Middlesboro’s 11-year-old All-Stars were eliminated from the district tournament on Thursday after falling to Corbin 12-2. It was the second loss in two days for the team.
On Wednesday, Middlesboro couldn’t get anything going offensively as the team lost to North Laurel.
Tyler Harris scored Middlesboro’s lone run in the fourth and final inning. Connor Winterburger and Grace Gent were the only two players to get on base for Middlesboro — all in the fourth inning.
North Laurel had four batters who each scored four runs during the game — Colsen Hayes, Corey Broughton, Kyler Elza and Auggie Storm.
Middlesboro gave up nine runs in the first inning and could not recover. Those runs came at the hands of Elza (2), Storm, Rush, Brayden Reed, Hayes, Broughton, Lucas Binder, Gavin Hurst.
North Laurel ended their at-bat with a 9-0 lead over Middlesboro.
Middlesboro couldn’t get the bats going in the first inning. Harris, Gent and Winterburger each struck out to end Middlesboro’s at-bat.
North Laurel went on another rally in the second inning, scoring six runs. Hayes and Broughton both hit singles to lead off the second. Hurst was then walked to load the bases.
Elza singled to score Joshua Cochran, who was running for Hayes, and Broughton. Storm doubled to score Hurst.
Rush then hit a triple to score Elza and Storm to give North Laurel a 14-0 lead over Middlesboro.
North Laurel went on to capture a 31-1 victory over Middlesboro, giving the 11s their first loss of the tournament.
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