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Smith betters Lovely in epic pitchers duel
TANNER SMITH struck out 14 batters earning a 3-1 victory over the Magoffin County Hornets last Tuesday night at Charlie Adkins Field.

By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

Paintsville junior southpaw Tanner Smith struck out 14 batters in a 3-1 victory over the Magoffin County Hornets in the first game of the district series last Tuesday night at Charlie Adkins Field.
Smith and Magoffin County lefty Jarin Lovely turned in spectacular performances in a pitchers duel that witnessed 140 strikes out of 189 pitches between the two.


Eagles complete sweep of Cards
By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

The Johnson Central Eagles defeated the Sheldon Clark Cardinals 12-1 to complete the two-game sweep of the district series at the Johnson Central High School Baseball Field.
The Cardinalsí lone run came in the top of the first inning. Ethan Osborne was hit by a pitch and later scored on an error to take the 1-0 advantage.


Blanton homers in Eaglesí victory over Sheldon Clark
By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

The Johnson Central Eagles defeated the Sheldon Clark Cardinals 15-1 in the first game of the district series Tuesday night at Eagle Field.
Senior Shortstop Geordan Blanton smashed a two-run home run and senior first baseman Jacob Patton recorded two doubles that produced four RBI to lead the offense.


Late run propels Lady Eagles past East Ridge
COURTNEY COLLINS smashed a home run during the Lady Eaglesí 3-2 victory over the East Ridge Lady Warriors last Friday night during the Lyndel Potter Memorial Tournament at Pikeville High School.

By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

The Johnson Central Lady Eagles edged out the East Ridge Lady Warriors 3-2 during the Lyndel Potter Memorial Tournament Friday night at the Pikeville High School Softball Field.
East Ridge grabbed an early lead when Kelsi Slone smashed a two-run home run in the top of the second inning and held the advantage until the Lady Eagles got the bats going in the home half of the fifth frame.


Kelly strikes out seven in 2-1 win over St. X.
By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

Junior right-hander Braxton Kelly struck out seven batters and allowed just four hits in leading the Johnson Central Eagles to a 2-1 victory over the St. Xavier Tigers Saturday in the first game of a double header in Louisville.
Kelly and St. X. junior right-hander Ryan Hamilton cruised through the first inning in order, before the Eagles Blake Delong led off the top of the second with a single.



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