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GOODY, Ky. – The Belfry Pirates pounded the Allen Central Rebels 12-0 in the first round of the 15th regional baseball tournament being played at the BHS sports complex.


Zac Fields pitched a complete game 3-hitter to pick up the mound win for coach Michael Hagy’s squad.


Belfry went on top 2-0 in the 1st inning. Sophomore Keaton Taylor singled, but was thrown out trying to steal 2nd base. Reed Williamson singled to center field, then Zack Francisco walked, and with two outs, Eli Huddle cracked a single to left field to bring in a pair of runs. Huddle was thrown out at 2nd base trying to stretch the hit into a double.


In the 2nd inning, Belfry’s Madison Ghormley singled to center field. He went to second on a passed ball. Ghormley then went to third base on an infield groundout. He later scored on grounder to shortstop by Sean Hurley.


Caleb Stanley singled to center field, then Taylor walked and Williamson had an RBI single to right field to give Belfry a 4-0 lead.


Belfry erupted for eight runs in the 3rd inning. Joey Duty walked, then Huddle also drew a base on balls. Ghormley then cracked an RBI double to left field. Fields helped his own cause with an RBI single to right field.


The rally continued as Stanley walked and Taylor smacked an RBI single to left field. Then Williamson had an RBI single to center field. Zack Francisco reached safely on a fielder choice. Keilan Carr came in as a courtesy runner and was safe at third base. Then Carr, Taylor and Williamson all scored on wild pitches. Duty drew a walk, Huddle picked up another RBI with a single to left field.


The win improved Belfry to 18-16 and advanced them to the semi-finals. They were scheduled to play Pikeville on Tuesday evening.


Score by innings:


Allen Cent. … (20-13)0 0 0 0 0 - 0 3 0


Belfry (18-16) 2 2 8 0 x - 12 13 0


WP: Fields CG shutout, 3 H; 2 K; 4 BB; LP: Junior Handshoe


Scores from the 15th regional baseball tourney:


Pikeville 4, Sheldon Clark 3


Lawrence County 5, Pike Co. Central 4


Prestonsburg 9, Shelby Valley 4


Line scores -


2nd game:


Sheldon Cark (10-28)3 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 3 6 3


Pikeville (17-17) 0 0 0 0 2 2 x - 4 5 0


WP: Jake Hamilton, CG; 6 H; 9 K; 3 BB; 1 unearned run


LP: Ethan Osborne, CG 5 H; 4 K; 1 BB


Game 3:


Pike Central (18-17) 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 - 4 4 2


Lawrence Co. (24-11) 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 - 5 5 1


WP: Joe Waen (retired last batter (Mac Justice in top of 7th)


LP: Justice, CG 11 K; 5 BB; 2 HBP


Game 4:


Shelby Valley (9-16) 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 - 4 5 6


Prestonsburg (23-14) 1 1 1 2 1 3 x - 9 10 3


WP: Adam Griffith. LP: Beverly


Scores from the 15th regional softball tourney:


Pike Co. Central 12, South Floyd 7


Johnson Central 4, East Ridge 2


Pikeville 13, Betsy Layne 4


Magoffin Co. 18, Belfry 2





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