SOFTBALL ACTION: Shelby Valley pitcher McKenzie Johnson delivers a pitch as Phelps base runner Danielle Prater looks on from second base. Phelps breezed past the Bat Kats.
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High School Baseball/Softball Roundup: Pikeville, Valley, P’burg score big wins

By: 
Teddy Paynter

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Pikeville used timely hitting to score a 4-2 win over North Catholic (Pa.) in the Cal Ripken Experience played on March 26.

 

Michael McDonald tripled, scored and drove in one run to back the pitching of winner Peyton Hamilton. Tyler Elkins singled, scored and knocked in one run as Pikeville improved to 7-0. Cade Byers singled and added an RBI.

 

 

 

At Myrtle Beach, S.C.

 

(Cal Ripken Experience)

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

PK (7-0)…...............................012 100 0 – 4-5-0

 

NC (1-2)…..............................000 010 1 – 2-9-3

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Peyton Hamilton

 

LP – Danny Lynch

 

Hitting: Michael McDonald 3b, 1r, 1 RBI; Tyler Elkins 1b, 1r, 1 RBI; Cade Byers 1b, 1 RBI, Pikeville.

 

 

 

Shelby Valley…….....................10

 

Morgan County……...................5

 

WEST LIBERTY — Shelby Valley winning pitcher Seth Bailey belted a home run and doubled to power the Wildcats to a 10-5 win over Morgan County in a game played on March 25.

 

Bailey scored three runs and batted in three as the Wildcats improved to 6-1.

 

Ty Riddle and Logan Billiter each singled, scored and drove in a pair of runs. Gabriel Brown singled, scored three runs and knocked in one.

 

 

 

At West Liberty

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

SV (6-1)….............................003 322 0 – 10-6-4

 

MC (2-4)…...........................011 200 1 – 5-7-3

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Seth Bailey

 

LP – Zach Stacy

 

Hitting: Seth Bailey HR, 2b, 3r, 3 RBI; Ty Riddle 1b, 1r, 2 RBI; Logan Billiter 1b, 1r, 2 RBI; Gabriel Brown 1b, 3r, 1 RBI, Shelby Valley.

 

 

 

Prestonsburg……....................18

 

East Carter………......................7

 

GRAYSON — Prestonsburg pounded out 19 hits and rolled to an 18-7 win over East Carter in the finale of the Big Jack Classic played on March 25.

 

Zion Echols collected three hits, walked and drove in four runs as the Blackcats improved to 4-2. Reece Ison added three hits and batted in four runs while Ryan Slone totaled four hits and Wes Hager added a pair of RBI.

 

Scott Stapleton was the winning pitcher.

 

 

 

At Grayson

 

(Big Jack Classic)

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

PB (4-2)…...........................143 320 5 – 18-19-3

 

EC (1-4)…...........................002 023 0 – 7- 8-8

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Scott Stapleton

 

LP – Trey Scott

 

Hitting: Zion Echols 3h, bb, 4 RBI; Reece Ison 3h, 4 RBI; Ryan Slone 4h; Wes Hager 2 RBI, Prestonsburg.

 

 

 

Chapmanville, W.Va...................6

 

Belfry……………….....................5

 

CHAPMANVILLE, W.Va. — Chapmanville’s Conner Mullins singled home the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning as the Tigers scored three times to stun Belfry, 6-5, in a game played at Ted Ellis Field on March 25.

 

Belfry, now 1-5, took an early five-run lead with a five-run, third inning.

 

Devin Varney and Kaleb Taylor had two hits, scored and knocked in one run each while Jordan Scott doubled, scored and added an RBI.

 

Avery Browning suffered the loss.

 

 

 

At Chapmanville, W.Va.

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

BF (1-5)…...............................005 000 0 – 5-8-2

 

CV (2-0)…...............................000 201 3 – 6-7-2

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Chaseton Ghee

 

LP – Avery Browning

 

Hitting: Devin Varney 2-1b, 1r, 1 RBI; Kaleb Taylor 2-1b, 1r, 1 RBI; Jordan Scott 2b, 1r, 1 RBI, Belfry.

 

 

 

Jenkins………….........................8

 

Wolfe County…......................…3

 

JENKINS — Jenkins overcame an early one-run deficit to rally past Wolfe County, 8-3, in a game played on March 25.

 

Cody Snell had two hits and collected an RBI while Coty Wright added two hits.

 

Matthew Jessey was the winning pitcher as the Cavaliers improved to 4-3.

