The SOAR Strategy Summit will be held May 11 at the East Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville.

The Summit is designed to help citizens and community leaders:

•learn how to work together with other organizations and communities to have collective impact while maintaining local identity;

•draw lessons from examples of success in communities who have taken this approach;

•network with local, regional, state, and federal officials along with private industry leaders; and

•improve community competitiveness for state and federal grants.

Visit http://soar-ky.org for upcoming details about the Summit, including agenda, directions and hotel information.  Pre-register online for $10 for the day -long summit, which includes a box lunch. You may also register on the day of the event for $15.

MOREHEAD – In its first meeting of 2015, the Shaping Our Appalachian Region Executive Committee celebrated several recent announcements and partnerships for the SOAR initiative, including a state funding mechanism for the organization, corporate partnerships and new jobs in the region.

Governor Steve Beshear ceremonially signed Senate Bill 168 to kick off the meeting, establishing the Kentucky Appalachian Regional Development Fund as a source for SOAR to receive future appropriations from the Kentucky General Assembly. The measure allows money from the fund to be used in support of job creation and retention, entrepreneurship, tourism, broadband deployment, workforce training, leadership development, health and wellness, infrastructure and economic diversity.

Leaders of SOAR also applauded recently announced corporate sponsorships, which will help advance the SOAR mission and establish long-term sustainability for the non-profit organization.

“SOAR’s corporate sponsors are springing life into SOAR, ensuring self-sustainability and establishing a stronger faith in the long-term success of this organization,” said Congressman Hal Rogers. “Together, we are committing to an unprecedented revitalization effort that will impact southern and eastern Kentucky for generations to come.”

Thus far, corporate sponsors include:

•Presenting Partner

•University of Kentucky ($300,000 for three years)

•Founding Partners ($50,000/Year)

•Aetna

•Baptist Health

•Booth Energy

•Forcht Bank

•Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS)

•Passport Health Plan

•East Kentucky Partners ($25,000/Year)

•Community Trust Bank

•Eastern Kentucky University

•Walters Automotive

Last year, the SOAR Working Groups completed their collective work with the presentation of a catalog of ideas for the future of eastern Kentucky. With their recommendations in mind, the Executive Board discussed revamping the structure of the organization, adding an Advisory Council and Action Teams.

“Establishing the SOAR Advisory Council is key to SOAR maintaining its connection to the people of the region,” said Jared Arnett, SOAR executive director. “Each member of the advisory committee will host annual public roundtables continuing the facilitation among and across sectors.  The Action Teams created today represent the most pressing opportunities for collaboration and impact on job creation.”


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THE VERY WORST THING: This picture was taken at the school bus crash site in Floyd County in 1958.




PRESTONSBURG — Local residents have the opportunity to learn new details about a tragedy that took the lives of 26 children and a bus driver in 1958 in Floyd County.

Director Michael Crisp recently released “A Life of Its Own,” a sequel to another documentary, “The Very Worst Thing,” that shares the story of the 1958 Floyd County school bus disaster.

The new documentary will premiere during an acoustic concert, “An Evening with Michael Crisp,” at 7 p.m. on April 10 at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park’s Wilkinson-Stumbo Convention Center. The approximate 30-minute concert features songs Crisp wrote that were inspired by the documentary and another book he has written about another historical events in Floyd County.

The new documentary offers a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of “The Very Worst Thing” and it also includes the first video known to exist that shows the bus being pulled out of the river, a computerized recreation of the crash and details about how the making of the original film helped community members find closure with the tragedy.

Film producers told various news agencies that creating “The Very Worst Thing” helped the community heal decades after the disaster. Crisp said “The Very Worst Thing” took on “a life of its own,” so he decided to create a new documentary to share that story.

Feb. 28 marked the 57th anniversary of the school bus disaster, the worst school bus disaster in the country’s history.

On Feb. 28, 1958, a Floyd County school bus carrying 48 elementary and high schools students collided with a tow truck three miles south of Prestonsburg and plunged over a steep embankment into a swollen Big Sandy River.

Following the wreck, 22 children swam to safety and 26 children and the bus driver died.

It took weeks to recover the bodies from the river.

The effort prompted the organization of the Floyd County Rescue Squad, which was founded by some residents who lost loved ones in the tragedy and by others who just wanted to help.

At its new facility last year, the squad unveiled a monument memorializing crash victims and honoring survivors and rescue squad founders.

Tickets to the premiere are currently on sale for $10 and may be purchased at the May Lodge at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park.

For details, call 606-889-1790 or visit the Very Worst Thing on Facebook.

Easter Sunday rarely falls on the same date. It can be in the months of March or April, but never has a fixed date like Christmas. 

Have you ever wondered why this is? The answer is relatively simple.           
In the church calendar, some holidays are referred to as “moveable feasts,” meaning the date varies from year to year. 

Long ago, there was debate over the date of Easter Sunday and it was finally set as the first Sunday following the full moon after the Spring Equinox.     

Easter is not the actual date of Christ’s resurrection; just as Christmas is not the actual date of Christ’s birth. 

Our calendar has changed many times over the years and the one we now use was adopted about 263 years ago. 

Easter Sunday is set aside to commemorate how Christ rose from the dead following his crucifixion and gave us eternal life through his shed blood!

~PMC Chaplain Stephen Thacker, Th.D. may be reached at 606-218-3969.


PIKEVILLE — Judi’s Place for Kids will hosts its Run with Courage 5K from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on April 11 in downtown Pikeville.

Participants may choose to sign up for the 5K Run or the 1 Mile walk course. They are encouraged to dress as their favorite superhero for the costume contest.

A kids’ “fun run” will be held immediately after the race.

Awards will be presented to the top three male and female finishers in three age groups and to the youngest/oldest male/female 5K finisher and the youngest/oldest male/female finisher of the walk.

In its eighth year, the race helps Judi’s Place to continue to provide services for children who have been sexually abused and their non-offending family members. The nonprofit agency works year-round to provide services that promote safety, justice, hope and healing for children with concerns of abuse.

For details, call 606-437-7447 or visit http://judisplace.org. More information is also available on the organization’s Facebook page.




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RAISING AWARENESS: Hundreds of people attended the Road for Autism 5K last year.

WILLIAMSON — Local residents are invited to help raise awareness about autism, a developmental disorder that affects one out of every 68 American children, at an event in Mingo County this weekend.

The Mingo County Autism Association is teaming up with the Tug Valley Road Runner’s Club to host the Run for Autism 5K on Saturday, April 11, at the Williamson Field House.

Registration is available through April 10 at the Family Pharmacy in South Williamson and the Mingo County Diabetes Coalition. On race day, registration will be $25 and available from 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. The race begins at 10 a.m. at the field house.

All participants will receive a T-shirt. Finisher medals will be awarded to participants who complete the race. 

For details, visit the Tug Valley Road Runners Facebook page or register online under “Race ID 38932” at http://webscorer.com.

This event is one of several events set to raise awareness about autism this month. Floyd County will host an autism awareness walk on April 18 and Pike County will host its autism awareness walk on April 25.

WHITESBURG — Letcher County will rev it up in Whitesburg this weekend.

Whitesburg Bike Nite 2015 begins this weekend and will continue to be held from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month.

Registration will begin at noon on April 11 at the First Baptist Church on Madison Ave., where a Blessing of the Bikes ceremony will be held. Participants will enjoy a ride prior to Whitesburg Bike Nite events.

Whitesburg Bike Nite offers several activities for children and families of all ages, concerts, games, vendors and motorcycle ride fundraisers. The group Xplicit will host a free public concert from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Whitesburg.

Whitesburg Bike Nite participants will be honoring veterans in May, raising awareness about autism in August, raising awareness about cancer in October and raising donations for Shriners, the Letcher County Homeless Shelter and foster children during other monthly events.

