Louisa, Ky. — Lawrence Co. ( 18-2 ) swept a doubleheader from Ashland ( 8-11 ) on Saturday at Randy Keeton Field to run their win streak to 12 games in a row.
LCHS Head Coach Travis Feltner sends Jacob Fletcher home in the second game against Ashland Saturday.
Lawrence Co. 17 Ashland 8 ( Game One )
The Bulldogs rallied from a 7-1 deficit to defeat the Tomcats.
Ethan Whitt continued his hot hitting with a no doubt home run and a double with two RBIs and scored three runs, Jacob Fletcher collected two hits and drove in four runs, Mason Preston knocked in three runs with a bases clearing double, Blue Fletcher had three hits including a double and scored twice, Brayden Maynard had two hits, two RBIs and scored a run, Will Lafferty singled and scored three times, Bryce Blevins singled and scored a run, Abner Collinsworth scored twice and drove in a run, Jackson Mathieu and Ryan Marcum scored a run each.
Ethan Whitt waits on a pitch in the Bulldogs doubleheader sweep of Ashland Saturday.
Jake Derifield picked up the win in relief of Talon Pollack throwing five innings, gave up one earned run and allowed three hits, he also had two hits, spruce in two and scored a run to help his cause.
Lawrence Co. 11 Ashland 1 ( Game Two )
Will Lafferty throws a pitch against Ashland in game two versus Ashland at Randy Keeton Field.
Will Lafferty was outstanding on the mound to get the victory for the Dawgs, he went five innings, allowed one earned run, struck out four and only gave up three hits.
Jacob Fletcher pitched one inning and allowed one hit to close it out.
Abner Collinsworth collected four hits including three doubles, drove in three runs and crossed the plate three times, Jacob Fletcher had three hits including a double and knocked in two runs, Blue Fletcher had three hits, scored three times and had one RBI, Bryce Blevins had three hits, one RBI and scored once, Brayden Maynard had two hits including a double and knocked in one run, Jake Derifield had two hits, one RBI and scored twice, Mason Preston singled and scored once, Will Lafferty had one RBI.
Mason Preston coming back to first after he singled against AshlandLawrence Co. 11 Estill Co. 1 ( Friday )
The Dawgs cruised to a mercy shortened five inning victory behind Bryce Blevins who threw a complete game three hitter and struck out nine Engineers at Montgomery Co. High School.
Brayden Maynard paced the offense with two hits, RBI and scored one run, Jacob Fletcher singled, drove in a run and scored twice, Ethan Whitt singled and drove in a run, Blue Fletcher scored twice, Abner Collinsworth singled and scored twice, Will Lafferty drove in a run and scored a run, Mason Preston and Nick Collinsworth scored a run each.
Lawrence Co. 2 Russell 1 ( Thursday )
Blue Fletcher was magnificent on the hill to get the road victory over the Red Devils.
Fletcher went seven innings allowed one run, gave up five hits and struck out five.
Jacob Fletcher provided the offense for the Bulldogs with two hits and one RBI, Will Lafferty and Nick Collinsworth each crossed the plate for Lawrence Co.
The Dawgs will hit the road on Tuesday for a battle of the top two teams in the 15th Region with a contest at Paintsville who is 20-3 on the year.
Bryce Blevins stretches out to catch the ball on a nice defensive play by Jacob Fletcher versus Ashland.
Lawrence Co. Head Coach Travis Feltner
“… Played well in the Doubleheader sweep of Ashland after the first couple innings of game one. We thought Talon Pollock might be rusty since he hasn’t thrown in a while but I thought he battled, Ethan Whitt and Jacob Fletcher continued to kill the baseball.”
“… Will Lafferty was good in game two and Abner Collinsworth went 4-4 to get us going offensively.”
“… On Friday night Bryce Blevins was really good in some tough weather to pitch in. He consistently pounded the strike zone and they didn’t get many good swings at the plate.”
“… Jacob Fletcher went through a little bit of a dry spell early in the season but the last few weeks he has been on a tear and his second hit to drive in what turned out to be the game winning run was huge against Russell in a tight ballgame.”
“… Blue Fletcher is a fierce competitor. He is actually a catcher by trade. He bowed his neck to get out of a couple tough situations at Russell on Thursday. He gave us a chance to win and that is what we ask of our pitchers.”