SALYERSVILLE - The Magoffin County baseball team faced a tough three-game stretch to start the season earlier in the month. Magoffin County, under the direction of head coach Steve Miller, faced former 15th Region champions Pikeville and Lawrence County. The Hornets played Pikeville in a season-opener and then battled Lawrence County in a doubleheader. Magoffin County exited the early-season three-game stretch 0-3.
In a season-opener on Friday, March 14, host Pikeville pulled away to defeat Magoffin County 6-0. Pikeville features University of Kentucky signee Jacob Hamilton, one of the state's top high school baseball players.
The Hornets ventured to Louisa on Tuesday, March 18 for a twinbill against 57th District rival Lawrence County. Tradition-rich Lawrence County prevented the Hornets from entering the win column, sweeping the doubleheader. Dominant Lawrence County won each game in five innings via the Kentucky High School Athletic Association's 10-Run Mercy Rule. Lawrence County beat the Hornets 11-0 and 15-0.
Now, a pair of 14th Region foes await the Hornets.
Magoffin County is scheduled to visit Breathitt County on Friday. First pitch for the Magoffin County-Breathitt County baseball game is set for 6 p.m.
The Hornets are slated to host Wolfe County for a home opener on Saturday. First pitch for the Magoffin County-Wolfe County baseball game is set for 12:30 p.m.
Additional regular-season opponents remaining on the Magoffin County baseball team's regular-season schedule include Lee County, Morgan County, Knott County Central, Jackson City, Breathitt County, Powell County, Paintsville, Pike County Central, Sheldon Clark. East Carter, Belfry, Pikeville and Johnson Central.