Jaguars fall to Lawrence County

Floyd Central’s Brayden Hamilton heads to first base after connecting on a pitch during Monday’s 58th District game against Lawrence County.

EASTERN — Floyd Central remained in the loss column at the start of the week as visiting Lawrence County prevailed 12-7 in a 58th District baseball game on Monday.

With the loss, Floyd Central dropped to 7-7 overall and 2-1 in the 58th District.

Lawrence County improved to 14-2 overall and 5-0 in the district with the win.

Tyler Maynard was the winning pitcher for the Bulldogs. Maynard pitched four innings, allowing one run on three hits, striking out four and walking one. Another pitcher, Jacob Fletcher, threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen for the Bulldogs.

Floyd Central starting pitcher Matt Combs suffered the loss. Combs, who no-hit Betsy Layne on Wednesday, April 10, allowed six hits and five runs over three and2/3 innings during his latest outing.

Bryce Blevins started the game on the mound for the Bulldogs. Blevins worked two innings, allowing three hits and two runs while walking none.

Lawrence County outhit Floyd Central 11-9. Maynard and Jackson Feltner each collected multiple hits for Lawrence County in the win. Maynard led Lawrence County at the plate, providing four hits in five at-bats. Feltner, showed his power at the plate, homered for the Bulldogs in the fourth inning.  

Caleb Hager went three for four at the plate to lead Floyd Central in the hits column. Combs, Brayden Hamilton, Chase Conley, Noah Marcum, Logan Conley and William Slone added one hit apiece for the Jaguars in the loss. Hamilton, Chase Conley, Logan Conley, Marcum and Slone drove in one run each for Floyd Central in the setback.

Floyd Central was visiting Lawrence County on Tuesday. Results from the latest Floyd Central-Lawrence County baseball matchup were unavailable at press time.

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