The Dragons collected eight hits in the five-inning game. Andrew Ditty led the Harlan offense with three singles. Tanner Smith and Ben Cornett each doubled once. Derek Sheffield, Thomas Farrow and Hunter Luttrell each added single each.
C.J. Reed started for the Dragons. He allowed one run on four hits, struck out one and walked on in two innings. Ben Cornett (1-0) pitched two innings, giving up two runs on one hit. He fanned four and walked one. Kody Johnson struck out one as he pitched the fifth inning.
David Adams paced the Mountain Lions with a double and single. Shawn Madon, Jared Nunley and Billy Rye each singled once.
Madon suffered the loss for Pineville. Travis Napier also saw action on the mound
Harlan (9-2) returns to action today at home against Cumberland. Pineville (2-3) travels to Barbourville on Thursday.
The championship game of the All "A" Classic was rescheduled for Friday. Williamsburg will play host to the Green Dragons at 6:30 p.m.
Pineville 102 00 - 3 5 8
Harlan 746 1x - 18 8 0
Madon, Napier (3) and Johnson; Reed, Cornett (3), Johnson (5) and Ditty. W-Cornett (1-0). L-Madon.
Leslie County 5
The Trojans built a 6-2 lead then had to overcome three errors in the seventh inning, leading to three unearned runs after two were out, to edge the visiting Eagles.
Senior right-hander Mikey Hensley pitched a complete game for the Trojans, striking out nine and walking four. He was one out away from a win in the seventh inning when the Trojans made three straight errors. With runners on first and third, Hensley induced a grounder to Blake Turner at shortstop to end the game.
"It was a good win over a quality opponent," Cawood coach Eugene Farmer said. "Mikey was very solid and should have won the game 6-2. The mistakes could have cost us, but we had the maturity to hang in there at the end."
Roy Britton led the Cawood offense with a double and single. Ryan Farmer, Hensley and Michael White each had two singles. Jeremy Halcomb, Logan Clem and Phillip Maggard each added one single.
Leslie County fell to 8-3 as its six-game winning streak ended.
Cawood (6-4) returns to action today at home against North Laurel.
Leslie County 001 001 3 - 5 4 2
Cawood 110 022 x - 6 11 4
Couch and Baker; Hensley and White. W-Hensley, 2-1. L-Couch.