STANTON – The Prestonsburg Blackcats pulled away to beat the Powell County Pirates 13-2 in six innings on the baseball diamond in the Bill Orme Classic on Saturday.
Powell County and Estill County combined to host the late-season high school baseball event.
Rivals from neighboring regions, Prestonsburg and Powell County met for the first time in the 2016 high school baseball season.
Prestonsburg, under the guidance of head coach Shawn Hager, plated 13 runs on only five hits.
Powell County, an opponent from the nearby 14th Region, found itself playing from behind throughout the matchup.
Five different Prestonsburg batters banged out one hit apiece in the convincing victory.
Pacing Prestonsburg at the plate, Reece Ison and Grant Martin provided one hit and two RBIs apiece. Ryne Slone, Bryce Tucker and John Cooksey drove in one run apiece for the Blackcats in the winning effort.
Martin worked five innings on the mound and earned the win. The winning pitcher recorded two strikeouts.
Wesley Hager worked two innings for Prestonsburg in the weekend matchup.
In another game, Harrison County blanked Prestonsburg 2-0.
More on the Prestonsburg-Harrison County game follows.
Harrison County 2, Prestonsburg 0: Prestonsburg was limited to one hit as former state powerhouse Harrison County prevailed 2-0 in a game plated in the Bill Orme Classic on Saturday.
Harrison County is one of the frontrunners in the 10th Region.
Grant Martin banged out the only hit for the Blackcats in the shutout loss. Martin drilled a double.
On the mound for the Blackcats, veteran pitcher Reece Ison suffered the loss.
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