High School Baseball

Paul Laurence Dunbar run-rules Tates Creek in 43rd District contest

Paul Laurence Dunbar's Ben Keplinger (9) bats during their game against Tates Creek at Tates Creek High School in Lexington, Ky., Wednesday, May 3, 2017.
Paul Laurence Dunbar's Ben Keplinger (9) bats during their game against Tates Creek at Tates Creek High School in Lexington, Ky., Wednesday, May 3, 2017. aslitz@herald-leader.com

Paul Laurence Dunbar brought the bats in a 14-4 win over Tates Creek in six innings Wednesday evening.

Jared Gadd led the way for the Bulldogs, going 4-for-5 with two RBI. The sophomore scored three runs, as did junior leadoff man Alex Janes.

“I was seeing beach balls out there,” Janes said with a grin.

Dunbar connected for 14 hits, four coming off Tates Creek starter Evan Hall in the first inning. Cam Workman relieved Hall after a third of an inning. The Commodores used five pitchers in the contest.

Tim Lancaster got the win for Dunbar, going 4 and 2/3 innings and giving up four runs (two earned) on five hits. He struck out three batters.

Dunbar is scheduled to host Tates Creek in the second game of a back-to-back series as part of 43rd District play at 8 p.m. Thursday.

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Paul Laurence Dunbar 14, Tates Creek 4

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Lancaster, Steketee (5) and Lukas; Hall, Workman (2), Mortimer (3), Sherman (4), Fetherston (5) and Dawalt. W—Lancaster. L—Hall. 2B—PD: Hord, Bloomer. TC: Beerman 2. 3B—PD: Keplinger. HR—PD: Gadd.

Records: Paul Laurence Dunbar 11-12 (2-3 43rd District), Tates Creek 13-8 (3-2).

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