HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Tug Valley gets past Pikeville; JC rallies to stun Cabell Midland

Tug Valley took an early four-run lead on Pikeville and went on to score a 5-3 victory in a game played at Myers Field on Monday night.

Cassidy Griffey had two hits, including a triple, and drove in a pair of runs while scoring once as the Lady Panthers snapped a four-game losing streak and moved to 10-8.

Winning pitcher Autumn Hall finished with 11 strikeouts. Haleigh Muncy and Kinna Justice both singled and scored.

Pikeville’s Molly Coleman tripled in two runs and, also singled as the Lady Panthers dropped to 21-10. Cassidy Slater singled in one run and Larren Collins singled and scored twice.

Isabella Rose was the losing pitcher.

At Pikeville


TV (10-8)….040  010  0 – 5- 4-3

PK (21-10)…001  200  0 – 3-6-1


WP – Autumn Hall

LP – Isabella Rose

Hitting: Cassidy Griffey 3b, 1b, 1r, 2 RBI; Haleigh Muncy 1b, 1r; Kinna Justice 1b, 1r, Tug Valley; Molly Coleman 3b, 1b, 2 RBI; Cassidy Slater 1b, 1 RBI; Larren Collins 1b, 2r, Pikeville.

Letcher Central…16


Letcher Central snapped a scoreless tie in the top of the fifth inning against Harlan and erupted for a 16-0 road win on Monday night.

Winning pitcher Makennah Johnson had three hits, including a home run, and knocked in a pair of runs as the Lady Cougars improved to 18-6. Madison Prater doubled and drove in four runs while scoring twice. Gracie McDougal doubled twice, scored two runs, and batted in two.

At Harlan


LC (18-6)….000  027  6 – 15-15-0

HR (0-11)….000  000  0 –  0-   1-3


WP – Makennah Johnson

LP – Carley Thomas

Hitting: Makennah Johnson HR, 2-1b, 1r, 2 RBI; Madison Parsons 2b, 2r, 4 RBI; Gracie McDougal 2-2b, 2r, 2 RBI; MacKenzie Nantz 2b, 2-1b, 3r; Tori Holcomb 1b, 2-bb, 3r, 1 RBI; Abigail McDougal 2b, 2-1b, 2-bb, 2r, 1 RBI, Letcher Central.

Johnson Central…8

Cabell Midland….7

Johnson Central’s Abigail Williams delivered a walk-off single to cap a four-run, eighth inning as the Lady Eagles beat No. 2 Cabell Midland, 8-7, in a game played at Eagle Field on Monday night.

Clara Blair blasted a three-run double while winning pitcher Madelyn Vaughn and Randi Delong each belted home runs as Johnson Central moved to 23-5. Delong was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle.

At Paintsville


CM (20-6)…..021  001  03 – 7-13-2

JC (23-5)……000  003  14 – 8-16-1


WP – Madelyn Vaughn

LP – Quinn Ballengee

Hitting: Clara Blair 2b, 1b, 3 RBI; Randi Delong HR, 2b, 1b, 2r, 1 RBI; Madelyn Vaughn HR, 3 RBI, Johnson Central.



Logan saw a one-run lead slip away in the middle innings as Nitro rallied to beat the Lady Wildcats, 6-3, in a game played on Monday night.

Ashlyn Conley doubled in two runs and Madison Adams doubled home another run as Logan dropped to 4-11. Chloe Bryant singled twice and scored both times.

Emma Vinson was the losing pitcher.

At Logan


NT (8-8)…..000  122  1 – 6-8-1

LG (4-11)…000  201  0 – 3-6-1


WP – Isabella Savilla

LP – Emma Vinson

Hitting: Ashlyn Conley 2b, 2 RBI; Madison Adams 2b, 1 RBI; Chloe Bryant 2-1b, 2r, Logan.



Hazard took charge early in the game and cruised to a 14-4 win over Jenkins on Monday night.

Kristin Thacker was the losing pitcher.

Charlcie Parker had an RBI-single for the Lady Cavaliers. Madison Polly singled and scored a pair of runs. Rylee Ritchie added two hits in the loss.