Admission is free. Downtown businesses and residents are asked to remove personal and business vehicles from Main Street on Bike Nite to accommodate participants

For details, email whitesburgbikenite@yahoo.com or visit the group’s Facebook page.


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COLLISION AT HOME: Pike County Central’s Mac Justice (10) collides with Belfry catcher Tyler Fields during a play at homeplate in the first inning of a game on April 6. Justice was called out on the play for not sliding into home.

PRESTONSBURG — Prestonsburg courtesy runner Ryne Slone raced home with the game’s only run when Travis Powers reached on a fielder’s choice with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the Blackcats to a 1-0 win over Pikeville in the 15th Region All “A” Classic played at StoneCrest Field on April 8.

The Blackcats, now winners of four straight after seven losses to open the season, managed only a single off the bat of Grant Martin against losing pitcher Isaac Lucas to start the game-winning rally.

Pikeville, which fell to 11-5, left four base runners stranded at third base.

The Panthers finished with four hits against winning hurler Reece Ison. Peyton Hamilton, Tanner Thompson, Andrew McNamee and Tyler Elkins all singled.



At Prestonsburg

(All ‘A’ Classic quarterfinals)

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

PHS (11-5)…...........................000 000  0 – 0-4-2

PB (4-7)……...........................000  000  1 – 1-1-0

Pitching:

WP – Reece Ison

LP – Isaac Lucas

Hitting: Peyton Hamilton 1b; Tanner Thompson 1b; Andrew McNamee 1b; Tyler Elkins, 1b, Pikeville; Grant Martin 1b; Travis Powers RBI; Ryne Slone 1r, Prestonsburg.



Betsy Layne….......................….8

South Floyd……........................1

ALLEN — Betsy Layne’s Alex Meade had a pair of hits and Jonathan Brock drove home two runs to lead the Bobcats to an 8-1 win over South Floyd in the 15th Region All “A” Classic played at Stumbo Park on April 8.

Tyler Collins was the winning pitcher as the Bobcats won for the first time this season in seven games and advanced to the semifinals.

Hunter Johnson had two hits for the Raiders, who fell to 3-5. Brett Daniels took the loss.



At Allen

(All ‘A’ Classic quarterfinals)

SCORE BY INNINGS:                                R-H-E

SF (3-5)……............................001  000  0 – 1-6-1

BL (1-6)……............................003  014  x – 8-6-3

Pitching:

WP – Tyler Collins

LP – Brett Daniels

Hitting: Hunter Johnson 2h; Jacob Meade RBI, South Floyd; Alex Meade 2h; Jonathan Brock 2 RBIs, Betsy Layne.



Allen Central…........................10

Shelby Valley….........................0

ROBINSON CREEK — Allen Central pounded out 11 hits and the Rebels cruised to a 10-0 win over Shelby Valley in the 15th Region All “A” Classic played at Dale Trivette Field on April 8.

Coltin Parsons had four hits, including a double, scored three runs and drove in two as the Rebels improved to 8-3. Wyatt Crisp added two hits, including a double. He scored twice and batted in one while Brett Samons collected three hits, scored a pair of runs and knocked home two more.

Tanner Hamilton was the winning pitcher.



At Robinson Creek

(All ‘A’ Classic quarterfinals)

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

AC (8-3)…..............................002  233 – 10-11-0

SV (1-6)…...............................000  000 –   0-  1-0

Pitching:

WP – Tanner Hamilton

Hitting: Brett Samons 3-1b, 2r, 2 RBIs; Coltin Parsons 3-1b, 2b, 3r, 2 RBIs; Wyatt Crisp 2b, 1b, 2r, 1 RBI, Allen Central.



Buckhorn……..........................10

Jenkins………….........................4

BUCKHORN — Jenkins saw an early lead against Buckhorn fall as the Cavaliers dropped a 10-4 decision in the 14th Region All “A” Classic played on April 8.

Jordan Delph had one of only three hits for the Cavaliers, now 0-6. He also walked. Pitching Randy Potter took the loss.

Caleb Napier had one hit and drove in one run and Jared Griffith added two RBIs as Buckhorn advanced and improved to 3-8.



At Buckhorn

(All ‘A’ Classic)

SCORE BY INNINGS:                                 R-H-E

JHS (0-6)…...........................100  111  0 –   4-3-7

BHS (3-8)…..........................132  400  x – 10-9-4

Pitching:

WP – Shannon Blank

LP – Randy Potter

Hitting: Jordan Delph 1h, bb, Jenkins; Caleb Napier 2h, 1 RBI; Austin Napier 2h; Jared Griffith 2 RBIs, Buckhorn.



Pikeville………..........................3

East Ridge……….......................1

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville advanced to the All “A” Classic quarterfinals with a hard-fought 3-1 win over East Ridge in a game played at Davis Park on April 6.

PHS hurler Isaac Lucas scattered four hits in four innings of work while Peyton Hamilton came on to shut down the Warriors. Both finished with six strike outs apiece.

East Ridge’s Luke Ramey worked five plus innings and took the loss. He gave up seven hits and all three runs, including two earned.

Ramey doubled and Christian Taylor singled and scored the lone run for East Ridge, which fell to 3-2.

Cade Byers and Tyler Elkins each singled and scored for the Panthers (11-4). Andrew McNamee singled and drove in one run while Tanner Thomson doubled and scored.



At Pikeville

(All ‘A’ Classic)

SCORE BY INNINGS:                                R-H-E

ER (3-2)…...............................000  010  0 – 1-4-1

PHS (11-4)…..........................002  001  x – 3-7-3

Pitching:

WP – Isaac Lucas

LP – Luke Ramey

Hitting: Christian Taylor 1b, 1r; Luke Ramey 2b, East Ridge; Tanner Thompson 2b, 1r; Cade Byers 1b, 1r; Tyler Elkins 1b, 1r; Andrew McNamee 1b, 1 RBI, Pikeville.

Pike Central….......................…8

Belfry…………...........................2

GOODY — Pike County Central won a 60th District showdown with Belfry as the Hawks rolled to an 8-2 win in a game played at Massey Energy Field on April 6.

Brad Elkins doubled, scored and drove in a pair of runs as the Hawks improved to 7-3. Mac Justice added a pair of hits, scored and batted in one. Andrew Fields collected two hits and scored two runs while knocking in one. Dylan Wright scored twice and had an RBI.

Nate Sanger doubled and drove in both Belfry runs while Jacob Francisco singled and scored.

Charlie Coakley was the winning pitcher. Austin Dotson suffered the loss as the Pirates dropped to 5-4.



At Goody

SCORE BY INNINGS:                                R-H-E

PCC (7-3)…............................100  403  0 – 8-5-0

BHS (5-4)…............................000  200  0 – 2-4-3

Pitching:

WP – Charlie Coakley

LP – Austin Dotson

Hitting: Brad Elkins 2b, 1r, 2 RBIs; Mac Justice 2-1b, 1r, 1 RBI; Andrew Fields 2-1b, 2r, 1 RBI; Dylan Wright 2r, 1 RBI, Pike Central; Nate Sanger 2b, 2 RBIs; Jacob Francisco 1b, 1r, Belfry.



Sheldon Clark......................…..9

Phelps…………..........................0

INEZ — Sheldon Clark made the most of seven hits as the Cardinals knocked off Phelps, 9-0, in the All “A” Classic played on April 6.

Wesley Hager was the winning pitcher as Sheldon Clark improved to 5-5. Trevor Blackburn had one hit, walked and drove in a run while Ethan Osborne had a hit and walked. Tanner Lafferty added an RBI.

Brandon New took the loss for the Hornets, who fell to 0-6. Kyle Snead singled and New walked twice.



