OPENING DAY: Paintsville catcher Chase Meade blocks a pitch in the dirt to Pikeville’s Andrew McNamee during a game played at Davis Park on March. 8. McNamee had two hits and drove in the game-winning run as the Panthers edged the Tigers, 2-1.
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High School Baseball Roundup: Valley, Pike Central, Pikeville posts diamond wins

By: 
Teddy Paynter

ROBINSON CREEK — Shelby Valley made the most of four hits as the Wildcats opened the season with an 11-1 win over Ridgeview (Va.) in a game played at Dale Trivette Field on March 13.

 

Ty Riddle singled, scored and drove in two runs to back the pitching of winner Jacob Beverly.

 

Seth Bailey walked three times and scored three runs while Austin Rhodes singled, scored and added an RBI.

 

Beverly stuck out 10 batters and scattered three hits over five innings.

 

 

 

At Robinson Creek

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

RG (0-1)…..................................100 00 – 1-3-2

 

SV (1-0)…...................................011 54 – 11-4-1

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Jacob Beverly

 

LP –

 

Hitting: Ty Riddle 1b, 1r, 2 RBI; Seth Bailey 3-bb, 3r; Austin Rhodes 1b, 1r, 1 RBI, Shelby Valley.

 

 

 

Pike Central…….......................5

 

Sheldon Clark…........................2

 

BUCKLEYS CREEK — Pike Central’s Brice Elkins had two hits and Evan Coleman doubled and drove in a pair of runs to lead the Hawks to a 5-2 win over Sheldon Clark in a game played at the Hawks Nest on March 13.

 

Ryan Eads was the winning pitcher with relief help from Seth Conn, who had one hit and drove in one run.

 

Ethan Osborne took the loss for Sheldon Clark.

 

 

 

At Buckleys Creek

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

SC (0-1)…...............................000 100 1 – 2-2-3

 

PC (1-1)…..............................111 002 x – 5-4-0

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Ryan Eads

 

LP – Ethan Osborne

 

Hitting: Evan Coleman 2b. 2 RBI; Brice Elkins 2-1b, 2r; Austin Smith 2r; Seth Conn 1b, 1 RBI, Pike Central.

 

 

 

North Laurel…..........................8

 

Letcher Central......................…4

 

ERMINE — Letcher Central fell behind early on to North Laurel and the Cougars came up short in an 8-4 loss on March 11.

 

Keaston Maggard drove in three runs for the Cougars and teammate Jake Slone added three hits in the season-opening loss.

 

John Potter took the loss.

 

Alex Binder had three hits to back the pitching of winner Jared Gay.

 

 

 

At Ermine

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

NL (1-0)…............................221 102 0 – 8-11-0

 

LC (0-1).............................…000 400 0 – 4-12-3

 

By TEDDY PAYNTER

 

Staff Writer

 

 

 

ROBINSON CREEK — Shelby Valley made the most of four hits as the Wildcats opened the season with an 11-1 win over Ridgeview (Va.) in a game played at Dale Trivette Field on March 13.

 

Ty Riddle singled, scored and drove in two runs to back the pitching of winner Jacob Beverly.

 

Seth Bailey walked three times and scored three runs while Austin Rhodes singled, scored and added an RBI.

 

Beverly stuck out 10 batters and scattered three hits over five innings.

 

 

 

At Robinson Creek

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

RG (0-1)…..................................100 00 – 1-3-2

 

SV (1-0)…...................................011 54 – 11-4-1

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Jacob Beverly

 

LP –

 

Hitting: Ty Riddle 1b, 1r, 2 RBI; Seth Bailey 3-bb, 3r; Austin Rhodes 1b, 1r, 1 RBI, Shelby Valley.

 

 

 

Pike Central…….......................5

 

Sheldon Clark…........................2

 

BUCKLEYS CREEK — Pike Central’s Brice Elkins had two hits and Evan Coleman doubled and drove in a pair of runs to lead the Hawks to a 5-2 win over Sheldon Clark in a game played at the Hawks Nest on March 13.

 

Ryan Eads was the winning pitcher with relief help from Seth Conn, who had one hit and drove in one run.

 

Ethan Osborne took the loss for Sheldon Clark.

 

 

 

At Buckleys Creek

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

SC (0-1)…...............................000 100 1 – 2-2-3

 

PC (1-1)…..............................111 002 x – 5-4-0

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Ryan Eads

 

LP – Ethan Osborne

 

Hitting: Evan Coleman 2b. 2 RBI; Brice Elkins 2-1b, 2r; Austin Smith 2r; Seth Conn 1b, 1 RBI, Pike Central.

 

 

 

North Laurel…..........................8

 

Letcher Central......................…4

 

ERMINE — Letcher Central fell behind early on to North Laurel and the Cougars came up short in an 8-4 loss on March 11.

 

Keaston Maggard drove in three runs for the Cougars and teammate Jake Slone added three hits in the season-opening loss.

 

John Potter took the loss.

 

Alex Binder had three hits to back the pitching of winner Jared Gay.

 

 

 

At Ermine

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

NL (1-0)…............................221 102 0 – 8-11-0

 

LC (0-1).............................…000 400 0 – 4-12-3

 

Phelps in the season opener for both teams on March 9.

 

Hayden Fleming and Coty Wright each added an RBI to back the pitching of winner Mathew Jessey.

 

 

 

At Phelps

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

JK (1-0)…...............................000 220 0 – 4-4-3

 

PH (0-1)…..............................100 200 0 – 3-2-0

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Matthew Jessey

 

LP – Dylan New

 

Hitting: Josh Delph 1h, 2 RBI; Coty Wright 1h, 1 RBI; Hayden Fleming 1 RBI, Jenkins.

 

 

 

Pikeville………..........................2

 

Paintsville……….......................1

 

PIKEVILLE — Winning pitcher Peyton Hamilton scored on a wild pitch and second baseman Andrew McNamee knocked home the game-winning run on a fielder’s choice as Pikeville edged Paintsville, 2-1, in the season opener played at Davis Park on March 8.

 

Jonathon McKenzie took the loss despite allowing only one hit.

 

Hamilton scattered four hits over five innings.

 

 

 

At Pikeville

 

SCORE BY INNINGS: R-H-E

 

PV (0-1)…..............................100 000 0 – 1-5-0

 

PK (1-0)…..............................200 000 x – 2-4-0

 

Pitching:

 

WP – Peyton Hamilton

 

LP – Jonathon McKenzie

 

Hitting: Matt Baldwin 2b; Seth Williams 1b, 1r; Jonathon McKenzie 1b, 1 RBI, Paintsville. Andrew McNamee 2b, 1b, 1 RBI; Peyton Hamilton 1b, 1r, Pikeville.