LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. —
After an emotional loss to rival North Laurel Thursday night, the South Laurel Lady Cardinals played host to Jackson County Friday, coming away with a 10-0 win.
“We didn’t play very well tonight,” South Laurel coach James Burns said. “We played all right but we were just not in the game. Last night took a lot out of us.”
Still, the Lady Cardinals had no trouble in disposing of the Lady Generals, scoring in four of the five innings played.
South Laurel put four runs on the board in the bottom of the first for the early lead. Brittany Vandeventer led off by beating out a bunt single, stole second, then scored on an error. Madyson Morris followed with a single and came home when Hagan Burns smacked a two-run homer over the centerfield fence to make it 3-0. Makenzie Powenski followed with a double and later scored to up the lead to 4-0.
“Hagan hit that one a ton,” Burns said.
The Lady Cards tacked two more runs on in the second to up their lead to 6-0.
Vandeventer led off with a double to left and scored on a double by Burns. A single off the bat of Powenski brought Burns home as the lead grew to 6-0.
While South was scoring runs, Destiney Salva was keeping Jackson County off the scoreboard, throwing a one-hitter through three innings. The Lady Generals would end up with three hits on the night.
“Destiney pitched a good game,” Burns said.
Three more South Laurel runs were scored in the third inning as the lead grew to 9-0.
Leslie Dixon led the inning off with an infield single, stole second, then scored when Vandeventer reached on an error. A triple by Morris plated Vandeventer, then Morris came home on a groundout by Burns.
South ended the game in the fifth when Haley Shelby walked and scored on a fielder’s choice to make the final 10-0.
“Haley made a couple of great catches in centerfield,” Burns said. “It’s hard to get back on track after an emotional game, but we did enough tonight to get the win.”
The Lady Cards are scheduled to host Whitley County tonight and Madison Southern Tuesday.