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Hornets drop one-run game to Shelby Valley

Magoffin County’s Lucas Litteral delivered a pitch to the plate during a game versus visiting Shelby Valley on Tuesday, March 22. Photo || Jim Arnett

SALYERSVILLE — Magoffin County came up short as visiting Shelby Valley held on to win 4-3 in eight innings in a high school baseball game on Tuesday, March 22.

Familiar 15th Region rivals, Magoffin County and Shelby Valley met for the first time in the 2022 high school baseball season.

Lucas Litteral started on the mound for the Hornets and pitched six and two-thirds innings. Litteral allowed three runs on four hits and three walks while registering 14 strikeouts.

Another hurler, Alex Hibbins, pitched in relief for the Hornets and suffered the loss.

Magoffin County scored three runs on nine hits. Colin Litteral led Magoffin County at the plate, collecting three hits in four at-bats. Lucas Litteral followed, delivering two hits in three at-bats for the Hornets.

Contributing offensively for the Hornets, Ian McCarty, Caleb Wilson, Ethan Salyer and Shawn Salyer added one hit apiece.

McCarty, Salyer and Colin Litteral each drove in one run for the Hornets.

Magoffin County was slated to visit Shelby Valley at press time on Wednesday, March 30. Complete coverage of the latest Magoffin County-Shelby Valley baseball game will appear in next week’s edition.

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