ALLEN - Host Betsy Layne outscored East Ridge 2-1 in the opening inning but couldn’t manufacture any more runs following its initial at-bat when the two teams met for a late-season matchup . Visiting East Ridge pulled away to beat Betsy Layne 6-2 on Thursday night.
East Ridge earned its second straight win.
Betsy Layne suffered its fourth consecutive loss.
Much-improved East Ridge, under the direction of head coach Jordan Compton, a former University of Pikeville player, edged Betsy Layne 5-4 in the hits column.
Each team committed an error.
Excelling late, East Ridge plated four runs in the last three innings. The Warriors scored two runs in the fifth inning and crossed home plate once in both the sixth and seventh. East Ridge took advantage of multiple offensive opportunities in the contest.
On the mound, Betsy Layne senior Dylan Hamilton worked four five innings and took the loss.
Jonathan Brock worked the final two innings for Betsy Layne in the setback.
Missed offensive opportunities plagued the Bobcats.
Peyton Case, Tyler Collins and Houston Hall led Betsy Layne at the plate.
The Betsy Layne and East Ridge baseball teams, 15th Region counterparts, met for the first time in the 2014 season.
Following the loss, Betsy Layne fell to 11-14.
With the win, East Ridge improved to 9-18.