Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

March 23, 2014

PREP ROUNDUP: Boyd softball opens with 2-1 weekend

Staff report
The Independent

MOREHEAD — Boyd County opened its softball season by going 2-1 at Rowan County’s tournament over the weekend, culminating with an 8-2 victory against Menifee County on Saturday.

Brianna Crooks went 3-for-4 with two runs batted in and two runs scored, Kenzi Martin was 2-for-3 with three RBI and a home run, and Taylor Wheeler was 2-for-4 with two runs. Destiny Goins went 2-for-4 and drove in two.

Hannah Irvine was the Lady Lions’ pitcher of record, fanning five Lady Cats. Erika Brewer took the loss for Menifee County (2-3).

MENIFEE CO.    200   000   0      — 2  3  4

BOYD CO.    230   021   X    —   8     13     1

Brewer and Nelson; Irvine and Goins. W — Irvine. L — Brewer. HR — Martin (BC).

Rowan County 5

Boyd County 4

MOREHEAD The Lady Vikings opened their showcase Friday night when Courtnae Bolander’s eighth-inning RBI single plated Alli Banks for a walk-off win.

Banks, who went 2-for-4, drove in the game-tying run before Bolander scored her.

Kenzi Martin was 2-for-3 with a triple and two runs scored.

Morgan Mitchell got the win for Rowan County (6-2). Hannah Irvine took the loss for Boyd County, whose pitching staff issued seven walks and hit a batter.

BOYD CO.   201   000   01    —   4   7   3

ROWAN CO.    000  300 02    —    5   4    4

Meade, Irvine (4) and Goins; Mitchell and Wilson. W — Mitchell. L — Irvine. 3B — Martin (BC).

Boyd County 15

Corbin 0

MOREHEAD The Lady Lions run-ruled the Lady Redhounds in four innings Friday night as Lora Thompson twirled a two-hitter with seven punchouts and zero walks.

Destiny Goins went 3-for-4 with a double and drove in four runs, Taylor Wheeler was 3-for-4 with four runs scored, two RBI and a double, and Houston Reeves was 2-for-3 with a triple and two runs. Kenzi Martin went 2-for-4 and drove in two.

Hannah Hart took the decision for Corbin (1-4).

CORBIN   000   0   —   0   2   4

BOYD CO.   237   3    —         15     14         1

Hart and Schoolcraft; Thompson and Goins. W — Thompson. L — Hart. 3B — Ho. Reeves (BC). 2B — Barton (C), Goins (BC), Wheeler (BC).

Raceland 13

Fleming County 6

RACELAND The host Lady Rams ran their record to 3-0 on Saturday by pulling away from the Panthers late.

Lady Rams pitcher Kelsey Diller went the distance and fanned eight batters, and went 3-for-4 at the dish.

Leigh Grubb was 4-for-4 with a double, Kymbria Williams went 2-for-4 with two doubles, and Savannah Mackie was 2-for-4 for Raceland (3-0), which yielded the first four runs to the Panthers before scoring five of its own in the home half of the second inning.

The Lady Rams led 7-6 headed to the home half of the fourth, then scored the last six runs to break it open.

Cristi Petersen doubled for Fleming County (0-2), whose pitcher of record was Tori Ishmael.

FLEMING CO.    310   200   0    —   6   7   3

RACELAND    052   132   X    —   13   15   2

Ishmael and Fern; Diller and Curley. W — Diller. L — Ishmael. 2B — Petersen (FC), Williams 2 (R), Grubb (R), Weaver (R), Penix (R).


Pikeville 14

Russell 12

GRAYSON The Red Devils led 7-5 before the Panthers put up seven runs in the top of the fifth and hung on in the Foothills Hardball Classic on Saturday at East Carter.

Freshman Nick Conley went 3-for-5 with a triple and Jacob McKee doubled and drove in three runs for Russell. Alex Jones took the decision for the Red Devils, who couldn’t overcome five errors and 13 walks issued by seven pitchers.

Austin Salyer was 2-for-4 and drove in three runs for Pikeville (4-5). Clay Slone was 3-for-5 and Michael McDonald was 2-for-2 with two RBI. Tyler Elkins got the win on the bump.

PIKEVILLE    212   070   2    —   14   10   1

RUSSELL    113   240   1    —   12   9    5

Slone, McDonald (4), Salyer (5), Risner (6), Elkins (7) and Thompson; May, Brewer (4), Daniels (4), Naliborski (5), C. Hensley (5), Jones (6), Jaworski (6) and Hamilton, Brinkman (5). W — Elkins. L — Jones. 3B — Conley (R). 2B — Estep (P), Salyer (P), McDonald (P), McKee (R).

George Washington (W.Va.) 5

Russell 4

GRAYSON The Red Devils cut a 5-2 deficit entering the bottom of the seventh to one run, but couldn’t come all the way back.

Heath Hensley and Austin Brinkman went 2-for-3 for Russell. Nick Conley was 2-for-4. Alex Jones took the loss.

John Thomas was the pitcher of record for the Patriots (3-0).

The Red Devils totaled 26 runs in their three games in Grayson over the weekend, but finished 0-3. They’re 1-3 on the season.

East Carter went 1-3 on the weekend, beating Russell 12-10 on Friday and losing to Pikeville 6-3 and George Washington 13-9 on Saturday. It stands 3-4 on the year.

G. WASHINGTON 022   001   0—   5   5  5

RUSSELL    002   000   2    —    4   10   3

Thomas, Wooten (4), Henrick (7), Gibson (7) and Anderson; Jones, Jaworski (6) and Brinkman. W — Thomas. L — Jones. 2B ‚ Vogelbach (GW), Wong (GW).