 

 

 

At Jenkins

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

WC (1-2)….............................210 000 0 – 3-5-3

 

JK (4-3)……............................221 030 x – 8-5-3

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Matthew Jessey

 

LP – Nathan St. Clair

 

Hitting: Cody Snell 2h, 1 RBI; Coty Wright 2h, Jenkins.

 

 

 

Hazard………............................6

 

Letcher Central…......................4

 

HAZARD — Letcher County Central score a 4-1 lead slip away as Hazard rallied for a 6-4 win in the second game of a split series played on March 25.

 

Cameron Whitaker and Logan Gibbs had a pair of hits each for the Cougars, now 2-5. Max Baker added an RBI.

 

John Potter suffered the loss.

 

 

 

At Hazard

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

LC (2-5)…...............................101 020 0 – 4-8-1

 

HZ (6-0)…................................000 141 x – 6-9-1

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Chase Ford

 

LP – John Potter

 

Hitting: Cameron Whitaker 2h; Logan Gibbs 2h; Max Baker 1 RBI, Letcher Central.

 

 

 

Prestonsburg……....................14

 

Russell……………......................3

 

GRAYSON — Prestonsburg pushed across seven runs in the bottom of the first inning and cruised to a 14-3 win over Russell in the opening game of the Big Jack Classic played at East Carter High School on March 25.

 

Dawson Hamilton and Reece Ison drove in three runs apiece as the Blackcats moved to 3-2. Scott Stapleton collected three hits and Bailey Slone added two.

 

Nick Caudill earned the win.

 

 

 

At Grayson

 

(Big Jack Classic)

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

RS (4-3)…................................002 010 – 3- 3-4

 

PB (3-2)…...............................730 022 – 14-11-5

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Nick Caudill

 

LP – Justin Manning

 

Hitting: Dawson Hamilton 3 RBI; Reece Ison 3 RBI; Scott Stapleton 3h; Bailey Slone 2h, Prestonsburg.

 

 

 

Knox County…..........................8

 

Letcher Central…......................7

 

HAZARD — Letcher County Central saw a two-run lead slip away in the bottom of the seventh inning as Knox Central rallied for an 8-7 win in the opening game of a split series played at Hazard High School on March 25.

 

John Potter had four hits and drove in three runs as the Cougars fell to 2-4. Cameron Whitaker collected three hits and batted in one run and Logan Gibbs had three hits.

 

Max Baker took the loss.

 

 

 

At Hazard

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

LC (2-4)….............................210 220 0 – 7-15-4

 

KC (2-2)….............................020 300 3 – 8-10-1

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Jacob Collins

 

LP – Max Baker

 

Hitting: John Potter 4h, 3 RBI; Cameron Whitaker 3h, 1 RBI; Logan Gibbs 3h, Letcher Central.

 

 

 

Shelby Valley…….......................5

 

Grundy, Va……….......................3

 

GRUNDY, Va. — Shelby Valley pushed across a pair of runs in the top of the sixth inning to snap a 3-all tie and went on to beat Grundy (Va.), 5-3, in a game played on March 24.

 

Jackson Wierwille had one hit and drove in two runs as the Wildcats moved to 5-1. Logan Billiter singled, scored and knocked in one run while Grant Joyce singled and batted in one run.

 

Ty Riddle was the winning pitcher.

 

 

 

At Grundy, Va.

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

SV (5-1)…...............................000 212 0 – 5-6-2

 

GR (0-0)…...............................000 030 0 – 3-4-0

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Ty Riddle

 

LP – Jacob McCoy

 

Hitting: Jackson Wierwille 1b, 2 RBI; Logan Billiter 1b, 1r, 1 RBI; Grant Joyce 1b, 1 RBI, Shelby Valley.

 

 

 

Pike Central……......................18

 

Betsy Layne……........................2

 

ALLEN — Pike County Central scored nine runs in the top of the first inning and the Hawks went on to beat Betsy Layne, 18-2, in a game played on March 24.

 

Logan Dotson belted a home run, doubled, scored a pair of runs and knocked in four as PCC improved to 4-3. Evan Coleman added four hits, including a pair of doubles, scored twice and knocked in five runs. Brice Elkins doubled, scored twice and added three RBI.

 

Seth Conn was the winning pitcher.

 

Zach Bentley doubled and drove in two runs for the Bobcats, now 1-5. Jamison Stanley doubled and scored.

 

Kolby McGuire took the loss.

