Allen Central taking perfect district record into postseason

Steve LeMaster slemaster@civitasmedia.com

May 15, 2014

PRESTONSBURG - Former 15th Region champion Allen Central will carry a perfect district record into the 58th District Baseball Tournament next week. The Rebels swept two-game series from Floyd County foes Betsy Layne, Prestonsburg and South Floyd during the regular-season.

Defending 58th District champion and 15th Region champ Prestonsburg swept Betsy Layne and South Floyd to finish the regular-season with a 4-2 district record.

The Betsy Layne and South Floyd baseball teams split their regular-season series. As a result, both Betsy Layne and South Floyd exited the regular-season with a 1-5 58th District record.

The 58th District Baseball Tournament will open on Monday as Allen Central faces Betsy Layne. First pitch for the Allen Central-Betsy Layne game is set for 7:30 p.m.

On Wednesday at 7:30, defending champion Prestonsburg will meet South Floyd.

The 58th District championship game is set for 7:30 on Thursday.

Prestonsburg rolled to the 2013 58th District title, blanking Allen Central 10-0 in five innings in the championship game. The Blackcats won the district crown after capturing the coveted 15th Region All “A” Classic championship earlier in the campaign.

After capturing the district title, Prestonsburg went on to win the 15th Region title.

The 58th District’s champion and runner-up will advance to the 15th Region Baseball Tournament.

58th District Baseball

(Team, District Record)

Allen Central (6-0)

Prestonsburg (4-2)

Betsy Layne (1-5)

South Floyd (1-5)

Defending champion: Prestonsburg

Reigning runner-up: Allen Central