Around the Diamond - April 6



Kay Smith

For The Beacon


Ashland 1-2

   The Tomcats suffered a tough opening season loss to East Carter 7-6 in nine innings. Ashland led 6-0 only to see the Raiders comeback and force extra innings. Jack Heineman and Asher Stevens had two RBIs apiece.

   Eli Miller knocked in four runs in Ashland’s 10-5 win over Pikeville.

   The Tomcats were limited to only two hits in an 8-1 setback to St. Xavier to drop to 1-2 on the young season.


Boyd County 1-0

   The Lions only game of the week resulted in a 7-4 win over Johnson Central. Boyd County will travel to Raceland on Tuesday and Morgan County on Thursday before returning home to face Lewis County on Friday. The Lions close out the week with games against Letcher County Central and Johnson Central.


Fairview 4-1

   The Eagles opened the season with four wins in five games. Fairview recorded 14-4 wins over West Carter and Rose Hill in the All-A Classic before falling to Raceland 22-0 in the championship game. The Eagles rebounded with back to back wins over South Point 18-12 and Lewis County 10-1

   Gage Crooks had 7 RBIs in the first two wins of the season.

   Bradly Adkins pounded out three hits including a triple and four RBI’s against the Pointers. 

   Jaxon Manning picked up the win on the mound against the Lions allowing only five hits and one run in the 10-1 victory.


Greenup County 3-0

   The Musketeers outscored its opponents 35-4 in opening the season 3-0. Greenup County followed a 16-1 win over South Point with a 10-3 victory against Fleming County.

   Auston Clarkson and Matthew Boggs each plated three runs in Greenup County’s 9-0 win over Lawrence County. Carson Wireman limited the Bulldogs to one hit and no runs in 4 1/3 innings and Jonah Gibson pitched the final 2 2/3 scoreless innings.

   The Musketeers are at home all week with games against Rowan County, South Webster and Hopkinsville.


Raceland 5-0

   The Rams have allowed only five runs while knocking in 71 in starting the season at 5-0.

   Raceland captured the 16th Region All “A” Classic by defeating Elliott County 10-0, Menifee County 11-1 and then Fairview 22-0 in the championship game. Connor Hughes pounded out five hits and Jacob Heighton knocked in three runs in the title game. Heighton and Kirk Pence limited the Eagles to only four hits in the five inning shutout.

   Raceland will host Menifee County, Boyd County and Ashland this week before traveling to Mason County to close out the week.


Rose Hill 0-1

   The Royals only game of the young season resulted in a 14-4 setback to Fairview in the 16th Region All “A” Classic.

   After an 11 day layoff, Rose Hill returns to the diamond with a home game against Ashland on Friday.


Russell 3-0

   The Devils start the season with three wins in three games starting with a 6-3 win over Fairland. Russell defeated Ironton Friday 5-3 and followed it with a 16-7 come from behind victory against Belfry.

   The Devils fell behind 5-0 after the first inning but outscored the Pirates 16-2 over the final six innings for the 16-7 win. CJ Bartram was the winner on the mound with Daniel Blanton closing out the game with three scoreless innings. Ethan Sharp recorded three of the Devils’ 10 hits and six players knocked in two runs apiece.