At Inez

(All ‘A’ Classic)

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

PHS (0-6)...........................….000  000  0 – 0-2-4

SC (5-5)…...............................143  010  x – 9-7-1

Pitching:

WP – Wesley Hager

LP – Brandon New

Hitting: Kyle Sneed, 1b; Bandon New 2-bb, Phelps; Trevor Blackburn 1h, 1bb, 1 RBI; Ethan Osborne 1h, 1bb; Tanner Lafferty RBI, Sheldon Clark.

 

Belfry…..……..........................11

Pike Central…..........................4

GOODY — Belfry rallied from an early four-run deficit to beat 60th District rival Pike County Central, 11-4, in a game played at Massey Energy Field on April 7.

PCC’s Alyssa Collins had a three-run triple in the top of the first and later scored on a wild pitch. The Lady Hawks, now 6-5, would not score the remainder of the game.

With the game tied at 4-all going to the home fifth, Belfry (6-4) pushed across six runs.

Taylor Maynard doubled and knocked home two runs while Kayla Christian doubled, walked and scored twice. Candice Gillman added two RBIs.

Kendra Gannon was the winning pitcher. She had 15 strikeouts. Beth Reed took the loss.



At Goody

SCORE BY INNINGS: ..........................R-H-E

PCC (6-5)…...........................400  000  0 – 4-4-2

BHS (6-4)…..........................111  161  x – 11-6-1

Pitching:

WP – Kendra Gannon

LP – Beth Reed

Hitting: Alyssa Collins 3b, 1r, 3 RBIs; Maranda Wright 1b, 1r, Pike Central; Alix Young 2-1b, 2r; Taylor Maynard 1b, 1 RBI; Taylor Maynard 2b, 2 RBIs; Candice Gilman 2 RBIs; Kayla Christian 2b, bb, 2r; Kendra Gannon bb, hbp, 2r, Belfry.



Pikeville………......................…11

Paintsville………....................…4

PAINTSVILLE — Pikeville pushed across seven runs in the top of the 11th inning to knock off Paintsville, 11-34,  in the All “A” Classic played on April 6.

Lindsey McNamee had four hits and Alexis Stanley added three as the Lady Panthers improved to 5-8. Cassidy Lowe knocked in three runs while Emily Hughes and Catie Rowe plated two apiece.

Paige Taylor had three hits for the Lady Tigers, who fell to 5-3.

Erika Conn was the winning pitcher while Anna Keeton took the loss.



At Paintsville

(All ‘A’ Classic)

SCORE BY INNINGS:                                R-H-E

PHS (5-8)…...............200  010  001  07 – 11-18-2

PV (5-3)……..............003  000  001 00 –   4-15-0

Pitching:

WP – Erika Conn

LP – Anna Keeton

Hitting: Lindsey McNamee 4h; Alexis Stanley 3h; Cassidy Lowe 3 RBIs; Emily Hughes 2 RBIs; Catie Rowe, 2 RBIs, Pikeville; Paige Taylor 3h, Paintsville.



Sheldon Clark…......................18

South Floyd…….........................2

HI HAT — Sheldon Clark pushed across six runs in the top of the first inning and cruised to an 18-2 win over South Floyd in a game played on April 6.

Alydia Marcum had two hits and drove in five runs as the Lady Cardinals improved to 4-4. Paige Maynard collected two hits and knocked in three while Kelsey Dean had two hits and drive in a pair of runs.

Carla Mullins was the winning pitcher.



At Hi Hat

SCORE BY INNINGS:                                R-H-E

SC (4-4)….............................…622  017 – 18-9-1

SF (2-4)……..............................000  110 –   2-2-4

Pitching:

WP – Carla Mullins

Hitting: Alydia Marcum 2h, 5 RBIs; Paige Maynard 2h, 3 RBIs; Kelsey Dean 2h, 2 RBIs, Sheldon Clark.


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WINNING FORM: East Ridge hurler Luke Ramey delivers a pitch during a game played at Johnny Turner Field in Drift. The Warriors defeated South Floyd for the second time this season last week, winning 10-9 at home.

PAINTSVILLE — Paintsville took the lead for good in the bottom of the second inning and went on to beat Belfry, 14-4, in a game played on April 4.

Marty Miller belted a grand slam home run and drove in five runs while Gabe Burchell added two hits, including a double, and finished with three RBIs. Luke Daniels added three hits and batted in one.

Garrett Fannin and Austin Dotson had one RBI each for the Pirates who fell to 5-3.

Taylor Miller was the winning pitcher as Paintsville improved to 8-1. Keaton Taylor took the loss.



At Paintsville

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

BHS (5-3)…........................…040  000 –   4-  7-9

PV (8-1)…........................…..416  111 – 14-10-2

Pitching:

WP – Taylor Miller

LP – Keaton Taylor

Hitting: Garrett Fanning, RBI; Austin Dotson, RBI; Jordan Meddings, RBI, Belfry; Marty Miller GS, 5 RBIs; Gabe Burchell 2b, 1b, 3 RBIs; Luke Daniels 3-1b, RBI, Paintsville.



Allen Central…........................14

Sheldon Clark…........................0

DRIFT — Allen Central plated eight runs in the home first inning and cruised to a 14-0 win over Sheldon Clark in a game played at Johnny Turner Field on April 4.

Winning pitcher Dustin Johnson had a pair of singles, scored twice and drove home three runs as the Rebels improved to 7-3. Coltin Parsons added two hits, scored a pair of runs and knocked home two more while Tanner Hamilton added a single, scored and batted in three. Austin Lawson added two singles, scored and plated two runners.

Sheldon Clark fell to 4-5.



At Drift

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

SC (4-5)….................................000  00 –   0-  2-0

AC (7-3)…................................836  0x – 14-11-0

Pitching:

WP – Dustin Johnson

Hitting: Tanner Hamilton 1b, 1r, 3 RBIs; Austin Lawson 2-1b, 1r, 2 RBIs; Coltin Parsons 2-1b, 2r, 2 RBIs; Dustin Johnson 2-1b, 2r, 3 RBIs, Allen Central.



South Floyd…….........................7

Phelps…………..........................1

DRIFT — South Floyd snapped a 1-all tie with four runs in the bottom of the third inning en route to a 7-1 win over Phelps in a game played at Johnny Turner Field on April 2.

Winning pitcher Marcus Gayheart hurled a no-hitter as the Raiders improved to 3-4.

Brett Daniels had three hits and Gayheart added two. Hunter Johnson drove in a pair of runs.

Bailey Hurley took the loss as the Hornets fell to 0-5.



At Drift

SCORE BY INNINGS:                                R-H-E

PHS (0-5)…...........................100  000  0 – 1-  0-0

SF (3-4)…..........................…104  101  x – 7-10-2

Pitching:

WP – Marcus Gayheart

LP – Bailey Hurley

Hitting: Brett Daniels 3h; Marcus Gayheart 2h; Hunter Johnson 2 RBIs, South Floyd.



Magoffin County....................…7

Jenkins………......................……1

SALYERSVILLE — Jenkins took an early lead against Magoffin County but the Hornets scored all their runs in the home second and scored a 7-2 win in a game played on April 2.

Losing pitcher Jordan Delph had three hits for the Cavaliers (0-5) and drove in the team’s lone run.



At Salyersville

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

JHS (0-5)….............................100  000  0 – 1-4-2

MC (3-3)….............................070  000  x – 7-5-1

Pitching:

LP – Jordan Delph

Hitting: Jordan Delph 3h, 1 RBI, Jenkins.



St. Joseph, NY……...................10

Pikeville………….......................2

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Pikeville fell behind early to St. Joseph by the Sea (NY) in the Cal Ripken Experience and fell 10-2 in a game played on April 1.

