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April 10, 2014

Corbin falls; NL rolls

Lady Redhounds commit four errors during 4-1 Loss; Lady Jags beat both Clay and Jackson Counties

CORBIN — By Les Dixon / Staff Writer

FORT WALTON BEACH, FLA. — The Corbin Lady Redhounds dropped their second straight game in the Sunshine State and it’s been the same theme during most of their losses — too many errors.

Corbin (4-9) committed four errors against Marshall County, and now has 56 on the season, as Chris Hart’s squad dropped a 4-1 decision Wednesday.

“We are still struggling on the defensive end,” Hart said. “We’ve got to eliminate our errors and until we do that, we’re going to continue to struggle.

“I still think brighter days are ahead for this team,” he added. “The tough schedule we have played will make us better down the road.”

Marshall County took a 1-0 lead in the first inning before scoring three unearned earns in the bottom of the fourth. Corbin tried to rally in the top of the fifth inning by scoring a run, but Marshall County silenced the Lady Redhounds’ bats the final two innings to pick up the three-run win.

Freshman Meg Greene and Callie Schoolcraft each led the way with 2-for-3 efforts at the plate while Whitney Gatliff, Hannah Hart and Lindsey Barton each collected a hit in the loss.

Hart suffered the loss on the mound, surrendering seven hits, but no earned runs while finishing the game with three strikeouts (early), but then he had that one inning where he threw six pitches, and he settled down,” Harris added. “They’ve got a good ball club. That’s why they won the region last year. I really like Hurley. He’s a diamond. He's good, I'm really impressed with him.”

North Laurel pitcher Zach Hurley dominated the action early against South Laurel, but the Cardinal batters remained patient and worked the count until Hurley got tired, and then South Laurel's bats came alive.

The Cardinals built a 3-1 lead midway through the game, but the Jaguars managed to tie the game up at three apiece in the fifth inning before seeing the Cardinals wrap-up the win for good with a run in the bottom of the sixth inning.

“Our bats were better tonight,” Harris said. “One run won it tonight. I am really happy with the way we played. It was a true team effort.”

Despite the loss, McWhorter was pleased with his team's effort.

“No gripes from me,” he admitted. “We played well enough to win. I thought they made just enough plays to win. Bottom line, we had our chances to win, and didn’t.”

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