Stanville, Ky. — Luke Patton hit a home run and struck out twelve to help Lawrence Co. ( 26-7 ) to a 3-1 victory over Prestonsburg ( 16-13 ) in the championship game of the 58th District tournament Wednesday at Betsy Layne.
58th District Champs
L to R Top Matt Maynard, Julius Music, Hunter Crum, Bryce Blevins, Grover Maynard, Ford Scaggs, Eli Fletcher, Nick Collinsworth, Talon Pollack, Dylan Whitt, Blake Prater, Ryan Marcum, Cooper Smith, Steve Blevins, Jackie Holt, Travis Feltner
L to R Bottom Will Lafferty, Jake Derifield, Luke Patton, Blue Fletcher, Abner Collinsworth, Mason Preston, Tygar Cavins, Logan Whisenant, Cody Crum, Braxton Davis
Patton was outstanding on the mound once again as he finished with 12 strikeouts, allowed 2 hits, zero walks and zero earned runs. He also homered for the seventh time, drove in two runs and scored twice.
Jake Derifield singled twice, Will Lafferty and Eli Fletcher both doubled, Abner Collinsworth singled and drove in a run, Blue Fletcher singled, Grover Maynard scored a run.
58th District Player of the Year!
Bryce Blevins with Floyd Co. superintendent Anna Shepherd
The Dawgs will play Pike Co. Central ( 16-14 ) in the first round of the 15th Region tournament at Belfry on Monday night at 8:00.
58th All District team
L to R Bottom Blue Fletcher and Grover Maynard. Top L to R Top Luke Patton, Will Lafferty, Nick Collinsworth, Bryce Blevins.
Lawrence Co. Head Coach Travis Feltner
“… The quality of teams in the region this year may be deeper than it’s been since we have been in the 15th region in my opinion. I honestly think six teams could win it if they play well. All of us would have to catch a break to win three games in a row.”
“… I don’t think I would say any one team is the clear cut favorite this year. I really like our ball club and think we have the potential to win it next week. I think any of them could beat us on any given day. We don’t take any team for granted and it should be an exciting tournament at Belfry.”