By Chris Parsons
TheTimesTribune.com, Corbin, KY
PULASKI COUNTY —
The South Laurel Cardinals were going for a baker’s dozen Monday as they tried to extend a 12-game win streak against Pulaski County on the road.
Instead, Wynn Harris’ squad fell 9-2 in a game that was originally scheduled to be played at South Laurel, but was moved due to poor field conditions caused by the past weekend’s rain.
Despite the loss to what he called a quality team, Harris was quick to point out what he felt like was important coming out of Monday’s contest.
“This was a pretty good team and they threw a pretty good pitcher at us tonight,” Harris said. “We tell our guys not to worry too much about the last at bat, instead focus on the next one and that’s what we’ll try to do tomorrow.”
South Laurel fell behind early after the Maroons scored five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to take a 5-0 lead.
The Cardinals answered in the top of the third with a run of their own, but Pulaski County added a pair to push the lead to 7-1. Two more runs in the fifth inning extended the deficit to 9-1.
South Laurel scored a run in the top of the seventh, but couldn’t get any closer than seven runs as they lost for just the fourth time this season.