** UPDATED ** JULY 14, 2015
JULY 13, 2015
Lawrence County 10u All Stars compete in CAL RIPKINS State Tournament
Lexington, KY- Lawrence County 10u All Star Team played in the Cal Ripken State Tournament and came away with a one victory and a ton of experience for next year. LC opened up the tournament vs Northern KY and came away with hard fought 9-6 victory.
After Northern KY jumped ahead for three runs in the top of the first LC battled back in the bottom half. Leadoff hitter Ryan Marcum walked and moved to second on a Jake Derifield single. This brought Gage Meek to the plate who promptly ripped a double into the left center gap scoring Marcum.
Abner Collinsworth was hit by a pitch to load the bases for Preston Hopson who walked to score Derifield.
Ford Scaggs singled to center scoring Meek and Collinsworth. Cooper Smith grounded out scoring Hopson. Benjamin Clayton, singled scoring Scaggs and after it was all said and done LC had six hits and five runs to take a 6-3 lead after the first inning. Ford Scaggs picked up the win on the mound going all six innings allowing six runs on six hits while striking out 11 hitters.
In the second game LC ran in to the eventual State Champion, Lexington South Eastern and lost 14-0. LC only managed one hit a double in the first inning from the bat of Gage Meek.
In the third game LC played Harrison County and the bats were dead once again with only one hit a first inning single by Jake Derifield. Gage Meek had the lone RBI and LC lost 11-1. After a short break LC was back at it for the second time on this day vs Big Sandy from Pikeville, KY and fell 3-1. LC only had three hits, a Gage Meek double, a single from Abner Collinsworth and RBI single from John David Montgomery.
LC finished 1-3 in the State Tournament but the future is very bright in Lawrence County for Baseball.
“Pitching that we faced in the Tournament was very good, the difference was the velocity,” Head Coach Brad Derifield said. That Harrison Co. Pitcher was one of the best we have seen, threw strikes and moved the ball around. What a great experience for our kids. Great group to be around couldn’t be more proud of them they have put a lot of work in since February. Want to give a big shout out to my fellow coaches Duke Smith, Steve Montgomery, and Hoppy. Also would like to thank all of the parents on this team and the parents throughout the League.”
6 Major League Baseball teams
5 Minor League Baseball teams
12 T- Ball teams
4 Major League Softball teams
4 Minor League Softball teams
More stories about this year’s games are coming up on The Lazer.
Lawrence Co. 11U All Stars
Lexington, Ky — Lawrence Co. 11U All Stars traveled to Lexington over the Weekend to play in the Cal Ripken State Tournament. After getting rained out Friday night, LC woke up bright and early Saturday morning to face Big Sandy out of Pikeville and lost 13-7. LC fell behind early but stormed back in the 3rd inning, scoring six runs to take a 6-2 lead. The lead didn’t last long as Big Sandy came right back to score six runs
And that was enough to get the win.
LC had six hits for the game. Jacob Fletcher had three hits, two runs scored and one RBI. Brody Diamond had two hits and one RBI. Kaden Gillispie one hit and one RBI. Andrew Hayes, Brayden Maynard and Ethan Whitt scored a run.
After a short rest LC was right back on the field vs Lexington Southeastern.
LC fell behind and lost 13-7. Defense was a big let down in this game as the team committed seven errors. LC was led in hitting by Ethan Whitt who had one hit, two runs scored and three RBI’s. Brayden Maynard one hit and one run scored, Kaden Gillispie one hit and two runs scored. Dallas Tarring and Mason Preston both had one hit. On Sunday afternoon LC played Russell Co.
This time falling behind and losing 13-4. Kaden Gillispie had two hits and one RBI. Brayden Maynard one hit and run scored Andrew Hayes one hit and one run. Ethan Whitt one hit and one RBI. Morrison Chicko run scored. Lawrence Co. didnt win a state championship but they laid the groundwork for the Future.
“Defense was a big let down this weekend I thought we hit the ball ok but out defense didn’t help our pitchers at all”. Head Coach Dave Rasnake said. The future is bright in Lawrence Co. Baseball wise. Great group of kids and parents to work with all year. I will remember this for a long time.”
Lawrence Co. is State Runner Up in 8u Machine Pitch
Verona, Ky — Lawrence Co. 8U All Star team traveled to Northern, Ky over the weekend to play in the Cal Ripken State Tournament and came back home State Runner Up in 8u Machine Pitch.
LC endured rain outs and rain delays but still had a great weekend. They played All Star teams from Boone and Kenton Counties who have 18 teams to choose All Stars from. Single elimination started Sunday and that is when LC turned it on.
The Dawgs came out hot in the top of the first, Boedy Maynard les off the game with a single followed by Jake Preece, Eli Fletcher , and Owen Pack getting hits, Ty Brooks and Tyger Cavins bringing in three runs in that inning. After losing the lead 4-3, Braxton Davis started a two out rally with a base hit and coming around to score on a Connor Ward double that was followed by a Peyton Marcum single.
LC took the lead for good in the 4th, Cavins and Aiden Morris got hits and were knocked in by Gavin Wells and Davis. LC held on for a 7-5 victory as the defense played well after getting the lead and now it was onto the State Championship game.
The team waiting on LC had beat them the day before 11-1 so the Dawgs were looking for revenge. The Championship game started well for LC as Boedy Maynard and Jake Preece led off with singles but three straight force outs and nothing doing in the 1st. LC only got two more hits the rest of the way against a very strong defense singles from Ty Brooks and Preece and lost 4-0. LC defense was very good in this game led by Gray Derifield and Hunter Webb. The great thing about the tourney was every kid stepped up in the moment to contribute. Like I have said before the Future is very bright in Lawrence Co. for baseball.
“It was a total team effort reached our goals to play hard, have fun improve our baseball skills and become united as a team.” Head Coach Blake Preece said.
We peaked at the right time and played about as well as we could play when it counted. We practiced early mornings and late evenings. “What made this group special was all the extra work they put in on their on. It was very rewarding seeing the kids finish so strong after all the work they put in.” “They pulled together as a little family and represented Lawrence Co. well.
Would like to thank Eric Maynard, Martin Davis , Brad Derifield, Robbie Fletcher, Bill Pack, Ryan Ward and Angel Derifield for all the help. It was a group effort.”