Lady Lions coast past Williamsburg on Howard’s shutout

Published 5:45 pm Monday, May 6, 2024

By Shane Shackleford

Contributing Sports Writer

The Pineville Lady Lions split a pair of regional games this week at home, losing to Corbin 6-0 and defeating Williamsburg 10-0.

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Against the Lady Hounds, The Lady Lions offense was limited to a Monica Whitehead single by Corbin pitching.

Pitcher Rachel Howard kept the Lions in the game on the mound, allowing two earned runs with 15 strikeouts and two walks.

Against the Lady Jackets though, the Lions got healthy at the plate and got a no-hitter from their ace Howard to close the week strong.

The Lions pounded out 12 hits on the evening, led by Baileigh Bargo with a double and two singles. Nadine Johnson and Howard had a double and single. Whitehead and Isabella Adams had two singles. Rayanna Maidon had a single.

Howard spun another gem in the circle. The sophomore lefty struck out 11 and walked none in a complete game effort.

The 10-6 Lady Lions returned to action on the road at Harlan County on Monday.


The Pineville Mountain Lions had a tough week at the plate, managing only seven runs in losses to Williamsburg, Washburn, Tennessee, and Harlan.

The Lions lost 4-3 to the Yellow Jackets to open the week. Senior Logunn Littles was the hard luck loser on the mound for PHS. The lefty threw a complete game and gave up a single earned run on four hits with 11 strikeouts and four walks.

Senior Wyatt Caldwell had two hits for the Lions, including his second home run of the season. Landon Robbins added two hits as well. Sean Pursifull and Deacon Partin added doubles. Kaiden Robbins had a single.

The second game of the week saw the Lions and the visiting Pirates locked into a tight game before Washburn broke the game open in the fifth inning and go on to a 14-2 victory.

Sam Caldwell and Littles had two hits each, including a double by Littles. Nasir Wilson, Kaiden Robbins, and Landon Robbins added hits.

Littles, Kaiden Robbins, and Tristen Johnson pitched for the Lions with Robbins suffering the loss.

Harlan rolled to a 17-2 victory Friday night.

The Lions were limited to a double by Wyatt Caldwell and a Littles single by Green Dragon pitching.

Sam Caldwell took the loss for Pineville on the mound.

The 5-12 Lions returned to action Monday at home against Lynn Camp at 5:30 p.m.