At Hazard


LP – Kristin Thacker

Hitting: Charlcie Parker 1b, 1 RBI; Madison Polly 1b, 2r; Rylee Ritchie 2-1b, Jenkins.


Wolfe County….8

Pike Central…….2

Pike Central fell behind in the early innings to Wolfe County and came up on the short end of an 8-2 outcome in a game played on Saturday.

Livia Sanders had a pair of singles and drove in one run as the Lady Hawks dropped to 10-18. Sophee Lowe added an RBI-single while Hannah May collected two hits.

Lilly Blackburn was the losing pitcher.

At Campton


PC (10-18)…..000  002  0 – 2-7-2

WC (18-6)……330  011  x – 8-12-0


WP – Carly Creech

LP – Lilly Blackburn

Hitting: Livia Sanders 2-1b, 1 RBI; Sophee Lowe 1b, 1 RBI; Hannah May 2-1b, Pike Central.

Ashland Blazer….3


Pikeville’s offense was limited to just hits and a lone run as Ashland Blazer knocked off the Lady Panthers, 3-1, in a game played at Pulaski County High School on Saturday.

Emily Ford was the losing pitcher as Pikeville fell to 21-9. Ford had two singles and knocked home the only run in the first inning. Kelcie Adams had three hits and scored.

At Somerset


PK (21-9)…..100  000  0 – 1-5-0

AB (13-10)…002  100  x – 3-6-4


WP – Jada Erwin

LP – Emily Ford

Hitting: Kelcie Adams 3-1b, 1r; Emily Ford 2-1b, 1 RBI, Pikeville.

Woodford Co…11


Pikeville fell behind to Woodford County and came up short, falling 11-7, in a game played at Pulaski County on Saturday.

Isabella Rose was the starter and losing pitcher as Pikeville dropped to 21-8.

Olivia Hall tripled in two runs while Ginna Jones, Molly Coleman, Shana Ray and Emily Ford all had hits and knocked in one run each.

At Somerset


WF (20-7)….120  222  2 – 11-18-6

PK (21-8)…..100  006  0 –   7-  9-3


WP – Natalie Kerr

LP – Isabella Rose

Hitting: Olivia Hall 3b, 2 RBI; Ginna Jones 1b, 1r, 1 RBI; Molly Coleman 2b, 1r, 1 RBI; Shana Ray 1b, 1r, 1 RBI; Emily Ford 1b, 1 RBI, Pikeville.

Boyd County 12-13

Belfry………..1-  3

Belfry went on the road to Boyd County and the Lady Pirates dropped a doubleheader, falling 12-1 and 13-3, on Saturday.

In the opener, Linzie Phillips hit a solo home run for the only run for the Lady Pirates, now 13-11.

Trista Marcum was the losing pitcher in both games.

Sydney Stafford, Natalie Fite and Trista Marcum each singled and drove in one run each in game two.

At Cannonsburg

(Game 1)


BF (13-11)….001  00 –   1-  1-2

BC (15-9)……362 1x – 12-15-1


WP – Sara Bays

LP – Trista Marcum

Hitting: Linzee Phillips solo-HR, Belfry.

At Cannonsburg

(Game 2)


BF (13-12).….200  001 –   3-  5-3

BC (16-9)……030  244 – 13-15-1


WP – Kylie Thompson

LP – Trista Marcum

Hitting: Trista Marcum 1b, bb, 1r, 1 RBI; Sydney Stafford 1b, 1 RBI; Natalie Fite 1b, 1 RBI, Belfry.

Letcher Central…8


Letcher Central pushed across four runs in the top of the eighth inning to beat host Paintsville, 8-4, in a game played on Saturday.

Winning pitcher Makennah Johnson belted a home run, singled, scored two runs and batted in three as the Lady Cougars improved to 17-6. MacKenzie Nantz singled and batted in three runs and Taylor Hannah singled in two runs.

Losing pitcher Laney Bledsoe doubled in one run as the Lady Tigers moved to 12-15. Taylor Hannah singled and had two RBIs. Chessa Collins finished with three hits and scored a pair of runs.

