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MonStars fall twice to Clay County opponent

The MonStars, a Harlan County squad of first- and second-graders, suffered a pair of losses Saturday to the Clay County Wildcats at James A. Cawood.

Clay won the first game 20-16. Andrew Vance and Jax Shepherd led the MonStars with five points each. Trey Creech and Easton Engle scored three each.

Clay won 22-8 in the second game. Creech scored five to lead the MonStars, while Blake Johnson scored two and Vance added one.

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Skins claim wins over Dragons, Lions

Cumberland claimed a pair of wins in recent middle school baseball, defeating Harlan 12-7 and Pineville 14-12.

Shawn Carroll struck out eight and walked four as he earned the win on the mound against the Dragons with 4 2/3 innings in relief. Alex Creech struck out one and walked four as he pitched the first 1 1/3 innings.

Carroll also led Cumberland at the plate with two singles. Jayden Sexton had a double. Steven Childers and Liam Garland added one single each.

Tristan West led the Dragons with an inside-the-park homer. Will Cassim had a double and single. Donovan Montanaro and Jared Moore each singled twice.

West struck out six and walked four in 3 1/3 innings on the mound. Cassim struck out four and walked eight in 2 2/3 innings.

Garland led the Skins against Pineville with three singles. Carroll had two singles. Tyler Lunsford added a double. Creech contributed a single.

Garland walked six as he started the game on the mound. Creech struck out two and walked four in 1 1/3 innings. Carroll struck out nine and walked four in 3 2/3 innings.

Thompson led Pineville with a double and single. Havens added a single.

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Dragons fall to Pineville in middle school baseball

Harlan fell 6-2 to Pineville on Thursday in middle school baseball action.

Donovan Montanaro led the Dragons with a triple and single. Jared Moore drove in both Harlan runs with a single. Nate Montanaro added one single.

Moore pitched five innings with four strikeouts and three walks. Tristan West pitched one inning.