Hazard/Perry downs Harlan All-Stars for Area 4 title


Chris Jones

Hazard/Perry County All-Star Myles Hollon forced out Harlan’s Luke Luttrell during the Area 4 Tournament championship game Saturday. Hazard/Perry County won 13-2.

Harlan All-Stars infielder Andrew Vance stretched for errant throw in Area 4 Tournament action Saturday. (Chris Jones)

The Hazard/Perry County All-Stars continued their domination of the Area 4 Tournament with a 13-2 win over the Harlan All-Stars in the championship game on Saturday at Huff Park.
Grant Shelton had a double and Luke Luttrell added a single for the only Harlan hits.
Luttrell pitched three innings. Win Cooper pitched the final inning.
Harlan will play Leslie County on Sunday at 4 p.m. for second place in the tournament with the winner advancing to District 4 competition.
Leslie County stayed alive in tournament competition and advanced to a game against Harlan on Sunday for second place and a berth in the District 4 Tournament with a 4-3 win over Tri-City.
Jacob Rice pitched a complete for for Leslie County with two strikeouts and no walks.
Gavin Lloyd and Hayden Cornett led Tri-City on offense with two doubles each. Carson Clark added a double. Byron Shepherd contributed a single.
Lloyd struck out seven and walked five in 2 2/3 innings. Clark struck out six and walked none in 2 1/3 innings.
“I thought the boys bounced back and played well today. The whole lineup was putting it in play. Leslie just made the plays when they had to,” Tri-City coach Stephen Creech said. “Our downfall was a few early walks and our inability to catch the pitches after those walks. I’m proud of their performance though. We only had five practices before we started playing. Most of these boys will be back next year, so I’m looking forward to that.”