At Paintsville


LC (17-6)….030  100  04 – 8-7-1

PV (12-15)…101  020  00 – 4-6-2


WP – Makennah Johnson

LP –Laney Bledsoe

Hitting:  Makennah Johnson HR, 1b, 2r, 3 RBI; MacKenzie Nantz 1b, 3 RBI; Gracie McDougal 2-1b, 2r; Raygan Anderson 2-1b, bb, 1r, 1 RBI, Letcher Central; Laney Bledsoe 2b, 1 RBI; Taylor Hannah 1b, 2 RBI; Chessa Collins 3-1b, 2r, Paintsville.

South Laurel……9

Shelby Valley…..3

Shelby Valley fell behind early to South Laurel and the Lady Bat Kats dropped a 9-3 outcome in a game played at Knott County Central on Saturday.

Lily Napier was tagged with the loss. She had two hits of her own, including a double as Valley dropped to 8-14.

Macy Salyers and Hunter Adkins each singled and scored.

At Hindman


SL (15-9)….300  021  3 – 9-10-3

SV (8-14)….000  030  0 – 3-  6-3


WP – Chloe Taylor

LP – Lily Napier

Hitting: Lily Napier 2b, 1b; Katelyn Thompson 2-1b, 1r, 1 RBI; Macy Salyers 1b, 1r; Hunter Adkins 1b, 1r, Shelby Valley.

Lincoln Co….5


Lincoln County took an early lead on Logan and handed the Lady Wildcats a 5-0 loss in a game played on Saturday.

Chloe Bryant was the losing pitcher as Logan fell to 4-10.

Madison Adams had two singles and Taylor Noe doubled.

At Hamlin


LG (4-10).……000 000  0 – 0-  5-0

LC (14-4)……002  201 x – 5-10-0


WP – Megan Stump

LP – Chloe Bryant

Hitting: Madison Adams 2-1b; Taylor Noe 2b, Logan.


Parkersburg So…3

Logan pounded out 13 hits and rolled to a 13-3 win over Parkersburg South in a game played at Lincoln County High School on Saturday.

Madison Adams had three hits, including double, drove in four runs and scored a pair as the Lady Wildcats moved to 4-9. Emma Elkins added two hits and batted in two runs. Raegan Quick and Taylor Noe each knocked in two runs.

Emma Vinson was the winning pitcher.

At Hamlin


PS (8-9)……002  01 –  3-13-1

LG (4-9)…..436  0x – 13-14-1


WP – Emma Vinson

LP – Rylee Richards

Hitting: Madison Adams 2b, 2-1b, 2r, 4 RBI; Emma Elkins 2-1b, bb, 1r, 2 RBI; Raegan Quick 1b, bb, 2 RBI; Chloe Bryant 2-1b, 3r, 1 RBI; Taylor Noe 2b, 1b, 1r, 2 RBI, Logan.

Johnson Central…14

Madison Central….4

Johnson Central had two big innings offensively as the Lady Eagles thumped Madison Central, 14-4, in a game played on Saturday.

Kendal Hall belted a home run, scored three runs, and batted in three as Johnson Central moved to 22-5. Clara Blair added two hits, scored twice, and knocked in two runs. Chloe VanHoose and Jaden Bowling had a pair of RBIs each.

Emily Adkins was the winning pitcher.

At Richmond


JC (22-5)….005  90 – 14-13-0

MC (14-6)…000  04 –   4-10-2


WP – Emily Adkins

LP – Jasmine Kaylor

Hitting: Kendal Hall HR, bb, 3r, 3 RBI; Clara Blair 2-1b, 2r, 2 RBI; Chloe VanHoose 3-1b, 1r, 2 RBI; Jaden Bowling 2-1b, 1r, 2 RBI, Johnson Central.

Martin County…11

Mingo Central….10

Martin County and Mingo Central hooked up in an offensive showcase as the Lady Cardinals outlasted the Lady Miners, 11-10, in a game played on Saturday.

