Pikeville, Ky. — The Lawrence Co. softball team ( 9-5 ) finished runner up in the 18th Annual Lyndel Potter Tourney after falling to Grant Co. 9-0 in the championship game Saturday night.
Grant Co. 9 Lawrence Co. 0 ( Championship Game )
The Dawgs couldn’t get much going offensively and only managed four hits total.
Abby Nelson tripled, Shelby Blevins and Bree Jones doubled and Kaitlyn Meddings singled.
Allie Triplett suffered the loss in the circle.
Dani Crum belted two home runs against Mingo Central in the Lyndel Potter memorial.
Franklin Co. 7 Lawrence Co. 1 ( Saturday )
After a long layoff after defeating Shelby Valley the Bulldogs fell behind early and couldn’t recover in the final pool play game in the Lyndel Potter memorial.
Dani Crum posted two hits including a double and drove in the only run for Lawrence Co., Abby Nelson had two singles, Allie Triplett singled and scored, Kaitlyn Meddings and Bree Jones singled as well.
Taylor Blevins suffered the loss in the circle for the Dawgs.
Lawrence Co. 8 Shelby Valley 2 ( Saturday )
In an early morning affair in the Lyndel Potter memorial the Bulldogs avenged and earlier loss to the Wildcats.
Kensley Feltner has been swinging a hot bat so far this season.
Kensley Feltner had two hits including a double, scored twice and drove in one, Ella Fitzpatrick and Abby Nelson singled twice and also drove in a run, Kaitlyn Meddings and Bree Jones doubled and drove in a run, Allie Triplett doubled and scored, Jaylee Maxie singled and scored.
Allie Triplett went six innings to get the victory in the circle.
Lawrence Co. 22 Mingo Central, West Va. 0 ( Friday )
In the opening game of the Lyndel Potter memorial Dani Crum went 3-3 with two home runs and drove in five runs to pace the Dawgs offensively, Shelby Blevins went 4-4 with a double and drove in two runs, Abby Nelson 3-4 and drove in two runs, Ella Fitzpatrick two hits and two RBIs, Camber Maxie-Stepp tripled and drove in three runs, Allie Triplett and Kensley Feltner doubled, Taylor Blevins, Bralee Triplett, Ella Smith singled and drove in a run, Jaylee Maxie drove in a run.
Bree Jones picked up the win in the circle and went 3-3 with an RBI at the plate.
Lawrence Co. 12 Floyd Central 2 ( Thursday )
The Dawgs remained undefeated in District play with the mercy shortened win.
Taylor Blevins picked up the win in the circle.
Dani Crum went 3-4 with two doubles and drove in three runs, Bree Jones went 3-4 with two doubles and drove in two runs, Ella Fitzpatrick went 2-2 and drove in a run, Kaitlyn Meddings tripled and drove in two runs, Shelby Blevins and Allie Triplett singled and drove in two runs, Abby Nelson tripled.
Lawrence Co. 17 Paintsville 3 ( Tuesday )
Dani Crum went 4-4 with two doubles, a home run and drove in five runs, Bree Jones went 4-5 with two doubles and three RBIs, Abby Nelson went 2-2 with one RBI, Allie Triplett one hit and three RBIs, Ella Fitzpatrick one hit and one RBI, Kensley Feltner one hit and Kaitlyn Meddings one RBI.
Taylor Blevins was victorious in the circle for the Bulldogs.
Pikeville 11 Lawrence Co. 5 ( Monday )
The Dawgs lost in extra innings to the Panthers after leading for most of the game.
Dani Crum tripled and drove in a run, Kensley Feltner doubled and drove in two runs, Kaitlyn Meddings singled and drove in a run, Shelby Blevins doubled, Bree Jones, Taylor Blevins and Allie Triplett singled.
Lawrence Co. 15 Rowan Co. 1 ( Saturday )
The Dawgs pounded out twelve hits in the mercy shortened victory.
Bree Jones went 4-4 with one RBI, Shelby Blevins doubled and tripled and drove in five runs, Dani Crum tripled and singled and drove in two runs, Jaylee Maxie had two hits including a double, Kaitlyn Meddings doubled and drove in two runs, Allie Triplett drove in two runs, Abby Nelson one hit and one RBI, Kensley Feltner walked three times and scored three runs.
Allie Triplett was the winning pitcher in the circle versus Rowan Co.
The Dawgs will return to action on Monday at home against Betsy Layne and Tuesday at home against Pike Co. Central.
Lawrence Co. Head Coach Kenny Horn
“… We couldn’t put hits together the last two games, we don’t see pitching like that in the 15th region and not making any excuses for our girls at all. I have said this numerous times and will again that this we are playing 36 scrimmage games. I really like my team and like were we are at. We looked to get Gracie Preece and Savannah Wright back this week and that should shore us up offensively. Abby Nelson is playing well at third and that will help us we have other kids playing well.”
“… We gave up some home runs the last two games and part of that is my fault. Triplett has only been pitching against certain teams and hasn’t had a lot of reps so far but with that being said we have to hit our locations better. If you throw it over the middle high school girls are going to hit it out of the park. We left several over the middle of the plate that didn’t bite us but four come back to haunt us.”
“… We enjoy coming up here to get a bunch of ballgames in a short amount of time. They do a good job with this memorial tournament every year. We respect what Pikeville does for the young lady. It’s good for us because we have such a young team and we can play a lot in a couple days. I’m gonna let them use the excuse of being young for four or five more games and then it’s go time.”