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May 29, 2018

Bulldogs erupt for seven in sixth to slam Phelps in Region 15 first round

PAINTSVILLE, KY. --  After a long delay for inclement weather and a steady rain that fell the entire game, Lawrence Co. (31-7) used a seven run sixth inning to put away a pesky Phelps team 11-1 in the first round of the 15th Region Baseball tournament at Johnson Central Monday night.

Tyler Maynard was solid on the mound for Lawrence Co. in the first round of the 15th Region tournament.

LC's Tyler Maynard gets a much deserved hand shake from Asst. coach Jackie Holt after his 2 Run single in the sixth inning. LC's Tyler Maynard gets a much deserved hand shake from Asst. coach Jackie Holt after his 2 Run single in the sixth inning.

Bulldog hurler Tyler Maynard went six innings allowing 1 run, 2 hits and struck out 10. Maynard also went 2-2 with 2 RBIs at the plate.

Jackson Feltner hit a first inning two run homer over the center field fence to give the Dawgs a 2-0 lead.

#4 Jackson Feltner is greeted by his teammates after hitting a bomb over the center field wall. #4 Jackson Feltner is greeted by his teammates after hitting a bomb over the center field wall.

Peyton Cyrus went 3-5 scored three times and finished with 3 RBI including 2 hits in the decisive sixth inning.

Jarrett Fairchild doubled and drove in two, CJ Fairchild went 2-2 with a double and an RBI, Austin Roe and Kade Sword walked twice, Hunter Crum scored a run.

 

LC's Peyton Cyrus connects with a single to score the winning runs as the rain drops fall in the 15th Region tournament. (Lazer photo by Bo Brumfield)LC's Peyton Cyrus connects with a single to score the winning runs as the rain drops fall in the 15th Region tournament. (Lazer photo by Bo Brumfield)

Phelps had a double and a RBI single in the third inning to cut the lead to 3-1 for their only two hits of the contest and will finish 17-10. The Bobcats hadn’t made the Region tournament in 10 years.

Lawrence Co. will advance to the semifinals against the winner of Paintsville/Shelby Valley on Wednesday at 7:30.

Paintsville/Shelby Valley will be played Tuesday at 6:00 after being rained out Monday night.

Pikeville beat Betsy Layne 10-0 and Johnson Central beat Pike Co. Central 5-1 in a game that was delayed in the 5th inning for over 2 hours. Those two teams will play at 5:00 Wednesday and the finals will be Thursday at 7:00.


Lawrence Co. Head Coach Travis Feltner

COACH'S COMMENTS

“... Yep you said it, survive and advance. This time of the year that’s our only focus. Win the day. We did that tonight. Tough night to play baseball having to wait for a really long time to even get started and then play thru constant rain the whole game.”

“... Tyler Maynard stepped up to the challenge and gave us exactly what we expected him to do and needed him to do.”

“... Offensively we had a hard time figuring New out and that’s to his credit. He did a good job of keeping us uncomfortable in the batters box. Jackson hit a big HR in the first inning and it seemed like after that we left men on base the rest of the night until the 6th.”

“... Proud of our guys for moving on. Looking forward to the semifinals.”

 

 

May 29, 2018

PAINTSVILLE, KY. -- It was student vs teacher in the first round of the 15th Region softball tournament as Lawrence Co. ( 27-8 ) prevailed 6-0 over Paintsville ( 21-13 ) as Ciana Bowen threw a complete game no hitter Monday afternoon at Johnson Central.

Lady Bulldog Head Coach Kenny Horn ( student ) played for Lady Tiger Head Coach and former LC baseball coaching legend Randy Keeton ( teacher ).

LC's Ciana Bowen strides toward the plate for one of her 11 k’s vs Paintsville as former LCHS baseball coach Randy Keeton, now coaching Girls Softball at Paintsville, looks on. LC's Ciana Bowen strides toward the plate for one of her 11 k’s vs Paintsville as former LCHS baseball coach Randy Keeton, now coaching Girls Softball at Paintsville, looks on.

Bowen struck out 11 and only allowed two base runners the entire game.

The Lady Dawgs dented the scoreboard in the bottom of the first inning with a two out two run RBI single from Mackenzie Methax that scored Halli Caudill who singled and stole second and Amber Triplett.

