ALLEN - Betsy Layne allowed Jenkins to push across four runs in the top half of the third inning but eventually battled back to beat the visiting team on Thursday. The Bobcats scored six runs in their final three plate appearances and held Jenkins scoreless in its last six at-bats to win 6-4.
Jenkins, a squad out of the neighboring 14th Region, suffered its seventh straight loss. The Cavaliers haven’t won since doubling up region rival Leslie County 6-3 on April 8.
Betsy Layne scored six runs via seven hits. The Bobcats used a three-run fifth inning to move ahead of Jenkins, 5-4.
Houston Hall led Betsy Layne with three hits. Dylan Hamilton, showcasing his power, delivered a home run and two RBIs for the Bobcats.
Pitchers Tyler Collins (4-2 innings) and Dustin Tackett (2.1 innings) split time on the mound for Betsy Layne. Collins and Tackett recorded four and three strikeouts, respectively.
Betsy Layne survived a pair of defensive miscues en route to the hard-fought win. The Bobcats committed two errors in the victory.
Jenkins scored its four runs on only three hits. The Cavaliers, however, failed to push a run across home plate in six of their seven at-bats.
Justyn Potter led Jenkins at the plate.
Jenkins pitcher Jeffery Newsome worked six innings and suffered the loss. Newsome, who held Betsy Layne scoreless through the first three innings, finished with two strikeouts.
Struggling defensively, Jenkins committed six errors in the loss.
The Betsy Layne and Jenkins baseball teams met met for the first time in the 2014 season.