HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Tigers blank Golden Eagles; Cats beat Hornets

Paintsville’s Baron Ratliff and Cory Jefferson drove in three runs each to power the Tigers to a 10-0 win over cross-town rival Johnson Central in a game played on Tuesday night.

Grayson Peters had a solo home run and Harris Phelps singled and scored three runs.

Zach Cline was the winning pitcher as the Tigers improved to 7-2.

Hunter Blevins took the loss for the Golden Eagles, now 3-5. Keygan Pelfrey doubled and Connor Lemaster singled and walked.

At Paintsville


WP – Zach Cline

LP – Hunter Blevins

Hitting: Keygan Pelfrey 2b; Connor Lemaster 1b, bb, Johnson Central; Grayson Peters solo-HR; Baron Ratliff 1b, bb, 2r, 3 RBI; Cory Jefferson 2-1b, 3 RBI; Harris Phelps 1b, bb, 3r, Paintsville.



Prestonsburg scored five times in the bottom of the first inning and the Blackcats went on to shutout Phelps, 7-0, in a game played at StoneCrest Sports Complex on Tuesday night.

Cameron Zimmerman doubled in one run while Payton Burke and winning pitcher Ryan Meade added a single, scored and drove in one run each. Brayden Slone had two hits and scored.

Melvin McCoy had two hits for the Hornets, now 4-4. Dominick Francis took the loss.

At StoneCrest


PH (4-4)…….000  000 0 – 0-6-6

PB (6-2)…….500  101  x – 7-7-1


WP – Ryan Meade

LP – Dominick Francis

Hitting: Melvin McCoy 2-1b, Phelps; Cameron Zimmerman 2b, 1r, 1 RBI; Payton Burke 1b, 1r, 1 RBI; Brayden Slone 2-1b, 1r; Ryan Meade 1b, bb, 1r, 1 RBI, Prestonsburg.

Lawrence Co……4

Floyd Central…..3

Lawrence County snapped a 3-all tie with a run in the top of the eighth inning and the Bulldogs held on to slip past Floyd Central, 4-3, in a game played at Jaguar Field on Tuesday night.

Abner Collinsworth had two hits, including a triple, and knocked in one run as the Bulldogs moved to 6-1. Brayden Maynard singled and scored two runs.

Blue Fletcher was the winning pitcher.

Kaden Moore doubled, walked, and batted in one run while Dylan Mosley singled, walked and added an RBI. Caleb Hager singled, reach twice on walks and scored.

Jacob Bentley was the losing pitcher as the Jaguars fell to 1-8.

At Langley


LC (6-1)……210  000 01 – 4-8-0

FC (1-8)……002  000  10 – 3-5-3


WP – Blue Fletcher

LP – Jacob Bentley

Hitting: Abner Collinsworth 3b, 1b, 1 RBI; Brayden Maynard 1b, 2r, Lawrence County; Kaden Moore 2b, bb, 1 RBI; Caleb Hager 1b, 2-bb, 1r; Dylan Mosley 1b, bb, 1 RBI, Floyd Central.

Martin County…6


Martin County scored three times in the top of the first inning and the Cardinals went on to top Belfry, 6-1, in a game played at Massey Energy Field on Tuesday night.

Kenneth Young singled and knocked in two runs as Martin County moved to 2-4. Chase Preece singled, scored and drove in one run. Carson Hanson scored twice.

Dylan Fitch was the winning pitcher.

Gage Field had a pair of hits for the Pirates, now 5-5. Devin Jude singled and scored.

Jonah Adkins suffered the loss.

At Goody


MC (2-4)…..310  101  0 – 6-6-3

BF (5-5)…….000  100  0 – 1-4-3


WP – Dylan Fitch

LP – Jonah Adkins

Hitting: Chase Preece 3b, 1r, 1 RBI; Kenneth Young 1b, 2 RBI; Carson Hanson 2r, Martin County; Gage Fields 2-1b; Devin Jude 1b, 1r, Belfry.

East Ridge…..….9

Betsy Layne……4

Betsy Layne saw a three-run lead slip away as East Ridge pushed across six runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and scored a 9-4 win in a game played on the Reservation on Tuesday night.

Byron Tackett suffered the loss as the Bobcats dropped to 0-3.

Matt Dudleson singled, walked twice and knocked in one run. Austin Tackett singled, scored and added an RBI.

At Lick Creek


BL (0-3)……130  000  0 – 4-5-3

ER (1-4)……100  620  x – 9-5-3


LP – Byron Tackett

Hitting: Matt Dudleson 1b, 2-bb, 1 RBI; Austin Tackett 1b, 1r, 1 RBI, Betsy Layne.


Shelby Valley….0

Belfry broke open the game late, scoring 14 runs over two innings, to roll past Shelby Valley, 16-0, in a game played at Teco Field on Tuesday night.

Steven Banks, Tyler Slone, Wyatt Webb, and Gage Fields all drove in a pair of runs each as the Pirates improved to 5-4.

Chase Justice earned the win.

Hunter Mullins took the loss as the Wildcats fell to 1-5.

At Robinson Creek


BF (5-4)…….100  168 – 16-13-1

SV (1-5)…….000  000 –   0-  3-5


WP – Chase Justice

LP – Hunter Mullins

Hitting: Wyatt Webb 3b, 1r, 2 RBI; Gage Fields 2-1b, 2r, 2 RBI; Ashton Deskins 1b, bb, 2r, 1 RBI; Steven Banks 2b, 1r, 2 RBI; Devin Jude 2b, 1b, bb, 2r; Tyler Slone 1b, bb, 2r, 2 RBI, Belfry.

Letcher Central….8

Pike Central….…..3

Letcher Central snapped a 3-all tie in the bottom of the second inning and the Cougars went onto beat Pike Central, 8-3, in a game played at Cougar Field on Tuesday night.

Winning pitcher Aiden Field had a pair of hits and drove in four runs as Central improved to 3-3. Jonah Little singled, scored twice and knock in one run while Sam Little singled twice and scored two runs.

Cameron Kimbler took the loss for the Hawks, now 4-4.

Isaac Blankenship had two singles and scored one run while Keegan Bentley and Peyton Compton both singled and scored.

At Ermine


PC (4-4)…….210  000  0 – 3-7-5

LC (3-3)…….340  100  x – 8-6-1


WP – Aiden Fields

LP – Cameron Kimbler

Hitting: Isaac Blankenship 2-1b, 1r; Keegan Bentley 1b, 1r; Peyton Compton 1b, 1r, RBI, Pike Central; Aiden Fields 2-1b, 4 RBI; Jonah Little 1b, bb, 2r, 1 RBI; Sam Little 2-1b, 2r; Kaleb Slone 1b, bb, 1r, Letcher Central.



Nitro handed Chapmanville one of the worst defeats in program history as the Wildcats rolled to a 24-3 win over the Tigers in the season opener for both teams at Ted Ellis Field on Tuesday night.

Will Kirkendoll singled, walked twice and batted in two runs while Brayden Little singled and scored for the Tigers.

Evan Plumley was roughed up for the loss.

At Chapmanville


NT (1-0)…290  (13)0 – 24-14-3

CV (0-1)…120      00 –   3-  2-8


WP – Hagen Summers

LP – Evan Plumley

Hitting: Will Kirkendoll 1b, 2-bb, 2 RBI; Brayden Little 1b, 1r, Chapmanville.