LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. —
BARBOURVILLE — North Laurel’s Weston Griebel and Knox Central’s Drew Mills hooked up in an old-fashioned pitcher’s duel with Griebel doing just enough to help lead his team to a 2-0 win over the Panthers.
The hard throwing freshman tossed a complete game shut out allowing the Jaguars to improve to 9-5 on the season while Knox Central fell to 6-7 after dropping its sixth games in eight tries.
“Weston came out and did what we needed him to do tonight,” North Laurel coach Darren McWhorter said. “He came in and gave us a good outing and that’s what we needed him to do.”
Griebel finished the game with five strikeouts while scattering only three hits.
“I thought Weston did a great job,” McWhorter said. “Knox Central is a very good team, and he did a good job from keeping them off the bases tonight. Getting a win over a team like them is big for us.”
The Jaguars did their damage in the third quarter as Jake McWhorter connected with a single and later scored on an error when Ethan Maxey put the ball in play, and Knox Central committed an error.
Griebel helped his own cause one at-bat later, connecting with a run-scoring single to give his team a 2-0 advantage.
He shut down the Panthers’ bats the remainder of the game, as North Laurel managed to hold on and win by two runs.