Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

April 17, 2013

Boyd beats one of W.Va.’s best

Staff report
The Independent

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).


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.

MORGAN    000    13    —    4    7    4

RUSSELL    421    60    —    13    9    1

Kelsey, Ross (5), Bartley (5) and Stamper; McKee and Cathey. W—McKee. L—Kelsey. 2B—Hensley (R), McKee (R), Bartley (M), Hanson (M). HR—Hanson (M).

Rowan Co. 4

Greenup Co. 3

MOREHEAD Rowan County defeated Greenup County by one run despite giving up the go-ahead runs in the seventh inning.

Because the game was called off by inclement weather, Greenup County’s three seventh-inning runs didn’t count since the inning wasn’t finished. KHSAA rules state that non-district games shortened by bad weather are determined by the score after both halves of an inning are played. Therefore, the game went final at 4-3 because that was the score after six innings.

From Monday

Greenup Co. 12

Fairview 2

ASHLAND Seth Boyle doubled, tripled and drove in two runs while teammate Zach Hutchinson settled in to deliver six innings of two-run baseball as Greenup County had little trouble with Fairview on Monday at Central Park.

The Musketeers busted out six runs in the sixth inning to put a capper on a 10-run win and end the game an inning early.

Jesse Hall and Hutchinso recorded two RBIs apiece. For Fairview, Blake Smith and Taylor Freeman each contributed an RBI.

Each team racked up nine hits. Fairview had six errors.

Fairview (3-9) goes to Ashland tonight at 6.

GREENUP    301    116    —    12    9    3

FAIRVIEW    020    000    —    2    9    6

W—Hutchinson. L—Harris. 2B—Boyle (GC), Stormes (F). 3B—Boyle (GC).