 

 

 

At Allen

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

PC (4-3)…................................927 00 – 18-17-2

 

BL 1-5)…..................................000 20 – 2- 3-1

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Seth Conn

 

LP – Kolby McGuire

 

Hitting: Logan Dotson HR, 2b, 2r, 4 RBI; Evan Coleman 2-2b, 2-1b, 2r, 5 RBI; Brice Elkins 2b, 2r, 3 RBI; Colton Lindsey 2-1b, 3r, 1 RBI, Pike Central; Zach Bentley 2b, 2 RBI; Jamison Stanley 2b, 1r, Betsy Layne.

 

 

 

Prestonsburg…....................…10

 

Sheldon Clark…….....................0

 

STONECREST — Prestonsburg used two big innings to take control and beat Sheldon Clark, 10-0, in a game played at StoneCrest Sports Complex on March 24.

 

Zion Echols collected three hits and knocked in a pair of runs as the Blackcats moved to 2-2. Wes Hager had three hits while Scott Stapleton and winning pitcher Bryce Tucker knocked in a pair of runs each.

 

Parker Jarrell suffered the loss for the Cardinals, now 1-3.

 

 

 

At StoneCrest

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

SC (1-3)…...............................000 000 – 0- 2-2

 

PB (2-2)..............................….005 401 – 10-14-1

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Bryce Tucker

 

LP – Parker Jarrell

 

Hitting: Zion Echols 3h, 2 RBI; Wes Hager 3h; Scott Stapleton 2 RBI; Bryce Tucker 2 RBI, Prestonsburg.

 

 

 

Jenkins……….........................…6

 

Harlan…………..........................4

 

JENKINS – Jenkins used timely hitting and solid pitching to score a 6-4 win over Harlan in a game played on March 24.

 

Josh Wright had two hits for the Cavaliers, now 3-3. Matthew Jessey earned the win.

 

 

 

At Jenkins

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

HR (0-4)…..............................101 002 0 – 4-2-2

 

JK (3-3)…................................012 030 x – 6-7-4

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Matthew Jessey

 

LP – Tyler Carmical

 

Hitting: Josh Wright 2h, Jenkins.

 

 

 

Shelby Valley….......................13

 

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

 

ROBINSON CREEK — Shelby Valley erupted for eight runs in the bottom of the first inning and cruised to a 13-0 win over Betsy Layne in a game played at Dale Trivette Field on March 23.

 

Seth Bailey had two hits, scored twice and batted in two runs as Valley improved to 4-1. Ty Riddle added two hits, including a double and scored three times while Jackson Wierwille singled and scored twice.

 

Chris Gunner was the winning pitcher. Stevie Boyd took the loss as the Bobcats fell to 1-4.

 

 

 

At Robinson Creek

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

BL (1-4)…...................................000 00 – 0-2-5

 

SV (4-1)…...................................814 0x – 13-8-0

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Chris Gunner

 

LP – Stevie Boyd

 

Hitting: Seth Bailey 2-1b, 2r, 2 RBI; Ty Riddle 2b, 1b, 3r; Jackson Wierwille 1b, 2r, Shelby Valley.

 

 

 

Pikeville……….....................…32

 

East Ridge……….......................0

 

PIKEVILLE — Pikeville erupted for 17 runs in the bottom of the second inning and rolled to a 32-0 win over East Ridge in a game played at Davis Park on March 23.

 

Lucas Justice had four hits, scored a pair of runs and batted in three as the Panthers improved to 6-0. Michael McDonald belted a home run, scored twice and drove in three runs while Evan Hamilton doubled and batted in three runs.

 

Tanner Thompson was the winning pitcher. Dakota Miller took the loss as the Warriors fell to 0-2.

 

 

 

At Pikeville

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

ER (0-2)….............................0 00 00 – 0- 0-6

 

PK (6-0)….............................4(17)8 3x – 32-24-0

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Tanner Thompson

 

LP – Dakota Miller

 

Hitting: Lucas Justice 4-1b, 2r, 3 RBI; Michael McDonald HR, 2r, 3 RBI; Evan Hamilton 2b, 2r, 3 RBI. Pikeville.

 

 

 

Letcher Central…….................11

 

Harlan……………....................…3

 

HARLAN — Letcher Central pounded out 12 hits and breezed to an 11-3 win over Harlan in a game played on March 23.

 

John Potter had three hits and batted in a pair of runs and Alec Fields added three hits as the Cougars improved to 2-2. Keaston Magger knocked in two runs.

 

Logan Gibbs was the winning pitcher.

