IRVINE -- South Laurel's hope of winning a season-best third game in a row was quickly put to rest as Estill County jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the second inning and never looked back during its 11-1 victory on Friday.
The Lady Cardinals (5-7) entered the game red-hot, outscoring their opponents 17-0 during the past two games, while not allowing a run in more than 14 innings.
South Laurel turned out to be its own worst enemy against the Lady Engineers. Carly Mink's squad finished with only three hits while committing four errors.
After recording consecutive shutouts, pitcher Karly Gray allowed five earned runs and 12 hits while striking out three batters on Friday.
Estill County held a 4-0 lead before South Laurel got in the scoreboard. The Lady Cardinals managed to push its lone run of the game across home plate during the fourth inning to cut their deficit to 4-2 before seeing the Lady Engineers respond with seven unanswered runs.
Sophomore Chloe Taylor continues her hot hitting at the plate by going 2-for-2 while Kenzie Jervis went 1-for-2.