Tigers knock off Hornets

Paintsville’s Baron Rafliff swings at a pitch against Magoffin County Wednesday evening in 57th District action. Paintsville rolled to a 14-2 win over its 57th District rival. 

The Paintsville Tigers welcomed 57th District foe Magoffin County to Charlie Adkins Field Wednesday night. 

The Tigers made quick work of the Hornets by cruising to a 14-2 win in just five innings. 

Paintsville’s bats were on fire as the Tigers combined for three home runs on the evening, two by shortstop Seth Williams alone. 

However, after being two for two and both being long balls, Williams’ two home runs pushed his total to 10 on the season. The junior shortstop is currently leading the state in home runs hit. He has went yard 10 times in just 17 games. Williams is also third in RBIs in the state with 34. Williams is also ranked third in slugging. He has a 1.120 slugging percentage.  

Williams was ejected for arguing a call at second base. This is not the first ejection for the Paintsville shortstop as he was also thrown out at a road game earlier this season. 

The Tigers will be without their starting shortstop for multiple games this time around. 

With the win, Paintsville improved its record to 13-7 on the season. 

The Tigers’ next game will be against Cabell Midland this afternoon. Paintsville take on cross-town rival Johnson Central Tuesday evening. Game time is set for 6:00 p.m.  

Magoffin County fell to 3-10 with the loss. The Hornets will travel to Betsy Layne Monday night;for a 6:00 p.m. start.

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