Owensboro, Ky. — Lawrence Co. ( 13-5 ) advanced to the semifinals of the Class 2A state tournament with a 19-4 three inning victory over Bell Co. ( 7-8 ) on Jack Hicks Field at Shifley Park on Friday night.
The Bulldogs scored ten runs in the bottom of the first inning to take control after the Bobcats scored three in the top of the first inning.
Abner Collinsworth doubled and drove in a couple runs against Bell Co.
Bryce Blevins had two hits including a double, had four RBIs and scored three times, Abner Collinsworth collected two hits including a double, drove in two runs and scored once, Nick Collinsworth doubled, had two RBIs and scored three times, Grover Maynard singled and scored twice, Luke Patton had an RBI and scored once, Will Lafferty walked four times and plated three times, Blue Fletcher scored three runs, Jake Derifield and Ryan Marcum scored a run each.
Eli Fletcher went 2 and 2/3 innings to get the victory, he also doubled and drove in two runs.
Senior Luke Patton has made a smooth transition this season.
The Dawgs will play Christian Academy-Louisville in the second semifinal game on Saturday afternoon after CAL ( 9-10 ) beat Taylor Co. 9-7 in the first game Friday.
Franklin-Simpson ( 11-9 ) and Padacuh-Tilghman ( 14-3 ) will play in the other semifinal game Saturday morning.
The championship game will be Saturday night at 7:00.