By Chris Parsons / Sports Editor
CORBIN — After a leadoff home run by Noah Rogers Monday, North Laurel cruised to a 13-2 win over South London to advance to the loser’s bracket finals of the Area 2 Tournament at Corbin’s Rotary Park.
North Laurel advances to face Corbin today in a loser goes home scenario as both teams have a loss against them in tournament play.
Despite Rogers' solo shot to start the game it looked as though the contest could go either way with the two teams trading runs until the third inning. That’s when North Laurel broke things open and put South London in a hole it never dug out of.
In addition to Rogers home run, North Laurel took advantage of another long ball off the bat of Blaine Miller, who connected for a pair of home runs in Sunday’s 11-10 loss to Clay County. Miller was 2-for-3 Monday with a home run, a double, two RBI and two runs scored.
Rogers, Miller, Cole Kelley and Cemeron Cotton each collected two hits in the game.
Started James Shoptaw collected the win for North Laurel, giving up two runs through three innings of work, tallying seven strikeouts in the process. Rogers closed things out for North Laurel, giving up a hit in 2-3 of an inning.
South London tallied four hits in the game as Hunter Johnson, Reed Marcum, Ford Breeding and Wes Wright all reached base safely in the loss. South London’s Eli Sizemore was tagged with the loss, giving up six runs on six hits through the first 2 1-3 innings. Chance Wyatt gave up seven runs in just 1-3 of an inning for South London.
North Laurel cruises past South London in 13-2 win
By Chris Parsons / Sports Editor
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Let’s just say things should be very entertaining, and interesting, for you the fan this season.
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