In April 17-23 Issue
On Tuesday night, both the high school and middle school softball and baseball teams played in a busy night for Laker and Lady Laker hardball.
The Lady Lakers were beaten by the Lady Bulldogs of Clinton County, 6-5, in a district match-up that saw both teams battle until the final out.
In JV action, the Lady Lakers lost to the Lady Bulldogs as well, 8-3.
In middle school softball action from Tuesday, Russell County was beaten by Cumberland County, 10-5, in one game before coming back and defeating Cumberland, 5-3, in the second game.
The Laker baseball team traveled to Cumberland County on Tuesday for a showdown with the district foe. The Lakers managed to get past Cumberland, 2-1, in the varsity game. Senior pitcher David Wooldridge tossed eight strikeouts and had a complete game for the Lakers.
Wooldridge also capped of the win by drilling a two-run homerun, which was his only run support of the night.
Dillon Downey, who had eight strikeouts, won the JV game for the Lakers, 5-0.
In RCMS baseball action, the 8th grade teamwon 11-1 while the 7th grade team won 10-0.
Hunter Best got the win for the 8th graders while Nick Britt pitched and got the win for the 7th grade team. Blake Aaron had three hits and four RBI for the 8th grade Lakers in the victory.
Coach David Rexroat’s Lakers also played in the Wildcat Classic at Franklin-Simpson over the weekend.
The Lakers played three games, winning one, in the Classic. Russell County lost to Beech, Tenn., 12-2, and Franklin-Simpson, 13-12. The Lakers defeated Boyd County, 7-3.
In the win over Boyd County, senior Kyle Roy struck out a season-high 16 batters.
On Monday, Coach Trent Tarter’s Lady Laker softball team defeated Cumberland County, 4-3, in a road game. Kyla Thomas got the victory for the Lady Lakers.
Taylor Irvin had two hits and a double for Russell County, Jenna Burris had a double and a RBI while Hailey McBeath, Sarah Shaw, Sara McClure and Chelse Hadley all had one hit apiece.
Good luck to these teams as they go forward.