The Southern Warrior baseball team won two out of three games last week, as they are coming down the stretch toward the end of the season.

First on Monday night, Southern hosted the South Laurel Cardinals and nearly came away with an upset win.

The Warriors took a 2-1 lead into the top of the fifth inning and, at that point, the Cardinals had only managed one hit on the night. However, in the fifth, two leadoff walks followed be a couple of hits and an error enabled South Laurel to score four times to take a 5-2 lead.

Southern scored another run in the bottom of the fifth to tighten the game.

But, once again in the top of the sixth, South Laurel led off again with a couple of hits and then followed by two errors, they were able to plate two more runs. Southern managed two runs in the bottom of the sixth, but it was not enough as the Cardinals held on to win by a score of 7–5.

Zack Turpin took the loss on the mound for the Warriors, while striking out seven and allowing seven hits.

For Southern, Ryan Ray had two singles and an RBI, Justin Epperson had a double, Ben Hancock had a single and an RBI, Bradley Logsdon had a single and an RBI, and Zack Turpin and McCauley Kirk added singles.

On Tuesday, Southern traveled to Monticello to take on the Trojans.

This time, the Warriors came away victorious, winning that game 10–1.

This game was all Southern, as Monticello only managed four hits and one run on the night. The winning pitcher was Bradley Logsdon who struck out 7 Monticello batters in the effort. Southern managed eight hits on the night and was led by Ryan Ray who was 3 for 3 with a triple and an RBI. Cody Epperson had two singles and an RBI, Justin Epperson had a double and an RBI, and Zack Turpin and McCauley Kirk each had a single and an RBI.

Finally, on Thursday night, the Warriors hosted the McCreary County Raiders.

Once again, Southern was able to come away with a big win defeating the Raiders by a score of 6-1.

Cody Epperson and Justin Epperson combined on the mound for the Warriors allowing only 4 McCreary County hits while striking out 10 batters.

Southern’s big hitters were Ryan Ray who went 3 for 3 with two RBI’s, Zack Turpin with a two doubles and an RBI, Cody Epperson with two singles and an RBI, Justin Epperson with a double, and McCauley Kirk and Bradley Logsdon each with a single.

With those two back to back wins, Southern improved its record on the year to 7-12.

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