Belfry, Ky. — Shelby Blevins had three hits and drove in six runs to help lead Lawrence Co. ( 29-6 ) to a 15-6 victory over Shelby Valley ( 23-16 ) Monday evening in the first round of the 15th Region tournament.
Shelby Blevins had two bases clearing doubles in the first two innings in the first round of the Region tournament.
Shelby Blevins collected three hits including two doubles, six runs batted in and also scored twice, Gracie Preece had three hits, three runs batted in and scored twice, Abby Nelson had three hits including two doubles, scored three times and drove in one run, Dani Crum singled three times, stole four bases, scored three times and drove in one run, Allie Triplett had two hits, two runs batted in and scored once, Abby Maynard had two hits including a double and drove in a run, Bree Jones had two hits, two stolen bases and scored three times, Kensley Feltner and Camber Maxie-Stepp scored a run each.
Taylor Blevins picked up another win for the Dawgs Monday.
Taylor Blevins went the distance to collect her 15th victory of the season in the circle.
Gracie Preece fires to first base to get the out.
The Bulldogs will face Johnson Central ( 23-13 ) after the Golden Eagles beat Belfry 4-0 in the third game on Monday.
Dani Crum dives into second base versus Shelby Valley Monday.
The Dawgs and Golden Eagles will play in the second semifinal game at 8:00 on Tuesday. Lawrence Co. took two out of three from Johnson Central during the regular season.
In the first game of the day Pikeville took out Floyd Central 3-2 and in the second game of the day Pike Co. Central shutout Paintsville 10-0.
Pikeville ( 22-12 ) and Pike Co. Central ( 27-11 ) will play at 6:00 in the first semifinal Tuesday.
Championship game is slated for Wednesday night at 7:00.
The Dawgs huddle before the seventh inning against Shelby Valley Monday.
Lawrence Co. Head Coach Kenny Horn
“… Huge to come back in the bottom of the second with that six spot, Shelby Blevins clutched up with two doubles and six runs batted in. The play that Ella Fitzpatrick made on defense stopped that inning so I want to give her credit as well. Other kids hit the ball well to be on base for Shelby who is on fire right now.”
“… Excited about the victory and moving on to the semis, we just have to keep playing the way we have been the past couple of weeks.”
“… Johnson Central has a good program, they are always capable of beating you no matter what anyone thinks. We have to play clean to win. We had a few mistakes tonight that we haven’t made in a while. We have two of the better outfielders in the state and they have been making those plays all year long. This is what it’s all about it’s like Christmas in June. I live all year for this moment, all those sleepless nights pay off right now when you get a win like this and get a chance to play Johnson Central in the semifinals.”