Belfry to host 15th Regional tourneys
by ROGER ALFORD Associated Press Writer
GOODY, Ky. – The pairings for the 15th Regional baseball and softball tournaments will be drawn and released on today (Sunday).
The pairings were to be released on Friday, but rain delays and graduations kept the 57th District tourney from being completed, according to Todd Cassell of Belfry High School. Cassell will serve as director of the baseball and softball regional tournaments being hosted by Belfry High School.
The tournaments will start on Monday and run through Thursday, weather permitting.
Representing the 57th district in baseball will be either Paintsville or Lawrence County, along with Sheldon Clark. The Cardinals were scheduled to play the winner of the Paintsville - Lawrence County game for the district title.
The 58th district will be represented by the champion Prestonsburg Blackcats, while Allen Central was the runner-up.
Pikeville was the winner of the 59th district tourney and will be representing that district along with Allen Central.
Belfry will be hosting and representing the 60th district as the tourney champs, while Pike County Central comes in as the runner-up.
On the softball side of the regionals, the 57th district will be represented by Johnson Central and Magoffin County. They were scheduled to play the district championship on Saturday. Regardless of the outcome, both teams will move on to the 15th regional tourney at Belfry.
From the 58th district, South Floyd was the winner, while Betsy Layne finished as the runner up.
The 59th will have perennial softball power Pikeville coming in as the district tourney champs, while East Ridge comes in as the runner-up.
The Lady Pirates of Belfry won the 60th District and comes is representing as tourney champs, while the runner-up was Pike County Central.
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