Phelps advanced to meet Paintsville, a 20-1 winner over Allen Central in another opening round game. Allen Central, the defending 58th District champion, took a 1-6 record out of last week.
Robert Gannon pitched Phelps past the Bobcats. Head coach Randy Smith is in his first season at the helm of the Phelps baseball program.
Paintsville captured its first 15th Region All “A” Classic, topping host Pikeville 11-5.
Senior Daniel Pugh drove in a pair of runs for the Tigers, reaching base in all four of his plate appearances. Shane Grimm started on the mound, giving way to Travis Ison who pitched in relief.
The Paintsville Tiger Classic is scheduled to get underway Thursday evening. Teams set to join host Paintsville include Allen Central, Perry County Central, Letcher County Central, Morgan County, Butler, Ironton, Ohio and Oak Ridge, Tenn.