LOUISA – Prestonsburg upended defending 15th Region champion Lawrence County 9-4 in a late-season high school baseball game on the road on Tuesday.
With the win, Prestonsburg, another former 15th Region champion, improved to 22-11.
Lawrence County dropped to 21-9 with the loss.
On the mound for Prestonsburg, Reece Ison earned the win and Nick Caudill claimed the save. The two Prestonsburg pitchers combined to allow only six hits over seven innings.
The Blackcats plated nine runs via 10 hits. Leading Prestonsburg at the plate, Ison went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs. Ison drilled two doubles for the Blackcats in the win.
Nick Rowe finished 3-for-3 with one RBI for the Blackcats.
In another productive effort, Scott Stapleton was 2-for-4 for Prestonsburg in the victory.
Aiding the Blackcat offensive attack, Wesley Hager contributed one hit and three runs.
Grant Martin added one hit and one RBI as Prestonsburg prevailed.
The Blackcats returned to the win column after dropping a game to former state champion Paintsville one day earlier.
Prestonsburg was visiting Johnson Central at press time on Thursday. The Prestonsburg-Johnson Central baseball game ended too late to make this edition.
The Blackcats are scheduled to host Magoffin County for a regular-season finale on Saturday. First pitch for the Prestonsburg-Magoffin County baseball game is set for 3 p.m. at StoneCrest Park.
15th Region Baseball Records
(Through May 18)
Johnson Central (26-9)
Lawrence County (21-9)
Allen Central (17-11)
Pike County Central (17-12)
Shelby Valley (16-14)
Sheldon Clark (14-14)
Magoffin County (11-12)
South Floyd (4-15)
East Ridge (4-18)
Betsy Layne (1-23)
Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. He can be reached at (606) 886-8506.