Two teams will play for the #1 seed in the 60th District Tuesday night in Pikeville
Louisa, Ky — In a game between unbeaten District teams at Randy Keeton Field on Hall of Fame night, The Lawrence Co. Bulldogs faced an early 3-0 deficit while having to deal with one of the best pitchers in the 15th Region and came out with a 9-4 victory over Pike Co. Central.
Coach Travis Feltner said his team has fought through a lot this year and knew they would fight back and boy did they when they sent 11 hitters to the plate in the 3rd inning and scored 6 runs on 4 hits all with 2 outs.
Junior Chase Coverdale got the Dawgs on the board with a single scoring fellow classmate Zach Keesee who drew a walk and stole second base. Junior Austin Bailey followed with a single and then Senior Josh Cantrell doubled, RBI single from Freshman Brad Parks who had two hits on the night closed out the 3rd.
That was more then enough for starting pitcher Josh Cantrell who allowed zero earned runs while striking out eight and scattered eight hits to improve his record to 3-1 with a 1.14 era.
Junior Brock Turner stayed hot at the plate with a double in the 4th and then turned in a gem in the top of the 6th with one of the best double plays you will see as LC goes on to the 9-4 victory.
The Dawgs had 7 hits and improved to 14-11 and 5-0 in 60th District action. The Hawks’ record fell to 15-6 and 4-1 in District. These two teams will play for the #1 seed in the 60th District Tuesday night in Pikeville.
“Cantrell was huge on the mound. He showed a lot of promise as a 10th grader and then couldn’t pitch last year but didn’t let that effect him at the plate.” Feltner said. “I really like our team we fell behind early in a big game and bounced back with a six spot and then put no doubt with three more in the 4th.”We go up there Tuesday night looking to wrap up the #1 seed and we have everybody but Josh to throw at them.”