Scottsville wins odd EFK

State Journal Staff Report Published:

Weather wreaked havoc on the 51st annual East Frankfort Kiwanis Invitational baseball tournament, which ended up with a field of three teams.

Scottsville was declared the winner of the tournament after winning its second game Saturday afternoon.

The Frankfort Blue and Frankfort Red All-Stars also competed in the event at Paul Weddle Field.

Blue 10, Scottsville 3

The tournament kicked off Friday with Frankfort Blue taking an 8-1 lead after three innings and cruising to victory.

Blue got home runs from Kaleb Hupp and Baylor Napier, who both finished with two hits. Hupp also doubled and Napier had a base hit.

Ryan Staples finished with a single and double for Frankfort, and Connor Graves singled twice.

TA Crumbaugh, Jeremiah Green and Walker Lee each had a base hit.

Frankfort Blue scored two runs in each of the first two innings, then tacked on four more in the third for the 8-1 lead. Its final two runs came in the sixth inning.

Green, Isaac Dotson and Staples pitched.

Scottsville scored one run in the first inning and two in the sixth. Tyree Mink singled twice to lead the visitors.

Scottsville 7, Red 0

This game was started Friday night, but storms halted play. When the two teams met on Saturday morning they began the game again.

Jessie Thurman hit two singles for the Red team, and Ayden Brown, Logan Hawkins and Alex Campbell each hit a single.

Billy Dyer led Scottsville with two home runs and a single.

Campbell and Kennley Ballinger pitched for Red, and Mink and Mason Shirley pitched for Scottsville.

Scottsville 17, Blue 6

In Saturday’s second game Scottsville had two grand slam home runs in the sixth inning to break open a close contest.

Scottsville led just 8-6 after five innings, but Trevor Dennis and Dyer both hit grand slams in the sixth.

Blue scored the first run of the game in the first when Tyler Cleveland was hit by a pitch, Crumbaugh singled, and Staples had a base hit to drive in Cleveland.

Scottsville took a 2-1 lead in the top of the second and kept the lead the rest of the way.

The visitors had extended their lead to 8-1 after the 3½ innings, but Blue rallied with five runs in the bottom of the fourth to pull within two runs.

Hawkins and Cameron Barton both singled in the fourth for Blue, and Scottsville committed two errors and issued four walks.

Frankfort Blue, which was missing some players, finished with six hits – Crumbaugh, Staples, Lee, Hawkins, Barton and Napier all singled.

Dennis hit a home run, double and single for Scottsville, and Dyer finished with a home run and two singles. Mink also homered for the visitors.

Staples, Lee, Crumbaugh and Napier pitched for Blue while Dyer and Dennis pitched for Scottsville.

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