Thursday-Friday, May 25-26, 1961
Caverna Wins Regional For Third Straight Year
The next step was the regional tournament held again at Gorin Park in Glasgow. Caverna defeated Clarkson and Elizabethtown to move into the finals where they would face a 21-2 Warren County team led by pitcher Glen Ford and all-around player Coy Meadows. Ford and Meadows had played with Doyle, Campbell, and Rogers on Bowling Green’s Junior American Legion baseball team the previous summer. In a well-played game by both teams Caverna eked out a 2-1 win, as Doyle bested Ford, to capture the regional championship and secure a third consecutive trip to the state tournament in Lexington. Doyle recalls a play by second baseman David Moore as the pivotal play of the game. With runners in scoring position and two out, a hobbled Coy Meadows hit a liner over second base that seemed headed to center field. But somehow, Moore was able to get there with a diving play and snagged the ball on one-hop and threw Meadows out at first on a close play. Had not Meadows previously sprained his ankle, Moore’s throw would have been too late. It was beginning to look like Caverna had a date with Destiny.