The North Laurel Jaguars have been impressive during their time in Myrtle Beach, SC, picking up three-straight wins to start their week.
The Jaguars defeated Archbishop (Carroll, PA) 10-5 on Sunday, April 3, rolled past Marshall County 6-0 on Monday, and defeated Rowan County 5-3 on Tuesday.
North Laurel 10, Archbishop 5
Corey Broughton picked up the win against Archbishop while giving up one run on one hit during three innings on the mound for the Jaguars. He also recorded two strikeouts. Ashton Clemons and Andrew Cupp closed out the game for North Laurel.
The Jaguars came out swinging and knocked in five runs during the first inning to take a 5-1 lead. They added a run in the second inning and pushed across three more runs in the third inning to take a 9-1 advantage. They capped off their scoring with a run in the fifth inning. They outhit their opponents 10-3 on the night. Gavin Hurst led the Jaguars with three hits on four trips to the plate.
North Laurel 6, Marshall County 0
Austin Smith led the Jaguars past Marshall County. The senior only allowed four hits while striking out three batters and didn't allow a hit for the game.
Smith went 3 of 4 from the plate, including an RBI double in the first inning. North Laurel held a 2-0 lead at the end of the first inning. Caden Harris hit a two-run double in the third inning as North Laurel managed to push across three more runs to take a 6-0 lead.
North Laurel 5, Rowan County 3
Eli Sizemore took the mound for North Laurel against Rowan County and managed to pick up the win. Sizemore allowed three runs on six hits in five innings of work. He also struck out four batters.
Once again, it was Harris getting the Jaguars on the board early as he drilled a two-run double in the first inning. As a result, North Laurel held a 3-0 lead at the end of the first inning.
Rowan County fought back with two runs in the second inning to tighten the score at 3-2, but North Laurel scored two runs in the fifth inning to take a 5-2 cushion. The Jaguars outhit Rowan County 11-7 for the game. Chase Keen, Austin Smith, Kyler Elza, and Noah Rush all went 2 for 3 from the plate for North Laurel.
Tim Branstetter, Sports Writer for The Kentucky Daily