Eastern, Ky. — For the eight consecutive seasons the Lawrence Co. Softball team captured a District title with a 16-1 victory over Floyd Central in the 58th championship game Wednesday.
58th District Champs
Front L to R Abby Nelson, Dani Crum, Ella Fitzpatrick, Kensley Feltner, Allie Triplett, Shelby Blevins, Gracie Preece, Emalynn Kitts
Standing L to R James Jones, Stacy Jones, Jada Patton, Taylor Blevins, Jaylee Maxie, Caroline See, Bree Jones, Leah Branham, Abby Maynard, Ella Smith, Bobby Preece, Addalyn Woods, Braylee Triplett, Sam Sparks, Kenny Horn.
Kensley Feltner belted two home runs, drove in four and scored three times, Bree Jones had three hits and scored twice, Dani Crum had two hits including a double, one RBI and scored twice, Ella Fitzpatrick singled twice, had two RBIs and scored once, Gracie Preece singled and scored twice, Shelby Blevins doubled, drove in one and scored once, Ella Smith doubled and knocked in two runs, Addalyn Woods scored twice, Abby Nelson, Jada Patton and Emalynn Kitts all scored once.
Taylor Blevins was the winning pitcher in the circle, allowed two hits, one run, struck out three and walked one. Offensively she singled and had two runs batted in.
58th District player of the year Dani Crum
The Bulldogs improved to 25-12 on the year with the three inning victory over the Jaguars who dropped to 10-16.
Lawrence Co. won the 60th District in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Lawrence Co. has won the 58th District in 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022 and 2023.
58th All-District Team
Gracie Preece, Bree Jones, Allie Triplett, Dani Crum, Kensley Feltner, Taylor Blevins, Abby Nelson
The 15th Region Softball Draw will be Friday at Noon and the first round games are tentatively set for Sunday at Stonecrest Park in Prestonsburg.
Lawrence Co. Head Coach Kenny Horn
“… It’s always good to win a district title! Very thankful for this group both players and coaches. It’s been a long, trying season and when you hit 25 wins you have had a great year! We started this season with some important goals. We have accomplished several of those and this district championship was one. The big one is next week! We draw Friday at noon to see who’s next.”