Ironton, Oh. — Abby Nelson and Dani Crum hit home runs and Taylor Blevins was once again magnificent in the circle as Lawrence Co. ( 8-1 ) defeated Ironton ( OH ) 11-1 Wednesday evening.
2023 Bulldog Freshman
Braylee Triplett, Taylor Blevins, Ella Smith
Taylor Blevins went seven innings, allowed five hits, struck out eight, walked one and gave up one unearned run to get the win against Ironton. Blevins also had two hits and one RBI to help her own cause.
Dani Crum homered, doubled and finished with three hits, three RBI’s and scored twice, Abby Maynard had three hits, drove in one and scored once, Abby Nelson had two hits including a home run, drove in three and scored once, Kensley Feltner had two hits, drove in one and scored three times, Shelby Blevins doubled, Jaylee Maxie, Bree Jones and Cassie Damron all scored a run.
Lawrence Co. 11 Floyd Central 1 ( Tuesday )
The Dawgs improved to 2-0 in 58th District action with the home victory over the Jaguars.
Abby Maynard had three hits and drove in a run, Abby Nelson doubled, tripled, knocked in four runs and scored twice, Gracie Preece had two hits including a double, drove in three runs and scored once, Kensley Feltner had two hits including a double, drove in one and scored once, Dani Crum singled and scored a run, Ella Smith, Allie Triplett, Jada Patton and Braylee Triplett all scored a run.
Bree Jones was the winning pitcher in the circle and also had two hits, drove in one and scored twice.
Lawrence Co. 15 Prestonsburg 0 ( Monday )
Taylor Blevins threw a perfect game to get the win against the Blackcats. Blevins struck out seven out of the nine batters she faced and only threw 32 pitches for the game. Blevins also doubled and drove in two runs.
Bree Jones had three hits, scored three times and had one RBI, Abby Nelson had two hits including a double, drove in two and scored once, Abby Maynard had two hits including a double, drove in one and scored twice, Dani Crum and Allie Triplett had two hits, one RBI and scored a run each, Shelby Blevins had two hits and drove in one, Gracie Preece tripled, drove in three runs and scored once, Kensley Feltner had one hit, one RBI and scored twice, Jaylee Maxie, Ella Smith, Caroline See and Addalyn Woods all scored a run.
Abby Nelson and Dani Crum both homered at Ironton
The Dawgs will head south this weekend for their annual spring break trip to Myrtle Beach.
They will open up the trip on Sunday at 3:00 versus Harlan Co.
Monday they will play at 9:00 am against Lynn Camp and 11:00 am against Marian Central Catholic out of Illinois. On Tuesday at 11:00 am they play Niagara-Wheatfield from New York. After a day off they finish the trip at 9:00 am Thursday against Butler out of Ohio.
Lawrence Co. Head Coach Kenny Horn
“… We started out with two district opponents and you want to come out and take care of business. I thought we adjusted well to the pitching against Ironton. It’s different from what we faced on Monday and Tuesday. It took our girls a minute but I thought they made the proper adjustments and it showed in the later innings. They kept coming in and made them pay for it finally.”
“… I firmly believe that our one through six or seven hitters have that kind of power and hopefully when it comes down to it we can put it all together at the right time. That was Dani Crum’s second homer of the year and to get that from your leadoff hitter is exciting. Abby Nelson and Abby Maynard have been on fire this week and then we got another good effort from Taylor Blevins in the circle.”
“… It’s not about the games when we go to the Beach, some of the girls have never seen the ocean. It’s team bonding and we have a lot of fun stuff planned for them. I think they will have a great time. Go Kart tracks and all of the other stuff as well. Awesome to see our community rally behind us, with both teams being there we will have more fans than anyone else and that’s awesome to see. Our bleachers are always packed and people are always asking us how far we drove and we always travel well and it’s awesome to see. We are so thankful and blessed to have the support of Lawrence County.”