LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. —
MANCHESTER—Three local team were still alive in the Area 2 9-10 boys tournament at Clay County after Monday night’s games.
North Laurel Green has won two games by a combined score of 36-3 and awaits Corbin White in the finals of the winner’s bracket at 7 p.m. Thursday.
South London Red and South London White were scheduled to play games Tuesday in the loser’s bracket, against Clay County and Corbin Red.
Here are the results of the tournament so far:
Clay County 15, North Laurel Blue 1
The Clay County bats were too much as the North Blue team was knocked out of the tournament with a 15-1 loss.
Clay County scored every inning, starting with a three-run first. The only Clay County hit in the inning was a lead off single by Justin Begley. Begley ended the night 4-for-4 with a hit on the first pitch he saw each at bat.
Most of the damage in the first inning was done by three walks, a hit batter, and an error.
Clay County began to pull away with seven runs in the second inning. There were a pair of errors and a walk in the inning, but Clay County also began to drive the ball.
Begley led off the inning with a double and Jacob Hall just missed a home run. Hall’s drive hit midway up the centerfield fence. Clay County’s six hits in the inning also included a triple by Hunter Henson.
Clay County made it 14-0 in the third inning. Tyler Preston drove in two runs with a double and Begley followed with a two-run single.
Henson’s RBI single in the fourth inning closed out the scoring for Clay County.
North Blue’s first base runner came in the third inning when Jon McCowan was hit by a pitch. Their only other runner came on a fourth inning walk, which did lead to their only run.
Corbin White 11, South White 0
Corbin scored nine runs with two outs in the third inning to hand South White its first tournament loss.
It looked like a close game early with South White’s Chance Wyatt matching Corbin White’s Cade Cooney almost pitch for pitch.
Corbin White did scratch out a run in the first inning behind a lead off walk to Garner Chandler. Chandler stole second and then went to third on an error. That allowed Steven Manon to drive in the run with a fielder’s choice.
South White would be hitless until a bunt single by Micah Anders in the third inning. By the time they got another hit it would be too late.
Cooney walked to lead off the second inning for Corbin White. He stole second and scored on an error. Corbin White got singles from Manon and Ben Phillips. A walk to Cody Cox loaded the bases. It looked like Wyatt might escape when he fanned the next two batters. Instead an error that could have ended the inning allowed two runs to score. Hostettler took over on the mound and walked Brody Skinner to reload the bases. Chandler singled to drive in two more runs. Cooney walked, which led to another pitching change.
Things didn’t go much better for Cameron Allen. Two more walks were followed by an RBI single for Cody Cox. Two runs would score on an error and a walk as Corbin White sent 16 batter to the plate in the third inning.
North Laurel Green 24, South London Red 1
Rain stopped the game Sunday night, but could not slow North Green when the game resumed Monday.
South Red struck first when Kenneth Robinson singled and scored in the first inning. South Red also got a single from Clayton Stacy in the first inning, but would got hitless from there.
North Green started rolling with a nine-run second inning. Cameron Cotton’s double was the only extra-base hit in the inning. Seth McClure and Colby Howard each singled in the second inning as both went 3-for-4 on the night. Brady Gilmore and Blake Vanhook also singled in the second inning.
An eight run third inning was highlighted by Ty Baker’s inside-the-park home run. Howard and Tanner Bowling each had doubles in the third inning, along with a triple for Vanhook.
A seven-run fourth inning would include hits from McClure, Howard, and Bowling.
South London White 21, North Laurel Blue 0
South White put the game away early with an 11-run first inning that included six walks and two North Blue errors. Eli Sizemore and Harrison Byrd each had hits in the first inning with Conner McKeehan blasting a double.
South White struck for six more runs in the second inning with Cameron Allen’s double the only extra-base hit. Conner McKeehan and Chance Wyatt singled in the second inning. Alex Hostettler also singled to cap off 2-for-2 day that included a triple and three walks.
The big shot in a four-run seventh inning would be an Eli Sizemore double.
North Laurel Green 12, Corbin Red 2
North Laurel Green opened the tournament with an impressive win over Corbin Red. North Green came out hitting and never looked back after a four-run first inning. North Green got a first inning triple from Seth McClure and doubles from Colby Howard and Tanner Bowling. Noah Rogers also stroked a single in North Green’s quick start.
North Green would put the game away early with six runs in the fourth inning. Again North Green showed the ability to swing for extra bases. Blaine Miller and Colby Howard each had doubles in the fourth inning and Blake Van hook a triple.
Cameron Cotton was the winning pitcher for North Green.