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April 19, 2013

Yellow Jackets one win away from state

CORBIN — By Les Dixon / Sports Editor

When it comes to baseball, you can never get too high or too low during any point of the season.

Case in point — the Williamsburg Yellow Jackets.

Williamsburg started the season with a program-best 9-0 start, which included winning the 13th Region All ‘A’ Classic Tournament title.

Just when it looked as if the Yellow Jackets were on top of the 13th Region baseball world, they hit a bump in the road they haven’t been able to get over just yet.

Williamsburg’s last win came via a 10-2 decision over Monticello on March 28 and now the Yellow Jackets are amidst a five-game losing skid, which includes being out scored 58-7 during the process.

John Mountjoy’s squad is hoping to end the skid today at home against the Hazard Bulldogs to see who will advance to the All ‘A’ State tournament at Whitaker Bank Field on May 4 in an All ‘A’ Sectional matchup today.

“We just need to get in some games,” Mountjoy said. “We’ve not been able to get thing going because we’re not playing every day. The breaks from the rain has really hurt us.

“We’ve only played four games in two weeks and when you’re not getting that many games in, your fielders and hitters began to second-guess themselves when something bad happens,” he added. “Right now, we’re really just in a spot to where we need to play.”

The Yellow Jackets will get that chance today against a Bulldog team that is 16-3 overall and currently riding an impressive nine-game win streak.

“From what I’ve been told, they can hit, pitch and field really good,” Mountjoy said. “I know they have the (Jordan) Olinger kid that is very athletic and can really play. From seeing who they’ve played and who they’ve beaten, you can tell they’re a very good team.”

Hazard didn’t have any trouble winning the 14th Region All ‘A’ Classic, cruising to four wins while outscoring its opponents 36-0.

“Anything can happen in one game,” Mountjoy said. “We are at home and that’s a plus for us. You know we’re not having to make the two-plus hour trip over there, so that’s one thing we don’t have to worry about.

“I think if we come out and play to our abilities, we have a good chance, but if we play like we did against Corbin and South Laurel the past two weeks then we’re in for a long night.”

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