By Les Dixon
MADISON SOUTHERN — Doing the little things sometimes (base running and bunting the ball) pays off and the Whitley County Colonels proved just that during their 5-4 win over Madison Southern Thursday.
The Colonels (10-6) fought back from a four-run deficit and finally took the lead in the seventh inning, as Casey Crisologo capped off a perfect 3-for-3 effort and eventually scored the game-winning run by stealing second while taking advantage of some small ball.
“We really kept fighting out there,” Whitley County coach Kyle Adams said. “Casey Crisologo went 3-for-3 and we moved him over and did what it took to get him in.
“Our seniors really helped us out tonight,” he added. “It was good to get a win.”
The Eagles scored four runs in the second inning and led 4-0 before seeing the Colonels chip away. Whitley County added runs in the third and fourth innings to make the score, 4-2, before tying the game at five apiece with two runs in the fifth inning.
Whitley County pitcher Alex Rose overcame a slow start on the mound and finished the game with eight strikeouts while allowing only three hits as the Colonels committed three errors in the win.
“He struggled a bit during the first two innings,” Adams said. “He calmed down after. There were times he could have quit out there with the defense letting him down, but he finished the game and did a good job.”
Casey Crisologo led the way with three hits and one RBI while Rose was 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. Michael Harris went 2-for-3 at the plate while Corey Crisologo drove in a run in the win.
By Les Dixon
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South Laurel entered Friday’s cross-town showdown with defending 13th Region champion and rival North Laurel as the hottest team in the region.
The Corbin Redhounds continue to improve every time they take the field and Friday was no different as they knocked off Jackson County, 9-1, for their fourth straight victory.
Lady Redhounds off the mark, fall 11-3
The Corbin Lady Redhounds lost for the second time in three games, falling to Oak Hills, Ohio 11-3 at home, but head coach Chris Hart didn’t seem too concerned afterward.
The South Laurel Lady Cardinals escaped with a 4-3 victory over the Corbin Lady Redhounds after an exciting play at the plate that secured them the win.
Jaguars split home contest with Middlesboro
The North Laurel boys and girls tennis teams had mixed results when Middlesboro paid a visit.
For the third time in a row the Corbin Redhounds were winners on Thursday night, this time defeating the Barbourville Tigers 8-0 in 13th Region basbeball action.
South Laurel picks up 9-4 win over Panthers
South Laurel’s Braden Miller came through in a big way during the Cardinals’ 9-4 win over Knox Central Thursday.
Season taking shape
After seeing some impressive baseball, and softball games this past week, this I know — they’re only a handful of teams that will make a run for both the 13th Region baseball and softball titles.
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