By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
SOMERSET — Errors have plagued the Corbin Lady Redhounds throughout the season and it wasn’t any different Thursday during their 12-2 loss to Somerset.
Corbin committed three errors and only five runs were earned during the 10-run loss, as Christian Carpenter battled in the circle and finished the game with three strikeouts.
“We faced a very good hitting team today,” Corbin coach Chris Hart said. “They hit the ball well on us and we had a hard time coming from behind. You gotta give credit to Somerset.”
The Lady Redhounds jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the third inning after run-scoring singles by Lindsey Barton and Kelley Farley, but the lead didn’t last for long.
Somerset scored two runs of its own in the bottom of the inning before adding two more in the fourth inning while putting the game away with nine runs in the bottom of the fifth.
Barton led Corbin with a 2-for-3 effort at the plate while driving in a run while Hannah Hart, Farley, Whitney Gatliff and Sydney Reynolds also had a hit apiece in the loss.
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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