CORBIN — Published Wednesday, March 26
By Les Dixon / Staff Writer
PULASKI COUNTY — Many expected the North Laurel Lady Jaguars to get off to a slow start due to losing a lot of players to graduation last season, but Kyle Mink’s squad hasn’t shown any effects.
The Lady Jaguars (4-0) continue to flex their muscles and knocked off 12th Region’s Pulaski County Lady Maroons in fine fashion, winning 12-1.
North Laurel pounded out 13 hits in the win, and jumped out early on the Lady Maroons and never looked back by scoring seven runs during the game’s first two innings.
Mink’s squad put the finishing touches on the win by adding three more runs in the fourth inning and two in the sixth.
“Overall, I’m very happy with how we approached tonight with having the weekend off,” Mink said. “We were really focused at the plate and had some great at bats that went deep in counts. Mikayla (Vires) was great on the mound and kept them off balance. We still have some mental errors but we keep getting better which is all I can ask for from a young team.”
Sophomore Kaylan Yantz continues to swing a hot bat, as she connected with her third home run of the season while collecting two hits, four RBIs, and three runs scored.
Vires went 3-of-4 at the plate with a double and two RBI in the win while allowing only one hit and striking out three on the mound. Abbey Proffitt was 3-fort-4 with three RBI in the win.
North Laurel 12, Pulaski County 1
No. Laurel 4 3 0 3 0 2—12 13 1
Pulaski Co. 0 1 0 0 0 0— 1 1 0