Lick Creek, Ky. — Ethan Whitt had three doubles and Will Lafferty threw a four inning complete game as Lawrence Co. ( 28-6 ) won 15-0 over Phelps ( 8-12 ) Saturday in the opening round of the 15th Region Baseball tournament.
Ethan Whitt pounded three doubles against Phelps on Saturday.
Whitt went 3-3 with three double, drove in three runs and scored twice, Nick Collinsworth went 2-2 with a triple, drove in two runs and scored three times, Braydan Maynard collected two hits, one RBI and scored twice, Bryce Blevins had two hits, two RBIs and scored twice, Jake Derifield had two hits and scored a run, Blue Fletcher singled, drove in three runs and scored twice, Abner Collinsworth singled, Jacob Fletcher scored a run.
Will Lafferty was superb against Phelps on the opening round of the 15th Region Tournament at East Ridge Saturday.
Will Lafferty picked up the victory with the four inning two hitter, struck out five and walked two. He also singled and drove in two runs to help his own cause.
Head Coach Travis Feltner and Assistant coach Jackie Holt meet with #27 Jackson Mathieu, #2 Jake Derifield and #3 Jacob Fletcher during a pitching change versus Phelps.
PHS 0 0 0 0 = 0
LCHS 3 4 1 7 = 15
The Bulldogs will play Paintsville ( 27-10 ) after the Tigers beat Pikeville 1-0 in the last game of the opening round. First pitch Sunday at 6:00 in the second semifinal game.
Johnson Central ( 24-13 ) and Belfry ( 23-11 ) will play in the first game at 3:00 on Sunday after Johnson Central beat Floyd Central 10-0 and Belfry beat Shelby Valley 9-4.
Bryce Blevins slides into third base against Phelps on Saturday.
Lawrence Co. Head Coach Travis Feltner
“… Hats off to Will Lafferty we called on him and it started off right with a clean first inning, he attacked the strike zone. We came in and put pressure on them from the get go on offense, I think we scored in every inning plus we hit some balls hard that they made good plays on as well.”
“… How about Ethan Whitt the baseball must look like a watermelon coming in there, he had a great night offensively. We are happy too, but we aren’t content with just the semifinals and our guys know that.”
“…Who ever we play on Sunday night will know that they better come to play.”