Lakers score 20 runs in season-opening win at Barren County; travel to Adair today

There was plenty of offense to go around in the Laker Baseball season opener Friday night, but the Lakers came out on top by a final score of 20-10.

The Lakers jumped out to an early lead, holding a 12-2 advantage after 3 innings. However, the Trojans fought back, scoring 4 runs in the 4th inning and 4 more in the 5th inning to cut the lead to 12-10 after 5 innings of play. After holding the Trojans scoreless in the top of the 6th, the Laker offense came out strong in the bottom half, putting 8 runs on the board to secure the victory in 6 innings.

Offensively, Carter Stapp had a big day, finishing 3-4 at the plate with a pair of triples and driving in 6 runs. Jack Shearer was a key contributor as well, picking up a pair of hits and driving in 5 runs. Owen Loy also finished with a pair of hits and drove in 3 runs.

Mayes Gosser, Adam Walters, and Trace Stringer each drove in a run as well.

Adam Walters picked up the win on the mound for the Lakers, pitching 1 1/3 innings in relief, giving up 4 hits with 7 runs (3 earned).

Austin Bartrug got the start, pitching 2 2/3 innings, giving up no hits and 2 runs (both unearned), walking 4 and striking out 3.

The game featured 10 total errors, with Russell County committing 6 and Barren County committing 4.

The Lakers go on the road for a matchup with Adair County this evening, with the Indians off to a hot start to the season, winning 4 of their first 5.

The game is scheduled to get underway at 5:30 this evening.

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