HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Greenup County nips Paintsville; Hornets sweep Blackcats

Paintsville pitcher Colby Fugate and Greenup County starter Carson Wireman were on top of their games in a pitching duel which ended with the Tigers falling, 1-0, in a home game played on Monday night.

Fugate scattered eight hits as the Tigers dropped to 22-6. Wireman allowed just one hit, a double off the bat of Harris Phelps.

At Paintsville


GC (15-13)….001  000  0 – 1-8-1

PV (22-6)……000  000  0 – 0-1-0


WP – Carson Wireman

LP – Colby Fugate

Hitting: Harris Phelps 2b, Paintsville.

Charleston Cath…6


Charleston Catholic pushed across the game-winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning to edge Man, 6-5, in a game played on Monday night.

Ryan Cozart was the tough-luck loser as the Hillbillies dropped to 10-8. Cozart had three hits of his own, scored and batted in one run.

Preston Blankenship had two hits and scored a pair of runs while Casey Hurley singled in one run and scored. Caleb Vance added three hits and one RBI.

At Dunbar


MN (10-8)……100  220  00 – 5-10-2

CC (15-5)……221  000  01 – 6-10-3


WP – Jacob Hufford

LP – Ryan Cozart

Hitting: Ryan Cozart 3-1b, 1r, 1 RBI; Preston Blankenship 2b, 2r; Casey Hurley 1b, 1r, 1 RBI; Caleb Vance 3-1b, 1 RBI, Man.


Mingo Central….0

Logan scored five times in the bottom of the first inning and cruised to a 16-0 win over Mingo Central in a game played at Roger Gertz Field on Monday night.

Joey Canterbury held the Miners, now 1-12, hitless to earn the shutout win. Tyler Ooten took the loss.

Ryan Roberts had three hits, including a triple, walked, scored three runs, and drove in five as the Wildcats moved to 10-4. Aiden Slack had three extra base hits and scored four runs while Garrett Williamson singled and walked twice each and crossed the plate four times. He knocked in a pair of runs.

At Logan


MC (1-12)…..000  00 –   0-  0-2

LG (10-4)…..542  5x – 16-15-0


WP – Joey Canterbury

LP – Tyler Ooten

Hitting: Ryan Roberts 3b, 2-1b, bb, 3r, 5 RBI; Aiden Slack 3b, 2-2b, 1b, 4r, 1 RBI; Garrett Williamson 2-1b, 2-bb, 4r, 2 RBI; Carson Kirk 2-1b, 2r, 1 RBI, Logan.

Knott Central…8

Betsy Layne….6

Betsy Layne’s furious comeback in the bottom of the seventh inning came up short as the Bobcats dropped an 8-6 game to Knott Central at home on Monday night.

Byron Tackett was tagged with the loss as the Bobcats fell to 3-15.

Matt Dudleson hit a solo home run and scored twice while Brady Hall had two hits and batted in a pair of runs. Tackett singled, scored and added a pair of RBIs.

At Stanville


KC (18-9)…..001  231  1 – 8-5-0

BL (3-15)……000  100  5 – 6-7-2


LP – Byron Tackett

Hitting: Matt Dudleson solo-HR, bb, 2r; Brady Hall 2-1b, 2 RBI; Byron Tackett 1b, 1r, 2 RBI, Betsy Layne.


Tug Valley……..2

Chapmanville took charge early on against Tug Valley and the Tigers cruised to a 12-2 win in a game played at Ted Ellis Field on Monday night.

Tyson Thompson held the Panthers (2-7) without a hit. Thompson helped his own cause with three hits, including a double. He scored once and batted in one as the Tigers moved to 7-14.

Brody Dalton added a pair of doubles, scored two runs, and knocked in two while Evan Plumley and Andrew Farley both had a pair of RBIs.

Justin Hall was the losing pitcher.

At Chapmanville


TV (2-7)……002  00 –   2-0-4

CR (7-14)….550  2x – 12-9-0


WP – Tyson Thompson

LP – Justin Hall

Hitting: Tyson Thompson 2b, 2-1b, 1r, 1 RBI; Brody Dalton 2-2b, 2r, 2 RBI; Evan Plumley 1b, bb, 2r, 2 RBI; Andrew Farley 1r, 2 RBI, Chapmanville.

Magoffin Co…8-6


Magoffin County completed a doubleheader sweep of Prestonsburg by scoring twice in the bottom of the fifth inning to win game two, 6-5, on Monday night.

The Hornets, now 15-8, took the opener 8-5.

Colin Litteral had two singles and knocked home four runs in the nightcap.

Jon Little singled, scored and had a pair of RBIs for the Blackcats, who fell to 16-8. Owen Greene doubled in one run.

