Saturday’s “Crestline Scores & Events”

After not playing for a week due to the rain, the Harlan County Lady Bears (8-2) was finally able to put their previous loss to Knox Central behind them with a 2-1 win Thursday over visiting Corbin. The Lady Bears scored two runs in the first inning, then turned the game over to pitcher Destinee Jenkins and their defense. Jenkins scattered six hits while striking out three and walking one. Jenkins and Farren Clark led the Harlan County offense with two singles each. Kacie Russell had a double. Amber Creech, Haley Blakley and Savannah Sergent added one single each.  Harlan County returned to action Friday night at Harlan, defeating them with a score of 9-3. The Lady Bears will travel to Corbin today; the game is scheduled to start at 5:30pm.

In other girls softball action Friday night,

Middlesboro played 2 games at the Billy Joe Idol Memorial Tournament winning both, first against Knox Central 11-0, then against Whitley County 10-0.

Letcher Co Central defeated Jackson City 8-3

Today, Letcher Co Central will be at Prestonsburg

Powell Co, Knox Central, Whitley Co and Leslie Co will go against each other in the Billy Joe Idol Tournament held at Middlesboro

In boys baseball action Friday night,

Harlan County Black Bears defeated the Harlan Green Dragons 4-2

Jackson City defeated Letcher Co Central 4-2

Knott Co Central over Jenkins 3-0

The HC boys will play Harlan in an away game scheduled for today at 1:30 pm. Following that, their next game will be at Clay Co at 6 pm on Monday, April 20.

In recent Middle school action, Fleming- Neon edged Cumberland 4-3. Tyler Casolari had a big day at the plate for the Redskins with a double and two singles.  Xavier Simmons added a double, Quinton Boggs, Eli Estep and Santos Flores contributed singles.  Simmons struck out five and walked two in four innings on the mound. Boggs struck out four and walked two in two innings.

If history repeats itself on Sunday at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Food City 500 held at the Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, TN, Matt Kenseth won’t have a problem with it. The last time Kenseth won a pole at the short track—back in 2005—he followed with a victory in the race. In Friday’s time trials at Thunder Valley, Kenseth earned the 14th Coors Light Pole Award of his career, his second at Bristol and his first of the season. And that’s a good omen for a driver who hasn’t won a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race since his seven-victory debut season with Joe Gibbs Racing in 2013.  Brad Keselowski will be in the second position. All of the top eight qualifiers are former Bristol winners. The race is scheduled to start at 1pm Sunday.

 

 

(Some items from Saturday’s, April 18, 2015,  Scores & Events courtesy of  KHSAA.org, Harlandaily.com and NASCAR.com)