Tuesday night coverage: Corbin baseball, Williamsburg softball teams fall in region play to North Laurel
As of Tuesday night, there are no more coverage area baseball or softball teams left standing in 2016 as both the Corbin Redhounds and the Williamsburg Lady Jackets fell to North Laurel in the semifinal round of this year’s 13th Region baseball and softball tournaments.
Corbin got into a hole early against the Jaguars, and by the fourth inning North had built up a commanding 10-0 lead. Things were looking bleak for the Hounds at this point, but they continued to fight, putting a couple of runs up on the board to prevent the shutout loss. It was too little, too late though, as the Jags would eventually go on to win by a final score of 12-2.
After the game, Head Coach Cody Philpot said, “I’m super-proud of the entire team. I knew the potential that we had all the way through, but 3-4 weeks ago we went through a tough spot. They could have put their heads down and given up, but they fought back and started playing really well. We got that first district championship in a long time, we played well yesterday, but today was just kind of one of those days.”
Philpot went on to say that we will greatly miss his four outgoing seniors – Peyton Buford, Michael May, John Gilbert and Connor Hicks – but he is also very excited about the young crop of Redhounds that are about to start making their way up through the ranks in the coming years.
Corbin ends their season with an overall record of 22-15, including a 50th District championship win.
While Corbin and North Laurel were finishing up at Lynn Camp High School, the Williamsburg and North Laurel softball teams were squaring off a few miles down the road at Knox Central High School.
The contest between the Lady Jackets and Lady Jags was close in the early stages, but North would eventually advance with a 7-1 victory, ending Williamsburg’s season with an overall record of 16-13.
For more from this year’s region tournaments, as well as other sports coverage, be sure to pick up the June 1 edition of the News Journal.