Only second 7th grader ever to start a game for Bulldogs ... you guess the first
Louisa, Ky. -- Lawrence Co. ( 10-5 ) stayed unbeaten in the 60th District with a mercy shortened six inning 10-0 victory over Pike Co. Central ( 11-8 ) on Tuesday night. The Baseball Dawgs improved to 3-0 in District play as Tyler Maynard drove in Jackson Feltner in the bottom of the sixth with two outs to end the game.
Lawrence Co. 7th Grader Bryce Blevins went the distance facing 19 batters, striking out five and only allowed two hits while not allowing a free pass.
Hunter Crum went 3-3 and scored two runs, Austin Roe had a huge two out, two run single to put the Dawgs up 5-0 in the fourth inning, Roe also walked twice.
Tyler Maynard had two hits, two RBIs, two stolen bases and scored a run. Trace Bowen went 2-4 with a run scored, Brad Parks doubled, scored twice and one RBI, Jarrett Fairchild and CJ Fairchild both had one hit and one RBI. Lucas Maynard and Sam Collinsworth both scored runs.
Lawrence Co. will travel to Pike Co. Central on Thursday night for a District game and then travel to Ravenswood, W.Va to play a double header on Saturday afternoon.
Bulldog Head Coach Travis Feltner
"... We have only put two 7th graders on the mound, Chandler Shepherd in 2006 and Bryce Blevins this year. To be that young he has unbelievable composure out there. He got hit early in the leg and it never affected him, he bounced right off the mound and threw the runner out and was sharp the whole way. Didn't walk a batter and only allowed two hits. Real nice effort from him. He has really nice to stuff, good enough to get high school hitters out, his command is spot on. He is a strike throwing machine. Has only walked two on the season."
"...I thought our defense played well, missing Peyton Cyrus was huge and took us some time to adjust with guys playing out of position." Hunter Crum and Tyler Maynard our 8-9 hitters were big tonight and Austin Roe with a clutch bases loaded two out single."
Bulldog 7th Grader Bryce Blevins
"... My curveball was working and then I lost it, finally got my fastball toward the end. Jarrett Fairchild made a couple nice plays and the defense was good." Getting the start tonight gives me confidence because it shows that my coaches have the confidence to go with me in such a huge game."