HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Cougars blank Bobcats; Dawgs, Eagles, Tigers roll

Letcher Central pushed across six runs in the bottom of the first inning and went on to shutout Betsy Layne, 10-0, in a game played at Cougar Field on Wednesday night.

Sam Little and Aiden Fields drove in two runs each Central improved to 7-7. C.J. Akers doubled twice and scored a pair of runs along with Canaan Cunniff.

Preston Helle was the winning pitcher.

Andrew Kidd had Betsy Layne’s only hit. He also walked as the Bobcats dropped to 0-9. Cam Pente took the loss.

At Ermine


BL (0-9)….000  00 –  0-1-3

LC (7-7)….640  0x – 10-8-0


WP – Preston Helle

LP – Cam Pente

Hitting: Andrew Kidd 1b, bb, Betsy Layne; Jonah Little 2b, bb, 1r, 1 RBI; Sam Little 1b, 1r, 2 RBI; Aiden Fields 1b, 2r, 2 RBI; C.J. Akers 2-2b, 2r, 1 RBI; Canaan Cunniff 2-1b, 2r, Letcher Central.

Lawrence County…9

Perry Central………3

Lawrence County scored four runs in the top of the first inning and the Bulldogs rolled to a 9-3 win over host Perry Central in a road game played on Wednesday night.

Mason Preston had three hits, including a pair of doubles and drove in two runs as the Bulldogs moved to 14-2. Bryce Blevins added three hits and knocked in two runs while Abner Collinsworth doubled, singled, and scored.

Jacob Daniels was the winning pitcher.

At Hazard


LC (14-2)….403  100  1 – 9-14-1

PC (10-7)…..100  002  0 – 3- 6-4


WP – Bryce Blevins

LP – Jacob Daniels

Hitting: Mason Preston 2-2b, 1b, 1r, 2 RBI; Bryce Blevins 3-1b, 2 RBI; Abner Collinsworth 2b, 1b, 1r, Lawrence County.

Johnson Central….14

Magoffin County….5

Johnson Central pounded out 10 hits and the Golden Eagles beat Magoffin County, 10-5, in a home game played on Wednesday.

Ryan Sartin-Slone had two hits, including a home run. He scored twice and batted in four runs as the Golden Eagles improved to 9-7. Winning pitcher Mason Kestner added two hits, including a double and batted in two runs while scoring twice.

Gavin Crum singled in two runs and scored a pair while Connor Lemaster tripled, doubles, scored two run and added an RBI.

At Paintsville


MC (7-7).….002  300  0 –   5-  7-2

JC (9-7)……402  026  x – 14-10-1


WP – Mason Kestner

Hitting: Ryan Sartin-Slone HR, 1b, 2r, 4 RBI; Mason Kestner 2b, 1b, 2r, 2 RBI; Gavin Crum 1b, 2r, 2 RBI; Connor Lemaster 3b, 2b, 2r, 1 RBI, Johnson Central.


Martin County…0

Paintsville’s Cory Jefferson had three singles and drove in four runs to power the Tigers to a 10-0 win over Martin County on Wednesday night.

Jonah Porter doubled in two runs and Baron Ratliff added two hits and scored two runs. Ashton Miller doubled, scored twice, and added an RBI.

Connor Fugate was the winning pitcher as the Tigers moved to 15-2.  

At Paintsville


WP – Connor Fugate

Hitting: Cory Jefferson 3-1b, 4 RBI; Jonah Porter 2b, 2 RBI; Baron Ratliff 2-1b, 2r; Ashton Miller 2b, 2r, 1 RBI, Paintsville.