PRESTONSBURG – Three of the 58th District’s four softball teams are still searching for a first win in the young 2016 season.
Allen Central is 0-1 following a loss to Perry County Central in Hazard on Tuesday. Perry County Central shut out the Lady Rebels 11-0 in five innings.
Anthony Moore is serving as Allen Central’s head coach following another season on the school’s girls’ basketball bench.
Betsy Layne is 0-2 after dropping back-to-back away games to Shelby Valley and Pike County Central at the start of the week. Shelby Valley topped Betsy Layne 5-2 on Monday. Dealing Betsy Layne its second loss in as many days, Pike County Central downed the Ladycats 12-5 on Tuesday.
Stevie Johnson is back at the helm of the Betsy Layne softball program.
Prestonsburg remains winless following four home losses. The Lady Blackcats (0-4) have dropped games to Sheldon Clark, Morgan County, Shelby Valley and Phelps.
Sheldon Clark beat the Lady Blackcats 11-2 in a season-opener on Wednesday, March 16.
Since the season-opener, Prestonsburg has continued to struggle offensively. Morgan County defeated the Lady Blackcats 18-1 in three innings on Friday, March 18. Suffering back-to-back losses earlier in the week, Prestonsburg lost to Shelby Valley and Phelps. Shelby Valley blanked the Lady Blackcats 18-0 in three innings on Monday. In a game played on Tuesday, Phelps beat Prestonsburg 21-1 in three innings.
Prestonsburg is under the direction of first-year head coach Cathy Layne.
Thus far in the 2016 softball season, South Floyd is the only 58th District team with a win. The Lady Raiders are 1-2.
South Floyd edged visiting Shelby Valley 4-3 in a season-opener on Thursday, March 17. Pike County Central, however, pulled away to defeat homestanding South Floyd 14-3 on Monday. Then, on Tuesday, Perry County Central beat South Floyd 4-1.
South Floyd is the reigning 58th District softball champion.
Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.