 

 

 

At Harlan

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

LC (2-2)…….......................103 231 1 – 11-12-1

 

HR (0-3)…….......................000 002 1 – 3- 6-3

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Logan Gibbs

 

LP – Antonio Roman

 

Hitting: John Potter 3h, 2 RBI; Alec Fields 3h; Nick Mason 2h; Keaston Maggard 2 RBI, Letcher Central.

 

Jenkins……………....................12

 

Oneida Baptist……...................1

 

ONEIDA — Jenkins built an early five-run lead against Oneida Baptist and cruised to a 12-1 win in a game played on March 23.

 

Cody Snell had two hits and knocked home two runs as the Cavaliers moved to 2-3. Matthew Jessey drove in three runs and Coty Wright knocked in two.

 

Hayden Fleming was the winning pitcher.

 

 

 

 

 

At Oneida

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

JK (2-3)…....................................050 25 – 12-8-3

 

ONB (0-1)....................................001 00 – 1-2-5

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Hayden Fleming

 

LP – Clay Bowers

 

Hitting: Cody Snell 2h, 2 RBI; Matthew Jessey 3 RBI; Coty Wright 2 RBI, Jenkins.

 

 

 

Paintsville……......................…11

 

Morgan County…......................1

 

PAINTSVILLE — Paintsville erupted for seven runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to knock off Morgan County, 11-1, in a game played on March 23.

 

Seth Williams and Tanner Miller had two hits and drove in two runs each as the Tigers improved to 3-2. Ben Daniels knocked in two runs.

 

Mason Moore was the winning pitcher.

 

 

 

At Paintsville

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

MC (2-2)…..................................000 01 – 1-3-2

 

PV (3-2)…...................................202 07 – 11-8-0

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Mason Moore

 

LP – Colt Bowman

 

Hitting: Seth Williams 2h, 2 RBI; Tanner Miller 2h, 2 RBI; Ben Daniels 2 RBI, Paintsville.

 

 

 

Perry Central……......................7

 

Pike Central…….....................…1

 

HAZARD — Pike Central pitcher D’Sean Prinkleton was roughed up early as Perry Central rolled to a 7-1 win in a game played on March 22.

 

Brice Elkins had two hits and scored the lone run as the Hawks fell to 3-3. Seth Conn singled and drove in Elkins.

 

 

 

At Hazard

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

PKC (3-3)…..........................100 000 0 – 1- 5-2

 

PCC (6-0)…..........................320 020 x – 7-10-0

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Brody Dixon

 

 

 

 

 

LP – D’Sean Prinkleton

 

Hitting: Brice Elkins 2-1b, 1r; Seth Conn 1b, 1 RBI, Pike Central; Ronnie Long 3-1b, 2r; Parker Estep 1b, 2 RBI; Anthony Hughes 2-1b, 1r, Perry Central.

 

 

 

Lawrence County....................…8

 

Belfry……………........................1

 

LOUISA — Lawrence County scored six runs in the bottom of the first inning and went on to beat Belfry, 8-1, in a game played on March 22.

 

Austin Woolum had two hits, including a double, and scored the lone Belfry run as the Pirates fell to 1-4.

 

Avery Browning suffered the loss.

 

Brad Parks blasted a two-run homer and Hunter Crum added a two-run double for the Bulldogs, now 4-1.

 

 

 

At Louisa

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

BF (1-4)…...............................000 001 0 – 1-5-2

 

LC (4-1)…...............................600 011 x – 8-8-2

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Bryce Blevins

 

LP – Avery Browning

 

Hitting: Austin Woolum 2b, 1b, 1r, Belfry; Brad Parks 2r-HR; Hunter Crum 2r-2b, Lawrence County.

 

 

 

Hazard……...............................9

 

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

 

PAINTSVILLE — Hazard pushed across a pair of runs in the top of the eighth inning to slip past Paintsville, 9-7, in a game played on March 22.

 

Seth Williams singled, walked three times and drove in a pair of runs as the Tigers dropped to 2-2. Chayce Meade collected a pair of RBI.

 

Tanner Smith took the loss.

 

 

 

At Paintsville

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

HZ (4-0)…..........................012 031 02 – 9-12-2

 

PV (2-2)…...........................012 031 00 – 7-11-2

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Chase Ford

 

LP – Tanner Smith

 

Hitting: Seth Williams 1b, 3-bb, 2 RBI; Chayce Meade 2 RBI, Paintsville.

 

 

 

SOFTBALL

 

Phelps……….............................8

 

Hazard……...............................0

 

HAZARD – Phelps pitcher Hannah Layne scattered five hits as the Lady Hornets blanked Hazard, 8-0, in a game played on March 25.

