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Hager hits .516 in senior campaignBy Steve LeMaster Sports Writer  EASTERN - Floyd Central senior Caleb Hager emerged as one of the state's top hitters during the 2021 high school baseball season, batting .516. In 32 games, Hager was 48-for-93. He drove in 23 runs while delivering 16 doubles and three home runs. Hager scored 33 runs and drew 15 walks for the Jaguars. A threat to run on the base paths for 58th District member Floyd Central, Hager recorded 18 steals.  A longtime leader for the Jaguars, Hager was hit by a pitch seven different times during the 2021 high school baseball season. Hager led the Jaguars in hits, doubles, home runs and times hit by a pitch. He tied for the team lead in stolen bases.  A clutch hitter, Hager ranked 12th in the state in batting average.  Hager made a team-high 17 pitching starts for the Jaguars. As a pitcher, Hager compiled a 6-7 record. He recorded 82 strikeouts and one save. Hager pitched 51.2 innings. He led Floyd Central pitchers in starts, innings pitched, strikeouts and wins.  Another senior, Brant Potter, ranked second in hitting for the Jaguars. Potter batted .393, recording 35 hits and driving in 25 runs. Under the direction of head coach Shawn Hager, Floyd Central notched wins over Phelps, Pike County Central, Leslie County, Betsy Layne, Jenkins, Shelby Valley, Martin County and Prestonsburg.  After knocking off rival Prestonsburg, Floyd Central finished runner-up to Lawrence County in the 58th District.  Following a loss to eventual champion Johnson Central in the opening round of the 15th Region Baseball Tournament, Floyd Central exited the 2021 season 13-19. 

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EASTERN - Floyd Central senior Caleb Hager emerged as one of the state's top hitters during the 2021 high school baseball season, batting .516.

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LICK CREEK — Johnson Central, Shelby Valley, Lawrence County and Pikeville all punched their tickets to the 15th Region semifinals Saturday.

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LICK CREEK — Floyd Central was held scoreless as Johnson Central pulled away to win 10-0 in five innings in the opening round of the 15th Region Baseball Tournament at East Ridge High School on Saturday, June 5.

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BETSY LAYNE — Betsy Layne slipped back into the loss column as visiting Phelps pulled away to win 11-5 in a high school baseball game on Monday, May 24.

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BETSY LAYNE — Betsy Layne pushed perennial 14th Region title contender Knott County Central in back-to-back high school baseball games, but fell short during each outing.

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BETSY LAYNE — Betsy Layne broke into the win column during the opening week of May, beating both Buckhorn and Jenkins convincingly.

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EASTERN — Following an outstanding high school basketball career, Floyd Central senior Katie Moore is headed to the next level. Moore signed with nearby Alice Lloyd College during a ceremony held at Floyd Central High School on Tuesday, April 27.

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BETSY LAYNE —Homestanding Betsy Layne turned in its best offensive performance thus far in the 2021 high school baseball season, but came up short as Magoffin County prevailed 14-9 on Monday, May 3.

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