TC downs Washington, North Laurel

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By The Staff

Taylor County High School's baseball team bounced back from a district loss to Marion County and upended Washington County and North Laurel.

The Cardinals fell to the Knights 6-3 on May 1 despite two-hit games from Joel Hardesty and Matt Burress and run-scoring doubles by Shane Morris and Jordan Drury.

Chance Walls and Chase Roution had one hit apiece.

Taylor County used some late-inning heroics to best Washington County 5-2 on Monday.

Trailing 2-0 going to the bottom of the sixth inning, the Cardinals got walks from Chance Walls, Burress and Winston Walls preceding Hardesty's grand-slam home run.

Winston Walls pitched the first four innings while Chance Walls went the final three frames to pick up the win.

Chance Walls, Roution, Burress, Winston Walls and Drury had one hit each.

TCHS also won the junior varsity game 8-3.

Zack Mings, Winston Walls and Alan-Michael Barnett had two hits apiece with Matthew Johns getting the pitching win.

On Tuesday, the Cardinals bested North Laurel 7-5.

Roution had two doubles and two runs batted in while Burress had a two-run double and Hardesty and Brown had RBI hits.

Tyler Cross wen the first 4 1/3 innings to get the win with Burress recording the final eight outs for a save.

Coach Jeff Gumms club plays at Russell County tonight and at Washington County tomorrow. After a home game vs. Elizabethtown on Wednesday, Taylor County plays at Pulaski County on Friday.

In the 20th District Tournament next week, the Cardinals will play cross-town rival Campbellsville on Tuesday, May 20 after No. 1 seed Marion County battles Adair County a da day earlier. The championship is on Wednesday, May 21.