 

Kryslin Obermuller had four hits, including a double and Sam Hurley added two singles as Phelps improved to 3-0.

 

 

 

At Hazard

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

PH (3-0)…............................100 141 1 – 8-13-2

 

HZ (0-6)….............................000 000 0 – 0- 5-0

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Hannah Layne

 

LP – Madison Collins

 

Hitting: Kryslin Obermuller 2b, 3-1b; Sam Hurley 2-1b, Phelps.

 

 

 

Magoffin County..................…15

 

Betsy Layne……….....................0

 

STANVILLE — Magoffin County pitcher Mahallie Ratliff tossed a no-hitter as the Lady Hornets defeated Betsy Layne, 15-0, in a game played on March 25.

 

Erin Bolen blasted a home run and drove in six runs as Magoffin County improved to 4-0. Brooklyn Poe hit a home run, singled, scored three runs and batted in two.

 

Jordan Adkins took the loss in the season opener for the Lady Cats.

 

 

 

At Stanville

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

MC (4-0)….......................................294 – 15-9-0

 

BL (0-1)…........................................000 – 0-0-0

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Mahallie Ratliff

 

LP – Jordan Adkins

 

Hitting: Erin Bolen HR, 1b, 6 RBI; Brooklyn Poe HR, 1b, 3r, 2 RBI, Magoffin County.

 

 

 

Casey County….......................15

 

Prestonsburg…......................…0

 

STONECREST — Casey County scored in all four innings and cruised to a 15-0 win over Prestonsburg in a game played at the StoneCrest Sports Complex on March 25.

 

Lauren Lee had three hits and drove in six runs off losing pitcher Megan Music.

 

The Lady Blackcats fell to 1-3.

 

 

 

At StoneCrest

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

CC (5-3)…...................................143 7 – 15-11-0

 

PB (1-3)…....................................000 0 – 0- 1-6

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Haley Price

 

LP – Megan Music

 

Hitting: Lauren Lee 3h, 6 RBI, Casey County.

 

 

 

Jackson County, TN…...............12

 

Paintsville……………..................2

 

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — Paintsville ran into a buzz saw as Jackson County (Tenn.) defeated the Lady Tigers, 12-2, in the finale of the Jackson County Softball Tournament played on March 25.

 

Anna Keeton suffered the loss as the Lady Tigers fell to 4-2.

 

Swoop Williams had one hit and Clara Blair drove in one run.

 

 

 

At Cookeville, Tenn.

 

(Jackson County Tournament)

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

PV (4-2)….................................010 10 – 2- 6-2

 

JCT (3-1)................................…435 0x – 12-11-1

 

Pitching:

 

LP – Anna Keeton

 

Hitting: Swoop Williams 1h; Clara Blair 1 RBI, Paintsville.

 

 

 

Russell…….............................13

 

Belfry………..............................0

 

FLATWOODS — Russell scored six times in the bottom of the first inning and went on to beat Belfry, 13-0, in a game played on March 25.

 

Taylor Maynard had a pair of hits in the loss as Belfry dropped to 4-3. Kailee Rash took the loss.

 

 

 

At Flatwoods

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

BF (4-3)….................................000 00 – 0- 4-2

 

RS (6-0)….................................616 0x – 13-13-1

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Alexis Maynard

 

LP – Kailee Rash

 

Hitting: Taylor Maynard, 2h, Belfry.

 

 

 

Nicholas County..................….12

 

Shelby Valley…….......................3

 

OWINGSVILLE — Nicholas County pulled away from Shelby Valley with a seven-run, fourth inning to cruise to a 12-3 win in the Lady Cat Invitational played at Bath County High School on March 25.

 

Ashley Causey had one hit and Sydney Moore walked for the Lady Kats, now 1-4. McKenzie Johnson took the loss.

 

 

 

At Owingsville

 

(Lady Cat Invitational)

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

NC (4-3)…..............................002 703 – 12-15-1

 

SV (1-4)…...............................000 300 – 0- 5-4

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Trina Hughes

 

LP – McKenzie Johnson

 

Hitting: Ashley Causey 1h; Sydney Moore bb, Shelby Valley.

 

 

 

Fleming County…....................21

 

Jenkins……………......................0

 

PAINTSVILLE — Fleming County pitcher Taylor Marshall tossed a no-hitter against Jenkins as the Lady Cavaliers fell 21-1 in the Battle by the Creek played at Johnson Central High School on March 25.

