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JUNE 2, 2018

PAINTSVILLE, KY --  For the first time since 2010 Lawrence Co. (28-8) will play for a 15th Region softball championship after a 10-2 rout of Pike Co. Central ( 24-13 ) in the semifinals Friday evening at Johnson Central.

Assistant Coach and Dad Dennis Bowen gives Ciana Bowen a high five after hitting her second homer of the game vs Pike Co. Central.Assistant Coach and Dad Dennis Bowen gives Ciana Bowen a high five after hitting her second homer of the game vs Pike Co. Central.

Lady Dawg Senior slugger Ciana Bowen slammed her 11th and 12th home runs of the year and pitched a complete game allowing four hits and striking out nine Lady Hawks.

Pike Co. Central scored one in the first but Lawrence Co. grabbed the momentum back with a three spot in the bottom half behind a Abby Fletcher RBI hit that scored Amber Triplett and a Mackenzie Methax RBI double that scored courtesy runner Emily Burke and the Lady Bulldogs never trailed.

LC's Kassidy Cavins asked for time after stealing second against Pike Co. Central in the 15th Region Tournament. LC's Kassidy Cavins asked for time after stealing second against Pike Co. Central in the 15th Region Tournament. Mackenzie Methax continued her hot hitting with three hits, Amber Triplett one hit and two runs scored.

Abby Fletcher, Kassidy Cavins and Halli Caudill finished with one hit and one run scored each, Ashley Hayes had a RBI single and Brittany Shapaka scored a run.


Lawrence Co. will face defending Region Pikeville who was a 9-0 winner over Johnson Central at Noon today.

The teams met once this season on April 14th in Pikeville at the Lyndal Potter Memorial with the Lady Dawgs winning 1-0.

 

Lawrence Co. Head Coach Kenny Horn

COACH'S COMMENTS

“... We didn’t play our best, just didn’t have much of an edge tonight. Not sure if they thought just come up without much effort and win. Pike Central scoring in the first helped us refocus and we bounced right back with three runs.”

“... Usually when we play well the games are close together and this layoff hurt a little. We have put all of the work in this past fall, winter, spring and played all these games to get to this point all the matters now in the 15th Region Championship game on Saturday.”

“... We have been twice to the State tourney but haven’t been since 2010 and eight years is a long time. I want this for the kids it’s a great experience and something they can never take away. I’m looking forward to the opportunity.”

 

June 1, 2018

PAINTSVILLE, KY -- (11:00 am) Weather has been the main attraction in the 15th Region Softball/Baseball tournaments so far this year.

This is plan A for the 15th Region tournament

The semifinals are set with seven out of eight District winners advancing.


After another rainout on Thursday night the teams will try again tonight.

 


On the softball side it will be Lawrence Co. ( 27-8 ) and Pike Co. Central ( 24-12 ) at 5:00 the two teams played once in the regular season with the Lady Bulldogs winning 8-3 in the Lyndal Potter Memorial at Pikeville.

In the other semifinal it will be Johnson Central ( 19-10 ) and Pikeville ( 29-9 ) the two teams split in the regular season with each team winning on the road.


The Championship game is set for 6:00 on Saturday night.


On the baseball side it will be Lawrence Co. ( 31-7 ) facing off with Paintsville ( 23-12 ) at 7:30 the two teams played twice in the regular season with the Dawgs winning 12-11 in Louisa and the Tigers winning 5-4 in Paintsville.

In the first game at 5:00 it will be Jonson Central ( 21-14 ) vs Pikeville ( 19-11 ) the two teams played once in the regular season with the Golden Eagles winning 4-2 at Home.

The title game is set for 7:00 Saturday night.


This is Plan B

 


If the games get postponed on Friday night the schedule will be as follows.


Softball will play the semifinals at Noon and 2:00 on Saturday with the Championship game at 3:00 on Sunday.

Baseball will play semifinals at Noon and 2:30 on Saturday with the Championship game slated for 7:00 Sunday.

 

 

June 1, 2018

EAGLE RIDGE GOLF LEAGUE NEWS...

               Bill JacksonBill Jackson

What can I Say? Eagle Ridge Yielded Another League Record!

 

 On Tuesday afternoon, again with threatening rain clouds looking down upon us, the rain held off until the final three holes; then we only had light sprinkles, just enough to get your glove and golf grips wet. Just a wipe with a towel and everything was fine. I had my rain gear out for a gully washer, but I didn’t even open my umbrella. With the inclement weather appearing in the sky, our attendance was down. However, we did have 18 golfers, more than I expected.

Brandon May set a new league record with a net 24. WOO-WE!

This week the League played the back nine, that plays to a par of 36. Twelve under par will raise anyone’s eyebrows. It was an enjoyable evening for golf. It is hard to believe that 17 out of the 18 of the players who participated turned in a net score of par or better. AMAZING!

The course was a little soft, and the greens were receptive. The low gross score was an excellent three-under par 33. Those scoring less than 30 included Brandon May (25) and, Bill Jackson (29). Never in my wildest dreams did I believe that Eagle Ridge could be brought to its knees. Tuesday night, I was proven wrong.

For the night there were a total of 14 birdies and 1 eagle. This is what I call golfing your ball. Remember, only a few weeks ago, the lowest score for the night was even par. It will be interesting to see if these great scores can be carried forward or whether Eagle Ridge will come back and “bite” us again. I would say the latter will happen.

Now for the scores and the highlights for May 29.

Scores

Low Net Score (24) Brandon May

Low Gross Score (33) Davey Fields

Longest Drive (#7) Davey Fields

Fewest Putts (13) { Davey Fields

{ Bill England

Skills Competition

Closest to the pin, 2nd shot (#11) Davey Fields

Longest Putt (#14) Davey Fields

Par 3, Closest to pin (#12) Davey Fields

Par 3, Closest to pin (#8) Troy Hughes

Skins { Troy Hughes

{ Davey Fields

 

See you at the course...

Submitted: May 31, 2018

 

 

 

 

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