Ray Welch | Daily News

Jacob Smith throws a pitch during a previous game this year. Against Clay County, the junior pitched 4 1/3 innings while allowing nine hits and 11 runs (four earned) with six walks and four strikeouts.

Bell skid continues with loss to Clay County

The Bell County Bobcats’ skid continued on Monday afternoon as they fell to the visiting Clay County Tigers, 11-1, in five innings. The loss marks the fifth straight for the Bobcats.

Bell County only managed two hits throughout the duration of the game. Jacob Smith and D.J. Estes were the only two Bobcats with hits during the game. Ethan Brock scored the only run for Bell County.

Smith started on the mound for Bell County, pitching 4 1/3 innings while allowing nine hits and 11 runs (four earned) with six walks and four strikeouts. Cole Hoskins pitched 2/3 of an inning and allowed two hits, zero runs, zero walks and zero strikeouts.

With the loss, the Bobcats moved to 6-13 on the season. With the victory, the Tigers improved to 16-11 on the year and moved into fifth place in the 13th Region standings.

Bell County was slated to take on the Barbourville Tigers on Tuesday in Barbourville. Clay County was slated to play Middlesboro on Tuesday, but the game was canceled. The Tigers take on the Whitley County Colonels on Thursday at home.