Brynnalyn Smith had four singles and drove in two runs. Hailey Damron singled in two runs while winning pitcher Savannah Young and Addison Duncan each had an RBI.

At Inez

WP – Savannah Young

Hitting: Brynnalyn Smith 4-1b, 1r, 2 RBI; Savannah Young 2-1b, 1r, 1 RBI; Addison Duncan 2b, 2r, 1 RBI; Hailey Damron 1b, 1r, 2 RBI, Martin County.

Johnson Central…7

North Laurel…….5

Johnson Central held off North Laurel to earn a 7-5 in a game played Madison Central on Saturday.

Kendal Hall doubled, singled, and batted in three runs for the Lady Eagles. Mayson Delong had two hits, walked, scored, and knocked in one run. Randi Delong had two hits, one a double, and Clara Blair singled three times. Both added an RBI.

Chloe VanHoose was the winning pitcher.

At Richmond


WP – Chloe VanHoose

Hitting: Kendal Hall 2b, 1b, 3 RBI; Mayson Delong 2-1b, bb, 1r, 1 RBI; Randi Delong 2b, 1b, 1r, 1 RBI; Clara Blair 3-1b, bb, 1 RBI, Johnson Central.


Leslie County….19


Leslie County pounded out 22 hits and rolled to a 19-5 win over Jenkins in a game played on Friday night.

Kristin Thacker was roughed up in the loss.

Jessica Thacker tripled in one run while Brianna Turner had two hits and scored. Charlcie Parker collected two hits, scored, and added an RBI.

At Jenkins


LC (11-12).….527  50 – 19-22-4

JK (9-13)…….021  20 –  5-  7-0


WP – Lauren Turner

LP – Kristin Thacker

Hitting: Jessica Thacker 3b, 1 RBI; Brianna Turner 2-1b, 1r; Charlcie Parker 2-1b, 1r, 1 RBI, Jenkins.



Logan took an early two-run lead against Winfield before the Lady Generals rallied for a 6-2 win in a game on Friday night.

Taylor Noe had three hits, including a triple, and scored for Logan, now 3-9. Ashlyn Conley doubled and singled. Losing pitcher Chloe Bryant and Raegan Quick both singled and knocked home one run apiece.  

At Logan


WF (11-1)….000  202  2 – 6-10-1

LG (3-9)……200  000  0 – 2-12-2


WP – Maci Boggess

LP – Chloe Bryant

Hitting: Taylor Noe 3b, 2-1b, 1r; Ashlyn Conley 2b, 1b; Chloe Bryant 1b, 1 RBI; Raegan Quick 1b, 1 RBI, Logan.


Martin Co……1

Paintsville grabbed an early lead and cruised to an 11-1 win over Martin County in a home game played on Friday night.

Laney Bledsoe doubled three times and drove in three runs while scoring twice for the Lady Tigers. Ashley Wells hit a home run, singled, and knocked in two runs.

Hannah Stacy had an RBI single for the Lady Cardinals.

Chloe Hannah was the winning pitcher while Savannah Young took the loss.

At Paintsville


WP – Chloe Hannah

LP – Savannah Young

Hitting: Skyla Messer 1b, 1r; Hannah Stacy 1b, 1 RBI, Martin County; Laney Bledsoe 3-2b, 2r, 3 RBI; Ashley Wells HR, 1b, 2 RBI; Abby Maynard 2b, 2-1b, 2r, 1 RBI; Taylor Hannah 2b, 1b, 2r; Carrigan Ratliff 2b, 2r, 1 RBI, Paintsville.

Pike Central…….9

Lawrence Co……6

Pike Central’s Dailey Damron blasted a home run, doubled, and drove in three runs to power the Lady Hawks to a 9-6 home win over Lawrence County on Friday night.

Hannah May had a pair of singles and knocked in three runs. Emily Lawson added two hits and batted in three runs.

Lilly Blackburn was the winning pitcher.

At Buckleys Creek


WP – Lilly Blackburn

Hitting:  Dailey Damron HR, 2b, 3 RBI; Hannah May 2-1b, 1r, 3 RBI; Emily Lawson 2-1b, 3 RBI, Pike Central.