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May 10, 2013

Jump Start

Colonels use five-run first inning to knock off Model, 82

By Chris Parsons
The Times-Tribune

WHITLEY COUNTY — The Whitley County Colonels used a five-run first inning to get things started Thursday as they cruised to an 8-2 win over Model.

The win was number 18 on the season for the Colonels and the eighth in the past 10 games for Kyle Adams squad.

Coming into the game, Whitley County had dropped two straight to North Laurel and Rockcastle County. With that said, Adams said he wanted his team to be aggressive and get an early lead, which is exactly what it did.

“We wanted to put some pressure on their defense and force them to nake plays,” Adams said. “When we’re able to do that, I feel like we have the best chance to win a game because our defense and pitching has been really strong.

“The kids executed when we asked them to and it allowed us to jump ahead,” he added. “We’re playing better than we had been and this is a good time to be improving.”

After jumping out to a 5-0 lead, the Colonels scored two runs in the fifth and one more in the sixth to help seal the win.

Casey Crisologo and Jared Partin each had multi-hit games, finishing 2-for-3. Crisologo added two RBIs and two runs to his stat line, while Partin scored a run for the Colonels. Stevie Watson and Luke Woods both added a pair or RBIs.