By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer
LYNN CAMP — The Corbin Lady Redhounds cranked out 25 hits Friday as they cruised to a 36-0 win over Lynn Camp.
As if that wasn’t enough, Lady Redhounds’ starter Hannah Hart pitched a three-inning no-hitter to help lead her team to the win.
All but two of Corbin’s players recorded at least one hit and one RBI in the win.
The game was a welcome sight for Corbin, giving coach Chris Hart a chance to play some of his younger players in a varsity situation, while his team tries to get back on track following a recent four-game skid with its second straight win.
“We got to play a lot of kids once we started subbing down the bench,” hart said. “This gave us a chance to get some of the kids that don’t normally see varsity action in the game and let them get comfortable as well.
“Our kids hit the ball well and did the things we asked them to do,” he added. “Hannah pitched well for us and with a no-hitter going, I won’t pull any pitcher out of the game, so I felt like I had to leave her in there.”
Corbin jumped ahead early, scoring 16 runs in the first inning after sending 19 batters to the plate.
A six-run second inning increased the gap to 22-0 after the second inning and Hart’s squad added 14 in the third to make the lead 36-0.
Hart set the Lady Wildcats down in order to close out the third inning and the game for the win.
Corbin will be back in action Monday as they travel to Rockcastle County for a 5:30 p.m. start before heading to South Laurel for a 50th District showdown on Tuesday.
By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer
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The Williamsburg Yellow Jackets are partying like it's 1987! That was the last time the Jackets won a game in the 13th Region Tournament, and they ended the 27-year drought with a 47-44 win over the heavily-favored Knox Central Panthers on Thursday night.
Les Dixon's Daily Region Pick'Em
When it comes to picking region tournament games, it’s not an easy task to say the least. This is the most parity that I’ve ever seen in the 13th Region Boys and Girls Tournaments.
If Clay County’s play during the first game of the 13th Region Tournament is any indication of things to come, Robert Marcum’s squad could be well on its way of capturing their second straight 13th Region championship.
The Way it is
Since I’m picking Corbin to pull off the upset against Jackson County today, I figured I’d give my top five upsets dating back to 2005-06 when the 13th realigned and welcomed both North and South Laurel high schools to the mix.
Tony Pietrowski’s Corbin Redhounds have been favored during the past two first round 13th Region match-ups, and have been upset both times. Corbin is hoping things might change a bit this time around.
Barbourville will have hands full against Bell County today
Dinky Phipps’ Barbourville Tigers are looking for their first 13th Region Tournament win dating back to 2006’s tournament when they defeated Clay County in the regional semifinals.
Like It or Not
There’s an elephant in the room at this year’s 13th Region Tournament, and really in basketball in general, and I guess I’ll be the first one to point it out (publicly with my name attached to it).
Chris' Daily Region Pick'Em
With the first three days of opening round games in the books, I can honestly say I'm not surprised that I'm 4-2 overall when it comes to my pick'ems record.
You can never count out the Clay County Lady Tigers when it comes to the 13th Region Tournament.
Les Dixon's Daily Region Pick'em
After going just .500 during the girls games, things are going to get even tougher when it comes to picking the 13th Region Boys Tournament games.
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