By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
FORT WALTON BEACH, FLA. — The Corbin Lady Redhounds spotted Henry County a 4-0 lead before rallying to pick up an impressive 9-8 win.
The Lady Redhounds had to overcome seven errors to improve to 4-2 on the season, as Hannah Hart picked up the win on the mound after allowing only one earned run and seven hits while finishing the game with five strikeouts.
Katie Bernardo led the way at the plate for Corbin, going 2-for-3 with three runs scored and a double while Hart was 1-for-5 with a hit and two RBIs and teammate Whitley Gatliff also had a hit and drove in two runs during the win.
Henry County built a 4-0 edge at the end of the third inning, but the Lady Redhounds responded with a five-run effort in the top of the fourth inning, as Gatliff’s two-run double highlighted the inning.
Corbin took advantage of some Henry County miscues, as Sydney Reynolds scored on a passed ball to give her team a 5-4 edge.
The Lady Redhounds’ lead grew to 6-4 with a run in the top of the fifth inning, but Henry County responded with four runs in the bottom of the inning to take an 8-6 advantage.
But Corbin never folded.
Henry County’s lead was short-lived, as the Lady Redhounds responded with three runs in the top of the sixth inning to take the lead for good at 9-8.
Lady Redounds rally from 4-0 deficit to beat Henry County, 9-8
By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
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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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