DRIFT - Visiting Betsy Layne plated two insurance runs in the top half of the seventh inning and held 58th District/Floyd County Conference foe South Floyd scoreless in the game’s final at-bat on Thursday (April 11) to win 9-6.
Betsy Layne scored nine runs on 11 hits in the district/conference contest. The Bobcats overcame a shaky defensive performance that included five errors.
South Floyd scored six runs via seven hits.
Senior Kannon Newsome led Betsy Layne to the win. Newsome pitched a complete game, registering 12 strikeouts and earning the win. The Betsy Layne senior also flourished at the plate in the mid-season matchup. Newsome delivered four hits and drove in four runs for the Bobcats.
Another Betsy Layne senior, Michael Henson, added three hits and two RBIs.
Betsy Layne scored first, pushing across two runs in the top half of the first inning. South Floyd, however, managed to answer. The Raiders answered with three runs in the bottom half of the opening inning.
After the second inning ended with South Floyd still ahead 3-2, Betsy Layne manufactured one run to tie the game 3-3.
South Floyd moved out in front one last time after scoring in the bottom of the third inning. But a two-run effort from Betsy Layne in the top half of the fourth inning pushed the Bobcats back ahead, this time for good.
The Bobcats added two more runs in the fifth inning en route to the win.
South Floyd senior pitcher Jacob Crager also pitched a complete game. Crager recorded 14 strikeouts in a losing effort.
The veteran pitcher aided the South Floyd offense with two hits. Senior Dakota Justice had a team-high three runs batted in for the Raiders.
The Raiders committed two errors in the loss.