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Hornets drop district series to Paintsville

SALYERSVILLE — Magoffin County dropped a 57th District baseball series to rival Paintsville Wednesday, April 27-Thursday, April 28.

Paintsville 12, Magoffin County 1 (5 innings): Visiting Magoffin County was limited at the plate as Paintsville pulled away to win 12-1 in five innings in a 57th District baseball game at Charlie Adkins Field on Thursday, April 28.

Gunner Collins started on the mound for the Tigers and earned the win. In addition to Collins working from the mound, Brock Horne, Zach Cline and Jonah Porter pitched for the Tigers.

Alex Hibbins absorbed the loss on the mound for the Hornets. Hibbins allowed 12 runs on nine hits and four walks while recording two strikeouts over four innings.

Collins and Zach Taylor delivered three hits apiece for the Tigers. Porter, Collins and Taylor each homered for the Tigers.

Helping his pitching cause at the plate, Collins tallied four RBIs while Taylor added two RBIs.

Porter and AJ James drove in two runs apiece for the Tigers.

Lucas Litteral connected for the Hornets’ only hit in the district game.

Paintsville 21, Magoffin County 3 (4 innings): Homestanding Magoffin County fell behind early and couldn’t overcome its slow start as Paintsville pulled away to win 21-3 in four innings in a 57th District baseball game on Wednesday, April 27.

Grayson Peters started on the mound for the Tigers and claimed the win. Peters pitched one inning, allowing two runs on two hits and two walks while recording one strikeout.

Following Peters’ start on the mound, Kal Auxier and Austin Allen each pitched in relief for the Tigers. Auxier recorded two strikeouts in one inning.

Colin Litteral started on the mound for the Hornets and took the loss. Contributing on the mound for Magoffin County, Dan Blanton pitched in relief.

Allen, Ashton Miller, Zach Taylor, Jonah Porter and Ginner Collins each recorded two hits for the Tigers.

Collins collected four RBIs for Paintsville while Taylor, Porter and Baron Ratliff each drove in three runs. Ratliff homered for the Tigers in the district matchup.

Ethan Salyer paced Magoffin County at the plate, providing two hits for the Hornets. Salyer doubled for Magoffin County in the district loss.

Chipping in offensively for the Hornets, Lucas Litteral and Colin Litteral added one hit apiece.

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