Trenton Coleman was the winning pitcher while Kaden Allen was tagged with the loss.

In the opener, Colin Litteral singled and finished with three RBIs. Winning pitcher Lucas Litteral doubled and scored twice.

Wes Salisbury tripled and singled while knocking in one run in the loss. Nic Kidd took the loss.

At Salyersville

(Game 2)


PB (16-8)…….001  04 – 5-5-1

MC (15-8)…..301  02 – 6-4-3


WP – Trenton Coleman

LP – Kaden Allen

Hitting: Jon Little 1b, 1r, 2 RBI; Payton Burke 2b, 1r, 1 RBI; Owen Greene 2b, 1 RBI, Kaden Allen 2-1b, 2r, 1 RBI, Prestonsburg; Colin Litteral 2-1b, 4 RBI; Lucas Litteral 2-1b, 2r; Ian Prewitt 1r, 1 RBI, Magoffin County.

At Salyersville

(Game 1)


PB (16-7)….122  00 – 5-6-1

MC (14-8)…402  2x – 8-4-1


WP – Lucas Litteral

LP – Nic Kidd

Hitting: Wes Salisbury 3b, 1b, 1r, 1 RBI; Kaden Allen 2-1b, 2 RBI; Owen Greene 2b, 1r, Prestonsburg; Colin Litteral 1b, 3 RBI; Lucas Litteral 2b, 2r, 1 RBI; Ian Prewitt 2-bb, 2r, 1 RBI, Magoffin County.

Johnson Central..7


Johnson Central went on the road to Hazard on Monday night and the Golden Eagles earned a 7-3 win over the Bulldogs.

Ryan Sartin-Slone was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle while driving in three runs. Winning pitcher Mason Kestner added three hits, including  double, and batted in two runs as Johnson Central improved to 17-10.

Josh Slone doubled, singled, and drove in a pair of runs while Keygan Pelfrey and Matt Crum both singled and scored.

At Hazard


JC (17-10)….100  240  0 – 7-14-0

HZ (19-10)….002  000  1 – 3-  4-0


WP – Mason Kestner

LP – Gus Mullins

Hitting: Ryan Sartin-Slone HR, 2b, 1b, 3 RBI; Mason Kestner 2b, 2-1b, 1r, 2 RBI; Josh Slone 2b, 1b, 2 RBI; Matt Crum 1b, 1r; Keygan Pelfrey 1b, 1r, Johnson Central.



Belfry pushed across seven runs in the bottom of the second inning to open the lead on Jenkins and roll to a 13-3 win in a game played at Massey Energy Field on Monday night.

Jake Varney had two hits, including a double, scored once and knocked in two as the Pirates improved to 15-11. Gage Fields scored two runs and batted in two.

Steven Banks was the winning pitcher. Trevor Davis took the loss for the Cavaliers, now 3-15.

At Goody


JK (3-15)….002  01 –  3-  0-1

BF (15-11)..170  5x – 13-11-2


WP – Steven Banks

LP – Trevor Davis

Hitting: Jake Varney 2b, 1b, 1r, 2 RBI; Gage Fields 1b, bb, 2r, 2 RBI; Isaiah Stanley 2-1b, bb, 1r, 1 RBI; Noah Brown 2-1b, 2r, 1 RBI, Belfry.

Pike Central……9

Shelby Valley…8

Pike Central scored a big home win as the Hawks slipped past Shelby Valley, 9-8, in a game played at PCCHS Field on Monday night.

Peyton Compton and Zac Crum each had a pair of hits and knocked in two runs. Bryce Adkins singled twice and scored two runs.

Isaac Blankenship was the winning pitcher.

At Buckleys Creek


WP – Isaac Blankenship

Hitting: Peyton Compton 2-1b, 1r, 2 RBI; Zac Crum 2-1b, 2 RBI; Bryce Adkins 2-1b, 2r, 1 RBI; Caleb Mouton 2-1b, 1 RBI, Pike Central.

Martin County…13

East Ridge………1

Martin County jumped on East Ridge early and the Cardinals rolled to a 13-1 win in a home game played on Monday night.

Evan Crum had three hits and knocked in four runs while scoring three times. Dawson Mills had a pair of doubles and scored three runs. He batted in a pair. Winning pitcher Chase Stacy and Damian Cheek each added an RBI.

At Inez


WP – Chase Stacy

Hitting: Evan Crum 3-1b, 3r, 4 RBI; Dawson Mills 2-2b, 3r, 2 RBI; Chase Stacy 1r, 1 RBI; Damian Cheek 1b, 1 RBI, Martin County.