HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: East Ridge tops Phelps; Bobcats now 3-0

East Ridge pounded out 17 hits and scored a 12-7 win over Phelps on the road on Monday night.

Winning pitcher Stevie Layne had three hits, including a pair of doubles, batted in four runs, and scored twice. Hayden Robinette added three hits, a pair of doubles, and drove in four runs.

Dylan Burdine singled three times, scored four runs, and added an RBI. Braxton Kendrick had two hits and knocked in a pair of runs. 

Reece Norman doubled in a pair of runs in the loss. Losing pitcher Dawson McCoy singled, walked, scored, and batted in one run. Jacob Kender singled in a run, walked, and scored twice.

At Phelps


ER (2-2)…..013 422 0 – 12-17-3

PH (0-2)…..200 500 0 –   7-  5-3


WP – Stevie Layne

LP – Dawson McCoy

Hitting: Stevie Layne 2-2b, 1b, bb, 2r, 4 RBI; Hayden Robinette 2-2b, 1b, 4 RBI; Dylan Burdine 3-1b, 4r, 1 RBI; Braxton Kendrick 2-1b, bb, 2 RBI, East Ridge; Jacob Kender 1b, bb, 2r, 1 RBI; Reece Norman 2b, 2 RBI; Dawson McCoy 1b, bb, 1r, 1 RBI, Phelps.

Betsy Layne……7

Knott Central…..4

Betsy Layne continued its early-season success with a 7-4 win over Knott Central in a road game played on Monday night.

Andrew Kidd collected three hits, including a double, drove in two runs and scored two. Jacob Newsome doubled and singled. He scored a pair of runs and drove in two.

Keaton Brown doubled and singled twice and scored two runs.

Byron Tackett was the winning pitcher.

At Hindman


BL (3-0)…..300 004 0 – 7-10-4

KC (0-3)….110 001 1 – 4-  7-3


WP – Byron Tackett

LP – Austyn Collins

Hitting: Andrew Kidd 2b, 2-1b, 2r, 2 RBI; Jacob Newsome 2b, 1b, 2r, 2 RBI; Keaton Brown 2b, 2-1b, 2r, Betsy Layne.

Shelby Valley……11


At Robinson Creek

Shelby Valley erased a five-run deficit by scoring eight runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to rally past Belfry, 11-8, in a game played at Dale Trivette Field on Monday night.

Bryce Bentley doubled, singled, walked, scored once, and batted in two. Winning pitcher Samuel Brown singled in two runs and scored. 

Hunter Mullins singled twice and scored three runs while Carter Justice singled, scored, and knock in two runs.

Devin Jude had three hits and drove in three runs in the loss. Noah Brown had three hits, including a double, batted in two runs and scored. Jonathan Banks singled three times, scored three runs and added an RBI.

Jonah Adkins was tagged with the loss.


BF (1-2)……102 032 0 –   8-10-1

SV (3-1)……021 080 x – 11-11-2


WP – Samuel Brown 

LP – Jonah Adkins

Hitting: Devin Jude 3-1b, 3 RBI; Noah Brown 2b, 2-1b, 1r, 2 RBI; Jonathan Banks 3-1b, 3r, 1 RBI, Belfry; Bryce Bentley 2b, 1b, bb, 1r, 2 RBI; Samuel Brown 1b, bb, 1r, 2 RBI; Hunter Mullins 2-1b, 3r; Carter Justice 1b, 1r, 2 RBI, Shelby Valley.

Breathitt County…10

Magoffin County….0

Magoffin County managed just two hits as host Breathitt County blanked the Hornets, 10-0, in a game played on Monday night.

Ethan Salyer singled and walked while Colin Litteral singled. Kaden Litteral was the losing pitcher.

At Jackson


MC (0-3)….000 000 –  0-  2-1

BC (1-2)….001 234 – 10-11-0


WP – Andrew Combs

LP – Kaden Litteral

Hitting: Ethan Salyer 1b, bb; Colin Litteral 1b, Magoffin County.

