By Les Dixon
SOUTH LAUREL — The South Laurel Lady Cardinals ended the game against Whitley County the way they began — hitting home runs.
Amber Hyde’s three-run shot in the first inning gave her a team a 3-0 edge while Megan Smith’s two-run blast in the bottom of the sixth inning, sealed the deal for the Lady Cardinals, as South Laurel cruised to an easy 11-1 win over the Lady Colonels.
“We hit the ball really well,” South Laurel coach James Burns said. “Hagan (Burns) pitched well, but we made too many errors.
“So far we’re playing pretty good,” he added. “I’m interested in seeing a close game and seeing how we react — Scott County will be a good test.”
The win improves South Laurel to 3-0 overall and 2-0 in 50th District play, as they have outscored their opponents this season, 44-1.
The Lady Cardinals pounded out 16 hits against Whitley County’s pitching and now has 46 hits during their first three games.
Hagan Burns picked up the win on the mound, striking out nine batters while allowing one hit and one unearned run.
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Colonels pick up first district win of season
The Whitley County Colonels picked up their first district win of the season with a 9-2 victory over the visiting Williamsburg Yellow Jackets on Monday.
North Laurel senior Austin Thompson clubbed a home run while driving in two runs during a 2-for-4 effort to lead his Jaguars to their fourth straight win on Monday, defeating McCreary Central, 12-0.
Corbin rolls past B'ville
Chris Hart’s Corbin Lady Redhounds didn’t waste any time taking control of their game against Barbourville.
After posting a 1-1 mark during their stay in Richmond Friday, Kyle Mink’s North Laurel Jaguars recovered Saturday by knocking off New York’s Dunkirk High School in six innings, 11-1.
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The Corbin Redhounds had a tall order in front of them Saturday, playing host to two of the 12th Region’s top teams at House Field.
Lady Cardinals improve to 13th Region-best, 19-2
The South Laurel Lady Cardinals improved to a 13th Region-best 19-2 on the season after upending both Dunkirk, N.Y., 10-0 and Rockcastle County, 5-2.
Coming in to the 2014 Lady Redhound Softball Classic Corbin head coach Chris Hart said just like he’s said all season, he wanted his team to continue to improve each time it stepped on the field.
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