n Shelby Valley doubled up Betsy Layne 6-3 in a home game played Monday. With the loss, Betsy Layne dropped to 1-7. The Bobcats were back at home Thursday evening, entertaining Magoffin County. The Betsy Layne-Magoffin County game ended too late to make this edition. Today, Betsy Layne is scheduled to travel to Pike County Central for a game against the Hawks.
n The June Buchanan School baseball team is 2-4 through its first six games. The Crusaders opened the season March 26 with an 8-7 win over Jenkins in the 14th Region All “A” Classic. Lee County blanked JBS 17-0 in the second round of the regional small school tournament. The Crusaders, under the guidance of head coach Randy King, defeated South Floyd 11-2 Tuesday evening in a game played at Drift. The Raiders are 0-5.
n Paintsville High School senior Daniel Pugh has signed to play baseball at Morehead State University. Pugh currently plays shortstop, third base and pitches for the Tigers.
The Paintsville Tiger Classic got underway Thursday evening at Charlie Adkins Field and is scheduled to continue through Saturday.
n Paintsville and Johnson Central - 57th District rivals - find themselves atop the 15th Region rankings. Before Thursday’s games, Paintsville (10-1) was ranked first ahead of Johnson Central (7-3), Belfry (7-4), Magoffin County (5-4), Pikeville (5-5) and Sheldon Clark (5-5).
n Dunbar’s Matt Bracken is the Week 2 Get Healthy Kentucky No Spit All-Star. Bracken hit .538 (7-for-13) with a double, two triples and 5 runs batted in as No. 2 Paul Dunbar won the McCracken County Wood Bat Tournament.
All Kentucky high school baseball players are eligible for the weekly award.