Eastern, Ky. — Lawrence Co. softball ( 12-4 ) lost an extra inning heartbreaker 4-3 to Pike Co. Central on Tuesday in the Class 2A Section 8 tournament at Floyd Central.
Taylor Blevins struck out 16 against Pike Co. Central.
Kensley Feltner had three hits including a triple and a double, drove in one and scored once, Gracie Preece had two hits and scored once, Allie Triplett doubled and a drove in one, Bree Jones singled and scored a run.
Taylor Blevins was the tough luck loser in the circle. She pitched 8 and 2/3 innings, striking out 16, gave up one earned run, 4 hits and walked three.
Spring Valley ( WV ) 7 Lawrence Co. 6 ( Monday )
The Dawgs lost in eight innings to the number one team in Class 3A in West Virginia on the road.
Bree Jones had three hits including two doubles, drove in three runs and scored once, Dani Crum had two hits and scored twice, Kensley Feltner had two hits and scored one run, Abby Nelson doubled and had one RBI, Allie Triplett singled and had one RBI, Gracie Preece had one RBI and Emalynn Kitts and Addalyn Woods scored a run.
The Bulldogs will return to action on Saturday afternoon in the Tri-State Showcase at Boyd Co. versus Bath Co. at 2:00 and Pulaski Co. at 4:00.
Lawrence Co. Head Coach Kenny Horn
“… Pike Central was a debacle. Taylor Blevins pitched really good. 16 strikeouts for her, How do we lose? Two balls got down in the outfield that were as coach Sparks would say, “Can Of Corn”. Three of our best hitters were no shows. Feltner and Triplett showed why they are captains. They kept us in it. We have to be better bottom line.”
“… Spring Valley was the best team we have seen this year and we had them on the ropes. I should have made the pitching change sooner so that one is on me. We got down and fought back to tie it up , but lost on a play that may prove to be a problem for us.”