Losing pitcher Clay Slone and Peyton Hamilton had two hits each and drove in one run apiece while Tanner Thompson added two singles and teammate Connor Risner singled and scored.

The Panthers fell to 10-4.



At Myrtle Beach, S.C.

SCORE BY INNINGS:                                R-H-E

PHS (10-4)…......................002  000  0 –   2-  7-2

SJ……….......................…...312  040  x – 10-15-2

Pitching:

WP – Matt Ponsiglione

LP – Clay Slone

Hitting: Clay Slone 2-1b, 1 RBI; Peyton Hamilton 2-1b, 1 RBI; Tanner Thompson 2-1b; Connor Risner 1b, 1r, Pikeville.



Pike Central….........................13

Letcher Central......................…3

BUCKLEYS CREEK — Pike County Central exploded for six runs in the home first inning and rolled to a 13-3 win over Letcher County Central in a game played on April 1.

Caleb Godsey had a pair of doubles, scored and drove home three runs as the Hawks improved to 6-3. Hunter Clark had three hits, including a double, scored twice and knocked home two runs while Brad Elkins had four hits, including a double, and scored three runs. Aaron Scott doubled, singled, scored twice and batted in two runs.

Logan Gibbs had an RBI-single for the Cougars, now 5-4. Jordan Rose singled and scored. Max Baxter suffered the loss.



At Buckleys Creek

SCORE BY INNINGS:                                R-H-E

LCC (5-4)…..............................201  00 –   3-  4-2

PCC (6-3)…..............................602  23 – 13-15-0

Pitching:

WP – Junior Elkins

LP – Max Baxter

Hitting: Logan Gibbs 1b, 1 RBI; Jordan Rose 1b, 1r, Letcher Central; Caleb Godsey 2-2b, 1r, 3 RBIs; Aaron Scott 2b, 1b, 2r, 2 RBIs; Brad Elkins 3-1b, 2b, 3r; Hunter Clark 2-1b, 2b, 2r, 2 RBIs, Pike Central.



Paintsville……..........................7

Allen Central….........................3

DRIFT — Allen Central’s Dustin Johnson belted a home run but the Rebels came up short, falling to Paintsville 7-3 in a game played at Johnny Turner Field on April 1.

Austin Lawson singled and drove in one run while Tanner Hamilton singled and scored along with Steven Howard.

Dillon Lawson took the loss.



At Drift

SCORE BY INNINGS:                                 R-H-E

PV (7-1)…................................023  000 2 – 7-7-0

AC (6-3)…...............................000  003  0 – 3-6-0

Pitching:

LP – Dillon Lawson

Hitting: Dustin Johnson HR, 2 RBIs; Steven Howard 1b, 1r; Tanner Hamilton 1b, 1r; Austin Lawson 1b, 1 RBI, Allen Central.



Prestonsburg….......................10

Betsy Layne….......................….0

PRESTONSBURG — Prestonsburg won its third straight game as the Blackcats cruised to a 10-0 win in a game over Betsy Layne played at StoneCrest Field on April 1.

Grant Martin had two hits and drove in two runs as the Blackcats improved to 3-7. Winning pitcher Jarin Hall drove in two runs while Scott Stapleton added two hits.

Jonathan Brock had a pair of hits in a losing effort the Bobcats, who fell to 0-6.

Peyton Case took the loss.



At Prestonsburg

SCORE BY INNINGS:                                R-H-E

BL (0-6)…..................................000  000 –  0-4-5

PB (3-7)…..................................110 305 – 10-7-2

Pitching:

WP – Jarin Hall

LP – Peyton Case

Hitting: Jonathan Brock 2h, Betsy Layne; Scott Stapleton 2h; Grant Martin 2h, 2 RBIs; Jarin Hall 2 RBIs, Prestonsburg.



Central, AL…............................6

Pikeville………..........................5

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Pikeville saw a late lead against Central (AL) get away as the Panthers fell 6-5 in the Cal Ripken Experience played on March 31.

Cade Byers had three hits, including a double. He scored one run and drove home two. Peyton Hamilton added a pair of singles and batted in two runs while Clay Slone doubled and scored. Tyler Elkins had one hit and scored twice.

Michael McDonald suffered the loss.



At Myrtle Beach, S.C.

SCORE BY INNINGS:                                R-H-E

PHS (10-3)..........................…100  011  2 – 5-9-3

CHS………..............................000  012  3 – 6-8-0

Pitching:

WP – Dalton Wilder

LP – Michael McDonald

Hitting: Clay Slone 2b, 1r; Cade Byers 2b, 2-1b, 1r, 2 RBIs; Peyton Hamilton 2-1b, 2 RBIs; Tyler Elkins 1b, 2r, Pikeville.

Allen Central…….....................16

Shelby Valley…......................….0

ROBINSON CREEK — Allen Central came out slugging against Shelby Valley and went on to score a 16-0 win in a game played at Dale Trivette Field on March 31.

Cameron Blevins was a home run shy of hitting for the cycle as the Rebels improved to 6-2. He scored three runs and drove in three. Tanner Hamilton doubled, singled, scored twice and batted in two more runs. Wyatt Crisp had a pair of hits, including a double, and scored three times. He knocked home one run. Brett Samons had two hits, scored and finished with an RBI.

Austin Lawson was the winning pitcher.



At Robinson Creek

SCORE BY INNINGS:                                R-H-E

AC (6-2)…................................835  00 – 16-11-0

SV (0-5)….................................000  00 –   0-  1-0

Pitching:

WP – Austin Lawson

Hitting: Cameron Blevins 3b, 2b, 1b, 3r, 3 RBIs; Tanner Hamilton 2b, 1b, 2r, 2 RBIs; Wyatt Crisp 2b, 1b, 3r, 1 RBI; Brett Samons 2-1b, 1r, 1 RBI, Allen Central.



Pike Central……......................11

Phelps…………….......................1

BUCKLEYS CREEK — Pike Central pounded out 13 hits and rolled to a 13-1 win over Phelps in a game played on March 31.

Mac Justice led the offensive attack with a pair of home runs and five RBIs as the Hawks improved to 5-3. Aaron Scott added a double, scored twice and knocked home one run while Brad Elkins collected three hits, including a double. Elkins scored two runs and drove in one. Hunter Clark had three hits, including a double, scored twice and batted in one.



Phelps’ Kyle Snead had two hits, including a double, and drove in the lone run. Dalton Prater scored as the Hornets fell to 0-4.

Dylan Wright was the winning pitcher while Gavin Wolford took the loss.



At Buckleys Creek

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

PHS (0-4)…..........................…100  00 –   1-  3-4

PCC (5-3)…..........................…308  0x – 11-13-1

Pitching:

WP – Dylan Wright

LP – Gavin Wolford

Hitting: Kyle Snead 2b, 1b, 1 RBI; Dalton Prater 1r, Phelps; Mac Justice 2-HR, 5 RBIs; Aaron Scott 2b, 2r, 1 RBI; Brad Elkins 2b, 2-1b, 2r, 1 RBI; Hunter Clark 2b, 2-1b, 2r, 1 RBI, Pike Central.



Prestonsburg…......................…4

Betsy Layne……........................1

ALLEN — Prestonsburg’s John Cooksey held Betsy Layne batters in-check as the Blackcats scored a 4-1 win in a game played at Stumbo Field on March 31.

Jarredd Jarrell, Bryce Tucker and Jarin Hall had two hits apiece as the Blackcats improved to 2-7. Nick Rowe knocked home two runs.

Tyler Collins took the loss as Betsy Layne fell to 0-5.



At Drift

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

PB (2-7)….............................100  201  0 – 4-10-1

BL (0-5)….............................000  010  0 – 1-  3-2

Pitching:

WP – John Cooksey

LP – Tyler Collins

Hitting: Jarredd Jarrell 2h; Bryce Tucker 2h; Jarin Hall 2h; Nick Rowe 2 RBIs, Prestonsburg.



