DRIFT – Allen Central swept its annual regular-season 58th District/Floyd County Conference baseball series with Betsy Layne earlier in the week.
The Rebels, under the direction of first-year head coach Jeff Aldrich blanked Betsy Layne 20-0 in five innings on Tuesday night, winning the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s Mercy Rule.
Remaining in the win column one day later and completing a regular-season sweep, Allen Central beat Betsy Layne 23-2 in five innings via the KHSAA’s Mercy Rule on Wednesday.
With Wednesday’s win, Allen Central improved to 9-1 overall and 2-0 in the 58th District/Floyd County Conference.
Betsy Layne dropped to 1-6 overall and 0-2 in the district/conference Wednesday night.
More on each Allen Central-Betsy Layne baseball matchup follows.
Allen Central 20, Betsy Layne 0 (5 innings): Sophomore pitcher Cameron Nelson pitched a two-hit shutout as Allen Central beat visiting Betsy Layne 20-0 in five innings.
While Nelson earned the win, Betsy Layne pitcher Alex Meade absorbed the loss.
Jumping ahead early, Allen Central plated seven runs in the top half of the first inning and never faltered.
Wyatt Crisp went 3-for-3 with an RBI for the Rebels. Another Allen Central batter, Dustin Johnson, finished 2-for-3 with four RBIs.
Seth Hall was 2-for-3 with three RBIs in Allen Central’s victory.
Rico Dominguez and Bret Samons added two hits apiece for the Rebels.
Other contributors for Allen Central were Nelson (one hit, one RBI), Kane Taylor (one hit, two RBIs), Steven Howard (one hit), Matt Combs (one hit), Cameron Blevins (one hit, two RBIs), and Caleb Osborne (one hit, one RBI).
Allen Central 23, Betsy Layne 2 (5 innings): Remaining in the win column and notching its second 58th District/Floyd County Conference victory, Allen Central defeated Betsy Layne 23-2 in five innings on Wednesday night.
Allen Central pitcher Chase Conley claimed the win.
Betsy Layne hurler Dustin Tackett was stuck with the loss.
All nine starters and several reserves contributed at the plate for the Rebels in the district win.
Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.