March 20, 2018
Spring Valley, W. Va. — Lawrence Co. (1-0) pounded out 15 hits and opened up the 2018 baseball season with a nice 13-7 road victory over Spring Valley, West Virginia (0-3) Monday night.
Bulldog 8th Grader Bryce Blevins went the first four innings to pick up the victory. Blevins didn’t allow a run, gave up 4 hits, 2 walks and struck out 4 hitters.
The Dawgs jumped all over the Timberwolves with 2 runs in the first, 1 run in the second and three runs in the third to lead 6-0. Lawrence Co. broke the game open with a 6 spot in the fifth inning to lead 12-0 before Spring Valley scored 3 in the bottom of the 5th, 2 in the sixth and 2 in the seventh before Senior Kade Sword ended the game by striking out the last batter.
The Bulldog offense really came out swinging the bats from the get go as Junior Hunter Crum finished with 3 hits, 1 RBI and 2 runs scored.
Junior Austin Roe was on base all 5 times with 2 hits including a double, 3 walks and 2 RBIs, Senior Brad Parks had 2 doubles, 4 RBIs and 2 runs scored, Senior leadoff hitter Peyton Cyrus had 2 hits including a triple, 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored.
Senior Jarrett Fairchild had 2 hits including a double, scored 2 runs and knocked in 1, Sophomore Tyler Maynard had 2 hits, scored twice and knocked in 1, Kade Sword had 1 hit and 2 RBIs, Sophomore Jackson Feltner had 1 hit, Freshman Jacob Fletcher scored a run.
Lawrence Co. played error free on defense.
2018 Bulldog Seniors
Lawrence Co. Head Coach Travis Feltner
“… We knew Spring Valley could really swing the bats and we expected that. Bryce Blevins was really good in his four innings of work and he pitched to a lot of soft contact. We think we sured up some things on the defensive side and played clean tonight.”
“… We should have had three or four more runs on the board but run ourselves out of a couple innings on the base paths.”
“… To come over here on opening night get a win against a good team who will do some damage this season was good for us. Spring Valley will give some teams problems.”
“… We think we will be pretty good offensively this year.”
2018 Baseball Schedule