Louisa, Ky. — CJ Fairchild threw a complete game to lead #1 Seed Lawrence Co. ( 21-11 ) to a 7-1 victory over Belfry ( 8-21 ) in the first round of the 60th District Baseball tournament Monday night.
Fairchild gave up one run in the first inning and was in control the rest of the way he only allowed five hits and struck out seven Pirates.
Lawrence Co. scored three in the second, and two runs each in the fifth and sixth to put the game out of reach.
Brad Parks had two hits, scored two runs and drove in one, Austin Roe had two hits and drove in two, Jackson Feltner had one hit, one RBI and scored once, CJ Fairchild and Trace Bowen had one hit and scored a run, Kade Sword and Sam Collinsworth scored a run each.
Lawrence Co. will move onto the District championship which will be played tonight at 6:00 vs Pike Co Central ( 20-15 ) who took care of Phelps in the second game on Monday night 15-2. The Bulldogs beat the Hawks 10-0 and 6-0 in the regular season.
Bulldog Head Coach Travis Feltner
“… Great to punch our ticket to the region tourney. Very proud of our kids and the resiliency they’ve had all year overcoming a lot of adversity and put themselves in position to win another district championship tonight. Awesome testimony to the work they’ve put in…
“…CJ Fairchild was really good tonight slamming the door and making a lot of big pitches to squash every Belfry rally…Blake Jordan had a spectacular defensive play that really gave us a lot of momentum in the middle of the game…
“…Big difference tonight was Brad Parks being back in the lineup. That kid has been a dream to coach this year. He’s clearly our leader and is one of the toughest kids I’ve ever coached.”