Commonwealth Journal

Local Sports

March 12, 2013

Warriors’ bats go cold in loss to South Laurel

Somerset — Less than 24 hours posting 18 runs in an 18-0 victory over Clinton County, Southwestern struggled to put runs across the plate in their match-up with South Laurel.

In a Saturday afternoon showdown against the Cardinals of South Laurel at Warrior Stadium, the Warriors managed to only put one run up on the scoreboard in a 4-1 loss.

Warrior skipper Alex Eaton told his squad that they would need to come out and play 100-percent against the Cardinals on Saturday, but they failed to do so.

“I told the guys after the game that the real test came today against South Laurel,” began the third-year Warrior coach. “We had juniors and seniors that showed up ten minutes late for batting practice, which shows no leadership. You could tell before the game that this was going to happen, because the guys showed no life during batting practice.”

Southwestern opened the season with a dominating win over Clinton County, but that didn’t carry over into Saturday’s match-up with the defending 13th Region champions. In fact, the Warriors managed to score a lone run and get three hits in the three-run loss to South Laurel.

“When you’re 16, 17, or 18 years old, you look at a scoreboard and you see that you beat someone 18-0 - that’s all you see,” Eaton explained. “They don’t understand how we scored those 18 runs. We didn’t come out hitting screamers to score 18 runs - that’s an impressive night if you do that. We didn’t do a whole lot to beat Clinton County.”

Wynn Harris’ Cardinals struck first in this one, as Alex Sears blasted a two-run home run over the left field fence in the top of the third inning. Sears’ homer put the Cardinals out front, 2-0.

South Laurel’s Trey Martin tallied their third run of the afternoon on a fielder’s choice from Trent Abner in the top of the fourth inning to extend their lead to 3-0.

For the third consecutive frame the Cardinals would tally a run, as Daniel Neal hit the team’s second home run of the night. Neal’s blast put the Cardinals ahead by four runs at 4-0 after 4 ½ innings in the books.

The Warriors would score their first and only run of the ballgame in the bottom half of the fifth inning, when Zack Profitt, who reached on a fielder’s choice, scored on an error to make the score, 4-1, in favor of the visiting Cardinals.

Southwestern, who finished with three hits in the game, was led by the performance of senior Logan Starnes, who had two hits in the loss. Freshman Trevor Howard also tallied a hit in the contest for the Warriors.

The Cardinals finished with five hits, led by a two-hit performance from Sears, which included a home run. Neal and Joe Gaines each came up with a hit in the win over Southwestern.

On the hill, Starnes was saddled with the loss. In 3 1/3 innings of work, the seniors gave up two runs on three hits, while having six strikeouts. Howard, who finished the game off for the Warriors, gave up two runs on a lone hit and had four strikeouts.

For the Warriors, a lack of leadership played a big role in the loss.

“You could tell this was coming, and it starts with our seniors - they did a poor job today,” told Eaton. “They’ve been good all-year, but today was not good. If they continue to show the same amount of leadership they showed today, this will continue to happen.”

For the Warriors to be a successful bunch, they must swing the bat, according to Eaton.

Text Only
Local Sports
  • Russell Local All-Star teams advance in state tournaments

    Local all-star baseball teams began their state tournament journeys on Tuesday night at ballparks all across the state of Kentucky.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • haleelanigan.jpg Pulaski’s Lanigan wins World title, Shopville Elementary places third

    The Pulaski County area has always been know n as a hotbed for great archery at the state level and National level.
    But now the local area can boast it has some of the greatest young archers in the ‘World’.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Cavaliers LeBron Gilb_Harr.jpg LeBron: I'm coming back to Cleveland

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hyden Commonwealth Journal 2014 All-County Track Team

    This year’s 2014 Commonwealth Journal All-County Track team was led by Pulaski County High School senior Austin Hyden.

    July 5, 2014 1 Photo

  • cr major.jpg Pirates win title over Yankees

    To clinch the Lake Cumberland Cal Ripken major league championship title, the Kentucky Farm Care Pirates needed to win just one game against the Southeastern Appraisal Yankees.
    The Yankees, meanwhile, had a much tougher task, as they had to earn a pair of victories over the Pirates.

    June 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • cr minor.jpg Braves hold off Giants, 6-5, for title

    In the Lake Cumberland Cal Ripken Minor League championship game, the Science Hill United Methodist Braves took the title by holding off the Roark Auto Transport Giants, 6-5.

    June 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • Softball Lady Warriors’ Dynamic Duo

    The dynamic duo.
    A one-two punch.
    A winning combination.
    Whatever you want to call them, the pair of Destiny Molden and Sydney ‘Dozer’ Fourman have been nothing short of spectacular for the Southwestern High School softball team over the past few years.

    June 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • Scott Virginia Scott signs with Young Harris

    After a very successful prep basketball career at Somerset High School, Virginia Scott will continue to play the sport that she loves so much at the next level.

    June 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lynch.jpg ‘Magical Season’ ends

    For the past couple of weeks, things had gone the way Southwestern wanted them to.
    That was not the case in the first round game of the Rawlings/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament, as the Warriors just couldn’t seem to get a break in Monday evening’s game at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.

    June 3, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dishman Dishman signs with Lindsey Wilson

    Charlie Dishman has done it all for the Somerset High School baseball team for the past three seasons.
    Dishman – a clutch hitter, a go-to pitcher, and a mainstay at third base – is being rewarded for each of those talents, as he recently signed a scholarship to play baseball at Lindsey Wilson College.

    June 3, 2014 1 Photo

Somerset-Pulaski girls basketball


To purchase or view mor sports photos go to www.somerset-kentucky.smugmug.com

Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Pulaski vs. Southwestern football


Check out more action photos at www.somerset-kentucky.smugmug.com

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide