Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

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May 7, 2014

Bates' Crazy 8

May 7, 2014 — Baseball

1. West Carter (17-3)

2. Boyd County (16-12)

3. Ashland (15-7)

4. Rowan County (14-7)

5. Greenup County (13-14)

6. Raceland (15-10)

7. East Carter (14-13)

8. Russell (10-13)

We have two more weeks until the start of the high school baseball postseason and now is the time to separate the pretenders from the contenders.

West Carter continues to impress after last week’s convincing shutout of rival East Carter. The Comets are the first team to qualify for the 16th Region Tournament, earning the No. 1 seed and a bye to the 62nd District Championship. West is young, but are playing like veterans and could be one of the favorites, if not the favorite, to win it all.

Boyd County is still rolling after their slow start, winning two games in the Derby Classic this past weekend. With wins over Rowan and Rockcastle counties, the Lions now have 11 wins in their last 15 games. As the saying goes, “It’s not how you start, but how you finish.”

Softball

1. Ashland (20-4)

2. East Carter (22-5)

3. Boyd County (16-10)

4. Raceland (18-9)

5. Rowan County (14-12)

6. Greenup County (10-13)

7. Russell (12-13)

8. Fairview (11-10)

The East Carter Lady Raiders cannot get over the Ashland Kitten hump.

East dropped their tenth straight game to Ashland, this time a 2-0 defeat on the road on Friday night. It’s been more than eight years since the Lady Raiders tasted victory over the Kittens. While the regular season does not mean much, East would very much like to knock off the five-time defending 16th Region champions when it counts in the 16th Region Tournament in three weeks.

Boyd County, much like their baseball counterparts, are getting hot at the right time as the Lady Lions have won nine out of their past 11 games. Boyd will play East Carter later this week.

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