EASTERN — Floyd Central junior pitcher Matt Combs was dominant on the mound on Wednesday, throwing a no-hitter to lead the Jaguars past visiting Betsy Layne 2-0 in a 58th District baseball game.
With the win, Floyd Central improved to 6-5 overall and 1-0 in the 58th District.
Betsy Layne dropped to 5-6 overall and 0-3 in the district with the loss.
Behind Combs’ work on the mound, Floyd Central notched its fourth win in five games.
Combs earned the pitching win after tossing a complete game as he allowed zero hits and zero runs over seven innings while striking out 18.
Betsy Layne freshman pitcher Byron Tackett took the loss. Tackett surrendered two runs on four hits over six innings, striking out one.
The game was scoreless until the bottom half of the fifth inning when host Floyd Central plated both of its runs.
Brayden Hamilton went two for three at the plate to lead the Jaguars in the hits column. Following Hamilton in the key offensive category for the Jaguars, Caleb Hager and Blake Slone added one hit apiece. Hager, who doubled, drove in both of Floyd Central’s runs.
Floyd Central excelled defensively, exiting the district game error-free.
Betsy Layne committed two errors in the shutout loss
Floyd Central was visiting Betsy Layne for another 58th District baseball game on Thursday. Results from the latest Floyd Central-Betsy Layne baseball matchup were unavailable at press time.