Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

April 19, 2013

BC, Ashland big winners in softball

Staff report
The Independent

WESTWOOD — Everyone got in on the action for Boyd County as the Lady Lions easily sailed past Fairview 20-1 on Thursday at Fairview High School.

The Lady Lions finished the game with 21 hits and had six for extra bases including three home runs.

Boyd County had Emily Stewart went 4-for-5 with a double and a home run and two RBIs. Bri Crooks went 2-for-4 with a home run for the Lady Lions while Nocole Goins went 1-for-2 with a 2-run home run.

Taylor Wheeler went 2-for-3 for the Lady Lions, Lakin Crum went 2-for-4 and Allison Roark went 3-for-4.

The entire Boyd County (10-6) team was in the zone as every player who stepped up to bat had a hit for the Lady Lions.

Fairview (6-7) scored one run in the first, but only managed two hits the entire game.

BOYD CO.    423    0(11)    —    20    21    0

FAIRVIEW    100    00    —    1    2    2

Meade,  Irvine (4) and Roark. Thompson and Kirk. 2B — Kirk (F), Stewart (B), Wheeler (B). 3B — Roark (B). HR — Stewart (B), Crooks (B) Goins (B).

Ashland 12

Ironton 0

IRONTON Megan Hensley pitched a two-hit shutout and also enjoyed a big game at the plate as the Kittens romped past Ironton.

Hensley finished with 12 strikeouts in six innings. Offensively, she went 3-for-4 with a home run, three RBIs and three runs.

Ashland (12-5) racked up 15 hits overall. Megan Griffith and Sydney Whitt each doubled as part of 3-for-4 performances. They also drove in two runs and scored twice apiece.

Hayley Kilburn added two hits, including a double, and knocked in two runs. She left the game with a high ankle sprain.

Sydney Cullop also contributed two hits for the Kittens, who scored four runs in the first, second and sixth innings.

Ashland travels to West Viginia on Saturday for a doubleheader against Wheeling Park and host Lincoln County.

ASHLAND    440    004    —    12    15    0

IRONTON    000    000    —    0    2    2

Hensley and Kilburn, Campbell (6); Carmon, Wetzel (3) and Fields. W—Hensley. L—Carmon. 2B—Whitt (A), Griffith (A), Caron (A), Kilburn (A). HR—Hensley (A).

Raceland 6

East Carter 1

GRAYSON Raceland’s Savannah Mackie had the long ball working on Thursday to lead the Lady Rams past East Carter on the road.

Mackie had a 4-for-4 game at the plate, including a solo and 3-run home run. She finished with four RBIs for the Lady Rams.

Along with Mackie, Raceland had a perfect game at the plate from seventh grader Madison Johnson, who went 3-for-3.

Kelsey Diller picked up the win for Raceland (7-8) by holding East Carter (16-5) to just one run on two hits. Diller also had nine strikeouts in the complete game win.

RACELAND    001    400    1    —    6    9    1

E. CARTER    000    100    0    —    1    2    1

Diller and Curley. Jacobs, Fouts (4) and Wiler. WP — Diller. LP — Jacobs. 2B — Diller (R), Mackie (R). HR — Mackie 2 (R).

Johnson Central 11

Paintsville 3

PAINTSVILLE Johnson Central picked up an impressive 15th Region win against city rivals Paintsville on Thursday night.

Lauren Delong picked up three RBIs for the Lady Eagles on two doubles to help pace a Johnson Central five run fourth inning.

Rachelle and Rebeckah Fairchild each had multiple RBIs while Casandra Hall picked up two RBIs in the win.

Hall also picked up the win for Johnson Central (10-5) in the circle after going six strong innings, giving up just three runs on five hits.

Paintsville (9-5) was led by Maria Lemaster, who picked up a run scoring triple in the loss.

J. CENTRAL    000    503    3    —    11    11    3

PAINTSVILLE    200    010    0    —    3    5    2

Hall, Webb (7) and Blair. Lemaster and Collins. WP — Hall. LP — LeMaster. 2B — Delong 2 (JC), Fairchild (JC). 3B — Lemaster (P).