By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
MIDDLESBORO — The South Laurel Lady Cardinals won their season-opener, as Amber Hyde was a single away from hitting the cycle during their 18-0 win over Middlesboro on Tuesday.
Hyde went 3-for-4 at the plate, which included a home run, triple and a double, along with four RBI.
“She had a good game for us,” South Laurel coach James Burns said. “She almost hit for the cycle, but her last at-bat she hit a liner than was caught.”
Pitcher Hagen Burns turned in a two-hit, five strikeout effort, as South Laurel improved to 1-0 on the season.
“I thought she pitched well,” Burns said. “She did as good as she could on a cold night.
“Overall, I was pleased with the way we played,” he added. “When you score 18 runs, you gotta be pleased.”
South Laurel will be back in action today on the road against 50th District foe Williamsburg.