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May 5, 2014

Tri-County Prep Baseball-Softball Wrap-up

CORBIN — By Les Dixon / Staff Writer

Baseball

Corbin 8, Clay County 2

The Corbin Redhounds notched their 10th win during their past 12 games by defeating Clay County in Manchester Saturday, 8-2.

The Redhounds improved to 13-9 overall, and 10-3 against 13th Region foes by taking control of the game with four runs in the third inning while adding three more in the sixth inning.

Rob Ledington’s squad pounded out 13 hits in the six-run victory, as Taylor Combs led the way with a 3-for-4 effort at the plate while scoring twice and driving in a run. Teammate Nick Vorbeck had a impressive game, knocking out two home runs while going 2-for-5 with a team-best five RBI. He also scored twice in the win. Austin Combs and Corey Ledington each collected two hits and two runs scored while Austin O’Neill had two hits and one RBI.

Ledington picked up the win on the mound, allowing only five hits and one earned run in five innings while striking out three batters.

Corbin begins a five-game home stand today with a 50th District battle scheduled against Whitley County before Middlesboro, McCreary Central, Danville and Lawrence County pay a visit.

South Laurel takes two from Williamsburg

Wynn Harris’ South Laurel Cardinals ran their win streak to four games after sweeping a doubleheader from 50th District foe Williamsburg Saturday, 10-0 in six innings and 16-0 in five innings, respectively.

South Laurel (18-6) will now be back in action Monday on the road against Knox Central while Williamsburg (3-16) begins a three-game home stand today with Middlesboro paying a visit.

Middlesboro 6, Knox Central 2

Knox Central (12-11) saw its three-game win streak come to an end Saturday after dropping a 6-2 decision to 13th Region foe Middlesboro. The Panthers beat the Yellow Jackets just a week ago, 5-0, but couldn’t get the bats going on the road.

Brandon Hillard’s squad will be back in action today at home against South Laurel.

Scott County 6, North Laurel 2

The Jaguars’ four-game win streak came to an end Saturday with a 6-2 loss to 11th Region foe Scott County. The Jaguars are now 8-2 during their last 10 games and will be back at home Tuesday against Pulaski County.

Pineville 14, Lynn Camp 8

Marc Estep’s Wildcats dropped their third game in a row, and are now 8-14 on the season after losing to 51st District rival Pineville. Lynn Camp will try to get back to its winning ways today at home against Model.

Softball

South Laurel goes 1-2 in Lexington

James Burns’ South Laurel Lady Cardinals are now 24-5 on the season after going 1-2 in Lexington Saturday. The Lady Cardinals started the day off with a 3-1 loss to Taylor County before rebounding to pick up a 12-6 victory over Grant County.

South Laurel ended the day with a 7-4 loss to Lafayette.

Against Taylor County, the Lady Cardinals were limited to four hits with Hagan Burns leading the way with two hits and an RBI while Brittany Vandeventer and Leslie Dixon each collected a hit.

The Lady Cardinals connected with 11 hits against Grant County, as Clarke Wyatt hit her first career home run while Hagan Burns also hit a homer and finished the game with three RBI. Vandeventer had two hits and two RBI while eighth–graders Makenzie Powenski and Dixon each went 2-for-3. Haley Shelby had two hits while Wyatt also picked up the win on the mound.

Lafayette jumped on Burns’ squad 7-1 before seeing the Lady Cardinals score three runs in the sixth inning.  South Laurel had eight hits, but six errors in the loss.

Madyson Morris led the way with a 3-for-4 effort while Vandeventer, Dixon, Burns, Powenski and Nell Murray each had a hit.

South will be back in action at home today against Pulaski County.

North Laurel 10, Knox Central 0

After falling to Middlesboro on Friday, the Lady Jaguars improved to 16-10 on the season after upending Knox Central (6-20) at home Saturday, 10-0.  North Laurel will be back in action today at home against Rockcastle County.

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