EASTERN — Floyd Central managed to notch its first win in the 2019 high school baseball season in a home opener. The Jaguars, under the direction of Shawn Hager, edged visiting Magoffin County 2-1 on Tuesday.
With the win, Floyd Central evened its record to 1-1. Floyd Central worked its way into the win column after falling to 15th Region counterpart Sheldon Clark on the road in Inez one day earlier.
The Jaguars defeated Magoffin County in dramatic fashion. The game was tied 1-1 with Floyd Central batting in the bottom half of the seventh inning when Max Martin singled on a 1-0 count to plate the game-winning run.
Floyd Central scored first and never trailed. The Jaguars pushed across one run in the bottom half of the third inning to take an early lead.
Magoffin County was held scoreless until plating one run in the top half of the seventh inning.
But the Jaguars answered, winning the game on Martin’s walkoff.
Floyd Central overcame a pair of errors to claim the victory.
Each team excelled on the mound. Floyd Central pitchers struck out eight while Magoffin County pitchers fanned five.
However, both squads were limited offensively.
Floyd Central pitcher Brayden Hamilton earned the win. Hamilton didn’t allow any hits and one run over one inning, striking out one and walking one.
Magoffin County pitcher Nick Caldwell took the loss. Caldwell lasted three innings, allowing two hits and one run while striking out two.
Chase Conley started the game on the mound for the Jaguars. Conley lasted six innings, allowing five hits and zero runs while striking out seven.
Jacob Watson started the matchup on the hill for the Hornets. Watson worked three innings, allowing one run on two hits and striking out three
Martin led Floyd Central at the plate, finishing 2-for-2.
Magoffin County edged Floyd Central 5-4 in the hits column and committed only one error.
Offensively for Magoffin County, Mason Lovely went 2-for-2.
Floyd Central is sated to host Phelps on Friday. First pitch for the Floyd Central-Phelps baseball game is set for 6:30 p.m.