Hazard-Perry Blue outlasts Harlan

Tony McGuire cpsports@gmail.com

July 7, 2014

This weekend, the Hazard-Perry Blue team (9- and 10-year-olds) played for a spot in the district tournament. They already had a loss on their record, and another would mean a trip home.

Hazard-Perry fell behind 2-4 in the first inning, and by the end of the third inning, they were trailing 9-4. They were able to tie the game with a five-run rally in the fourth inning (9-all).

In the fifth inning, Harlan went back on top 12-9. Hazard-Perry put together a six-run rally in the final inning, and settled in to stop a Harlan counter rally at one run. Hazard-Perry moved into the district tournament with the 15-13 win.

Hazard-Perry Blue (15) Braxten Davidson 2 hits and 4 runs; Nick Whitaker 2 hits and 3 runs; Jacob Daniels 1 hit and 2 runs; Balis Gayheart 2 hits and 1 run; Jaxon Hamilton 1 hit; Dylan Dean 1 hit and 1 run; Hunter Stidham 1 run; Dylan Knight 1 hit and 1 run; Cole Smith 1 hit and 1 run; and Kolin Hillman 1 run.

Harlan (13) Colby Johnson 2 runs; Noah Lewis 1 hit and 2 runs; Bryce Helton 1 hit and 1 run; Carter Howard 2 runs; Tristan Cooper 2 hits and 1 run; Evan Browning 1 hit and 1 run; Isaac Kelly 1 hit and 1 run; Hayden Canady 1 run; Zach Burgan 1 run; and Charlie Blackshire 1 hit and 1 run.

Tony McGuire can be reached at 606-436-5771, or on Twitter @HazardHerald.