Louisa, Ky. — The Lawrence Co. Baseball team won their third straight game after a 15-8 victory over Ashland Thursday night.
2023 Bulldog Seniors
Ryan Marcum, Will Lafferty, Braydan Maynard, Dylan Whitt
The Dawgs ( 17-10 ) pounded out 15 hits in the home victory over the Tomcats ( 16-19 ).
Will Lafferty had three hits including his fifth home run of the year, drove in three and scored three times. Eli Fletcher had three hits and scored twice, Braydan Maynard had two hits including a double, two runs batted in and scored two runs. Jake Derifield doubled, had one RBI and scored twice, Abner Collinsworth singled, scored a run and drove in two runs, Dylan Whitt singled, scored a run and drove in one, Cody Crum singled and scored a run, Logan Whisenant singled and Blake Prater scored a run.
Boedy Maynard went five inning in relief to pick up the win, offensively he had two hits, two runs batted in and scored once.
Lawrence Co. 3 Raceland 2 ( Wednesday )
Cody Crum raced home from second base after an erratic pickoff attempt from the Rams for the walk-off victory on Senior night.
Will Lafferty singled and smashed his fourth homer of the season, Eli Fletcher doubled twice and scored a run.
Braxton Davis picked up the win on the mound.
Lawrence Co. 5 Pikeville 4 ( Monday )
The Dawgs scored four times in the sixth inning to get the home victory.
Jake Derifield was the winning pitcher after tossing six and 2/3 innings. Will Lafferty got the final out to get the save.
Lafferty had three hits including a double, one RBI and scored two runs, Derifield singled and drove in two runs, Eli Fletcher singled twice, Abner Collinsworth and Braxton Davis singled, scored once and drove in a run, Boedy Maynard singled and scored, Cody Crum scored once.
The Bulldogs will close out the regular season with a home contest versus Greenup Co. on Friday night before opening up the 58th District tournament against Betsy Layne at Floyd Central on Monday at 5:30.
Lawrence Co. Head Coach Travis Feltner
“…Three great wins for us this week, we have preached to our kids all year that we want to be hitting our stride at the end of the year and we have won five out of six games and the one loss was right here at home against Paintsville.
“…All we ask is give yourselves a chance to win the game. We have had our ups and downs and sometimes we have been really down and sometimes really up at the end of the day we have to find some consistency. It is key for baseball to find that middle ground. It appears that we are headed in the right direction and if so, it’s the perfect time to be doing that. That’s what we expect to do here.”
“… The relationship between a player and Coach is always up and down but it is always love. It is not hate it is not love hate it is always love. Sometimes it’s tough love sometimes they are not to see eye to eye with me and sometimes I’m not going to see eye to eye with them. But we have four young men that have labored and put the time in and I told them last night that anybody that plays four years in this program has an automatic lifetime of respect from me. They will always be a part of of our program and our family. The farther we get in time the less popular and the less cool it is to complete something. It is easier for kids to quit things now. Either the kid gets frustrated or the parents get frustrated and these four guys have stayed the course and they have had remarkable careers. They had to battle COVID early on as they were incoming freshman on what we feel like would have been our best team ever and they would have learned a lot that year. Will and Braydan will go on to play at the next level and anytime we hit guys that do that we are super excited and proud of them. Dylan and Ryan are two of the hardest working guys in the school just ask anyone up there. They have that reputation that they don’t care to get their hands dirty and put in the work. All four will be successful in life and hopefully we were a small part of that.”