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April 25, 2014

Clean Sweep

Corbin wins third straight over district rival Cards

CORBIN — By Chris Parsons / Sports Editor

SOUTH LAUREL — The Corbin Redhounds are as hot as any team in the 13th Region.

If you need proof, look no further than the past nine games.

During that stretch the team has improved to 11-8 on the season behind a pair of four-game winning streaks, the latest of which was capped Thursday with a 3-1 win over rival South Laurel.

The win also completed a three-game sweep of the Cardinals and put Rob Ledington’s team in control of its own destiny when it comes to the 50th District’s top seed.

South Laurel took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth inning after Braden Miller reached base and eventually came in to score from third on an errant throw from the Corbin catcher to the pitcher.

Just when it looked like it was getting a little too late for the Redhounds, Taylor Combs tied things up with a solo home run in the top of the sixth inning.

Neither team could get anything going in the seventh inning, forcing extra innings.

Corbin was able to plate a pair of runs in the extra frame when Taylor Combs singled and scored on a passed ball, and his twin brother, Austin Combs scored on an RBI single off the bat of Nick Vorbeck, pushing the Redhounds’ lead to 3-1.

In the end, the game was a matter of which team came through with timely hitting when it was needed.

Ledington said he was pleased with his team’s effort and gave credit where he thought it was due to both teams involved.

“South Laurel is a great ball club and for us to sweep them in a three-game series is tremendous for our kids,” Ledington said. “I can’t say enough for them. I can’t say enough for our coaches, for our middle school coaches and for our whole program.

“Really, we did what we’ve been doing all season,” he added. “We played good defense and hit the baseball well when it mattered.”

South Laurel head coach Wynn Harris admitted it had been a rough week for his squad, which since dropping a 3-1 decision to North Laurel last Friday, have now lost four in a row for the first time since April of 2011.

“It comes down to execution,” Harris said. “Bunts back to the pitcher, missed signs, runners at second and you don’t get them to third.

“That’s the game of baseball,” he added. “Trey (Martin) pitched a heck of a game, but you make one mistake and this is what happens. You look at the three games against this team where we gave up six runs in three games and I’ll usually takes those odds, but our offense is stagnant.”

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