Mackenzie Methax heads toward first base after her single plates two runs vs Paintsville.Mackenzie Methax heads toward first base after her single plates two runs vs Paintsville.

In the fifth inning Amber Triplett singled and Abby Fletcher drove her in with a RBI double to give the Lady Bulldogs a 3-0


Lawrence Co. broke it open with a three spot in the sixth inning as Halli Caudill, Abby Fletcher and Ciana Bowen drove in runs with singles.

Lady Dawg center fielder Halli Caudill runs down a fly ball in the 15th Region tournament. Lady Dawg center fielder Halli Caudill runs down a fly ball in the 15th Region tournament.

Other offense for the Lady Dawgs Ashley Hayes singled and scored a run, Keyarah Bowen singled, Cavins scored a run and stole 2 bases.


Lady Bulldog catcher Abby Fletcher squeezes the final out of the ballgame.
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Lawrence Co. will advance to the semifinals on Wednesday night at 5:00 vs Pike Co. Central who beat Shelby Valley 7-5 in the second game.

The last two games of the first round between Floyd Central/Johnson Central and Pikeville/Belfry on Monday were postponed and will be played at 5:00 and 7:00 Tuesday.

The semifinals will be played Wednesday and the Championship game is still slated for Thursday at 6:00.


Lawrence Co. Head Coach Kenny Horn

COACH'S COMMENTS

“... We didn’t cash in on some opportunities but I was really proud of the girls today. Ciana was right on it and when she missed they kept chasing so we kept calling for the pitches up in the zone. Anytime you no-hit a team and put up six runs it’s hard to beat.”

“... Lately Methax is really hitting the ball well and with power. They tried to pitch her inside and she was turning on it. We can’t continue to leave runners on and win this thing and this is our best shot in a long time so we got to get those runners in.”

 

May 28, 2018

LADY DAWGS TO FACE KEETON'S LADY TIGERS AT HIGH NOON

PAINTSVILLE, KY. -- The Baseball and Softball Fields at Johnson Central will be jam packed as the 15th Region tournaments kick off with four games on Memorial Day beginning at 11:00 and the last game Scheduled at 6:30 Monday night (tonight).


In the first game of the Softball tourney at Noon Lawrence Co. (26-8) the 58th champs will take on former 57th rival Paintsville (21-12), coached by former Bulldog coaching legend Randy Keeton. The two teams played once in the regular season with the Lady Dawgs squeaking out a 2-1 home victory as Ciana Bowen struck out 17 Lady Tigers.

 


On the Baseball side the Dawgs (30-7) will face former 60th foe Phelps (17-9) at 4:00pm in the third game of the quadruple header. The two teams didn’t meet in the regular season.


Both tournaments should be very exciting with Lawrence Co. having legitimate shots at winning both.


The Bulldogs haven’t been to the State tourney since 2015 and the Lady Dawgs haven’t been since 2009.

MATCHUPS

In the second game of the Softball tourney at 2:00 it will be 60th winner Pike Co. Central ( 23-12 ) vs 59th Runner Up Shelby Valley ( 12-13 ) with 12:00 and 2:00 winners facing off Tuesday at 5:00.

In the third game at 4:00 it will be 57th Winner and host Johnson Central vs 58th Runner Up Floyd Central ( 12-20 ).

In the last game of the first round it will be 59th Winner Pikeville ( 28-9 ) facing 60th Runner Up Belfry ( 17-16 ) and those winners playing at 7:00 Tuesday night.


The Softball Championship game will be Thursday night at 6:30.

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In the opening game of the baseball tournament it will be 59th Champ Pikeville ( 18-11 ) facing off with 58th Runner Up Betsy Layne ( 7-21 ) at 11:00.

In the second game it will be 60th Champ Pike Co. Central ( 23-5 ) vs Host and 57th Runner Up Johnson Central ( 20-14 ) at 1:30.

Those winners will play at 5:00 Tuesday night.

In the last game of the day at 6:30 it will be 57th Champ Paintsville ( 22-12 ) vs 59th Runner Up Shelby Valley ( 14-14 ).

The winner of that game will take on the winner of Lawrence Co./ Phelps at 7:30 Tuesday night.


The Baseball Championship game will be at 7:00 on Wednesday night.

 

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