By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer
WILLIAMSBURG — The Williamsburg Yellow Jackets fell victim to the South Laurel via shutout for the second straight day, this time in a 12-0 loss to the Cardinals.
The Yellow Jackets committed nine errors in the loss and afterward coach John Mountjoy was quick to point out that no team is going to win when it plays as poorly as his did on defense.
“You’re never going to win when you play like we did on defense tonight,” he said. “One thing I talked to my kids about after the game is how to react and recover when that type of thing starts during a game.
“We need to be able to step up and make the next play, but instead we’re letting one turn into two and two into five until we’re sitting here with nine errors on the books,” he added. “This was a better caliber opponent than we have been playing, but it’s baseball and you have to make routine plays no matter who you’re playing against.”
The Cardinals scored a run in the first and three more in the second to jump ahead 4-0 after two innings of play.
Two more runs in the fourth followed by six in the fifth sealed the win for the Cardinals as they improved to 9-3 on the season.
Williamsburg has now dropped three straight after starting the season with nine straight victories, including a 13th Region All ‘A’ championship.
South Laurel pounds out 16 hits during 12-0 district win over Williamsburg
By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer
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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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