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April 17, 2013

Boyd beats one of W.Va.’s best

HAMLIN, W.Va. — Boyd County pounded out 13 hits to knock off one of West Virginia’s top softball teams in Lincoln County.

Bri Crooks drilled her third home run of the season to help lead the way to a Lady Lions’ 10-7 over the Lady Panthers (No. 3 in AAA).

Crooks also tripled, finishing 3-for-4 with two RBIs and three runs scored.

Taylor Wheeler, Emily Stewart, Lakin Crum and Cameron Mullins also contributed heavily to the Boyd County cause. Wheeler was 3-for-3 with three runs, Stewart went 2-for-5 with two runs, Crum was 2-for-3 and Mullins 2-for-4 with a two-run double.

The loss marked the second to a 16th Region team this season for Lincoln County (18-5). The Lady Panthers also lost to Ashland.

Boyd County (9-6) is at Fairview on Thursday.

BOYD CO.    202    020    4    —    10    13    1

LINCOLN, WV    002    100    4    —    7    13    1

Meade, Thompson (3) and D. Goins, Roark (5); West and Isaacs. W—Thompson. L—West. 2B—Mullins (BC), Barrett (LC), Huffman (LC). 3B—Crooks (BC), Hutchinson (LC). HR—Crooks (BC).

From Monday

Boyd Co. 4

Greenup Co. 2

LLOYD Hannah Irvin tossed her second consecutive complete game as she paced Boyd County to a victory over Greenup County on Monday.

Irvin induced several ground balls and allowed just six hits.

Hunter Reeves went 2-for-3 with a run scored lead the Boyd County offense. Paige Howard tallied two hits for Greenup County.

The game, though, was largely dominated by pitching and defense. Neither team committed an error.

It marked Greenup County’s sixth straight loss.

BOYD CO.    000    022    0    —    4    6    0

GREENUP    020    000    0    —    2    6    0

Irvin and Roark; Mitchell and Howard. W—Irvin. L—Mitchell. 2B—Mitchell (GC), Sanders (GC).

BASEBALL

Russell 13

Morgan Co. 4

RUSSELL Russell put up a four-spot in the first inning and didn’t stop hitting as the Red Devils surged to a big win over Morgan County on Tuesday.

Jacob McKee did damage with his arm and the bat. The freshman threw all five innings — the game was shortened by rain — and he struck out five Cougars. He also had two hits and two RBIs.

Eli Hamilton and Garion Robinson each recorded a two-run base hit in the first inning.

Bobby May and Heath Hensley matched one another with 2-for-4 nights. May scored twice, while Hensley drove in a pair of runs.

Morgan County junior Ryan Hanson cranked a home run that put a dent in Russell’s brand new scoreboard. He was 2-for-3.

Russell improved to 7-9 while Morgan County moved to 9-4.

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