Greg Meacham named finalist for state softball umpire of the yea
By Jim Turner

Posted on July 8, 2022 7:44 PM

Meacham among top two softball officials in state

Logan County’s Greg Meacham not only was chosen to umpire the state high school softball championship game, but he also has been named one of the top tow umpires in the state.

He had earlier been name Fourth Region Umpire of the Year.

The letter notifying him of being a finalist--along with Randy Chapman of Owensboro—said, The staff takes these nominations very seriously as we consult with local assigning secretaries, veteran officials observers, coaches throughout the state, and our own review in trying to narrow the field.

“We prioritize not only on-field/court performance but local association activity and leadership, training efforts, and mentoring of newer officials. These and many other traits are vital to the continued success of Interscholastic athletic programs.

In his first game at the state tournament at UK, Meacham got lots of experience at first base. It went almost double the normal length, with Harrison County winning 1-0 in 13 innings. Next game, he was behind the plate in the McCracken County-Holy Cross matchup, won by the team from far Western Kentucky.

It was in his third game while he was working third base that he got his first close-up look of eventual state champion Louisville Ballard, which beat Daviess County. Then in his fourth game, he watched runner-up Lexington Catholic eliminate McCracken County.

The finals saw hm back at first base with Ballard edging LexCath 3-2. He was a part of history, since the Bruins pulled off the first triple play in state championship game history.

Greg Meacham was a three-sport starter for the Russellville Panthers in the mid=70s. He has been involved in sports in many ways, including a stint as head coach of Russellville Lady Panther softball.

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