 

Ariana Bentley walked twice for Jenkins, now 0-6. Carrie Ford suffered the loss.

 

 

 

At Paintsville

 

(Battle by the Creek)

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

FC (3-0)…..................................(13)26 – 21-22-1

 

JK (0-6)…..................................…..001 – 1- 0-0

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Taylor Marshall

 

LP – Carrie Ford

 

Hitting: Ariana Bentley 2-bb, Jenkins.

 

 

 

Fleming County…......................1

 

Johnson Central….....................0

 

PAINTSVILLE — Fleming County hurler Megan Claypoole out duel Johnson Central’s Micailyn Pierce as the Lady Eagles dropped a 1-0 decision in the Battle by the Creek played on March 25.

 

The Lady Eagles fell to 0-2.

 

 

 

At Paintsville

 

(Battle by the Creek)

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

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

 

JC (0-2)…................................000 000 0 – 0-1-2

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Megan Claypoole

 

LP – Micailyn Pierce

 

 

 

Cumberland Co., TN..................3

 

Paintsville………....................…0

 

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — Paintsville allowed three runs in the top of the first inning to Cumberland County (Tenn.) and fell in the Jackson County Softball Tournament played on March 24.

 

Anna Keeton suffered the loss as the Lady Tigers fell to 4-1.

 

At Cookeville, Tenn.

 

(Jackson County Tournament)

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

CC (4-0)…..................................300 000 – 3-9-0

 

PV (4-1)…..................................000 000 – 0-2-0

 

Pitching:

 

LP – Anna Keeton

 

 

 

Paintsville……….......................9

 

First Assembly, TN…..................2

 

COOKEVILLE — Paintsville scored early and often as the Lady Tigers turned back First Assembly (Tenn.), 9-2, in the opening game of the Jackson County Softball Tournament played on March 24.

 

Swoop Williams had two hits and drove in two runs while winning pitcher Anna Keeton collected a pair of RBI as Paintsville moved to 4-0.

 

 

 

At Cookeville, Tenn.

 

(Jackson County Tournament)

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

FA (2-3)…......................................000 20 – 2-6-2

 

PV (4-0)....................................….261 0x – 9-5-0

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Anna Keeton

 

LP – Anna Garris

 

Hitting: Swoop Williams 2h, 2 RBI; Anna Keeton 2 RBI, Paintsville.

 

 

 

Grant County….........................6

 

Shelby Valley….........................3

 

OWINGSVILLE — Shelby Valley saw an early lead slip away as Grant County came from behind for a 6-3 win in the Lady Cat Invitational played at Bath County High School on March 24.

 

Ashley Causey had three hits and drove in one run while Angel Newsome added a pair of RBI as the Bat Kats fell to 1-3.

 

McKenzie Johnson suffered the loss.

 

 

 

At Owingsville

 

(Lady Cat Invitational)

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

SV (1-3)…...................................100 02 – 3- 5-3

 

GC (3-1)…..................................212 1x – 6-10-2

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Kyleigh Lawhun

 

LP – McKenzie Johnson

 

Hitting: Ashley Causey 3h, 1 RBI; Angel Newsome 2 RBI, Shelby Valley.

 

 

 

East Carter…….........................6

 

Pikeville………..........................0

 

GRAYSON — Pikeville struggled at the plate as East Carter blanked the Lady Panthers, 6-0, in a game played on March 24.

 

Savanna Nunemaker had one hit for Pikeville, now 2-1. Erika Conn took the loss.

 

 

 

At Grayson

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

PK (2-1)….................................000 000 0 – 0-3-0

 

EC (3-0)….................................100 122 x – 6-9-0

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Montana Fouts

 

LP – Erika Conn

 

Hitting: Savanna Nunemaker 1h, Pikeville.

 

 

 

Knott Central……....................18

 

Prestonsburg……...................…0

 

STONECREST — Knott County Central scored in all three innings to cruise past Prestonsburg, 18-0, in a game played at the StoneCrest Sports Complex on March 24.

 

Brooklyn Baker and Faith Clutts had two hits and batted in three runs each off losing pitcher Marinia Jacobs.

 

Prestonsburg fell to 1-2.

 

 

 

At StoneCrest

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

KC (3-0)….................................52(11) – 18-10-0

 

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

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Lauren Baker

 

LP – Marinia Jacobs

 

Hitting: Brooklyn Baker 2h, 3 RBI; Faith Clutts 2h, 3 RBI, Knott Central.

