Coming off the heels of a tough matchup with the North Laurel Jaguars, the Tigers are settling in from their return from Myrtle Beach, and are heading into five tough games against in region opponents. Clay meets Corbin, Barbourville, Lynn Camp, Harlan, and Jackson County in this week of Enterprise coverage. The matchups will be previewed below.
Corbin – (6-4) The Tigers travel to Corbin for a matchup with presumably the region’s top team. The defending champions were the preseason favorite, and despite a bumpy start against a solid schedule, Corbin remains the top-dog to claim the title. The Redhounds boast UK signee Chase Estep, a versatile player who can affect the entire outcome of a game. Expect Clay to have their hands full in this matchup. This game is at Corbin High School, Thursday, April 11th. First pitch is set for 6:00PM.
Barbourville – (6-4) The Barbourville Tigers are playing solid baseball early in the season, and will look to continue that against a Clay County team that is still in the process of developing an identity. Barbourville has good wins over South Laurel, and Harlan County. This is a team eyeing on furthering their reputation as a team that can compete with anyone on any given night. This game will be held Friday, April 12th, at Barbourville. First pitch is set for 5:30PM.
Lynn Camp – (4-6) The Lynn Camp Wildcats sit near the bottom of the pack in the 13thregion, but as always, can’t be overlooked. They are coached by former Corbin head coach Rob Ledington. Ledington’s squads always play fundamental baseball, and this group shouldn’t be any different. With a 19-3 loss to Jackson County however, it makes you wonder what team you will see. This game ends the 3-game road trip for Clay, as it’s at Lynn Camp High School, Saturday, April 13th. First pitch is set for 12:00PM.
Harlan – (5-5) The Green Dragons faced defeat at the hands of the Tigers in late March, falling 10-4 to Clay at home. This time around, Harlan makes the long trek to Manchester to do battle. Clay should slay the Green Dragons once more, but don’t be surprised if Harlan makes some noise. Athletes are abundant in Harlan, and they are most certainly capable of shocking some folks. This game is at Clay County, Monday, April 15th. First pitch is set for 6:00PM.
Jackson County – (4-6) The Generals will welcome the Tigers into McKee to renew what’s always a tense rivalry. After ousting Clay from the postseason last year, it’s safe to say revenge will be on the Tigers minds. Clay, expected to win last year, was met by a furious Jackson County squad. Games like these are unpredictable, and everything becomes a factor. This game is at Jackson County High School, and first pitch is set for 5:30PM.