By Chris Parsons/Staff Writer
CORBIN — Corbin coach Rob Ledington has preached all season about his team coming up with timely hits.
The Redhounds did just that Tuesday when Corey Ledington singled in the game-winning run, his second RBI of the game, scoring Kevin Goins from second on a bang-bang play at the plate to give his team the 3-2, walk-off win.
The win is the third in four games for Corbin, who is starting to play the way coach Rob Ledington envisioned them playing all season.
“First of all, you’ve got to give credit to Knox Central because they competed their tails off,” he said. “From our perspective, we had zero strikeouts and that’s something we’ve been fighting all season.
“They’re buying in to the idea of making contact, putting the ball in play and making things happen,” he added. “Austin Combs gets a pinch-hit RBI to tie the game, Chad Brown comes in a very tight spot and gets out of it. This was a good team effort overall and a good win for us.”
All was quiet until the top of the fifth inning when the Panthers’ Jake Stewart singled to score Jake Nelson and Sawyer Mills to put Knox Central on top 2-0.
Corbin trimmed the deficit to 2-1 in the bottom of the fifth when Corey Ledington singled to centerfield, bringing Andrew Jones around to score.
The Redhounds tied things up at two apiece when Austin Combs connected for a two-out double, which brought Cody McHargue in to score.
The Panthers had a chance to grab the lead in the top of the sixth in a bases loaded situation and just one out in the inning.
Corbin’s Chad Brown forced Stewart to hit a grounder to third and the Redhounds’ Keaton Burton made a heads-up play to get the runner at home on a fielder’s choice. Brown struck out Seth Hill to end the threat and the inning, setting up the walk-off win.
Goins reached first and advanced to second on an error and Corey Ledington’s line drive to left on a 2-2 count gave the Redhounds the win.
On the losing side of things, Knox Central coach Brandon Hillard said the game was a tough loss for his team after a well-played game.
“This game was well-pitched by both starters,” Hillard said. “It’s a pros and cons thing for us though, in the fact we’re getting runners on, but we’re unable to get them in to score.
“You hate ending up on the losing side of these things,” he added. “If you’re on the winning side then it’s great. Then the game ends on a bang-bang play and that’s really deflating to anybody.”
Corey Ledington comes through with game-winning hit against Knox Central
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