Allen Central….......................13

Magoffin County.......................3

DRIFT — Allen Central used two big offensive innings to rally past Magoffin County, 13-3, in a game played at Johnny Turner Field on March 30.

Wyatt Crisp slugged three hits, scored a pair of runs and knocked home four as the Rebels improved to 5-2. Austin Lawson added two hits, two runs and batted in two more while Cameron Blevins singled, scored twice and batted in a pair.

Tanner Hamilton was the winning pitcher.



At Drift

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

MC (1-3)…..................................200  01 –  3-6-0

AC (5-2)…...................................007 06 – 13-9-0

Pitching:

WP – Tanner Hamilton

Hitting: Wyatt Crisp 3h, 2r, 4 RBIs; Austin Lawson 2h, 2r, 2 RBIs; Cameron Blevins 1h, 2r, 2 RBIs, Allen Central.

Pikeville…….............................6

Buckeye, OH…..........................5

MRYTLE BEACH, S.C. — Pikeville pushed across the go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth inning as the Panthers edged Buckeye (OH), 6-5, in the Cal Ripken Experience played on March 30.

Peyton Hamilton had two hits, scored and drove home three runs as the Panthers won their 10th straight game. Tanner Thompson added a pair of hits, including a double, and knocked home one run. Clay Slone added two singles, one run scored and an RBI. Cade Byers scored twice and batted in one run.

Kevin Justice was the winning pitcher as Pikeville improved to 10-2.



At Myrtle Beach, S.C.

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

BV…………............................001  040  0 – 5-4-2

PHS (10-2).............................102  021   x – 6-7-2

Pitching:

WP – Kevin Justice

LP – Wyatt Acker

Hitting: Peyton Hamilton 2-1b, 1r, 3 RBIs; Tanner Thompson 2b, 1b, 1 RBI; Clay Slone 2-1b, 1r, 1 RBI; Cade Byers 2r, 1 RBI, Pikeville.



Prestonsburg……......................7

Pike Central……........................1

BUCKLEYS CREEK — Pike Central’s losing pitcher Mac Justice had four hits, including a home run and two doubles, but the Hawks came up on the short end of a 7-1 loss to Prestonsburg in a game played on March 30.

Brad Elkins added two singles as the Hawks fell to 4-3.

John Cooksey doubled, singled and drove in one run as the Blackcats won for the first time this season in eight games. Reece Ison doubled and scored while Grant Martin had two hits and knocked home two runs. Jarredd Jarrell scored three runs.



At Buckleys Creek

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

PB (1-7)….........................…002  104  0 – 7-10-1

PCC (4-3)…..........................000  100  0 – 1-  7-2

Pitching:

WP – Bryce Tucker

LP – Mac Justice

Hitting: John Cooksey 2b, 1b, 1 RBI; Reece Ison 2b, 1r; Grant Martin 2-1b, 2 RBIs; Jarredd Jarrell 3r, Prestonsburg; Mac Justice HR, 2-2b, 1b, 1r, 1 RBI; Brad Elkins 2-1b, Pike Central.



Pikeville……........................…11

Fairbanks, OH…........................1

MRYTLE BEACH, S.C. — Pikeville pounded out 10 hits and the Panthers cruised to an 11-1 win over Fairbanks (OH) in the Cal Ripken Experience played on March 29.

Michael McDonald tripled, singled and scored a pair of runs as the Panthers won their ninth straight game and improved to 9-2.

Winning pitcher Tanner Thompson added two hits, scored twice and batted in one run while Clay Slone had two hits and knocked home one run. Cade Byers and Peyton Hamilton each singled, scored and drove home one run. Tanner Roop had a single, scored and knocked home a pair. Isaac Lucas singled, scored and had an RBI.



At Mrytle Beach, S.C.

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

FB…………............................000  100 –   1-  4-4

PHS (9-2)............................…037  001 – 11-10-2

Pitching:

WP – Tanner Thompson

LP – Christian Schnees

Hitting: Michael McDonald 3b, 1b, 2r; Tanner Thompson 2-1b, 2r, 1 RBI; Clay Slone 2-1b, 1 RBI; Cade Byers 1b, 1r, 1 RBI; Peyton Hamilton 1b, 1r, 1 RBI; Tanner Roop 1b, 1r, 2 RBIs; Isaac Lucas 1b, 1r, 1 RBI, Pikeville.



Belfry…….............................….2

Hazard……............................…1

HAZARD — Belfry winning pitcher Jacob Francisco and Keaton Taylor each singled and drove home one run each as the Pirates edged Hazard, 2-1, in the Hazard Spring Classic played on March 28.

Tyler Fields singled and scored as the Pirates improved to 5-2.



At Hazard

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

BHS (5-2)…............................110  000  0 – 2-8-1

HZ (6-1)……..........................000  001  0 – 1-2-0

Pitching:

WP – Jacob Francisco

LP – Trajon Campbell

Hitting: Jacob Francisco 1b, 1 RBI; Keaton Taylor 1b, 1 RBI, Tyler Fields 1b, 1r, Belfry.



Belfry…………...........................4

Knox Central…..........................1

HAZARD — Belfry pushed across four runs in the top of the sixth inning to rally past Knox Central, 4-1, in the Hazard Spring Classic played on March 28.

Winning pitcher Austin Dotson doubled, singled, scored and drove in one run as the Pirates improved to 5-2.

Garrett Fannin singled and scored while Keaton Taylor doubled and scored.



At Hazard

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

BHS (5-2)…............................000  004  0 – 4-4-1

KX (3-3)…..............................100  000  0 – 1-2-2

Pitching:

WP Austin Dotson

LP – Seth Hill

Hitting: Austin Dotson 2b, 1b, 1r, 1 RBI; Garrett Fannin 1b, 1r; Keaton Taylor 2b, 1r, Belfry.



Pike Central…..........................6

Man, WV……............................5

BUCKLEYS CREEK — Pike Central’s Mac Justice had three hits, including a double, to lead the Hawks to a 6-5 win over defending Class A state champion Man (WV) in a game played at PCC Field on March 28.

Brad Elkins tripled and scored while Dylan Wright and Charlie Coakley each singled, scored and drove in one run apiece.

P.J. Sowards was the winning pitcher while Man’s Jake Adkins took the loss in the Hillbillies’ season opener.



At Buckleys Creek

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

Man (0-1)…............................220  001  0 – 5-7-2

PCC (4-2)…............................411  000  x – 6-7-7

Pitching:

WP – P.J. Sowards

LP – Jake Adkins

Hitting: Mac Justice 2b, 2-1b, 2r; Dylan Wright 1b, 1r, 1 RBI; Brad Elkins 3b, 1r, Charlie Coakley 1b, 1r, 1 RBI, Pike Central.



Garrard County....................…10

Prestonsburg……......................0

HAZARD — Garrard County erupted for six runs in the top of the first inning and went on to beat Prestonsburg, 10-0, in the Hazard Spring Classic played on March 28.

Josh Cooksey had the lone hit for the Blackcats, who fell to 0-7. Nicholas Caudill was the losing pitcher.



At Hazard

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

GC (4-3)…...............................610  30 – 10-12-0

PB (0-7)…................................000 00 –    0-  1-2

Pitching:

WP – Kelsey Young

LP – Nicholas Caudill

Hitting: John Cooskey 1b, bb, Prestonsburg.


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JENKINS HURLER: Jenkins pitching standout Caitlynn Estevez has the Lady Cavaliers off to a 7-1 start this softball season.

ROBINSON CREEK — East Ridge rallied for two runs in the top of the seventh inning to score a thrilling 3-2 win over Shelby Valley in a game played on April 2.

