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April 20, 2018

P-E-R-F-E-C-T-!

9 batters faced, nine strikeouts in mercy rule game

Prestonsburg, Ky. --  LCHS senior star Ciana Bowen faced nine hitters on Thursday night and struck out all nine in a perfect game victory as Lawrence Co. (12-5) made short work of Prestonsburg 17-0 in three innings at Stonecrest Sports Park.

 

Ciana Bowen faced nine and struck out nine last night vs Prestonsburg.Ciana Bowen faced nine and struck out nine last night vs Prestonsburg.

Abby Fletcher paced the offense with 2 hits, Halli Caudill, Ashley Hayes, Emily Burke, Kassidy Cavins, and Mackenzie Methax had 1 hit each.

Lawrence Co. will return to action next week with three home games beginning with Paintsville on Monday, Johnson Central on Tuesday and Floyd Central on Thursday.

Lawrence Co. Senior Ciana Bowen

SENIOR'S COMMENTS

“... It was a good win for our team and it puts us in 1st place in the district. All of my pitches were working and everyone did a great job at being disciplined at the plate. We hit the ball hard and Emily Burke put one at the top of the fence.”

“... Next week we play two big region games and two district games. Should be fun.”

 

April 20, 2018

Louisa, Ky. --  Lawrence Co. Middle school soccer improved to 5-1-1 on the season with a 2-0 victory over Martin Co. middle at home on Thursday night.


Soccer Dawg 8th Graders

L to R Alyssa Moore, Cameron Hovis, Camran Diamond, Jasmine Justice not pictured Callie RobertsonL to R Alyssa Moore, Cameron Hovis, Camran Diamond, Jasmine Justice not pictured Callie Robertson

Jasmine Justice scored the first goal and was assisted by Brylee Blair. Blair made it 2-0 with a goal that was assisted by Ashlynn Elliott.

Kaison Ward was in goal for her 6th shutout of the season.

 

2018 Lawrence Co. Middle school soccer team

LMS soccer: Bottom row left to right Ashlynn Elliott, Emersyn Elliott, Jasmine Justice, Saibra Moore, Paylin Meek, Chloe Vinson, Casey Hovis, Laylen Bentley.  Top row left to right Coach Heath Webb, Alyssa Howard, Maggie Johnson, Cameron Hovis, Alyssa Moore, Emmy Preece, Kaison Ward, Camran Diamond, Brylee Blair.LMS soccer: Bottom row left to right Ashlynn Elliott, Emersyn Elliott, Jasmine Justice, Saibra Moore, Paylin Meek, Chloe Vinson, Casey Hovis, Laylen Bentley. Top row left to right Coach Heath Webb, Alyssa Howard, Maggie Johnson, Cameron Hovis, Alyssa Moore, Emmy Preece, Kaison Ward, Camran Diamond, Brylee Blair.

This season the SoccerDawgs have beaten Ashland 1-0, East Carter twice by the score of 3-0 both games, Johnson Central 4-0 and lost to Martin Co. on penalty kicks. The tie came against Ashland on Tuesday in a great game 0-0.


Remaining Schedule

4/23 Russell Home
4/24 @ Johnson Central
4/26 @ Russell
5/1 Paintsville Home
5/8 Boyd Co (8th grade night) Home


Middle School Soccer Head Coach Heath Webb

COACH'S COMMENTS

“...A little over half way through the season and the team is playing excellent team soccer. We have played 7 games and only allowed 1 goal in regular time and ended up in a tie before that game went into a penalty shootout and eventually losing 2-1 against Martin Co.”

“... Our next home game is Monday 4/23 against Russell and will decide our seeding for the district tournament. We have a really good chance of bringing the championship back to LC.”

 

April 19, 2018

Louisa native converts from reliever to starter this season

GETTING 'START' ED 

Story and photos by Lazer Sports reporter Bo Brumfield

Columbus, Oh. --  After making the transition from reliever to starter this year Louisa native Chandler Shepherd made his second start of the season on Tuesday night vs Columbus as his Pawtucket Red Sox squeaked by the Clippers 4-3 on a very cold night at Huntington Park.

Chandler Shepherd fires a 93 MPH fastball to Nellie Rodriguez in the game Tuesday night in chilly weather.. Chandler Shepherd fires a 93 MPH fastball to Nellie Rodriguez in the game Tuesday night in chilly weather..

Shepherd received his second consecutive no decision working 3 and 2/3 innings allowing eight hits, three runs, walked one and struck out five Clippers.

He threw 86 total pitches 53 of those for strikes.

Former Lawrence Co. and UK star athlete Chandler Shepherd had five strikeouts Tuesday night at Columbus. Former Lawrence Co. and UK star athlete Chandler Shepherd had five strikeouts Tuesday night at Columbus.

On the season so far Shepherd has thrown 8 and 2/3 innings, 11 strikeouts, 13 hits, 8 runs, 4 walks, WHIP 1.96 and ERA 8.31.


Looks like his next start will come at home vs Toledo on Monday.

(NOTE: I would like to add to the story that every time I have texted, called or spent time with Chandler he is always polite, respectful and will do anything for Lawrence Co. and the town of Louisa. He is proud of where he comes from and always mentions or ask how everybody back home is doing.

Jimmy and Cindy and the rest of the family did a great job raising this young man and he his making everyone proud that is following his journey.)

 

Pawtucket Starting Pitcher Chandler Shepherd

CHANDLER'S COMMENTS

“... It’s different being a starter opposed to a reliever but definitely something that I have done in the past here, in college and at Lawrence Co.”

Shepherd walking off the field after a scoreless first inning vs Columbus Shepherd walking off the field after a scoreless first inning vs Columbus “... The thing is you have to go out and pitch you have to throw strikes and get outs, that's been my thing from day one. Rather you’re throwing the 8th inning or starting the game.”

“... My first start was decent I would definitely like to keep the runs down and three of the five hits I gave up left the yard which is not ideal but I went five innings so not bad but the long ball hurt.”

“... I have thrown well the last few times in Columbus and I want to carry that over into this start as well”

“... The weather is different but it goes both ways whether it is 100 degrees or 30 like tonight you have to adjust both ways and not worry about it. Once you get out there you have to put it behind you and not let it affect anything. You have to throw strikes, get outs and stay focused on what you’re doing no matter the situation.”

“.. Being up north or down in Florida is a long way from home so anytime I can see family and friends when I come close it puts a smile on my face and puts me in a good mood. It gets me excited and takes me back to high school and college they saw me pitch and play all the time. It means a little more to me because I want to make them proud the support they show and when they can come watch it makes it even better.”

 

 

 

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