By Les Dixon/Sports Editor
PULASKI COUNTY — North Laurel entered Tuesday’s contest with Pulaski County with an impressive five-game winning streak while not allowing a run during the past 31 innings.
The scoreless streak lasted five more innings against the Maroons until the Jaguars saw a 2-0 lead evaporate into a 4-2 deficit in the bottom of the sixth inning with Pulaski County holding on for the win.
North Laurel coach blamed his team’s lack of hitting with runners in scoring position being a key point in the loss.
“We left seven runners in scoring position and you can’t do that,” he said. “We had some chances to have some big innings, but couldn’t score. We played well, but just couldn’t get a hit when we needed it.”
The game was scoreless through four innings until a run-scoring single by Marcus Carson gave his team a 1-0 edge in the top of the fifth inning. The Jaguars’ lead increased to 2-0 in the top of the sixth after an RBI double by Austin Thompson and that’s when trouble began for North Laurel.
Two errors in the bottom of the sixth inning turned out to be big, as the Maroons rallied to score four runs and managed to hold on and win by two runs.
“It was a good game,” McWhorter said. “We made every play early on we needed to make, but things just didn’t work out. We made some errors there in the sixth inning that hurt us.”
By Les Dixon/Sports Editor
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Here we go again
It'll be a matchup between two of the most historic programs in the 13th Region tonight when the Clay County Tigers defend their 13th Region title against the Corbin Redhounds.
The Way It Is
We’re not even through with the 2013-14 season yet, but it’s never too early to talk about next season. Since we’ve crowned a 13th Region champion on the girls’ side of things, let take a glimpse of what might be for the 2014-15 campaign.
Les Dixon's Daily Region Pick'em
Well, here we are, Corbin vs. Clay County for the right to see who will represent the 13th Region next week at Rupp Arena in Lexington.
For the seventh time in the last 10 seasons, the Corbin Redhounds are headed to the 13th Region finals, after their 56-48 win over the Bell County Bobcats in the semi-finals on Saturday.
Like It or Not
I hate to steal an idea, but I guess in the end that's what everyone seems to be doing these days. After reading Les Dixon’s list of what he thought were the top five upsets in recent memory of the 13th Region Tournament, I decided to rank my top five basketball movies in today's column. With that said, here goes.
Williamsburg sees Cinderella run come to an end
For the third straight year, the Clay County Tigers are playing for the 13th Region Championship and the opportunity to play in the Sweet Sixteen at Rupp Arena, after their 79-58 victory over the Williamsburg Yellow Jackets on Saturday.
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Clay County, Bell County fall in semifinal round
Both Corbin and Harlan had to withstand battles during the 13th Region semifinals, but when all was said and done, they both won, punching tickets into the finals of the 13th Region Girls Tournament title game.
Pick Up Game
Six straight 50th District titles and a 10-game winning streak were not enough to place the Corbin Redhounds as the favorite heading into their matchup with the Jackson County Generals in the first round of the 13th Region Tournament.
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