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Harlan County dominated the game statistically but needed a run in the seventh inning and another in the eighth to escape Williamsburg with a 6-5 win Monday.

Scotty Bailey led off the eighth inning with a single, moved to second Sawyer Fields’ sacrifice bunt and scored the winning run on a hit by Anthony Jenkins. Connor Leisge singled in the seventh inning and tied the game on a wild pitch.

Freshman lefthander Jared Sizemore earned his fourth win against no losses as he pitched the final two innings.

The Bears outhit Williamsburg 18-3, led by Leisge with four hits in five at bats. Tyler Cornett and Brendan Rutherford each added three hits. Scotty Bailey and Zach Doss contributed two hits each. Sawyer Fields, Jenkins, Sizemore and Chance Brown had one hit each.

Cornett started on the mound, striking out seven and walking six in 4 2/ 3 innings. Gage Burkhart gave up five runs in one inning. Jenkins pitched 1 1/3 innings, shutting out the Jackets while striking out two and walking three.

Harlan County (5-5) returns to action Thursday in the G.J. Smith Classic at South Laurel High School. The Bears will play George Rogers Clark on Thursday.


Harlan County000 220 11 — 6 18 1

Williamsburg000 005 00 — 5 3 2

Cornett, Burkhart (5), Jenkins (6), Sizemore (7) and Brendan Rutherford; Bowlin, Solis (5) and Harrison. WP — Sizemore (4-0). LP — Solis.

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