By John Stepp For The Times Tribune
The Corbin Redhounds have had one of the best defensive teams in the 13th Region so far this season. Their Achilles' Heel has come at the plate, where the Redhounds have only scored more than three runs in one game this year.
The same was true for Corbin on Wednesday, when they took on the Hazard Bulldogs. Hazard took the game 3-1, as the Redhounds collected just three hits in the game.
"We are still having a difficult time scoring runs. We simply are not getting some timely hits," said Corbin coach Rob Ledington. "We are continuing to leave runners in scoring position. However, I am seeing some adjustments at the plate and hopefully we will start getting a few breaks, which will lead to some runs."
The game was a duel from the mound, as Corbin got another strong performance from senior Taylor Combs. Combs pitched a complete game, scattering five hits and allowing just one earned run. Hazard's Kameron Conley picked up the win, going the distance for the Bulldogs. Conley allowed just three hits, one earned run, and struck out 10 Corbin batters.
"Baseball is a lot like life. Somtimes you do everything correctly and you get poor results. Sometimes you have bad days," said Ledington. "But you can't quit, you have to keep going with the hope that someday, the sun will shine again."
Corbin was the first to get on the board. Leadoff hitter Andrew Jones reached base on a single and was able to come home from a groundball by Nick Vorbeck, giving the Redhounds a 1-0 lead after the first inning.
The Bulldogs tied the game at 1-1 in the top of the fifth inning and went on to score two more runs in the top of the seventh. Kevin Goins was able to reach base in the bottom of the seventh, putting the tying run at the plate, but consecutive strikeouts ended the game.
With the loss, Corbin's record drops to 3-4 on the season. The Redhounds will head to South Carolina next week, in what Ledington hopes sees his team turn things around on offense.
"Anyone who has ever played baseball or golf knows how difficult it is to get out of slumps," said Ledington. "I know one thing about this bunch of guys, they will stay the course until it turns around."
By John Stepp For The Times Tribune
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