HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Miller pitches Tigers to shutout win over Panthers

Two longtime rivals squared off at Davis Park on Monday night as the Pikeville Panthers played host to the Paintsville Tigers.

This one was all Tigers as  starting pitcher Ashton Miller pitched six strong shutout innings in a 10-0 win over the Panthers.

Miller allowed just two hits while striking out eight batters as Paintsville improved to 18-3.

Jonah Porter, Harris Phelps and Cory Jefferson had two hits apiece while combining to drive in four runs, including a pair from Porter.

Baron Ratliff came on in the seventh and struck out all the batters he faced. It was not a save situation.

Pikeville, now 9-9, managed just two hits, including a ground-rule double off the bat of first baseman Tait Lakin.

Each team has now won one game each in the season series which will conclude when they play at Paintsville on May 22.

At Pikeville


PV (18-3)….041  002  3 – 10-7-1

PK (9-9)…..000  000  0 –   0-2-3


WP – Ashton Miller

LP – Dylan Thompson

Hitting: Jonah Porter 2b, 1b, 1r, 2 RBI; Harris Phelps 2-1b, 1r, 1 RBI; Cory Jefferson 3b, 1b, 1 RBI; Baron Ratliff 1r, 1 RBI, Paintsville: Tait Lakin 2b, Pikeville.