Paige Potter and Lesli Fleenor each singled and drove home one run apiece while Kailee Slone added two hits and scored as the Lady Warriors improved to 3-1. Potter also scored.

Hannah Coleman was the winning pitcher while McKenzie Johnson took the loss for the Bat Kats, who fell to 3-7.

Sydney Jones singled while Ashley Causey and Katie Tackett each drove in one run apiece.



At Robinson Creek

SCORE BY INNINGS:                                R-H-E

ER (3-1)…...............................001  000  2 – 3-9-0

SV (3-7)…...............................100  010  0 – 2-1-0

Pitching:

WP – Hannah Coleman

LP – McKenzie Johnson

Hitting: Paige Potter 1b, 1r, 1 RBI; Lesli Fleenor 1b, 1 RBI; Kailee Slone 2-1b, 1r, East Ridge; Sydney Jones 1b; Ashley Causey 1 RBI; Katie Tackett, 1 RBI, Shelby Valley.



Paintsville…........................…10

Betsy Layne…...........................0

STANVILLE — Paintsville pounded out 18 hits as the Lady Tigers rolled to a 10-0 win over Betsy Layne in a game played on April 2.

Katelyn Fitch had three hits while Alexis Williams and winning pitcher added two hits apiece.

Betsy Layne’s Brandy Morrow took the loss as the Lady Bobcats fell to 3-3.



At Stanville

SCORE BY INNINGS:                                R-H-E

PV (5-2)….................................014  23 – 10-18-0

BL (3-3)…..................................000  00 –   0-  5-1

Pitching:

WP – Anna Keeton

LP – Bandy Morrow

Hitting: Alexis Williams 2h; Anna Keeton 2h; Katelyn Fitch 3h, Collins 3 RBIs, Paintsville. 



Jenkins……..........................…12

Sheldon Clark...........................1

INEZ — Jenkins jumped out to a big lead early and the Lady Cavaliers cruised to a 12-1 win over Sheldon Clark in a game played on April 1.

Melissa Bartley and McKenzie Gibson each had an extra base hit as the Lady Cavaliers (7-1) finished with 13 as a team.

Sheldon Clark’s Carla Mullins took the loss.



At Inez

SCORE BY INNINGS:                                R-H-E

JHS (7-1)…...............................831  00 – 12-13-0

SC (3-4)….................................100  00 –   1-  3-4

Pitching:

WP – Caitlynn Estevez

LP – Carla Mullins

Hitting: Melissa Bartley 2b, McKenzie Gibson 2b, Jenkins.



Belfry……............................…16

Phelps……............................….5

PHELPS — Belfry’s Candice Gilman collected two hits and drove home four runs to lead the Lady Pirates to a 16-5 win over Phelps in a game played at Johnson Bottom Field on April 1.

Kayla Christian singled and batted in two runs as Belfry improved to 5-4.

Bekka Turner doubled and knocked in two runs and McKenzie Bentley singled and batted in one.

Kendra Gannon was the winning pitcher while Lauren Briggs took the loss.

Phelps dropped to 3-3.



At Phelps

SCORE BY INNINGS:                                R-H-E

BHS (5-4)…................................252  70 – 16-8-5

PHS (3-3)…................................041  00 –   5-7-9

Pitching:

WP – Kendra Gannon

LP – Lauren Briggs

Hitting: Candice Gilman 2-1b, 4 RBIs; Kayla Christian 1b, 2 RBIs, Belfry; Bekka Turner 2b, 2 RBIs; McKenzie Bentley 1b, 1 RBI, Phelps.



Sheldon Clark…......................20

Allen Central……......................5

INEZ — Sheldon Clark erupted for 15 runs in the second inning and made quick work of Allen Central, winning 20-5 in a mercy-rule game played on April 1.

Winning pitcher Hope Lafferty had three hits and drove in three runs as the Lady Cardinals improved to 3-3.

Boo Newsome singled and drove in two runs while Alydia Marcum added a pair of RBIs.

Allen Central fell to 0-5.



At Inez

SCORE BY INNINGS:                                 R-H-E

AC (0-5)…................................0      23 –   5-  4-3

SC (3-3)….................................3 (15)2 – 20-10-2

Pitching:

WP – Hope Lafferty

Hitting: Hope Lafferty 3h, 3 RBIs; Boo Newsome 1h, 2 RBIs; Alydia Marcum 2 RBIs, Sheldon Clark.



Belfry………............................13

Pike Central…..........................6

BUCKLEYS CREEK — Belfry took the lead away from Pike County Central in the fourth inning and went on to post a 13-6 win in a game played on March 31.

Winning pitcher Kendra Gannon had four hits and drove in three runs as Belfry improved to 4-4. Alix Young added three hits and scored three runs while Alex Smith had three hits and batted in three more runs.

Kayla Christian doubled and batted in one run while Kendra Maynard singled and knocked home one.

Beth Reed suffered the loss as PCC fell to 4-3.



At Buckleys Creek

SCORE BY INNINGS:                                R-H-E

BHS (4-4)……....................300  203  5 – 13-12-4

PCC (4-3)……....................004  010  1 –   6-  2-9

Pitching:

WP – Kendra Gannon

LP – Beth Reed

Hitting: Kendra Gannon 4h, 3 RBIs; Alix Young 3h, 3r; Alex Smith 3h, 3 RBIs; Kayla Christian 2b, RBI; Kendra Maynard 1b, RBI, Belfry.



Betsy Layne….........................18

South Floyd…...........................3

STANVILLE — Betsy Layne pushed across 12 runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to mercy rule South Floyd, 18-3, in a game played on March 31.

Emily Kidd belted a grand slam home run and added a three-run blast to finish with seven runs batted in as the Lady Cats improved to 3-2.

Alex Sisco finished with two hits and Summer Johnson knocked home three runs in the win. Eddi Akers had a pair of RBIs.

Brandy Morrow was the winning pitcher while Brittany Dawson was tagged with the loss as the Lady Raiders dropped to 2-3.



At Stanville

SCORE BY INNINGS:                                R-H-E

SF (2-3)…................................200      1 –   3- 5-5

BL (3-2)…...............................024 (12) – 18-11-0

Pitching:

WP – Brandy Morrow

LP – Brittany Dawson

Hitting: Brittany Dawson 2h, South Floyd; Emily Kidd GS, 3r-HR, 2r, 7 RBIs; Alex Sisco 2h; Summer Johnson 3 RBIs; Eddi Akers 2 RBIs, Betsy Layne.



Robinson Secondary..................7

Pikeville…………….....................3

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Pikeville saw a lead get away in the middle innings as the Lady Panthers fell to Robinson Secondary (VA) rallied for a 7-3 win in the Cal Ripken Experience played on March 31.

Catie Rowe had a pair of hits for the Lady Panthers who fell to 4-8.

Meagan Cochran suffered the loss.



At Myrtle Beach, S.C.

SCORE BY INNINGS:                                R-H-E

PK (4-8)….............................010  200  0 – 3-  5-0

RBN………...........................100  330  x – 7-20-0

Pitching:

LP – Meagan Cochran

Hitting: Catie Rowe 2h, Pikeville.



Chesterfield, S.C…..................11

Pikeville………….....................…1

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Chesterfield (SC) pounded out 16 hits and rolled to an 11-1 win over Pikeville in the Cal Ripken Experience played on March 31.

The Lady Panthers were led by Emily Hughes’ two hits. Erika Conn took the loss.



At Myrtle Beach, S.C.

SCORE BY INNINGS:                                R-H-E

PK (4-7)…...............................001  000 –   1-  6-0

CF……….................................020  117 – 11-16-0

Pitching:

LP – Erika Conn

Hitting: Emily Hughes, 2h, Pikeville.



