Jaguars fall in district championship

Floyd Central’s Brady Jones heads to first base after connecting on a Lawrence County pitch in the 58th District Baseball Tournament title game.

LOUISA — Floyd Central was held hitless as tournament host Lawrence County prevailed 9-0 in the 58th District baseball title game at Randy Keeton Field on Monday.

With the loss, Floyd Central dropped to 13-18.

Lawrence County improved to 32-5 with the win.

Both Floyd Central and Lawrence County advance to the 15th Region Baseball Tournament.

Four Lawrence County pitchers combined to throw a no-hitter. Lucas Maynard started on the mound and earned the pitching win for the Bulldogs. Maynard allowed zero hits and zero runs over three innings, striking out two and walking none.

CJ Fairchild, Tyler Maynard and Jacob Fletcher each put in work in relief out of the bullpen for the Bulldogs.

Floyd Central starting pitcher Matt Combs took the pitching loss. Combs surrendered five runs on four hits over two innings.

Lawrence County plated nine runs via 10 hits. Fairchild and Tyler Maynard led Lawrence County with three hits apiece. Tyler Maynard drove in four of the Bulldogs’ nine runs. Fairchild doubled twice and legged out a triple as part of Lawrence County’s winning effort. Along with Fairchild, Tyler Maynard and Feltner tripled for the Bulldogs.

Combs, Caleb Hager, Braxton Turner, Brady Jones and Noah Marcum each reached base once for Floyd Central in the setback.

In addition to Lawrence County and Floyd Central, the 15th Region Baseball Tournament will include Belfry, Johnson Central, Paintsville, Pike Central, Pikeville and Shelby Valley. Floyd Central will start hosting the 15th Region Baseball Tournament on Saturday, May 25.

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