Louisa, Ky. — Lawrence Co. Softball ( 20-5 ) celebrated three seniors and then went on to beat Tug Valley 11-1 on Tuesday evening.
Allie Triplett, Kensley Feltner, Ella Fitzpatrick
Gracie Preece had three hits including a home run, a double, drove in three runs and scored twice, Bree Jones had three hits including a triple, four RBI’s and scored three times, Dani Crum had two hits including a double, one run batted in and scored three times, Senior Kensley Feltner smacked two doubles and drove in two runs, Allie Triplett had two hits including a double and scored twice, Abby Maynard doubled and Emmalyn Kitts scored a run.
Taylor Blevins went six innings in the circle to get the win, gave up six hits, struck out five and gave up one run.
The Bulldogs went 2-0 in the Mountain Strong Softball Classic at Letcher Co. Central on Sunday afternoon.
Gracie Preece, Dani Crum x 2 and Abby Nelson all homered Sunday at LCC.
Lawrence Co. 13 Shelby Valley 1
In the first game Sunday Allie Triplett went four innings to get the win, allowed three hits, one run, struck out one. Taylor Blevins pitched one inning, allowed one hit and struck out one.
Gracie Preece hit a home run, doubled, had one RBI and scored twice, Shelby Blevins doubled twice, drove in three runs and scored one time, Dani Crum had two hits including a double, drove in a run and scored once, Jaylee Maxie singled, drove in two runs and scored once, Kensley Feltner doubled, scored twice and had one RBI, Triplett singled, drove in one and scored twice, Blevins had one RBI and scored once, Abby Nelson scored twice, Emmalyn Kitts had one RBI and Abby Maynard scored a run.
Lawrence Co. 12 Belfry 6
In the second game Dani Crum hit two home runs and Abby Nelson belted another homer to lead the Dawgs over the Pirates.
Taylor Blevins went the distance to get the win, allowed nine hits, two earned runs, struck out nine and walked two. She also drove in a run.
Crum finished with three runs batted in and scored twice, Nelson also singled and doubled, had three RBI’s and scored twice, Bree Jones had two hits including a double, drove in two runs and scored twice, Gracie Preece singled a scored a run, Leah Branham scored a run, Kensley Feltner had two hits including a double, drove in three runs and scored once, Allie Triplett had three hits, Shelby Blevins singled a scored a run, Abby Maynard and Braylee Triplett scored a run.
The Bulldogs in the throwback shorts versus Betsy Layne.
Lawrence Co. 14 Betsy Layne 4 ( Thursday )
The Bulldogs scored ten runs in the first inning and cruised to the five inning victory on throwback night.
Bree Jones was the winning pitcher in the circle tossing five innings, gave up three earned runs, four hits, struck out five and walked six. On offense she had three hits including a homer and triple, drove in two runs and scored twice.
Dani Crum had three hits, one RBI and scored twice, Cassie Damron scored two runs, Gracie Preece scored a run, Caroline See tripled and scored a run, Kensley Feltner doubled and knocked in a run, Abby Nelson singled, drove in one and scored a run, Ella Fitzpatrick had two hits including a double and knocked in a run, Ella Smith doubled and scored twice, Emmalyn Kitts had two hits including a double and scored a run, Jaylee Maxie had two hits including a double, drove in two runs and scored once, Allie Triplett had one RBI and Braylee Triplett scored a run.
Lawrence Co. 11 Betsy Layne 1 ( Thursday )
The Dawgs finished 58th District action 6-0 with the five inning mercy rule victory.
Taylor Blevins went the distance struck out 11, allowed 2 hits and walked none to get the win. Blevins also doubled and had four runs batted in.
Dani Crum homered and drove in two runs, Bree Jones tripled and scored twice, Gracie Preece tripled, scored twice and drove in two runs, Kensley Feltner doubled and scored three times, Abby Nelson singled, drove in three runs and scored twice and Allie Triplett scored a run.
The Dawgs will return to action on the road at Pikeville Wednesday and then at undefeated Wheelersburg ( OH ) on Thursday.
Lawrence Co. Head Coach Kenny Horn
“… I was happy for these seniors to get the win tonight. They have led this team for a long time and done a great job. These seniors have won 131 games in their career and that’s counting zero for the Covid year! Feltner is the best leader I have had at LC, great player as well. Allie is the coolest kid that never gets rattled and can play every spot! Ella is one of the best players I have had. Very thoughtful and does a good job catching and playing first. Im really going to miss these seniors, but I’m a better person because they have changed my life and I can only hope I had a positive impact on them.”
“… It was cool to see the girls out there in the ole throw back uniforms against Betsy Layne. They didn’t like to slide in them so that was not a good thing but we did win two games in them, we will see if they bring them back out.”
“… Against Shelby Valley I thought we saw the ball well and took advantage of some throwing opportunities that were available. Adkins brings it up there and we were on her. Need to clean up the errors but we hit well enough today to overcome! “
“… Belfry and Shelby Valley are teams we will probably seen come regionals. Always a good day when you can beat both of them. They both have a solid team. We just gotta focus on getting better.”