 

 

 

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

 

Tug Valley……...........................1

 

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — Pike County Central made the most of four hits as the Lady Hawks cruised to a 13-1 win over Tug Valley in a game played on March 23.

 

 

 

Autumn Cox had one hit and knocked in four runs as PCC improved to 2-1. Hayley Howell was the winning pitcher.

 

Caylee Akers suffered the loss as the Lady Panthers moved to 1-3.

 

 

 

At Williamson, W.Va.

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

PC (2-1)….........................................445 – 13-4-0

 

TV (1-3)…........................................010 – 1-2-5

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Haley Howell

 

LP – Caylee Akers

 

Hitting: Autumn Cox 1h, 4 RBI, Pike Central.

 

 

 

Phelps………...........................10

 

Shelby Valley.........................…3

 

ROBINSON CREEK — Phelps pounded out 11 hits and used a six-run, sixth inning to pull away from Shelby Valley in a game played on March 23.

 

Danielle Prater tripled, doubled, scored two runs and knocked home one as the Lady Hornets improved to 2-0. Lauren Briggs scored and drove in three runs while Samantha Hurley had two hits and Sierra Sincell collected two hits and scored.

 

Hannah Layne was the winning pitcher. McKenzie Johnson took the loss as the Bat Kats fell to 1-2.

 

 

 

At Robinson Creek

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

PH (2-0)…...........................103 006 0 – 10-11-3

 

SV (1-2)…...........................000 003 0 – 3- 7-0

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Hannah Layne

 

LP – McKenzie Johnson

 

Hitting: Danielle Prater 3b, 2b, 2r, 1 RBI; Samantha Hurley 2-1b; Sierra Sincell 2-1b, 1r; Lauren Briggs 1r, 3 RBI, Phelps; Sadie Compton 2 RBI, Shelby Valley.

 

 

 

Belfry…………...........................5

 

East Ridge……..........................0

 

LICK CREEK — Belfry pitcher Kailee Rash allowed just one hit as the Lady Pirates blanked East Ridge, 5-0, in a game played at the Reservation on March 23.

 

Ariel Mounts led the Lady Pirates, now 4-2, with a triple, one run scored and an RBI. Linzee Phillips singled and scored while Emily Deaton had two hits and scored.

 

Caitlyn Coleman took the loss as the Lady Warriors dropped to 1-1.

 

 

 

At Lick Creek

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

BF (4-2)…...............................002 300 0 – 5-7-2

 

ER (1-1)…...............................000 000 0 – 0-1-5

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Kailee Rash

 

LP – Caitlyn Coleman

 

Hitting: Linzee Phillips 1b, 1r; Emily Deaton 2-1b, 1r; Ariel Mounts 3b, 1r, 1 RBI, Belfry.

 

 

 

Paintsville…..........................…9

 

Jackson City.........................….2

 

PAINTSVILLE — Paintsville snapped a two-all tie with a six-run, fifth inning to fuel a 9-2 win over Jackson City in a game played on March 23.

 

The Lady Tigers, now 3-0, collected 16 hits to support the pitching of winner Anna Keeton.

 

Swoop Williams and Chloe Lafferty had two hits apiece and Kate Fitch collected a pair of runs batted in.

 

Haley Turner took the loss.

 

 

 

At Paintsville

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

JC (4-2)…..............................011 000 0 – 2- 6-1

 

PV (3-0)............................…010 161 x – 9-16-2

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Anna Keeton

 

LP – Haley Turner

 

Hitting: Clara Blair 2h; Elizabeth Williams 2h; Chloe Lafferty 2h; Kate Fitch 2 RBI, Paintsville.

 

 

 

Letcher Central…......................5

 

Harlan County…........................1

 

HARLAN — Letcher Central scored three times in the top of the sixth inning to pull away and beat Harlan County, 5-1, in a game played on March 23.

 

Abbie Meade and Savannah Parson had two hits apiece and each batted in one run as the Lady Cougars improved to 2-1.

 

Rachel Spangler was the winning pitcher.

 

 

 

At Harlan

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

LC (2-1)…................................100 103 0 – 5-9-2

 

HC (1-1)…..............................000 100 0 – 1-7-7

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Rachel Spangler

 

LP – Kacie Russell

 

Hitting: Abbie Meade 2h, 1 RBI; Savannah Parson 2h, 1 RBI, Letcher Central.

 

 

 

Prestonsburg….......................21

 

Jenkins………….......................18

 

STONECREST — Prestonsburg exploded for 12 runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to take the lead away from Jenkins and the Lady Blackcats held on for a 21-18 win in a game played on March 23.

