Columbia, Ky — Taylor Blevins was masterful once again from the circle throwing a perfect game as her Boyd Co. All Star team beat South Laurel 12-0 to win the 8-10 year old Little League State Championship earlier this week.
In the State Title game Blevins faced 12 hitters and struck out 11. Blevins will be a 6th grader at Louisa Middle School this year. She pitched for the Louisa middle school team last year .
In the State Tournament the Boyd Co. team took care of Nelson Co. 17-1, knocked South Laurel into the Losers bracket 4-1, beat Russell Co. 5-1 and then captured the State Title with another win over South Laurel.
In All Star competition Blevins was dominant as she pitched in nine games total. In five District games she had 76 strikeouts. At state she had 50 strikeouts with two of the games only going four innings. She threw 5 no hitters this post season three coming at state and two in the District Tournament.
Blevins will be a 6th grader at Louisa Middle School this year. She pitched for the Louisa middle school team last year .
Boyd Co. 8-10 All Star Head Coach Matt Crowe
“… In the first practice we had a meeting with the girls and asked them what their goal was for this team and their reply was to be state champions. So we practiced everyday if it was raining we went indoors and worked on hitting and it paid off. These girls worked their tails off this summer making themselves ready to win it all, the dedication from these kids, their parents and all of us coaches was second to none. That was a big key to our success.
“…I just feel we outworked everyone else, if you look at our team we aren’t a real powerful team with big bats other than Taylor Blevins and Savanna Henderson. We just put the ball in play at a really high rate from #1 in our lineup all the way down to our 4 subs everyone put the ball in play and it showed with our 38-3 run differential in the state tournament.
“…Then you add that in with our ace pitcher Taylor Blevins throwing 54mph striking out 126 batters in 49 innings we quickly became a very tough team and it showed going 10-0 through District and State.
“…Our defense was very impressive as well our catcher Savanna Henderson threw out 7 base runners in 10 games and set the tone for us teams tried to steal and she would throw them out early and make them think twice before trying it again.
“.. It was a great honor to coach all these amazing girls hopefully they can look back some day and realize how much of an incredible summer they had becoming the 2019 UNDEFEATED State Champs!”