By Les Dixon / Staff Writer
Both South Laurel and Knox Central played doubleheaders Sunday with both teams coming away with splits while North Laurel improved to 10-6 on the season and 3-0 against 49th District competition by defeating Jackson County, 17-1.
North Laurel rolls past Jackson County
The Jaguars scored four runs in the first inning and added six more in the second to cruise past the Generals, 17-1.
Ethan Maxey collected two hits, two stolen bases and two runs scored in the win while Cole Lewis finished with two hits, two stolen bases, two runs scored and two RBI in the win.
But that wasn’t all.
Austin Thompson flexed his muscles, and collected two hits, two runs scored and two RBI while Logan Mallory had an RBI, a single and two runs scored. Austin Rudder drove in three runs with two hits and two runs scored.
Byron Rice picked up the win on the mound, striking out five batters while allowing only one run.
South Laurel splits with
George Rogers Clark
The Cardinals traveled to George Rogers Clark, and came away with a 4-0 win but dropped a 4-1 decision in the second game, resulting in their first loss to an in-state team this season.
South Laurel will begin 50th District play today at home against Whitley County, and will travel to play the Colonels Tuesday before capping the week off with a home game against Knox Central Thursday, and a road contest against cross-town rival North Laurel Friday.
Knox Central beats Bryan Station; loses to Russell County
The Panthers were looking to get their record above .500 again on the season, but couldn’t accomplish the feat after dropping a 2-1 decision to 12th Region power Russell County. Knox Central did manage to pick up a convincing 11-0 victory over Bryan Station, while improving its record to 7-8 in the process.
Jaxon Stewart had a huge game against the Defenders, connecting with two home runs, while leading the team with four RBI along with Casey Patterson, who also hit a home run and finished with four RBI.
Drew Mills finished the game with an RBI and two runs scored while Brayden Imel picked up the win on the mound, tossing five innings while allowing only two hits and finishing with two Ks.
Brandon Hillard’s squad will be off today before hosting Pineville Tuesday in a 51st District battle. The Panthers hit the road Thursday against South Laurel.
By Les Dixon / Staff Writer
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