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April 23, 2014

Fast start, fast game for Jaguars

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — North Laurel picked up a fourth straight win with a 12-0 win over McCreary Central on Monday. The Jaguars needed to bat in just four innings to score a dozen runs in the five inning game.

“You’ve got to have a few of these throughout the year. You can’t be too up and happy about it. Especially coming off playing South Friday and this being our next game,” North Laurel coach Darren McWhorter said.

In the last four games, North Laurel has outscored its opponents 45-4. Those four games include two easy wins over McCreary Central and an easier win over Jackson County. Thrown in the middle was a 3-1 thriller with South Laurel.

Ray Hayes pitched a complete game four-hitter and gave the Jaguars pitching staff a little rest. Dylan Messer usually relieves Hayes, but will be called on to start later in the week.

“We were supposed to have, weather pending, six games this week.  (Hays) going a complete game really helps for later in the week,” McWhorter said.

McCreary Central was able to get runners to third base on two occasions. Both times Hayes ended the threat with a strikeout.

North Laurel also started hot at the plate with three runs in the first inning.

“We hit the ball well. (Ethan) Maxey came out and started the game off with a gapper. Cole Lewis hit another one right behind him to score Maxey. We just started off playing well. Defensively we played well and we took some good at bats,” McWhorter said.

Maxey’s double and Lewis’s triple in the first inning were followed by an RBI single for Austin Thompson. Thompson later scored on an error for a 3-0 lead.

North Laurel went quietly in the second inning, but struck for four more runs in the third. The Jaguars opened the inning with four straight hits, beginning with a home run for Thompson. Logan Mallory and Jack Capobianco singled to sandwich a double by Jake McWhorter. McCreary Central also booted three balls in the inning as the lead grew to 7-0.

The five-run fourth inning included doubles by Tanner Sasser, Ryan Abner, and Dylan Messer.

“We started subbing in and those guys were hitting it hard. That’s good,” McWhorter said.

The Jaguars were scheduled to host a loaded Madison Central team on Tuesday before hitting the road. North Laurel plays at Bell County Thursday, Bryan Station on Friday, and Lincoln County Saturday.

mhoward@sentinel-echo.com

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