Louisa, Ky. — Lawrence Co. ( 14-10 ) fell 5-3 versus Paintsville ( 21-7 ) on Thursday evening at home.
Will Lafferty had a big game to help the Dawgs clinch the number one seed in the 58th District tournament against Floyd Central.
Eli Fletcher had two hits including a double, drove in one run and scored once, Dylan Whitt singled twice and drove in a run, Boedy Maynard singled and drove in a run, Jake Derifield scored once, Cody Crum singled and scored once.
Talon Pollack suffered the loss to the Tigers. He went four and 2/3 innings, allowed four earned runs, struck out five, allowed seven hits and walked four.
7th Grader Gray Derifield made his debut by going two and 1/3 innings, struck out three, allowed two hits, gave up one run and walked two.
Lawrence Co. 15 Floyd Central 6 ( Wednesday )
The Bulldogs wrapped up the number one seed in the 58th District tournament with the road victory over the Jaguars.
Will Lafferty went five innings in relief to get the victory. Lafferty allowed one run, struck out seven, gave up four hits and walked one. Offensively he had three hits including a double and scored four times.
Boedy Maynard had a breakout game versus Floyd Central.
Boedy Maynard had three hits, drove in five runs and scored once, Eli Fletcher had three RBIs and scored twice, Abner Collinsworth had two hits including a double and scored three times, Ryan Marcum singled and drove in two runs, Jake Derifield singled and scored three times, Dylan Whitt singled and scored a run, Talon Pollack singled and Cody Crum scored a run.
Lawrence Co. 6 Johnson Central 5 ( Monday )
The Dawgs fell behind 3-0 after the first inning before rallying for the one run victory.
Braxton Davis was outstanding against Johnson Central.
Braxton Davis picked up the win in relief. Davis went four innings, struck out four, gave up two hits, allowed one run and walked three.
Talon Pollack recorded the save by going one and 2/3 shutout innings, struck out three and walked one.
Eli Fletcher singled twice, Will Lafferty singled, drove in one and scored twice, Jake Derifield singled drove in one and scored once, Abner Collinsworth and Cody Crum singled and scored, Dylan Whitt drove in one and scored once and Talon Pollack singled.
Lawrence Co. will close out the regular season with four home games beginning Monday against Pikeville, Wednesday versus Raceland, Thursday against Ashland and Friday versus Greenup Co. all games starting at 6:00.
Lawrence Co. Head Coach Travis Feltner
“… Great wins to start the week. Tough stretch nearly a week off. But I thought our guys battled hard and competed hard all week which is the biggest key component down the stretch.”
“… Braxton Davis came in relief at JC and flat out stopped all their momentum and we had several guys step up offensively and then Talan came in to close and was lights out.”
“… At Floyd Central Will Lafferty came in relief on the mound and did the same thing allowing only a single run over the final 5 innings and we really had several guys have nice offensive nights.”
“… It’s a good sign to see that it looks like we are finally building some lineup depth where we are a threat to score each inning.”
“… In the Paintsville game Talan was not his sharpest but still did a good enough job to give us a great chance and then 7th grader Gray Derifield made his debut and pitched a couple scoreless innings. He just pounds the zone with a couple of pitches and competes. Such a good sign to see out of him. Offensively we had the best approaches we’ve had all year the first 3 innings chasing their starter and then we completely went away from that the rest of the way until the 7th inning.”
“ I believe we are on the right track and are poised to make a run.”