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April 25, 2018

Fort Gay, W. Va. -- In basketball they call Tolsia the Runnin' Rebels but in baseball last week they called them the 'Road Rebels' with two trips to Westwood, one to Olive Hill and one to Sandy Hook for a neutral site game so the Rebels will be glad to come back home for a few games at Rebel field.


Tolsia 7 Tug Valley 4 (Monday)

In the only home game of the week Tolsia won an important game for section seeding purposes over the Panthers.

Eric Williams went five innings on the mound to get the win and also went 2-3 at the plate.

Blake Conn went 2-2 and walked twice, Kyler Speer went 2-3 and scored twice, Austin Bailey 2-4 with two runs, Trey Smith smacked a triple, Jared Switzer and Cole Perry had one hit each, Ray Perkins scored a run.

Austin Bailey picking off a Fairview baserunner as Blake Conn is waiting to apply the tag. Austin Bailey picking off a Fairview baserunner as Blake Conn is waiting to apply the tag.


Fairview 18 Tolsia 8 (Tuesday)


Tolsia led 5-2 before Fairview scored ten runs in the third inning to secure the six inning victory.

Blake Conn went 2-2 with two runs scored and one RBI, Austin Bailey had two hits including a double with three RBIs and a run scored, Jared Switzer had two hits and scored a run, Trey Smith had an RBI double and scored a run, Ray Perkins RBI single, Cole Perry RBI, Billy Perry and Brandon Mollett scored a run each.


West Carter 6 Tolsia 0 (Friday)

After giving up 39 runs to the Comets a couple weeks ago the Rebels played West Carter a lot better this time around in Olive Hill.

Kyler Speer went the first five and Jared Switzer pitched the final two innings but the Rebels only managed three hits total. Cole Perry had two and Ray Perkins one hit.


Fairview 2 Tolsia 1 (Saturday morning)

Eric Williams was fantastic on the mound throwing a one hitter but the Eagles squeezed by the Rebels in a great baseball game.

Austin Bailey went 2-3 with an RBI double, Trey Smith had one hit and scored a run, Ray Perkins and Cole Perry had one hit each.

Brandon Mollett heads to the dugout after scoring a run last week.Brandon Mollett heads to the dugout after scoring a run last week.

 

Tolsia 8 Menifee Co. 2 (Saturday afternoon)


The Rebels traveled to Sandy Hook to play the Wildcats at Elliott Co. as Austin Bailey went the first four innings to pick up the win.

Billy Perry finished it off going the final three innings and didn’t allow a hit to pick up the save.

Tolsia Coach Jeff Wallace finished up talking to his offense as Fairview makes a pitching change. Tolsia Coach Jeff Wallace finished up talking to his offense as Fairview makes a pitching change.

Cole Perry went 3-4 with three RBIs and a run scored, Jared Switzer had two hits and scored twice, Perry had one hit, one run and two RBIs, Bailey had one hit and scored a run, Kyler Speer had one RBI, Eric Williams tripled and scored a run, Blake Conn scored twice and knocked in one.

Tolsia will return to action tonight against Lincoln County at home.

On Friday they host a Wood Bat Doubleheader vs Tug Valley and Mingo Central. Saturday they travel to Van for the James Sexton tournament.


Tolsia Head Coach Jeff Wallace

COACH'S COMMENTS

“... We got a nice win over Tug Valley for two reasons, first we have been on a rollercoaster all year and we needed a win. Secondly, that’s a sectional game we have to win to boost our seeding position because we haven’t played all our sectional opponents due to weather.”

“... We played poorly against Fairview the first game and got punched in the mouth after leading 5-2 in the 3rd inning. The final was a dismal mercy rule shortened game in the 6th inning. We turned it around the next trip to Fairview and lost a one run game. Eric Williams had a perfect game going through 5 innings and ends up with a one hitter. It was a Tough luck loss for all of us.”

“... Then we travel to Sandy Hook later that day to play Menifee County we jumped on them 6-0 in the top of the first inning and ended up playing a solid game with one error and win 8-2. Our season has been a strange one.”

 

April 24, 2018

HUNTINGTON, W. VA. -- It is very rare that a high school team will play a 1-0 game all year long, but it is almost impossible to play two 1-0 games in back to back days, but that is exactly what Lawrence Co. (17-2) did in the Jack Cook Wood Bat Classic over the weekend at Huntington High school.

