Eastern, Ky. — Lawrence Co. ( 10-7 ) with another late inning rally won the Class 2A Section 8 Tournament 6-4 over Letcher Co. Central ( 16-4 ) on Thursday at Floyd Central.
Back to Back 2A Section Champions
Kneeling L to R Tyger Cavins, Logan Whisenant, Abner Collinsworth, Cody Crum, Will Lafferty, Braxton Davis, Ryan Marcum, Jake Derifield, Jake Preece
Standing L to R Matt Maynard, Hunter Crum, Jackie Holt, Kasen Staniford, Owen Pack, Dylan Whitt, Braydan Maynard, Ford Scaggs, Talon Pollack, Eli Fletcher, Blake Prater, Boedy Maynard, Travis Feltner, Julius Music
The Bulldogs trailed 4-2 going to the bottom of the sixth inning before scoring four runs, and then Talon Pollack closed it out with a perfect seventh inning on the hill to secure the victory.
Pollock threw all seven innings, gave up four hits, walked three and struck out seven Cougars.
Jake Derifield had three hits and one RBI, Will Lafferty had two hits and scored twice, Braydan Maynard had one hit, one RBI and scored two runs, Cody Crum singled and scored a run, Abner Collinsworth had one RBI and Ryan Marcum scored a run.
Lawrence Co. has won five in a row and will face Louisville DeSales ( 17-3 ) in the First Round of the Class 2A State Tournament next Friday at 7:00 in Owensboro.
The Dawgs will travel to Ashland Saturday at noon and then return home for the first time since March 29th to play Perry Co. Central at Randy Keeton Field Monday.
Braydan Maynard, Ryan Marcum, Will Lafferty, Dylan Whitt
Lawrence Co. Head Coach Travis Feltner
“… Another great comeback win for us, we have had a knack for winning extra inning games this year. Can’t coach that… they either have it or don’t have it. We have had several late inning comebacks this year.”
“… That seventh inning that Talon Pollack threw was the best I ever saw him pitch. Blew it right past their one and two hitters who are both very good players. We had Ford Scaggs warming up several times but Talon kept getting out of jam after jam.”
“… Cody Crum was outstanding for us and is starting to figure some things out. We are not a finished product but have been getting better little by little. We go to Ashland on Saturday at Noon and then back home on Monday for the first time this month. Hope to see a big crowd.”