THE DAILY INDEPENDENT
FLATWOODS Russell continuously chipped away at an early 6-0 hole as it rallied to topple Raceland, 10-6, on Tuesday.
Down 6-3 in the sixth, the Red Devils staged a comeback when Kenith Gomez and Landon Brewer led off with a single and double, respectively. Casey Hensley later tripled and then scored the go-ahead run on a passed ball.
Ben Thompson sent a “missile,” according to coach Tim Rice, over the left-field wall for a pinchhit two-run shot that put Russell up, 9-6, after Austin Brinkman walked.
Gomez and Hensley each had two hits. Chaz Whitt and Thompson recorded two RBIs apiece.
Jake Heighton and Seth Mills had two hits each for Raceland (12-9), which fell to 0-4 in 63rd District play. Russell is 40 in that category with matchups with Greenup County, also unbeaten in the district, coming up next Monday and Tuesday.
Jaeden Layne tallied eight strikeouts in the start for Russell. Justin Manning picked up the win in relief. He fanned four, walked none and relented one hit in two frames.
The Red Devils (17-7) will host East Carter on Thursday.
Raceland is at home against Fleming County on Thursday.
RACELAND330 000 0 — 6 7 3 RUSSELL 010 027 x —1073 Heighton, Fairchild (6), Shore (6) and Kilburn; Layne, Manning (6)and Brinkman. W—Manning. L—Fairchild. 2B—Brewer (Ru), Hensley (Ru), Gomez (Ru), Lacks (Ra), Heighton (Ra). 3B— Hensley (Ru). HR—Conley (Ru), Thompson (Ru).
Greenup Co. 10 Lewis Co. 4
LLOYD Greenup County scored in every inning but one as the Musketeers put away Lewis County for the second straight night.
Greenup County improved to 4-0 in 63rd District play. Lewis County dropped to 0-4.
Kyle Gammon, Chase Bass and Collier Wireman tallied two hits apiece for Greenup County (17-4). Wireman and Gage Hughes scored three runs each. Dylan Ball drove in two.
Jaxon Keeton hit a solo shot for the Musketeers.
Freshman Sam O’Keefe went 1 for 4 with three RBIs for Lewis County (4-14).
Musketeers senior Brady Holbrook earned the pitching win in relief of Michael Clevenger. He tossed 5 1/3 innings, allowing just two hits and one run.
Greenup County will host Boyd County on Thursday. Lewis County will bring in Bath County on Thursday.
LEWISCO. 030 010 0 — 462 GREENUPCO.401 212 x —1011 0 Wright and Applegate; Clevenger, Holbrook (2) and Ball. W—Holbrook. L— Wright. 2B—O’Keefe (L), Wallingford (L), Wireman (G), Hughes (G), Holbrook (G). HR—Keeton (G).
SOFTBALL Greenup Co. 1 Fleming Co. 0
LLOYD McKenzie Crosier hurled a gem and Laykin Tolliver went deep again.
Crosier, a sophomore, racked up six strikeouts and issued no walks as she threw a completegame five-hitter.
Fleming County’s Megan Claypoole gave up only three hits, but one of those was a solo bomb by Laykin Tolliver. The lefty hit a shot over the left-center-field fence. She was 2 for 2.
Claypoole sat down 12 Lady Musketeers on strikes.
Greenup County (8-8) will be at Russell on Thursday.
Fleming County (8-2) is at Rowan County tonight at 5:30.
FLEMINGCO.000 000 0 — 0 5 0 GREENUPCO.000 001 x — 1 3 3 Claypoole and Fern; Crosier and Bautista. W—Crosier. L—Claypoole. 2B— Fern (F), Tolliver (G). HR—Tolliver (G).
FROM MONDAY J. Central 7 Belfry 3
PAINTSVILLE Micailyn Pierce fanned nine hitters and enjoyed solid run support in a Johnson Central victory on Monday night.
Both Belfry and the Lady Eagles scored three times in the first inning.
Johnson Central tacked on another in the second, one more in the third and two in the sixth.
Morgan Hopson had a team-high three hits.
Alyssa Hedrick came up with two hits and two RBIs.
Johnson Central (6-5) will host Magoffin County tonight at 6. Belfry fell to 12-10.
BELFRY 300 000 0 —322 J.CENTRAL 311 002 x — 7 9 0 Rash and Maynard; Pierce and Hopson. W—Pierce. L—Rash.