St. Francis, IL…....................…14

Pikeville………….....................…6

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — St. Francis (IL) scored nine times in the bottom of the first inning and went on to hand Pikeville a 14-6 loss in the Cal Ripken Experience played on March 31.

Catie Rowe had a pair of hits as the Lady Panthers fell to 4-6.

Meagan Cochran suffered the loss.



At Myrtle Beach, S.C.

SCORE BY INNINGS:                                 R-H-E

PK (4-6)…............................213  000  0 –  6-  8-1

SF………...........................…901  022 x – 14-22-0

Pitching:

LP – Meagan Cochran

Hitting: Catie Rowe 2h, Pikeville.



Phelps sweeps Hurley, Va.

PHELPS — The Phelps Lady Hornets completed a doubleheader sweep of Hurley (Va.) with a 13-3 win in game two played at Johnson Bottom Park on March 31.

The Lady Hornets, now 3-3, won the opener, 9-3.

Bekka Turner and Hannah Blankenship were the winning pitchers.

Kryslin Obermuller and Sierra Sincell each belted a home run in the opener while Hannah Layne doubled and singled. MacKenzie Bentley also had two hits.

Kacie Dotson and Kishalia Blankenship each lined a pair of singles in the nightcap while Danielle Prater doubled.



Pikeville…….............................8

Kenston, OH…..........................7

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Pikeville rallied to score a pair of runs in the bottom of the nine inning to knock off Kenston (OH), 8-7, in the Cal Ripken Experience played on March 30.

The Lady Panthers, now 4-5, pounded out 21 hits to back the pitching of Erica Conn.

Camryn Slone and Cassidy Lowe had four hits each to lead the way while Catie Rowe collected three. Savanna Nunemaker knocked in two runs.



At Myrtle Beach, S.C.

SCORE BY INNINGS:                                R-H-E

KNS……............................002  003  101 – 7-14-0

PK (4-5).............................104  000  102 – 8-21-0

Pitching:

WP – Erica Conn

Hitting: Camryn Slone 4h; Cassidy Lowe 4h; Catie Rowe 3h; Savanna Nunemaker 2 RBIs, Pikeville.



Betsy Layne…........................…5

Sheldon Clark…........................2

INEZ — Betsy Layne took a five-run lead to the bottom of the seventh inning and held off Sheldon Clark for a 5-2 win in a game played on March 27.

Alex Sisco had two hits and drove in one run to back the pitching of winner Brandy Morrow.

Hope Lafferty had a pair of hits for the Lady Cardinals.

Both teams are now 2-2.



At Inez

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

BL (2-2)…...............................002  101  1 – 5-7-0

SC (2-2)…...............................000  000  2 – 2-5-0

Pitching:

WP – Brandy Morrow

Hitting: Alex Sisco 2h, 1 RBI, Betsy Layne; Hope Lafferty 2h, Sheldon Clark.



Boyd County….........................11

Pikeville……….......................…1

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Boyd County pounded out 20 hits and rolled to an 11-1 win over Pikeville in the Cal Ripken Experience played on March 29.

Camryn Slone, losing pitcher Erika Conn and Savanna Nunemaker had the only hits for Pikeville, which fell to 3-5.



At Myrtle Beach, S.C.

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

PK (3-5)….................................000  10 –  1-  3-2

BC (5-0)….................................003 8x – 11-20-0

Pitching:

LP – Erika Conn

Hitting: Camryn Slone 1h, 1r; Erika Conn 1h; Savanna Nunemaker 1h, Pikeville.



Tippecanoe, OH…....................16

Pikeville………….......................5

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Pikeville saw an early lead against Tippecanoe (OH) slip away in a 16-5 loss in the Cal Ripken Experience played on March 29.

Emily Hughes had two hits and scored two runs to lead Pikeville.

Meagan Cochran was the losing pitcher as the Lady Panthers fell to 3-4.



At Myrtle Beach, S.C.

SCORE BY INNINGS:                                 R-H-E

TPP……..............................200  0(12)2 – 16-23-1

PK (3-4)..............................005  0    10 –    6-11-1

Pitching:

LP – Meagan Cochran

Hitting: Emily Hughes 2h, 2r, Pikeville.



Pickerington, OH…..................15

Pikeville……………....................0

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Pickerington (OH) scored in all four innings in sending Pikeville down to a 15-0 defeat in the Cal Ripken Experience played on March 29.

Meagan Cochran suffered the loss as PHS fell to 3-3.

Alexis Stanley, Emily Hughes and Lindsey McNamee had one hit apiece for Pikeville.



At Myrtle Beach, S.C.

SCORE BY INNINGS:                                R-H-E

PNK….........................................153  6 – 15-16-0

PK (3-3)...................................…000  0 –   0-  3-1

Pitching:

LP – Meagan Cochran

Hitting: Alexis Stanley 1h; Emily Hughes 1h; Lindsey McNamee 1h, Pikeville.



Pikeville…….............................5

Perry Central.........................…3

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville rallied from an early deficit to beat Perry County Central, 5-3, in a game played at Myers Field on March 27.

Catie Lowe had two hits and drove in two runs to back the pitching of winner Meagan Cochran.

Alexis Stanley and Savanna Nunemaker added two hits apiece as Pikeville improved to 3-2.

Lauren Fugate was the losing hurler for the Lady Commodores, now 4-2.

 

At Pikeville

SCORE BY INNINGS:                                R-H-E

PCC (4-2)…..........................020  001  0 – 3-  8-1

PK (3-2)….............................000  500  x – 5-10-1

Pitching:

WP – Meagan Cochran

LP – Lauren Fugate

Hitting: Catie Lowe 2h, 3 RBIs; Alexis Stanley 2h; Savanna Nunemaker 2h, Pikeville. 




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SAFE AT THIRD: University of Pikeville’s Scottie Whitaker (2) slides in to third base as Berea College’s Devin Belleville bobbles the baseball during the second game of a doubleheader played at Johnnie LeMaster Field on April 6.



ON THE DIAMOND: University of Pikeville’s Breana Pineda (50), Hollie Hinkle (23) and Sydney Morris (15) high five at the mound during action played at Paul Butcher Field.

PIKEVILLE — The University of Pikeville Bears completed a doubleheader sweep of Berea College with a come-from-behind 4-1 win in the nightcap played at Johnnie LeMaster Field on April 6.

Dalton Dahley went the distance to earn the nightcap win. He struck out nine and walked two as the Bears improved to 14-18. In the opener, Bryce Carden worked a complete game, striking out six and walking one in the 11-4 win.

Mike Peluffo had two hits, including a double, scored and knocked home two runs in the four-run, game-winning fifth inning of game two. Cody Chagnon doubled and singled while Connor Osborne and Jacob DiThomas each singled and scored.

In the opener, Chagnon doubled, singled and drove in four runs while Nicholas Gonzales added a single, scored and batted in three runs. Erick Manning singled and scored three times. DiThomas singled, scored a pair of runs and knocked home one run.

UPIKE fell to 14-18.



At Pikeville

(Game 2)

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

BC (6-19)…........................…100  000  0 – 1-4-2

UP (14-18)….........................000  0400 x – 4-9-1

Pitching:

WP – Dalton Dahley

LP – Michael Smither

Hitting: Mike Peluffo 2b, 1b, 1r, 2 RBIs; Cody Chagnon 2b, 1b; Connor Osborne 1b, 1r; Jacob DiThomas 1b, 1r, UPIKE.



At Pikeville

(Game 1)

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

BC (6-18)……......................100  003  0 –   4-8-5

UP (13-18)…....................…011  261  x – 11-9-1

Pitching:

WP – Bryce Carden

LP – Patrick Elzinga

Hitting: Cody Chagnon 2b, 1b, 4 RBIs; Nicolas Gonzales 1b, 1r, 3 RBIs; Erik Manning 1b, 3r; Jacob DiThomas 1b, 2r, 1 RBI, UPIKE.



