LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. —
With a pair of easy wins over Oneida Baptist on Monday, the Lady Cardinals have won six straight games for the second time this season. South Laurel needed just three innings in the first game for a 15-0 win. The second game of the doubleheader lasted five innings before the Lady Cardinals posted an 18-2 victory.
Hagan Burns was the winning pitcher in both games for the Lady Cardinals. Burns pitched the first two innings against Oneida Baptist and did not allow a hit. Burns struck out four batters in two innings.
Destiney Salva pitched the last inning and also held the Lady Mountaineers hitless with a pair of strikeouts.
Nell Murray and Brittany Vandeventer led South Laurel at the plate with a pair of hits each. Vandeventer stroked a double, scored twice and drove in a pair of runs. Salva and Clarke Wyatt also drove in a pair of runs.
The Lady Cardinals opened fast in the first game with nine runs. After a scoreless second inning, they put the game away with six runs in the third.
South Laurel got off to a slower start in the second game with a single run in the first inning. They would score five runs each in the second and third innings. A four-run fourth inning gave the Lady Cardinals a 15-0 lead, but Oneida Baptist stayed alive with a pair of runs. South Laurel ended the game with a three-run fifth inning.
Burns pitched the first two innings with five strikeouts. She would be relieved by Salva and Clarke Wyatt. Salva allowed a hit and no runs in her inning of work.
Burns had a big game at the plate with three hits, including a double high off the fence. Burns, Salva, and Madison Gaines each had a pair of RBI. Gaines and Vandeventer each had triple for South Laurel. Faith Feltner stroked a double.
The Lady Cardinals are off until Thursday when they play at North Laurel at 6 p.m.