DRIFT – Allen Central dominated 58th District/Floyd County Conference rival South Floyd on Tuesday, winning 24-2 in five innings at Drift Park as the two familiar Floyd County high school baseball foes met for the first time in the 2016 season.
The Rebels and Raiders hooked up for a battle of first-year head coaches. Jeff Aldrich, after taking over for Kevin Spurlock, coaches Allen Central. Chad Hall, who replaced Donnie Daniels, guides South Floyd.
The Rebels returned to the win column after falling to Paintsville in the 15th Region All “A” Classic exactly one week earlier.
Remaining in the loss column, the Raiders suffered their fourth straight setback.
With the win, former 15th Region champion Allen Central improved to 11-2 overall and in the 3-0 58th District.
South Floyd dropped to 1-6 overall and 0-1 in the district with the loss.
Allen Central pitcher Cameron Blevins earned the win.
South Floyd pitcher Brant Potter absorbed the loss.
The Rebels moved ahead early and never looked back, forcing South Floyd to play from behind throughout the game. Allen Central gradually pulled away to beat South Floyd convincingly in the district/conference contest.
Everyone who took the field for Allen Central produced during the district/conference matchup. Blevins, Jeffrey Samons, Seth Hall, Dustin Johnson, Wyatt Crisp, Kane Taylor, Steven Howard, Cameron Nelson and Rico Dominguez all contributed out of starting roles for the Rebels.
Allen Central, South Floyd, Betsy Layne and Prestonsburg will come together to compete in the 58th District Baseball Tournament in late-May.