LONDON — With South Laurel Senior League All-Star Harrison Byrd on the mound, the South Laurel Senior League All-Stars shut out the Ashland Senior League All-Stars on Friday night, 10-0, in semifinal round of the State Senior League Tournament.
“We just played a complete game,” said South Laurel Senior League Coach Steve Byrd. “It was probably the best game we’ve played. We had no errors in the field, we had really good, quality at bats, Harrison (Byrd) did a great job of getting ahead in the counts early, throwing strikes — all the things you need to win.”
Steve Byrd’s South Laurel Senior League All-Stars took an early 6-0 lead after adding two runs in the first inning and four in the second inning.
South Laurel put up one run in the fourth inning and added two more runs in the fifth inning, including a one-run home run by Harrison.
The South Laurel Senior League All-Stars added one final run in the seventh inning to finish the game, 10-0.
Harrison pitched all seven innings for the South Laurel Senior League All-Stars where he only allowed the Ashland Senior League All-Stars three hits and no runs.
With the win, the South Laurel Senior League All-Stars will be moving on to the championship game of the state tournament.
“I’m confident,” Byrd said. “If we play up to the potential we have, we’ll be OK. I’m excited — we got to the finals last year and fell just a little short and now we’re back in the finals again in a situation where we feel like we’ve got everything where we would want it to be.”
South Laurel will face the winner of today’s semifinal loser’s bracket game between Ashland and Richmond set for 1 p.m.
The championship game is slated for today at 7 p.m. at South Laurel High School.