Laker Baseball wins first region title since 2009

It had been more than a decade since the Russell County Laker Baseball team won the 4th Region title, but that changed Thursday night as the Russell County Lakers defeated the Warren East Raiders 10-5 to claim the school’s first region championship since 2009.

The Lakers have come close during that time span, with region finals appearances in 2018, 2014, 2013, and 2010.

On the mound, senior Cody Luttrell came up big for the Lakers, pitching a complete game. Luttrell faced some adversity early, as a hot-hitting Warren East squad scored 4 runs in the 3rd inning to give the Raiders the lead. After that though, Luttrell came up big and delivered 4 shutout innings as the Lakers scored 7 unanswered runs after falling behind 5-3.

Senior Issac Roy came up big at the plate, with a pair of hits and 3 RBI for the Lakers.

As winners of the 4th Region, The Lakers will face Madison Central in the first round of the Clark’s Pump-N-Shop Baseball State Tournament next Thursday, June 2 at 4 p.m. CT at Kentucky Proud Park in Lexington.

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