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April 9, 2013

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Redhounds slide past Whitley County, 9-3, in first district meeting of the year


By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer

CORBIN— The Corbin Redhounds picked up a 9-3 victory in the first of a two-game home-and-home set against Whitley County Monday, improving to 1-0 in 50th District play.

Kevin Goins was impressive on the mound for Corbin, pitching his fourth consecutive complete game for the Redhounds to earn the victory. When all was said and done the junior hurler struck out seven batters while walking none, giving up three runs (two earned) on five hits.

While Goins led the way on the mound it was Jake Metzger who did the damage at the plate. Metzger was 3-for-4 with a triple, an RBI and two runs scored. Keaton Burton pitched in with a 2-for-3 effort and a pair of RBIs to show for his work.

On the Whitley County side of things, Tilmon Jackson and Alex Rose accounted for four of the team’s five hits in the game, with Steven Watson coming through with the fifth.

After the win, Corbin coach Rob Ledington said he was pleased with the way his team played Monday, but was quick to caution about Tuesday’s trip to Whitley County in the second game of the series.

“We’ve still got to take care of business in the other game, but today we played well,” he said. “Offensively we did what we needed to do in the fact that we got runners over, we hit behind the runners and we banged some runs in.

“I can’t say enough about Kevin Goins because this is four complete games we’ve gotten out of him in four starts this season,” he added. “You really have to give credit to our coaches and my pitching coach Trey Smith for their efforts in getting our kids ready to go.”

Whitley County took the early 1-0 lead in the top of the first, but that lead was short-lived for the Colonels.

Corbin responded in the form of a two-run single off the bat of Burton, putting the Redhounds on top for good as they added to their lead in the second and third innings to make the score 6-1.

Whitley County trimmed the gap to 6-3 with a pair of runs in the top of the fourth inning, but that’s as close as they could get as the Redhounds added a run in the fifth and two more in the sixth to make the score 9-3.

Whitley County coach Kyle Adams said he was disappointed with the way his team played in the loss and said the Colonels would have to play better if they expect to win today or any other day they are on the field.

“We gave them several runs and really that was the story of the game,” Adams said. “We hit some guys, made some errors, walked some guys and every other thing we could’ve done wrong.

“We just weren’t ready to play today and I’m not sure why,” he added. “We’re just not playing very good baseball right now and I’m not sure we’ll win many games playing this kind of baseball.”

The two teams will square off again today at Whitley County High School at 5:30 p.m.

Corbin 9, Whitley Co. 3

Whitley Co.  100 200 0 – 3 5 3

Corbin          213 012 X – 9 9 1

WP – Goins

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