 

Jerrica Thacker had two hits and batted in three runs and Kristin Thacker knocked home three runs as well as the Lady Cavaliers fell to 0-4.

 

Hannah Depoy had three hits and drove in four runs while Alison Campbell added three hits as the Blackcats improved to 1-1.

 

 

 

At StoneCrest

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

JK (0-4)…........................102 30 9 3 – 18- 4-2

 

PB (1-1).......................…401 22(12) x – 21-12-2

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Marinia Jacobs

 

LP – Kristin Thacker

 

Hitting: Jerrica Thacker 2h, 3 RBI; Kristin Thacker 3 RBI, Jenkins; Hannah Depoy 3h, 4 RBI; Alison Campbell 3h, Prestonsburg.

 

 

 

Perry Central….......................15

 

Allen Central….........................0

 

HAZARD — Allen Central hurler Ashley Salisbury was roughed up as Perry Central breezed to a 15-0 win in a game played on March 23.

 

Lindsay Banks had both hits for the Lady Rebels in the season opener.

 

 

 

At Hazard

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

AC (0-1)…...................................000 0 – 0- 2-0

 

PC (4-0)…...................................284 1 – 15-12-0

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Lauryn Amburgey

 

LP – Ashley Salisbury

 

Hitting: Lindsay Banks 2h, Allen Central.

 

 

 

Paintsville….............................9

 

Shelby Valley….........................4

 

ROBINSON CREEK — Paintsville overcame an early deficit to rally past Shelby Valley, 9-4, in a game played on March 22.

 

Morgan Williams had three hits and knocked in two runs while winning pitcher Anna Keeton batted in two runs as the Lady Tigers moved to 2-0. Kate Fitch drove in three runs and Haley Wells collected four hits.

 

McKenzie Johnson took the loss for the Bat Kats, now 1-1.

 

 

 

At Robinson Creek

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

PV (2-0)…............................003 230 1 – 9-17-2

 

SV (1-1)….............................201 001 0 – 4-12-2

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Anna Keeton

 

LP – McKenzie Johnson

 

Hitting: Haley Wells 4h; Kate Fitch 3RBI; Morgan Williams 3h, 2 RBI; Anna Keeton 2 RBI, Paintsville.

 

 

 

Phelps…………..........................7

 

Tug Valley, W.Va........................3

 

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — Phelps overcame an early two-run deficit to beat Tug Valley, 7-3, in a game played on March 21.

 

Danielle Prater missed out on hitting for the cycle, needing only a single, as Phelps won its season opener. She scored three runs and knocked in three runs. Lakyn Dotson doubled, singled and batted in two runs while Hannah Blankenship had two hits and scored.

 

Hannah Layne was the winning pitcher.

 

Hannah Wilson doubled, scored and drove in one run for Tug Valley, now 0-2. Caylee Akers took the loss.

 

 

 

At Williamson, W.Va.

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

TV (0-2)…..............................200 010 0 – 3-5-1

 

PH (1-0)…..............................202 030 x – 7-9-2

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Hannah Layne

 

LP – Caylee Akers

 

Hitting: Hannah Wilson 2b, 1r, 1 RBI, Tug Valley; Danielle Prater HR, 3b, 2b, 3r, 3 RBI; Lakyn Dotson 2b, 1r, 2 RBI; Hannah Blankenship 2-1b, 1r, Phelps.

 

 

 

East Ridge…...........................18

 

Jenkins……............................…0

 

LICK CREEK — East Ridge erupted for 10 runs in the bottom of the first inning and cruised to an 18-0 win over Jenkins in a game played on March 20.

 

Caitlyn Coleman allowed just one hit to earn the win.

 

Kelsi Slone tripled, doubled, singled and scored in three runs while Kailee Slone tripled, singled and scored twice. Alli Slone added two hits and scored twice while Tatiana Murphy added two hits, including a double, and scored two runs.

 

Kristin Thacker took the loss for Jenkins, now 0-2. Carrie Ford had the lone hit.

 

 

 

At Lick Creek

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

JK (0-2)…........................................000 – 0- 1-7

 

ER (1-0)…..................................(10)8x – 18-13-0

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Caitlyn Coleman

 

LP – Kristin Thacker

 

Hitting: Carrie Ford 1b, Jenkins; Kelsi Slone 3b, 2b, 1b, 3r; Kailee Slone 3b, 1b, 2r; Alli Slone 2-1b, 2r; Tatiana Murphy 2b, 1b, 2r, East Ridge.