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June 25, 2014

North rolls into winner’s bracket finals

All-Stars outscore opponents 33-0 in first two games

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — The 2014 Little League All-Star tournament at the South London Little League field started off in a big way Saturday, as the 9-10 year old North Laurel All-Star team scored a 23-0 victory over the Tri-City All-stars.  The North All-Stars were led by pitcher Madison Parman, who had “superb pitching” according to Coach Wes Griebel.

“She’s worked hard all winter, “said Griebel on Parman’s pitching performance.  “Her hard work has really paid off.”

Parman pitched a no hitter, and notched nine strikeouts under her belt en route to the win.

“It’s unusual for anyone to get a no hitter, said Griebel.  “It’s an asset to her hard work.”

The North All-Stars jumped ahead early in the first inning, running the score up to 10-0 in just a few attempts at bat before suffering three outs.

The Tri-City All-Stars were unable to get the same offensive momentum as North, and three quick outs sent Tri-City back onto the field.

A double from Smith got things going for North early in the second, and a single from Tyree on the next bat allowed Smith to score to make things 11-0.  Tyree would later steal home, and Parman would later do the same before North suffered its third out.

Stellar pitching from Parman would continue to prevent offensive production for Tri-City, as three quick outs including two strikeouts from Parman quickly ended the bottom of the second with North ahead 13-0.

North continued to put runs on the board in the third, as a double from Kinsley Blair would allow Hailee Root to run in, and Blair would later score off a hit from Tia Gambrel.

A single from Sizemore would run in Hallie Proffitt and Parman, and Sizemore would later steal home while Collett walked to first.  Philpot would nail a triple allowing Collett to score, and would steal home shortly after a botched connection from the Tri-City defense before North suffered its third out with its  lead standing at 20-0.

Two straight Tri-City outs, including another strikeout from North’s Parman, put Tri-City in trouble early before a weather delay postponed the game for two hours.

Upon returning, North would finish up its shutout of Tri-City’s offense and take back the bat.  Blair and Smith both managed to steal home while Proffitt was at bat, and later on a double from Collett would allow Parman to score North’s final run of the game to make the score 23-0 by the end of the fourth inning.

Griebel was praiseful toward his team, who turned in an offensive routing of Tri-City. 

“They executed what they’ve practiced,” said Coach Griebel.  “We hit the ball really well as a team.

North Laurel 10, Corbin 0

On Sunday North downed Corbin, 10-0, to advance to Tuesday night’s winner’s bracket finals against Pulaski County.

Madison Parman struck out the first 11 batters she faced, and finished the game with 15 strikeouts. She allowed only one hit in picking up the win.

Emily Sizemore led North with two hits and she scored three runs. Kaliegh Collett, Maylee Philpot, Alyssa Smith, Ashtyn Tyree, Brooke Davis, Hallie Proffitt and Parman all scored a run in the win.

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