Stanville, Ky. — Lawrence Co. Baseball ( 3-3 ) took care of Betsy Layne 9-0 on Thursday to improve to 2-0 in 58th District action.
2023 Bulldog Juniors
L to R Jake Derifield, Talon Pollack, Ford Scaggs, Abner Collinsworth, Blake Prater, Cody Crum
Against Betsy Layne in the second District matchup Jake Derifield went the distance to pick up the victory on the mound. He allowed five hits, struck out seven and walked zero. Derifield also singled and drove in one offensively.
Blake Prater had two hits and drove in two runs, Cody Crum had two hits and scored once, Dylan Whitt doubled, drove in a run and scored once, Braydan Maynard and Ryan Marcum singled, drove in one and scored a run, Abner Collinsworth and Eli Fletcher singled and scored a run, Boedy Maynard singled, Will Lafferty scored a run.
Lawrence Co. 15 Betsy Layne 0 ( Wednesday )
The Bulldogs scored 11 runs in the second inning to put the Bobcats away at Randy Keeton field.
Tygar Cavins went all three innings and only allowed one hit, struck out four and walked one to pick up his first career varsity victory.
Blake Prater had two hits including a double and drove in two runs, Jake Derifield singled twice, drove in two runs and scored once, Abner Collinsworth singled, drove in two runs and scored twice, Dylan Whitt walked three times and scored three runs, Braydan Maynard and Talon Pollack singled, drove in a run and scored twice, Eli Fletcher doubled and scored twice, Ryan Marcum drove in a run and scored once.
Paintsville 4 Lawrence Co. 2 ( Monday )
The Dawgs scored in the top of the first and had chances to extend the lead but couldn’t and fell on the road against UK commit Connor Fugate and the Tigers.
Blake Prater singled and drove in a run, Eli Fletcher singled and scored a run, Braydan Maynard had one run batted in, Abner Collinsworth scored a run.
Boedy Maynard suffered the defeat in relief of Talon Pollack.
The Bulldogs will return to action with a trip to Pikeville ( 3-2 ) on Friday night.
2023 Bulldog Sophomores
L to R Logan Whisenant, Kasen Staniford, Eli Fletcher, Tygar Cavins, Jake Preece
Lawrence Co. Head Coach Travis Feltner
“… Paintsville game we had a very good pitcher on the ropes first two innings and let him off the hook and then he got really dialed in. Made it a tough night to plate runs. Talon Pollack’s stuff was really good, we just have to get him more efficient. Our two freshman arms Braxton Davis and Boedy Maynard continue to come in and do a great job of competing on the mound and they did that night.”
“… Back to back games against Betsy Layne was good to get 2 district wins under our belt. Tyger Cavins got his first career start and did a great job for us. Tyger has very good stuff and if he can settle in on all aspects of actual pitching he’s going to be a dandy for us. Jake Derifield tonight was lights out. As efficient as he’s been, which enabled him to go the distance.”
“… Abner Collinsworth has had great at bats all year long. Not always resulting in hits but that’ll come. Eli Fletcher and Blake Prater have had good weeks at the plate so far.”
“… We are not young, but we have some key spots that are inexperienced, I believe we will get through this early part of our season and be ready to go down the stretch to make a run.”
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