Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

April 2, 2013

PREP ROUNDUP: Boyd blasts off in Florida

Staff report
The Independent

COCOA BEACH, Fla. — Boyd County is off to a hot start in the Florida sunshine.

On Sunday, the Lady Lions picked up three wins as part of the Cocoa Beach Softball Spring Training.

Boyd opened up the event with a doubleheader sweep of Wapakoneta, Ohio, winning 7-4 and 14-9.

In the first game, it was Taylor Wheeler who did most of the damage, going 2-of-3 and scoring two runs.

In the second game, the entire Lady Lions team shined as Boyd totaled 20 hits.

Emily Stewart led the way, going 3-for-5 including a two-run home run and Nicole Goins went 4-for-4.

Wheeler, Allison Roark, Lakin Crum, Destiny Goins and Hunter Reeves all had multiple hits.

Boyd County defeated Saegertown, Pa., 7-6, in Sunday’s final game. Saegertown scored six runs in the first but didn’t score again.

Boyd County (4-0) had another big game from Stewart, who went 2-for-4 with two doubles. Crum added two hits.

The Lady Lions play again today, after having two late games on Monday.

Wapokoneta    000    121    0    —    4    9  2

Boyd County    101    041    X    —    7    8    1

Renee and Kadis. Meade, Irving (6) and Roark 2B — Goins (BC).

Boyd County     410    202    5 —14 20 0

Wapokoneta    521    010    0    —    9    12    1

Murphy, Thompson (3), Irving (5) and D. Goins. Renee, Marvin. 2B — Brown (BC), Reeves 2 (BC), HR — Stewart (BC).

Seagertown    600    000    0    —    6    11 2

Boyd County    302    110    X    —    7    8    1

Harley and Bartoloneo. Meade and Roark. 2B — Stewart 2 , Mullins

Ashland 4

Jefferson (W.Va.) 0

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. Ashland’s softball team opened up its eight-game string in the Grand Strand Classic with a defeat of Jefferson (W.Va.) on Monday.

Due to time constraints, the game was limited to four innings.

Megan Hensley tossed a shutout while striking out eight batters. She also scored two runs.

Katie Caron led the Kittens (3-2) offensively with a 2-for-3, two-RBI effort. McKenzie Vanover and Sydney Whitt supplied Ashland’s other two hits.

Ashland plays two games today at Myrtle Beach.

ASHLAND    202    0    —    4    4    0

JEFFERSON (WV)    000    0    —    0    3    1

Hensley and Kilburn; Witt and Shepherd. W—Hensley. L—Witt. 2B—Caron (A), Witt (J).


Greenup County 7

Medina, Ohio 3

VERO BEACH, Fla. Will McCall pitched a complete game, leading Greenup County past Medina (Ohio) High School.

McCall finished with nine strikeouts while giving up just three runs in the Musketeers’ second game in Vero Beach this week.

Seth Boyle had two hits, including a double. He also picked up an RBI. J.B. Brown paced the Muskteers’ six-run second inning with and two-run double.

McCall and Korey Morris both added RBIs in the second inning as well.

Greenup County (5-1) will play Vero Beach High School today at 4 p.m. The game can be heard on delay on WLGC 105.7-FM at 7 p.m.

Greenup Co.    060    000    1    —    7     5    0

Medina, Ohio    003    000    0    —    3     5    2

McCall and Hutchinson. Winters, Teachout (4) and Lary.  2B — Boyle (GC) Brown (GC).

Pikeville 3

Paintsville 2

PIKEVILLE Pikeville built and early lead and was able to hold off a late Paintsville run to move on in the 15th Region All “A” Tournament on Monday.

Paintsville (5-4) was held scoreless through the first six innings of the game, before finally starting a rally in the seventh.

Colby Burchett doubled in two runs for the Tigers with two outs in the inning. With the bases loaded and down by one, Lane Daniels grounded out to short to end the game.

Paintsville finished the game with five errors, while Pikeville only had one. The Panthers are 4-5.

PIKEVILLE    012    000    0    —    3    4    1

PAINTSVILLE   000    000    2    —    2    3  5

From Saturday

Paintsville 10

Rowan County 5

MOREHEAD Rowan County gained an early lead, but Paintsville battled back to win on Saturday.

Rowan County took an early 3-0 lead in the second inning. The Vikings scored once on a bases loaded hit-by-pitch, and then scattered two runs across with a Justin Graham single.

The Vikings added two more runs in the third on a pair of sacrifice flies to move the lead to 5-0.

Paintsville then exploded for seven runs in the top of the fourth inning off six straight run-scoring hits.

Luke Daniels doubled, Brandon Haught singled, Matt Miller and Gabe Burchell doubled and the inning was capped off by two RBI singles by Colby Burchett and Kash Daniel.

The Tigers added an insurance run in the sixth off another Daniels’ double, and two more in the seventh on a Miller single.

Rowan County (0-6) only managed three hits after scoring in the third inning.


PAINTSVILLE    000    701    2    —    10    14    1

ROWAN CO.    032    000    0    —    5    5    1