Dawgs lose doubleheader to Tigers at Paintsville,
Huntington High at home to drop record to 14-4…
PAINTSVILLE, Ky. — Paintsville’s always tough Tigers handed Lawrence County thier hats in their hands last week with a double header victory on Paintsville’s field. LC’s record dropped to 14-4 with the two losses and 3-2 in district 57 play and a later loss to Huntington.
Skylar Salyer and Joe Wallen collected two and three hits respectively in the first game to continue their hot hitting but it wasn’t enough as the Bulldogs’ pitching and defense faltered. In the nightcap Salyer again collected two hits along with teammate Brock Turner but Paintsville’s Miller pitched a complete game for the Tigers allowing just six hits.
The Bulldogs also lost a close one last night at Randy Keeton Stadium to Huntington High, a top rated W.Va. team, 5-4 in an extra inning game that went 9 before the Highlanders pulled it out. No stats were available this morning for that game. The Dawgs beat Huntington by one run earlier in the season.
Coach Travis Feltner’s club had been on a roll in the early season but have now lost three in a row. Their next test won’t be any easier as they face Johnson Central on their home field tonight (April 23) and then again at Randy Keeton Stadium the next night. The Golden Eagles are 4-1 in district 57 play.
Paintsville 9, LCHS 4
Paintsville 7, LCHS 1