the 20-win mark for the first time in a decade and snapped Madisonville's run atop the Seventh District. Caldwell, however, hasn't advanced past the first round since 2005. Livingston Central on the other hand is making their first appearance in the region tournament in six years. Their last win came in 2003.