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Carson gets first homer, Jags rout Redhounds

March 29, 2011
By Jaguar Fan of North Laurel High School

Corbin got off to a good start, but then North Laurel took over and blasted their way to an 11-1 win over the Redhounds.

"We got our brains beat out," Corbin coach Rob Ledington said. "North Laurel is a good team. It's not that we played that bad, they just played a really good game. We'll get better, we have no choice."

After a double by Trace Vorbeck and an RBI double by Josh Coppock gave the Redhounds a 1-0 lead, the Jaguars answered with a little unexpected power.

North Laurel's Marcus Carson led off for the Jaguars with his first career homerun to tie the game at one apiece.

"He hit two right to the left fielder against Barbourville, so that was good to see," North Laurel coach Darrin McWhorter said. "He got on top of it tonight. He can pull it, go off the field and bunt it, so he's a triple threat."

Ledington was also quick to compliment Carson.

"It won't be his last homerun," he said. "If you notice, he hit that one opposite field. He can flat out play."

Bubby Brooks followed with a single and the Jaguars scored two more runs on a Redhound error to take a 3-1 advantage.

North Laurel exploded in the fifth inning with five runs on five hits to take an 8-1 lead.

John Allen got things going for the Jaguars with a single and Zach Bullard followed with an RBI single.

Carson added an RBI single and Brooks stepped up with an RBI double for a 6-1 advantage.

Allen drilled a solo homerun in the bottom of the fifth inning to give North Laurel a 9-1 lead and the Jaguars finished the game with three straight hits. Marc Kaminsky hit a double off the fence, followed with an RBI double and Brooks ended the game with an RBI single.

Jon Damron picked up the win for the Jaguars.

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