By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
MONTGOMERY COUNTY — Chris Hart’s Corbin Lady Redhounds turned in a stellar effort during their trip to Montgomery County Saturday.
The Lady Redhounds split a pair of games and evened their record at 2-2 on the season.
“I thought it was a good learning day for us,” Hart said. “I’m really proud of the way we played.”
Corbin won its first game, a 10-5 decision over Russell, before losing to Montgomery County, 16-1.
“We really played well against Russell,” Hart said. “And then we ran into a very good Montgomery County team. But this is going to help us with the experience we will gain facing teams like this.
“I told the girls we are very young and we’re going to take several losses, but it’s going to make us a better team.”
Hart said he is impressed with the way his team is hitting the ball, but still needs work on the defensive side of things.
The Lady Redhounds pounded out 14 hits against Russell, but committed 10 errors during their two games Saturday.
“Our hitting is our strongest point of the team,” Hart said. “We are hitting the ball really well. We’ve got work to do defensively. We are making too many errors.”
Corbin 10, Russell 5
The Lady Redhounds jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back during their five-run win over Russell.
Hannah Hart led the way at the plate and on the mound. She went 3-for-4 with two RBI while striking out eight batters while allowing only one earned run in the win.
Callie Schoolcraft drove in two runs and collected a hit while Whitley Gaitliff went 2-for-3 with one RBI. Sydney Reynolds had two hits and one RBI while Kelly Farley finished with two hits.
Montgomery Co. 16, Corbin 1
The Lady Redhounds committed seven errors and managed only two hits during their 15-run loss to Montgomery County.
By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
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The Williamsburg Yellow Jackets are partying like it's 1987! That was the last time the Jackets won a game in the 13th Region Tournament, and they ended the 27-year drought with a 47-44 win over the heavily-favored Knox Central Panthers on Thursday night.
Les Dixon's Daily Region Pick'Em
When it comes to picking region tournament games, it’s not an easy task to say the least. This is the most parity that I’ve ever seen in the 13th Region Boys and Girls Tournaments.
If Clay County’s play during the first game of the 13th Region Tournament is any indication of things to come, Robert Marcum’s squad could be well on its way of capturing their second straight 13th Region championship.
The Way it is
Since I’m picking Corbin to pull off the upset against Jackson County today, I figured I’d give my top five upsets dating back to 2005-06 when the 13th realigned and welcomed both North and South Laurel high schools to the mix.
Tony Pietrowski’s Corbin Redhounds have been favored during the past two first round 13th Region match-ups, and have been upset both times. Corbin is hoping things might change a bit this time around.
Barbourville will have hands full against Bell County today
Dinky Phipps’ Barbourville Tigers are looking for their first 13th Region Tournament win dating back to 2006’s tournament when they defeated Clay County in the regional semifinals.
Like It or Not
There’s an elephant in the room at this year’s 13th Region Tournament, and really in basketball in general, and I guess I’ll be the first one to point it out (publicly with my name attached to it).
Chris' Daily Region Pick'Em
With the first three days of opening round games in the books, I can honestly say I'm not surprised that I'm 4-2 overall when it comes to my pick'ems record.
You can never count out the Clay County Lady Tigers when it comes to the 13th Region Tournament.
Les Dixon's Daily Region Pick'em
After going just .500 during the girls games, things are going to get even tougher when it comes to picking the 13th Region Boys Tournament games.
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