Carmical tosses 3-hitter as Patriots down Skins
Caleb Carmical pitched a three-hitter with eight strikeouts and five walks as New Harlan handed Cumberland its first loss of the season in middle school baseball action, 4-3 on Monday in Cumberland.
Garry Henson and Freddie Gray each had a pair of singles to lead the New Harlan offense. Kaleb Boggs and Benjamin Lewis added one single each.
Andrew Creech, Xavier Simmons and Tyler Casolari had one single each for the Redskins.
Will Scott started on the mound for Cumberland and gave up three runs on five hits with one strikeout and one walk. Simmons allowed a run on one hit with two striketous and three walks in 2 1/3 innings.
Lady Dragons defeat Cumberland in region showdown
A matchup of two of the region’s top middle school pitchers ended with Harlan and Ashley Overbay edging Cumberland and Kacie Russell 4-3 on Monday.
Overbay pitched a two-hitter with six strikeouts and five walks. Katelyn Burkhart, Overbay, Payton Bennett and Mackenzie King had singles for Harlan.
Rusell struck out four and walked none in her four-hitter. Russell and Nikki Creech had singles for the Lady Skins.
Lady Patriots rallly from four-run deficit to down Leslie
New Harlan overcome a four-run deficit, scoring the final six runs of the game to rally for an 8-6 win over Leslie County
Cherish Shepherd pounded out four singles to lead the New Harlan offense. Kaitlyn Cornett and Emily Long each added a double and single. Ashley Hawkins, Savannah Smith, Katie Hatmaker, Brendle Ward and Journey Eldridge contributed one single each.
Jacie Lewis started on the mound and struck out eight and walk two in four innings. Shepherd struck out five and walked two over the final two innings to earn the win.
“We had to start moving runners and put a lot more speed on the bases,” New Harlan coach Doug Shepherd said. “Cherish came in and finished the game strong. I’m so proud of the way these girls keep fighting.”
New Harlan returns to action Tuesday at home against Barbourville.
Middlesboro edges Lady Skins to pull into a tie for first
Middlesboro moved into a tie for the lead in the eastern division of the Southeast Kentucky Middle School Athletic Conference by handing Cumberland its first loss of the season, 5-4 on Friday at Middlesboro.
Shawnee Cress led the 5-1 Lady Skins at the plate with a triple and single, driving in the tying runs before Middlesboro came back to win in the bottom of the inning. Grayson Raleigh also had two hits. Kacie Russell, Taylor Johnson, Regan Caudill and Olivia Robinson added one single each.
Russell pitched a complete game, giving up five runs on eight hits with five strikeouts and one walk.
Moyers also pitched well for Middlesboro, allowing four runs on eight hits with nine strikeouts and one walk.
The Lady Skins rolled to a 19-7 win over Letcher Central earlier in the week.
Russell and Nikki Creech each pitched two innings. Russell allowed two runs on one hit with five strikeouts and three walks. Creech gave up five runs on two hits with four strikeouts and six walks.
Caudill led the Cumberland offense with a triple, double and single. Lainey Cox, Autumn Dunaway, Mikalyn Foutch and Creech had two hits each. Russell added a double. Johnson, Robinson and Cress contributed singles.