LMS to host 3rd annual Lady Dawg Classic this
LOUISA, KY – The Lawrence Co. middle school softball team will be hosting it’s 3rd Annual Lady Dawg Classic this Saturday, May 11th, at the Lawrence Co. High School softball field.
The teams participating include Wayne, WV, Boyd Co., Johnson Co. & LC. All teams are coming in with winning records so it should make for some entertaining games.
“We finished in second place last year (which consisted of six teams) and our girls have made it one of their goals this season to bring home the first place trophy this year,” said head coach Dennis Bowen. ” We are coming into the tournament with a 14-8 record and as long as our girls continue what they have been doing throughout the season on offense and defense, things will look good for us come Saturday.”
Coach Bowens Lady Dawgs consists of 18 players….. 5- 8th graders, 6- 7th graders, 5- 6th graders, & 2- 5th graders. LC has been up against some tough competition throughout the season facing teams like Johnson Central, East & West Carter, Greenup Co., Boyd Co., & Russell.
LC’s varsity head softball coach Kenny Horn took time this past winter & worked hard with coach Bowens squad. Marty Peck & Josh Diamond both are in the dugout assisting coach Bowen this year. These middle school girls come out and play hard each and every game from being in the cirlce, at the plate, on the base path, & getting dirty on defense by making spectacular plays. Players like Ciana Bown, Natalie Rice, & Haleigh Peck have had the chance to dress and start for coach Kenny Horns varsity this season and perform on outstanding levels. There is a lot of good talent on coach Bowens roster this season, the girls strive to make each other better during practices and the games.
The Dawgs roster consists of:
8th Grade – Isabella Handley, Hannah Gayheart, Emily Maynard, Haleigh Peck, & Natalie Rice
7th Grade – Ciana Bowen, Brittany Shapaka, Keyarah Bowen, Shinetta Bevins, Lexie McIntosh, & Katherine Adkins
6th Grade – Kelli Davis, Amber Triplett, Kinsley Young, Katelyn Diamond, & Chelsea Fields
5th Grade – Ashley Hayes, & Kassidy Cavins
The first game on Saturday starts at 10:00 am with LC and Wayne. Johnson Central and Boyd Co. square off at 11:30 am. The LC Lady Dawgs would like to thank the following sponsors: Freedom Ford, Louisa Sporting Goods, Dr. Paul E. Gray DMD, Browns Food Service, Louisa Walmart, John Nolan Photography, & CPB Services.