Myrtle Beach — Lawrence Co. Baseball finished off their annual spring break trip at the Ripken Experience by going 3-2.
Lawrence Co. 6 Hillsdale 4 ( OH ) ( Wednesday )
Jake Derifield went seven innings to pick up the victory in the Bulldogs final game of the trip Wednesday morning. Derifield allowed two earned runs, eight hits, struck out three and walked one.
Will Lafferty hit his second homer of the trip in the seventh inning to give the Bulldogs the lead for good, Abner Collinsworth singled twice, drove in two runs and scored once, Blake Prater had two hits, Eli Fletcher hit his first home run of the season and scored twice, Dylan Whitt singled and Cody Crum scored a run.
Lawrence Co. is 7-7 on the season and will play in the class 2A section tournament this week at Floyd Central.
St. Joseph Collegiate Institute ( NY ) 11 Lawrence Co. 2 ( Tuesday )
The team from Buffalo scored eight runs in the sixth inning to break open a 3-2 ball game.
Eli Fletcher doubled three times, scored once and drove in a run, Dylan Whitt doubled and Abner Collinsworth had one RBI.
Will Lafferty was tagged with the loss going four innings, allowed three runs, seven hits, three strikeouts and walked three. Lafferty doubled and scored a run offensively.
Lawrence Co. 16 Northwest ( OH ) 2 ( Tuesday )
The Dawgs scored nine runs in the second inning and five runs in the fourth inning to get the five inning victory.
Jake Derifield had two hits and two runs batted in, Abner Collinsworth had two hits including a double, drove in two runs and scored once, Blake Prater had two hits and one RBI, Braydan Maynard tripled, drove in a run and scored twice, Will Lafferty was on base four times, scored four runs and had one RBI, Eli Fletcher doubled, drove in a run and scored three times, Talon Pollock and Cody Crum scored two runs each.
Blake Prater has been steadily improving behind the plate and has been one of the better hitters so far for the Bulldogs.
Tyger Cavins went five innings for the complete game victory. He gave up two runs, four hits, struck out two and walked one.
The Bulldogs will return to action on Monday in the Class 2A Section Tou versus Magoffin Co. at Floyd Central.
Junior Varsity Dawgs went 1-2 on the trip.
North Laurel beat the Bulldogs 11-9
Lawrence Co. took care of North Laurel 4-3
Lawrence Co. lost 8-0 to Lexington Christian
Lawrence Co. Head Coach Travis Feltner
“… Overall we needed to take this trip and make it a positive impact on our team. We feel like we are better now than when we arrived Saturday evening and that was the goal.”
“… Jake Derifield was a stud for us this week. Pitched it like an ace- played excellent defense in the OF and continues to be very productive offensively.”
“… Blake Prater had a great week behind the plate. He’s had times where he’s been a little unsure of himself, but he was really good this week which will hopefully build his confidence level.”