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April 22, 2014

PREP ROUNDUP: Kittens whip up 2 wins

ASHLAND — Ashland’s softball team improved to 16-2 on Tuesday with mercy-rule victories against West Carter and Fairview.

In a 14-1 win over the Lady Comets, McKenzie Vanover went 3-for-4 with four RBIs and two runs scored, Megan Hensley was 2-for-3 with four RBIs and three runs, Sydney Whitt was 2-for-3 with three runs and Jordan Meade drove in four runs.

Megan Murphy was the Kittens’ pitcher of record. Alyssa Shelton took the loss for West Carter (3-9), but was 2-for-2 at the dish.

In the back end of the doubleheader, Ashland moved to 3-0 in 64th District Tournament seeding games with a 15-0 toppling of the Lady Eagles.

Whitt laced a grand slam in the fifth inning as part of her 2-for-4 game, with two runs. Katie Baldock went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run, Vanover was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and three runs, Hensley went 3-for-3 with two runs and an RBI, and Megan Griffith was 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI.

Hensley fired a one-hitter, allowing a single with two outs in the fifth inning.

Ashland travels to Boyd County on Thursday and can lock up the top seed in the district tournament and a bye in the district semifinals with a victory.

W. CARTER    000    10    —    1    3    5

ASHLAND    464    0x    —    14    11    1

Shelton, L. Reynolds (2) and Jones; Murphy and Campbell. W—Murphy. L—Shelton. 2B—Vanover (A), Meade (A), L. Reynolds (WC). 3B—Whitt (A). HR—Hensley (A), Vanover (A).

ASHLAND    002    49    —    15    14    0

FAIRVIEW    000    00    —    0    1    3

Hensley and Campbell; Thompson and Kirk. W—Hensley. L—Thompson. 2B—Hensley (A). HR—Vanover (A), Whitt (A).


Paintsville 8

J. Central 2

PAINTSVILLE Trailing 2-1 through four innings, the visiting Tigers racked up a combined seven runs in the fifth and sixth frames in a matchup of two of the 15th Region’s top teams Tuesday.

Ben Daniels went 4-for-5 with a double and an RBI and Gabe Burchell, Taylor Miller, Lane Daniels and Tommy McCormick all drove in runs for Paintsville. Kash Daniel got the win, striking out seven Golden Eagles in five innings with four hits and two walks.

Jordan Young was 2-for-3 with an RBI for Johnson Central. Austin Davis also drove in a run. Seth Blanton worked six innings and took the loss.

Paintsville improves to 16-3 overall and 4-1 in 57th District Tournament seeding games. The Golden Eagles are 16-9 and 0-1 against the district.

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