Around the Diamond: April 11, 2023
The Ashland Beacon
Ashland went 1-5 last week at the Cal Ripken Experience in Myrtle Beach. Ashland’s lone win came on the final day with a 10-2 defeat of Sweet Home (Amherst), NY. LaBryant Strader went 3 for 4 and drove in a run to lead the Tomcats. Brady Marushi went 2 for 2 and drove in two. Layne Brammer tossed five innings for the win and struck out seven.
Ashland was bettered by Murray in eight innings, 16-13. The Tomcats hammered out 15 hits in the loss led by Ryan Brown who went 3 for 4 with a double and triple. Sawyer Edens went 3 for 4 with a double and triple and drove in three. Brammer tripled and drove in a pair. Strader had a pair of hits including a home run and drove in four.
Ashland welcomes Spring Valley Monday, visits Ironton Tuesday, Russell Thursday, welcomes Raceland Friday and Lawrence County Saturday.
BOYD COUNTY 11-3-1
Boyd County went 4-2 last week at the Cal Ripken Experience in Myrtle Beach. The Lions recorded wins over The New Community School (Richmond), VA, Hilton, NY, Harbor Creek, PA and Butler, OH. Boyd County’s losses came to North Bullitt and Livonia, NY. No stats were reported.
Boyd County visits Raceland Wednesday, welcomes Fairview Thursday for a district twin bill and welcomes Pikeville and Franklin County Saturday.
Fairview went 3-0 this week with a pair of wins over Tolsia and a 10-0 blanking of Menifee County in six innings.
Izaac Johnson went 3 for 4 and drove in a run to lead Fairview to a 13-3 win over Tolsia. Xavien Kouns went 2 for 3 and drove in three with a double. Cameron Harper took the win, working 4.2 innings while striking out five.
Kouns went 2 for 3 with a pair of doubles and drove in four in the Eagles 17-1 win over Tolsia. Tanner Johnson also doubled and drove in four. Harper homered and drove in three. Tanner Reihs tossed a complete game in the four-inning mercy-run-rule affair. He struck out four and allowed only two hits.
Izaac Johnson went 3 for 4 with a double in the win over Menifee County. He also struck out five in three innings of relief.
Fairview visits Bath County Tuesday, has a twin bill with Boyd County Thursday and heads to Portsmouth West Friday.
ROSE HILL 1-4
Rose Hill was idle for Spring Break.
Rose Hill welcomes Tolsia Tuesday and visits Elliott County Thursday.
Raceland went 2-1 last week in St. Pete, FL at the Tampa Bay Spring Training. Raceland defeated McDowell (Erie), PA and Normandy, OH and fell to Canisius (Buffalo), NY.
Raceland hammered out 12 runs in a 13-3 win over Normandy. Conner Hughes and Eli Lynd doubled for the Rams. Clay Coldiron took the win.
Hughes provided a triple in the Rams 5-2 loss to Canisus.
Raceland welcomes Point Pleasant Tuesday, Boyd County Wednesday visits Ashland Friday and Morgan County Saturday.
Russell went 0-4 in Vero Beach, FL at the Jackie Robinson Training Complex. Russell suffered losses to Lancaster, NY, South Oldham, Scott County and DeSales. No stats were reported.
Russell welcomes Ashland Thursday, visits Morgan County Friday and Belfry Saturday.
GREENUP COUNTY 5-9
Greenup County went 1-4 in Vero Beach, FL at the Jackie Robinson Training Complex. Greenup County defeated West Jessamine, 4-3 in their opening game before falling to Henry Clay, Pulaski County, Montgomery County and Bullitt East.
Carson Wireman tossed a complete game in the win over West Jessamine. He struck out seven and allowed only six hits. Hunter Clevenger went 2 for 4 with a pair of doubles and drove in three. Cade Hunt also doubled.
Cohen Underwood drove in two and Wireman drove in four in the Musketeers 11-6 loss to Henry Clay. Hunt tripled in his only hit.
Greenup County meets Rowan County Monday in the Kentucky 2A Sectional, welcomes Paintsville Wednesday, visits Campbell County Friday and welcomes Western Brown and Turpin, OH on Saturday.