Letcher Central….5


Letcher Central’s Aiden Fields drew a walk with the bases loaded in the bottom of the eighth inning to help the Cougars beat Hazard, 5-4, in a game played on Monday night.

Fields also singled twice, scored once, and added a pair of RBIs. Paul Huff doubled and knocked in a pair of runs while winning pitcher Jonah Little singled twice, walked, and score two runs. Dawson Kincer had two hits and batted in one run.

At Whitesburg


HZ (2-1)….000 400 00 – 4-4-0

LC (4-0)….000 031 01 – 5-7-1


WP – Jonah Little 

LP – Max Pelfrey

Hitting: Aiden Fields 2-1b, bb, 1r, 2 RBI; Paul Huff  2b, 2 RBI; Jonah Little 2-1b, bb, 2r; Dawson Kincer  2-1b, bb, 1 RBI, Letcher Central.

Martin County…13

Tug Valley………7

Martin County pushed across eight runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to beat Tug Valley, 13-7, in a game played on Monday night.

Dawson Mills had three hits and knocked in a pair of runs while scoring twice. Damian Cheek singled in two runs and scored twice.

Dennison Davis had two singles, scored, and added an RBI. Garrett Alley doubled and singled and batted in two runs.

Winning pitcher Chase Stacy singled in two runs.

Julian Vance had two hits in the loss, including a double and knocked in five runs. Gavin Fitzpatrick singled in one run and scored twice. Losing pitcher Ashton Smith singled, walked, scored, and added an RBI.

At Inez


TV (0-3)….000 240 0 –   7-  7-7

MC (1-1)…400 008 x – 12-11-3


WP – Chase Stacy

LP – Ashton Smith

Hitting: Julian Vance 2b, 1b, bb, 5 RBI; Gavin Fitzpatrick 1b, 2r, 1 RBI; Ashton Smith 1b, bb, 1r, 1 RBI, Tug Valley; Dawson Mills 3-1b, 2r, 2 RBI; Damian Cheek 1b, 2r, 2 RBI; Dennison Davis 2-1b, 1r, 1 RBI; Garrett Alley 2b, 1b, 2 RBI; Chase Stacy 1b, 2 RBI, Martin County.


Lawrence County….2

Paintsville made the most of just three hits as the Tigers knocked off Lawrence County, 4-2, in a game played on Monday night.

Ashton Miller singled, walked, and drove in two runs while Jonah Porter and Harris Phelps both singled and scored two runs.

Connor Fugate was the winning pitcher.

Blake Prater singled in one run and walked in the loss. Eli Fletcher singled and scored.

Talon Pollock was tagged with the loss.

At Paintsville


LC (1-3)….100 001 0 – 2-2-3

PV (3-1)….001 201 x – 4-3-1


WP –Connor Fugate

LP – Talon Pollock

Hitting: Blake Prater 1b, bb, 1 RBI; Eli Fletcher 1b, 1r, Lawrence County; Ashton Miller 1b, bb, 2 RBI; Jonah Porter 1b, 2r; Harris Phelps 1b, 2r, Paintsville.

Pike Central….13

Ridgeview, Va…8

Pike Central snapped an eight-all tie with five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to defeat Ridgeview, Va., 13-8, in a game played at Central Field on Monday night.

Isaac Blankenship singled, walked and batted in three runs while Kaden Crum doubled, singled, walked, scored, and drove in two. 

Patrick Mandrell singled twice, scored two runs, and added two RBIs. Winning pitcher Blake Hager singled and walked twice, score two runs, and knocked in one.

At Buckley’s Creek


RV (1-1)….100 610 0 –   8-   3-5

PC (2-0).….410 125 x – 13-10-7


WP – Blake Hager 

LP – Koda Counts

Hitting: Isaac Blankenship 1b, 1r, 3 RBI; Kaden Crum 2b, 1b, bb, 1r, 2 RBI; Patrick Mandrell 2-1b, 2r, 2 RBI; Blake Hager 1b, 2-bb, 2r, 1 RBI, Pike Central.