By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer
SOUTH LAUREL — The South Laurel Cardinals stayed perfect on the season Friday, knocking off crosstown rival North Laurel at home, 8-5.
The loss was the third of the season for the Jaguars, who came into the game having won two straight over Middlesboro and Bryan Station.
The Jaguars took a 2-0 lead early on a two-run home run off the bat of Austin Thompson, but that wasn’t enough.
South Laurel tied the game in the bottom of the fourth inning with a pair of runs, only to have the Jaguars answer in the top of the sixth.
The Jaguars went ahead 5-2 on the heels of a three-run sixth inning, but the lead was short-lived as South Laurel came through with six runs of their in the bottom half of the sixth to make the score 8-5.
North Laurel came up short in the seventh inning thanks to Cardinals’ reliever Austin Vigeant, who held the Jaguars scoreless in the seventh inning.
After the win, North Laurel head coach Darren McWhorter said he was pleased with the way his team played, but said the Jaguars shot themselves in the foot on the offensive side of things.
“We played well, but we were doomed by the number of guys we left on base in this one,” McWhorter said. “Zach Hurley pitched a good game for us and he kept his pitch count low for a while, but we had to pull him once he reached his limit.
“We gave up a few runs after the pitching change and in the end, we just couldn’t get any more runs across,” he added. “We played well, but when you play a team like South Laurel, you have to take advantage of every opportunity.”
South Laurel remains unbeaten with 8-5 win over Jaguars
By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer
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South Laurel entered Friday’s cross-town showdown with defending 13th Region champion and rival North Laurel as the hottest team in the region.
The Corbin Redhounds continue to improve every time they take the field and Friday was no different as they knocked off Jackson County, 9-1, for their fourth straight victory.
Lady Redhounds off the mark, fall 11-3
The Corbin Lady Redhounds lost for the second time in three games, falling to Oak Hills, Ohio 11-3 at home, but head coach Chris Hart didn’t seem too concerned afterward.
The South Laurel Lady Cardinals escaped with a 4-3 victory over the Corbin Lady Redhounds after an exciting play at the plate that secured them the win.
Jaguars split home contest with Middlesboro
The North Laurel boys and girls tennis teams had mixed results when Middlesboro paid a visit.
For the third time in a row the Corbin Redhounds were winners on Thursday night, this time defeating the Barbourville Tigers 8-0 in 13th Region basbeball action.
South Laurel picks up 9-4 win over Panthers
South Laurel’s Braden Miller came through in a big way during the Cardinals’ 9-4 win over Knox Central Thursday.
Season taking shape
After seeing some impressive baseball, and softball games this past week, this I know — they’re only a handful of teams that will make a run for both the 13th Region baseball and softball titles.
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