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April 5, 2013

Errors plague South Laurel in first two games in S.C.

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — So far it’s not been a great spring break for the South Laurel Lady Cardinals.

South Laurel lost its first game at the Ripken Experience, falling 13-2 to Carolina Forest (S.C.) High School, a game that saw the Lady Cards commit six errors.

Then on Tuesday, the errors continued as South committed 10 in an 8-0 loss to Horseheads, N.Y.

“We didn’t play well at all,” Burns said of his team’s opening loss to Carolina Forest. “It seems like every year we come down here, we’re worrying about everything else instead of playing. For some reason it’s been hard for us to focus.”

Megan Smith took the loss on the mound for South Laurel, while Destiney Salva came in to relieve her. Burns was pleased with Salva’s performance.

“She was a bright spot for us,” Burns said. “She pitched the last three innings and pitched really well. But we just didn’t get off the bus, and they took advantage of our mistakes.”

It didn’t get much better on Tuesday in the 8-0 loss to Horseheads, a game that saw South commit 10 errors.

“We’re just not playing well,” Burns said. “I knew coming down here we were going to play top teams and they were very good, but we’re just not competing right now.”

Horseheads had only six hits off pitcher Hagan Burns, but her defense didn’t help her any with 10 errors.

“Hagan pitched well,” Burns said. “She didn’t give up an earned run. We’ve got to be able to hit the ball better though. We only had one hit.”

The Lady Cards picked up their first win on Wednesday, beating Bellbrook 9-0. They faced Liverpool Thursday before returning home. South Laurel will host Williamsburg on Tuesday.

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