 

Huntington 1 Lawrence Co. 0  (9 innings)

The Highlanders scored an unearned run in the bottom of the ninth inning to win the Jack Cook Wood Bat Tournament Saturday afternoon to beat the Bulldogs 1-0.

CJ Fairchild was outstanding in his eight innings of work as he allowed five hits, walked zero and struck out five to get the no decision. Peyton Cyrus was the tough luck losing pitcher.

Bryce Blevins went 2-3, Jackson Feltner was 2-4 including a double, Tyler Maynard, Jarrett Fairchild, Peyton Cyrus and Austin picked up one hit each.

Tyler Maynard was spectacular for five innings Friday night vs Independence out of West Virginia. Tyler Maynard was spectacular for five innings Friday night vs Independence out of West Virginia.

Lawrence Co. 1 Independence, W. Va. 0  (Friday night)

Tyler Maynard and Kade Sword combined for a two hit shutout and CJ Fairchild scored the only run of the game in the fourth inning on a Peyton Cyrus RBI fielders choice.

Maynard went the first five innings allowing only two hits, walked three and struck out five Patriots, Sword went the final two innings to pick up the save he allowed no hits, walked one and finished with three strikeouts.

Austin Roe had two hits, CJ Fairchild doubled, Kade Sword, Jackson Feltner and Peyton Cyrus had one hit each.

#5 CJ Fairchild is greeted by his teammates after scoring the only run in the fourth inning. #5 CJ Fairchild is greeted by his teammates after scoring the only run in the fourth inning.

Lawrence Co. 11 Lewis Co. 3 ( Thursday )

Hunter Crum went 3-4 including a double and CJ Fairchild hit a two run bomb to help the Dawgs take care of the Lions at home. Bryce Blevins went six innings on the mound to get the victory allowing three runs, six hits and striking out seven, Lucas Maynard pitched a perfect seventh inning to finish it out.

Austin Roe went 2-2, Tyler Maynard went 2-2 with a double, scored three times and knocked in one, Jackson Feltner had one hit and two RBIs, Jarrett Fairchild had two hits including a double and knocked in one, Kade Sword had two hits, Brad Parks had one single and one RBI, Dakota Shortridge had one RBI.

The Dawgs will return to action Tuesday night at home vs East Carter, Friday at home vs Boyd Co. and then host the Lawrence Co. Spring classic Saturday with a noon game with Paintsville and 5:00 vs Russell all four games at Randy Keeton Field.

Lawrence Co. Senior Kade Sword

SENIOR COMMENTS

“... It was a great game to be apart of glad we could pull it out. Tyler was great on the mound and we just tried to back him up when needed. Good win for us as a team.”

Lawrence Co. Sophomore Tyler Maynard

PLAYER COMMENT

“... All I was trying to do was was throw strikes and trust my defense they have been good all year and I have faith in them. I knew the offense would score even though it was only one run I trust those guys to get the job done. I knew Kade would close it out.”

 

April 20, 2018

P-E-R-F-E-C-T-!

9 batters faced, nine strikeouts in mercy rule game

Prestonsburg, Ky. --  LCHS senior star Ciana Bowen faced nine hitters on Thursday night and struck out all nine in a perfect game victory as Lawrence Co. (12-5) made short work of Prestonsburg 17-0 in three innings at Stonecrest Sports Park.

 

Ciana Bowen faced nine and struck out nine last night vs Prestonsburg.Ciana Bowen faced nine and struck out nine last night vs Prestonsburg.

Abby Fletcher paced the offense with 2 hits, Halli Caudill, Ashley Hayes, Emily Burke, Kassidy Cavins, and Mackenzie Methax had 1 hit each.

Lawrence Co. will return to action next week with three home games beginning with Paintsville on Monday, Johnson Central on Tuesday and Floyd Central on Thursday.

Lawrence Co. Senior Ciana Bowen

SENIOR'S COMMENTS

“... It was a good win for our team and it puts us in 1st place in the district. All of my pitches were working and everyone did a great job at being disciplined at the plate. We hit the ball hard and Emily Burke put one at the top of the fence.”

“... Next week we play two big region games and two district games. Should be fun.”

 

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