By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer
WHITLEY COUNTY — The Whitley County Lady Colonels continued to struggle Tuesday, dropping a 15-1 decision to visiting Harlan Independent.
Lady Colonels’ coach Amanda Moses said that after Monday’s loss to Knox Central, she didn’t think her team could play any worse than it did, but she admitted she was wrong after Tuesday’s loss, which included 10 errors by the home team.
“I told my girls Monday that I really couldn’t see us playing any worse than we did against Knox Central,” Moses said. “Well, these girls love to prove me wrong, so they came out here and played even worse than I thought they could.
“I don’t know of any team that has ever won a game in which it had 10 errors and I don’t think that’s even possible,” she added. “We just have to make plays like we know we can make and act like we want to be on the field.”
The Lady Dragons jumped ahead with a three-run first inning, but a run by Whitley County in the bottom of the third cut the lead 3-1.
Harlan extended the lead with runs in each of the fourth and fifth innings to make the score 5-1.
The wheels fell off completely for the Lady Colonels in the sixth inning as Harlan added 10 runs to extend the gap to 15-1. Whitley County added a run in the bottom of the sixth, but it was too little too late for the home team.
Moses said she hoped this loss would be an eye-opener for her team as she felt like it had run out of excuses for the recent poor play.
“We’re a young team, but I think we’re at a point where you can’t use that excuse because we’ve got some games under our belt,” she added. “We have girls throwing balls to bases where there is nobody and we’re dropping balls that are right in front of us. We better figure out something fast because we’ve got Corbin coming in Thursday and if we play like this the score will be 50-0 in three innings.”
By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer
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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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