HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Letcher Central tops Pikeville; Belfry, East Ridge roll

Letcher Central scored three runs in the third inning to build a four-run lead and the Cougars went on to beat Pikeville, 5-1, in a game played at Cougar Field on Monday night.

Jonah Little doubled and singled while driving in two runs. Quinton Williams added an RBI single and scored while Preston Helle singled and added an RBI.

Kaleb Slone singled and scored to support winning pitching Canaan Cunniff.

Jeb Wilkerson and Noah Jarell had two hits each for the Panthers. Tate Walters doubled.

Bash Ryan was tagged with the loss.

At Ermine


PK (20-9)……000  100  0 – 1-5-4

LCC (16-14)..103  001  x – 5-6-0


WP – Canaan Cunniff

LP – Bash Ryan

Hitting: Jeb Wilkerson 2-1b; Noah Jarrell 2-1b; Tate Walters 2b, Pikeville; Jonah Little 2b, 1b, 1r, 2 RBI; Quinton Williams 1b, 1r, 1 RBI; Preston Helle 1b, 1 RBI; Kaleb Slone 1b, 1r, Letcher Central.


Betsy Layne…2

Belfry pushed across four runs in the bottom of the first inning and the Pirates went on to beat Betsy Layne, 12-2, in a road game played on Monday night in Stanville.

Ashton Deskins had a big game with a home run, double, walk, three runs scored and three batted in. Jake Varney added two hits, walked, and knocked in four runs while Devin Jude doubled in two runs.

Jonathan Banks singled twice and scored both times he reached.

Wyatt Webb was the winning pitcher.

Jordan Frazier doubled in both Bobcat runs in the loss. Cameron Pente doubled, singled, and scored. Andrew Kidd collected two hits and scored.

Byron Tackett suffered the loss.

At Stanville


BF (20-9)….. 421  302 – 12-10-0

BL (4-16)…..002  000 –   2-  8-4


WP – Wyatt Webb

LP – Byron Tackett

Hitting: Ashton Deskins HR, 2b, bb, 3r, 3 RBI; Jake Varney 2b, 1b, bb, 4 RBI; Devin Jude 2b, 2 RBI; Jonathan Banks 2-1b, 2r, Belfry; Jordan Frazier 2b, 2 RBI; Cameron Pente 2b, 1b, 1r; Andrew Kidd 2-1b, 1r, Betsy Layne.

East Ridge…….14


East Ridge pitcher Peyton Fuller allowed just one hit as the Warriors rolled to a 14-2 road win over Jenkins in a game played on Monday night.

Landon Robinson was a home run shy of hitting for the cycle. He scored one run and drove in four. Garrett Jones had a pair of singles, walked, scored once, and batted in three while Hayden Robinette singled and scored. He added three RBIs.

Fuller doubled and walked while scoring three times.

Caleb Morgan singled and scored in the loss. Carter Howard had an RB.

John Addington was the losing pitcher.

At Jenkins


ER (11-14)…..252  05 – 14-9-1

JK (4-13-1)….001  10 –   2-1-2


WP – Peyton Fuller

LP – John Addington

Hitting: Landon Robinson 3b, 2b, 1b, 1r, 4 RBI; Garrett Jones 2-1b, bb, 1r, 3 RBI; Hayden Robinette 1b, 1r, 3 RBI; Peyton Fuller 2b, bb, 3r, East Ridge; Caleb Morgan 1b, 1r; Carter Howard 1 RBI, Jenkins.

Floyd Central……5

Knott Central……2

Floyd Central shortstop Jacob Bentley blasted a grand slam home run in the first inning and then added an RBI groundout in the fifth inning to power the Jaguars to a 5-2 win over Knott County Central on Monday night.

Nick Rackley doubled and scored while Jace Martin added two hits, walked, and scored.

Wesley Prater was the winning pitcher.

At Langley


KCC (11-12)….200  000  0 – 2-2-1

FC (9-15)……..400  010  x – 5-6-1


WP – Wesley Prater

LP – Austin Collins

Hitting: Jacob Bentley GS-HR, 1b, 5 RBI; Nick Rackley 2b, 1r; Jace Martin 2-1b, bb, 1r, Floyd Central.

Lawrence County….10


Lawrence County scored five runs in the top of the ninth inning and held off Raceland, 10-5, in a road win on Monday night.

The Rams had forced extra innings by scoring three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Braydan Maynard had two hits, including a double, walked, scored two runs, and drove in two, including the go-ahead run in the ninth.

Bryce Blevins singled twice and walked while driving in two runs and scoring one. Mason Preston doubled, singled, walked, scored, and added an RBI.

Will Lafferty had two hits, walked twice, and batted in one.

Blue Fletcher was the winning pitcher in relief.

At Raceland


LC (20-7)…..020  102  005 – 10-12-3

RL (18-6)……100  100  300 –  5-  7-4


WP – Blue Fletcher

LP – Kaden Slone

Hitting: Braydan Maynard 2b, 1b, bb, 2r, 2 RBI; Bryce Blevins 2-1b, bb, 1r, 2 RBI; Mason Preston 2b, 1b, bb, 1r, 1 RBI; Will Lafferty 2b, 1b, 2-bb, 1 RBI, Lawrence County.

Pike Central…….5

Martin County…..0

Pike Central snapped a scoreless tie with five runs in the top of the seventh inning and the Hawks blanked Martin County, 5-0, in a road game played on Monday night.

Patrick Mandrell had two hits, walked, and scored one run while winning pitcher Blake Hager added an RBI hit. Peyton Compton singled and scored.

Dennison Davis was tagged with the loss.

At Inez


PCC (14-12)……000  000  5 – 5-4-2

MC (8-14)………000  000  0 – 0-4-2


WP – Blake Hager

LP – Dennison Davis

Hitting: Patrick Mandrell 2-1b, bb, 1r; Blake Hager 1b, 1 RBI; Peyton Compton 1b, 1r, Pike Central;