In March 26 IssueBy Derek AaronTimes Journal Sports Editor
Laker senior pitcher Quinton Warriner fanned 12 Casey County Rebels in Russell County baseball's season opening win at Laker Field on Tuesday.
Warriner pitched 4 2/3 innings before allowing his first hit and gave up just the one hit in five innings of work in the 14-0 victory over the Rebels.
Coach David Rexroat’s Lakers scored 14 runs on 13 hits. Senior Cody Coffey hit his first homerun of the year and Jordan Best had an inside the park homerun to lead Russell County.
Casey County had six errors in the game, adding insult to injury for the Rebels.
Laker junior Bryson McFall went 3-4 with a double and two stolen bases and Cody Coffey went 2-3 with the aforementioned homerun and two RBI.
Zach Carney, Jordan Best and Jared Coffey each tallied two hits a piece with four RBI among them.
Adam Black and Dillon Downey each had one RBI in the game while Warriner also batted a runner in.
No Laker player struck out in the game, a positive sign for Rexroat and his staff.
In the junior varsity game, the Lakers triumphed 16-0 over the Rebels.
Sophomore Martin Cross struck out seven Casey County batters in the complete game victory.
Three Lakers had three RBI'S in the game: Cross, Alex Selby and Blake Aaron.
Laker Evan Selby had two RBI in the victory for the junior varsity Lakers.