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Eagles leave six stranded in 2-1 loss to Sheldon Clark
By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

The Johnson Central Eagles suffered their first district loss of the season Tuesday night in a 2-1 decision to the Sheldon Clark Cardinals at the Sheldon Clark Baseball Field in Inez.
The Cardinals received a brilliant performance from pitcher Trace Bowen. Bowen allowed one run on six hits, walked one and struck out four in six and one-third innings, to earn the win, while Ethan Osborne came on to retire the final two batters on strikes to seal the victory.

McKenzie earns win over Hornets in series opener
JONATHAN MCKENZIE earned the win in a 12-1 decision over the Magoffin County Hornets Tuesday night during the first game of a two-game series. The sophomore right-hander allowed one run on six hits and struck out one batter in five innings of work. The second game of the series was postponed due to rain in the third inning with the Tigers holding a 5-1 lead. The game was slated to conclude Thursday night.

By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

The Paintsville Tigers secured a key 12-1 victory over the Magoffin County Hornets in the first game of a two-game series Tuesday night in Salyersville at the Magoffin County High School Baseball Field.
Sophomore right-hander Jonathan McKenzie earned the victory for Coach John D. Millerís squad allowing one run on six hits to go with one strikeout in a win that the Tigers pretty much sealed in the first inning on the reliable Jaren Lovely.

Lady Eagles take 5-4 win over Boone County
By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

The Johnson Central Lady Eagles earned a 5-4 victory over the Boone County Lady Rebels on Saturday, April 16 at North Laurel High School.
Boone County opened the game with a two-run first inning. Shelby Wright led off the game with a double and later scored on a Star Smith double. Smith scored a batter later when Jayda Collins doubled him in to take a 2-0 lead.

Tigers down Montgomery Co. 9-3 in first game of double header
TANNER MILLER allowed two runs on three hits and struck out eight batters in five innings of work in the win over Lewis County Saturday at Rowan Co. The Tigers were scheduled to travel to Magoffin County Tuesday night to begin a two-game series with game two slated for Wednesday at Charlie Adkins Field.

By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

The Paintsville Tigers scored nine runs in the first two innings in a 9-3 victory over the Montgomery County Indians Saturday in Rowan County.
Montgomery County opened the contest with a run in the top of the first inning. Paul Wise walked and went to second base on a groundout from Anthony Harless, before later scoring on a sacrifice fly of the bat of Dillon Day to take a 1-0 lead.

Eagles secure one or two seed in district with sweep of MCHS
TREVOR MAY delivered a pitch to the plate during the Eaglesí victory over Magoffin County Tuesday night at Eaglesí Field. May allowed one run on three hits, walked on batter and struck out 11 in earning the win. The Eagles need one more district win over Sheldon Clark next week to seal the top seed in the 57th District.

By Tim Pelphrey
Sports Editor

The Johnson Central Eagles needed a six-run rally to earn a 9-4 win and complete the sweep of the Magoffin County Hornets Wednesday night at the Magoffin County High School Baseball Field.
The victory came a night after the Eagles defeated Magoffin County 9-1 at Eagles Field behind a strong pitching effort from freshman right-hander Trevor May.

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