Bobby Cornett

Harlan County’s Andrew Vance waited on a pitch in recent middle school baseball action. The Black Bears rolled to a 20-4 win Tuesday over Fleming-Neon and will open play in the state tournament on Friday in Pikeville.


Morris, Kelly lead Bears in rout of Fleming-Neon

Harlan County rolled to a 20-4 win Tuesday over Fleming-Neon in middle school baseball action.
Bryson Kelly earned the win as he pitched three innings, giving up two unearned runs while striking out four. Grant Shelton allowed two unearned runs in two innings with three strikeouts.
Brayden Morris again ignited the Bears’ offense with four singles. Shelton and Colby Shepherd added a double and single each. Win Cooper added a double. Kelly, Ethan Stewart and Hunter Coker had singles.
The Bears begin state tournament play Friday at Pikeville agains the host the Panthers. Harlan County will play Betsy Layne at noon on Saturday and take on Fairview at 2:30 p.m.

Lady Skins coast past Barbourville

The Cumberland Lady Skins celebrated eighth-grade recognition night with a 5-2 win over Barbourville on Tuesday.
Julionna Johnson led the Lady Skins offense with two singles. Paisley Hendrickson, Paisleigh Bledsoe and Kira Harris each had a single.
Aly Sherman earned the victory, recording nine strikeouts and two walks. The left-hander gave up two hits in five innings of work.
Cumberland (7-8) plays host to Middlesboro on Thursday before the conference tournament begins on Friday.