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Somerset seniors help down Warriors, 3-1
Prior to their cross-town match-up with Southwestern, Somerset seniors Parth Patel and Heath Ehrsam were honored for their years of hard work with Senior Night festivities.
Patel and Ehrsam continued to shine on their special night at the ballpark, as the pair of Briar Jumper seniors played a pivotal role in Somerset’s 3-1 victory over the Warriors last night at Charlie Taylor Field.
Lady Jumpers turn Silver into Gold
When everything was calculated and the results came in at the Class A Region 6 Track & Field Championships at the University of the Cumberlands on Saturday, the girls team from Richmond Model had apparently won the region team title with 144 points — Somerset High School Lady Jumpers finishing a close second place with 143 points. The one-point loss would have put an end to the Lady Jumpers’ hopes of a fourth consecutive regional team title.
“It was really tough to swallow that we lost by a single point,” Somerset track coach Steve Wallace commented. “So many scenarios run through my mind on points lost in different events.”
Fourman does it all
When the final out was made in last night’s cross-town meeting at the War Path, the scoreboard read “Southwestern 2, Somerset 0.”
However, the scoreboard could have read “Sydney Fourman 2, Somerset 0,” simply because the junior did it all for the Southwestern Lady Warriors.
In the two-run victory over the cross-town rival Lady Jumpers of Somerset, Fourman blasted a pair of home runs, which turned out to be Southwestern’s only two hits in the game. On the mound, the junior struck out nine batters in a seven-inning shutout performance.
Briar Jumpers hold off Corbin, 3-2
To get past visiting Corbin, Somerset used “Team Logan” to get the job done.
Logan Ramsey and Logan Combs, both freshmen for the Briar Jumpers, played like veterans in Somerset’s meeting with Corbin on Friday evening at Charlie Taylor Field. With the stellar play from the pair of youngsters, the Briar Jumpers were able to sneak past the Corbin Redhounds by a score of 3-2.
Pulaski boys win regional crown
At the conclusion of last year’s Class AAA Region 7 Championship, it was the Madison Central boys doing the celebrating after winning a regional title over Pulaski County.
In the 2013 edition of the Class AAA Region 7 Championship on Thursday evening at Southwestern High School, it was the other away around, as the Pulaski County boys team captured the regional title over Madison Central by a score of 191 to 171. Southwestern finished third with 51 points.
On the girls side once again, it was Madison Central coming away with a regional title, as they scored a meet-high 174.50 points. The Southwestern Lady Warriors came in second with 88 points, while the Pulaski County Lady Maroons finished in the third spot with 67 points.
Somerset downs Lady Lakers, 8-5
Wednesday night's match-up against Russell County couldn’t have begun any worse for the Somerset Lady Jumpers. After making an error and hitting a batter to lead off the game, the Lady Jumpers looked as if they were in for a rough outing with the visiting Lady Lakers.
Despite giving up a pair of runs in the top half of the opening frame, David Dorsey’s club bounced back from the early two-run deficit to down Russell County by a final tally of 8-5. With the victory, Somerset avenged an earlier season loss to the Lady Lakers - Russell County won the first meeting, 8-7, that occurred on March 28th in Russell Springs.
Lady Warriors blank Model, 10-0
Southwestern softball head coach Jim Woodall feels like his team his hitting their side at the right time of the year.
With the performance his Lady Warriors had in a six-inning, 10-0 win over Model on Tuesday evening at the War Path, most would probably agree with the veteran coach.
Daniel Pitman signs with Lindsey Wilson
A few weeks ago Daniel Pitman, of Pulaski County, signed to play soccer with Lindsey Wilson.
Lindsey Wilson is very much a soccer school and they have a highly remarked team winning nine NAIA championships the most recent of those coming in 2011.
“This is something I have looked forward to my whole life,” began Pitman. “It has always been my dream to get to play soccer in college.”
Wooldridge, Pulaski dominate at PCI
With regional meets at the tail of the week, local track and field teams got in one final tune-up in Saturday afternoon at the Pulaski County Invitational.
Meet host Pulaski, despite poor cold and rainy conditions, beat the field on the boys’ side with a meet-high 185 points. Southwestern, who has made strides all-season long, grabbed the runner-up spot with 99.50 points. With most of the team not participating in the meet due to prom, Somerset came home in the sixth position with 41 points.
Warriors rain on Pulaski’s parade
Following a 20-plus minute rain delay in the middle of the third inning, Southwestern head coach Alex Eaton told his team that it was a whole new ballgame. Eaton was right.
When the rain delay occurred, Pulaski County and Southwestern were knotted up at 1-1. After the rain delay, the homestanding Warriors were a whole new team, as they plated five runs over the remainder of the ballgame to win by a final tally of 6-1.
After playing poorly the first trip of innings, the third-year Warrior skipper was glad to see his team come out on top against their sister school in the fifth annual Breast Cancer Awareness Game yesterday afternoon at Warrior Stadium.
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