April 23, 2014

Lady Cards’ win streak grows to 8

By Denis House
Sports Editor

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — WILLIAMSBURG—The South Laurel Lady Cardinals improved to 20-2 with a 14-2 win over Williamsburg Monday night. It was the eighth win in a row for Coach James Burns’ squad.

After a scoreless first inning, the Lady Cards struck for four in the second, two in the third an three in the fourth to build a 9-0 lead. Williamsburg scored its two runs in the bottom of the fourth before South answered with two in the sixth and three in the seventh to complete the 14-2 win.

Hagan Burns picked up the win, striking out 11 Lady Yellow Jackets while allowing just one hit.

Brittany Vandeventer, Burns and Destiney Salva all drove in three runs a piece to lead the way. Vandeventer had a triple and run scored. Makenzie Powenski doubled twice while Burns and Salva also doubled. In all nine Lady Cardinals got at least one hit.

Last Friday the Lady Cards traveled to Rockcastle County to face the Lady Rockets and Dunkirk, NY, in a doubleheader, winning both games.

South opened with a 10-0 win over Dunkirk as Salva picked up the win allowing only three hits while striking out five. Vandeventer had another big game at the plate with a triple, home run and two RBI. Powenski also had a triple while Kaylyn Perkins drove in four.

The game was scoreless until the top of the third when South struck for three. The Lady Cards added three more in the fourth, two in the fifth and two in the sixth for the 10-0 win.

South got a tougher contest with Rockcastle County, winning by the score of 5-2.

The game was tied 1-1 after one before South scored four in the third to take a 5-1 lead. It stayed that way until the bottom of the sixth when Rockcastle scored its other run.

Burns was the winning pitcher allowing three hits while striking out five and walking one. She also had a double and drove in a run. Vandeventer, Madyson Morris, Powenski and Kaylee Norvell also drove in a run.

The Lady Cards were scheduled to host Southwestern Tuesday night and travel to Madison Central on Thursday.