Louisa, Ky. — Bryce Blevins struck out eleven and allowed one run as Lawrence Co. ( 12-5 ) captured the Class 2A Section 8 title with a 11-1 victory over Rowan Co. ( 14-6 ) at Randy Keeton FieldFriday night.
L to R front Joey Moore, Ryan Marcum, Cody Crum, Mason Preston, Blue Fletcher, Abner Collinsworth, Talon Pollack, Cooper Smith, Jake Derifield
L to R back Jackie Holt, Travis Feltner, Blake Prater, Luke Patton, Dylan Whitt, Ford Scaggs, Nick Collinsworth, Grover Maynard, Will Lafferty, Eli Fletcher, Julius Music, Matt Maynard, Hunter Crum, Steve Blevins
Sitting, Bryce Blevins
Bryce Blevins pitched five innings, gave up 3 hits and one run against Rowan Co. to remain undefeated on the season.
Blevins also smacked two doubles and drove in three runs offensively, Will Lafferty finished with two hits, two RBIs and scored twice, Blue Fletcher had two hits including a double, drove in one and scored once, Abner Collinsworth singled, drove in a run and scored once, Eli Fletcher singled and scored twice, Luke Patton singled, Grover Maynard drove in a run, Cody Crum scored three times, Mason Preston and Ryan Marcum scored a run.
Will Lafferty went 8-10 in the Class 2A Section 8 tournament this week.
The Dawgs are scheduled to play at Prestonsburg ( 7-9 ) Monday and host Prestonsburg Tuesday to wrap up 58th District play before traveling to Owensboro for the Class 2A state tournament to face Bell Co. ( 7-5 ) in the first round.
Blue Fletcher opened the game with a double into the left center gap against Rowan Co.
Lawrence Co. Head Coach Travis Feltner
“… Great week for our kids bouncing back from last week down south. I believe we have redirected a little bit and are settling in to what we could become.“
“… Friday night was a great atmosphere. Our program is very excited to win our first Sectional Championship in 2A baseball. We are really looking forward to going down next week and compete for a State Championship.”
“… Bryce Blevins is a special type competitor on the mound. He’s been a once and a lifetime kid for me. Big turnaround this week offensively spearheaded by Blue Fletcher and Will Lafferty at the top of the order, those guys have been on fire. But we’ve had several guys who have much better approaches this week including Bryce, Luke, Eli and Mason.”