An Enterprise Staff Report
The Harlan County Black Bears split a pair of games in the Cal Ripken Experience at Myrtle Beach, S.C. on Thursday.
Harlan County (12-2) fell to Buckeye, Ohio in the first game. Junior James Bond suffered the loss on the mound.
“We didn’t hit the ball in the first game. We left 10 or more runners on base,” said Harlan County coach John Lewis. “Bond pitched a goof ball game, but we didn’t stay on top of the ball. When we get runners on we have to hit the ball.”
Sophomore Scotty Bailey picked up the win as Harlan County defeated Perry Central in the second game.
“Scotty did a great job on the mound for us. Our pitchers have done a good job this week,” Lewis said. “We executed everything well. We hit the ball with runners on. I think our guys are learning that we are not going to win unless we hit the ball.”
Harlan County returns to action today in the final game of the Cal Ripken Experience against Morgantown, W.V. at 9 a.m.