Cumberland, TN…................7-12

UPIKE……….……..................5- 3

PIKEVILLE — The University of Pikeville had its hands full with defending national champion Cumberland (TN) as the Bears fell in a doubleheader played at Johnnie LeMaster Field on April 2.

UPIKE dropped the nightcap 12-3 after falling in the opener 7-5.

Jacob DiThomas had two hits, scored one run and drove in a pair as the Bears came up short in the opener. Nicolas Gonzales singled and drove home two runs while Connor Osborne singled and had an RBI in the loss.

In the nightcap, losing pitcher Josh Bailey had two hits, including a triple, scored once and batted in one while DiThomas singled, scored and knocked home another run.

James Brooks took the loss in game one.



At Pikeville

(Game 2)

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

CU (10-21)….................200  100  612 – 12-16-6

UP (12-15)….................000  002  001 –   3-  6-2

Pitching:

WP – Stevie Smith

LP – Josh Bailey

Hitting: Josh Bailey 3b, 1b, 1r, 1 RBI; Jacob DiThomas 1b, 1r, 1 RBI, UPIKE.



At Pikeville

(Game 1)

SCORE BY INNINGS: ..........................R-H-E

CU (11-21)…..........................022  300  0 – 7-8-1

UP (12-18)…..........................000  300  2 – 5-7-2

Pitching:

WP – Jake Collier

LP – James Brooks

Hitting: Jacob DiThomas 2-1b, 1r, 1 RBI; Nicolas Gonzales 1b, 2 RBIs; Connor Osborne 1b, 1 RBI, UPIKE.

Lindsey Wilson…..................22-9

UPIKE…………….....................1-6

COLUMBIA — Lindsey Wilson College pounded out 18 hits and scored in all six at-bats in rolling past the University of Pikeville 22-1, to complete a doubleheader sweep played at Egnew Park on March 28.

Jacob DiThomas had two hits and knocked home teammate Scottie Whitaker who singled with the lone run.

Josh Bailey took the loss as the Bears fell to 12-16.

In game one, DiThomas tripled, singled and batted in two runs while Patrick Schloss had a pair of hits and knocked in one run.

Logan Sales suffered the loss.



At Columbia

(Game 2)

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

UP (12-16)…......................001  000  0 –   1-  7-8

LWC (21-11).......................225  841  x – 22-18-0

Pitching:

WP – Scott Sebald

LP – Josh Bailey

Hitting: Jacob DiThomas 2b, 1 RBI; Scottie Whitaker 1b, 1r, UPIKE.



At Columbia

(Game 1)

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

UP (12-15)…......030  100  100  001  00 – 6-  7-2

LWC (20-11).......020  020  001  001  03 – 9-15-1

Pitching:

WP – Chris Erker

LP – Logan Sales

Hitting: Jacob DiThomas 3b, 1b, 2 RBIs; Patrick Schloss 2-1b, 1 RBI, UPIKE.

Lindsey Wilson….....................12

UPIKE……………........................0

COLUMBIA — The University of Pikeville struggled offensively as Lindsey Wilson College cruised to a 12-0 win in a game played at Egnew Park on March 27.

Cody Chagnon had two singles for the Bears as Bryce Carden took the loss.

UPIKE fell to 12-14.



At Columbia

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

UP (12-14)…......................000  000  0 –   0-  4-1

LWC (19-11).......................333  030  x – 12-10-0

Pitching:

WP – Ryan Hartman

LP – Bryce Carden

Hitting: Cody Chagnon 2-1b, UPIKE.



SOFTBALL

UPIKE…..…..........................11-2

Cumberlands…......................2-0

PIKEVILE — University of Pikeville’s Breana Pineda and Eady Beth Connally power the Bears to a doubleheader sweep at Paul Butcher Field on March 31.

The Bears, now 11-11, took the nightcap 11-2 after winning game one 2-0.

Pineda tripled, singled, scored twice and knocked home three runs in game two while Connally had three hits, including a pair of doubles, scored twice and batted in three runs.

Hawley Ill collected three hits, including a double, scored three times and batted in one run while Whitney Back had two hits and an RBI.

Lauren Barnes was the winning pitcher.

In the opener, Pineda doubled, singled and scored twice while Hollie Hinkle singled and drove in one run to back the pitching of winner Sydney Morris.



At Pikeville

(Game 2)

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

UC (15-10)…............................010  01 –   2-  6-1

UP (11-11)...........................….520  13 – 11-13-1

Pitching:

WP – Lauren Barnes

LP – Taryn Sigl

Hitting: Breana Pineda 3b, 1b, 2r, 3 RBIs; Eady Beth Connally 2-2b, 1b, 2r, 3 RBIs; Hawley Ill 2b, 2-1b, 3r, 1 RBI; Whitney Back 2-1b, 1 RBI, UPIKE.



At Pikeville

(Game 1)

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

UC (15-9)…............................000  000  0 – 0-4-1

UP (10-11)…..........................010  001  x – 2-5-1

Pitching:

WP – Sydney Morris

LP – Nichol Chesley

Hitting: Breana Pineda 2b, 1b, 2r; Hollie Hinkle 1b, 1RBI, UPIKE.



Lindsey Wilson…....................8-9

UPIKE…………….....................0-1

COLUMBIA — Lindsey Wilson College held the University of Pikeville bats in-check as the Bears fell 8-0 and 9-1 in a doubleheader played at Lindsey Wilson Park on March 29.

Kayla Brown managed the only hit for the Bears in game two as Hawley Ill took the loss. UPIKE fell to 9-11.

Sarah Kinney singled and drove in one run and Haley Jo Patton singled and scored in the opening loss.

Lauren Barnes suffered the loss.



At Columbia

(Game 2)

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

UP (9-11)…..............................000  000 – 0-  1-0

LWC (23-6)…...........................120  032 – 8-11-1

Pitching:

WP – Casey Bryan

LP – Hawley Ill

Hitting: Kayla Brown 1b, UPIKE.



At Columbia

(Game 1)

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

UP (9-10)…..................................010  00 – 1-3-4

LWC (22-6)…...............................220  23 – 9-8-0

Pitching:

WP – Lyndsey Parden

LP – Lauren Barnes

Hitting: Sarah Kinney 1b, 1 RBI; Haley Jo Patton 1b, 1r, UPIKE.



Lindsey Wilson…..................5-13

UPIKE……………...................0-  4

COLUMBIA — Lindsey Wilson College broke up a pitching duel in game two, scoring five times in the bottom of the sixth inning to beat the University of Pikeville, 5-0, and complete a doubleheader sweep played at Lindsey Wilson Park on March 28.

UPIKE, now 9-9, dropped the opener, 13-4.

Breana Pineda had two hits in the nightcap to lead the Bears. Sydney Morris took the loss.

In the opener, Hollie Hinkle had three hits and scored and Haley Jo Patton singled, scored and batted in a pair of runs. Hawley Ill took the loss.



At Columbia

(Game 2)

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

UP (9-9)……..........................000  000  0 – 0-3-1

LWC (21-6).............................000  005  x – 5-6-0

Pitching:

WP – Jordan Hood

LP – Sydney Morris

Hitting: Breana Pineda 2-1b, UPIKE.



At Pikeville

(Game 1)

SCORE BY INNINGS:                               R-H-E

UP (9-8)…................................040  00 –   4-  6-2

LWC (20-6)…...........................270  04 – 13-13-0

Pitching:

WP – Casey Bryan

LP – Hawley Ill

Hitting: Hollie Hinkle 3-1b, 1r; Haley Jo Patton 1b, 1r, 2 RBIs, UPIKE.



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