By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
LOUISVILLE — The North Laurel Lady Jaguars didn’t come away with any wins during their trip over the weekend to participate in the Ballard Invitational, but they gained valuable experience while showing they can play with the top teams in the state.
The No. 5 ranked Lady Jaguars (2-3) dropped a 3-2 decision to Owensboro Catholic before falling to Ballard Friday, 3-1.
North Laurel ran into a solid Boyle County team on Saturday and fell, 4-0.
Owensboro Catholic 3,
North Laurel 2
The Lady Jaguars jumped on the Lady Aces early with two runs in the first inning. North Laurel’s Sydney Herrell reached base with a single and Blake Johnson got on base thanks to an error. Megan Baldwin drove in Herrell with a sacrifice fly to left field while Vanessa Smith’s double scored Johnson.
Owensboro Catholic responded with a run in the bottom of the first inning and took control of the game for good with two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning.
Ballard 3, North Laurel 1
The Lady Bruins jumped out to a 3-0 lead by scoring a run apiece in the first three innings. North Laurel tried to rally in the sixth inning, as Herrell reached base with a single and later scored on an error. The Lady Jaguars had runners on second and third with two outs before Emily Sears grounded out to end the game.
Boyle County 4, North Laurel 0
The Lady Jaguars ran into a buzz saw against the defending 12th Region champions.
Boyle County pitcher Hannah Miniard struck out 17 batters and allowed only two hits during the Lady Rebels’ four-run win.
Boyle County broke the game open with two runs in the third inning while adding two more in the fourth.
North Laurel drops close games to Owensboro Catholic and Ballard
By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
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They may have had to withstand a last-inning rally, but the Corbin Little League All Stars held on for the 12-10 win over Knox County Wednesday, advancing a step closer to the state tournament.
One for the Money
After a 4-4 win by Knox County Sunday, the Corbin and Knox County 11-year-old All-Stars will face off for the third time in less than a week today, but this time there’s a lot on the line.
North Laurel's Daria Casey continued to dominate on the mound, striking out 13 batters during the North Laurel 11-12 year-olds' 9-6 win over North Oldham Sunday.
State of Shock
After dropping a 9-2 decision to Russell County on Saturday, the North Laurel 9-10 year-old All-Star team responded with a 9-8 win over North Oldham Sunday.
Clay slips past Corbin
Corbin Grey's run to a runner-up appearance in Area 2 play came to an end Thursday after falling to Clay County, 12-7.
Too Hot to Handle
Knox County may have scored first in Wednesday’s showdown with the Corbin 11-year-old All Stars, but the early lead didn’t last very long.
Mahan tabbed to lead Corbin softball program
Just a day after Chris Hart’s contract as head coach of the Corbin Lady Redhounds softball team officially ended, the school named the team’s new coach and it’s a familiar face.
Just call them, “The comeback kids.”
The Corbin Grey 9-10 year-old All-Star team has a knack of rallying during their stay in the Area 2 9-10 year-old All-Star Tournament, and it wasn’t any different during Wednesday’s 13-9 come from behind win over South London.
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