By Chris Parsons
CLAY COUNTY —
The North Laurel Jaguars jumped upon their lead horse and rode him to victory Thursday in the form of a 12-3 win over Clay County.
North Laurel’s Marcus Carson showed why he’s a University of Kentucky signee with a 4-for-4 effort at the plate, including two home runs, a triple, a double and an intentional walk.
If that wasn’t enough, Carson came on in relief and pitched the final two innings to shut down Clay County.
After the win, North Laurel coach Darren McWhorter talked about Carson’s effort.
“He was a beast tonight, but he’s capable of having these kinds of nights,” McWhorter said. “Our whole team played well tonight and Logan Mallory did a good job for us on the mound.”
The Jaguars took an early 4-0 lead with a run in the first inning and three more in the second. Clay County battled back to make it 4-3 with a three-run third inning.
McWhorter’s squad added three runs in the fourth and fifth innings, and two more in the fifth to push the lead to 12-3.
The Tigers were silent over the course of the final five innings to seal the win.