FLATWOODS - Magoffin County outlasted Pikeville 7-5 in the Frank Bloom Invitational at Russell on Saturday.
The Hornets used a four-run second inning to separate themselves from Pikeville. Former 15th Region champion Pikeville owned a slim 2-1 advantage following its second plate appearance.
Magoffin County moved out in front in the second inning and never trailed again. Prior to falling short, Pikeville pushed across two runs in the top half of the seventh inning.
Magoffin County added two more runs in the bottom half of the fourth inning.
The Hornets outhit Pikeville 10-8. Magoffin County won despite committing three errors.
Defensively, Pikeville turned in an error-free performance.
Max McFarland and Ryan Mullins split time on the mound for the Hornets, pitching three innings and four innings, respectively. Mullins registered six strikeouts.
McFarland, who notched three strikeouts, earned the win.
Pikeville pitcher Tanner Thompson, who worked 1.2 innings, suffered the loss.
Mullins, Zac Salyer, Jaren Lovely and Ethan Collins delivered two hits apiece for Magoffin County in the win. Lovely and Jackson Salyer provided two RBIs apiece for the Hornets in the victory.
Jackson Salyer smacked a home run as the Hornets prevailed.
Mullins, Collins and Jacob Watson drove in one run apiece.
Hitters up and down the Magoffin County batting order produced at the plate.
Jackson Salyer and Watson were responsible for one hit each for the Hornets. Mullins, Lovely, Watson and Zac Salyer each drilled a double in Magoffin County's triumph.
Thompson, Andrew McNamee and Tanner Thompson led the Pikeville offensive effort, finishing with two hits apiece.