By DOUG EADS
With this being the first week of spring, action on the diamond is now in full swing at the high school level.
On Tuesday afternoon in local baseball action, the Somerset Briar Jumpers traveled to Russell County and suffered their first loss of the season, falling to the homestanding Lakers by a 3-1 score, dropping Phil Grundy’s club to 1-1 on the year.
At home, both Southwestern and Pulaski County remained undefeated, with each improving to 2-0 on the young season.
The Warriors won for the second night in a row, topping Adair County by a final score of 4-2, while the Maroons edged Campbellsville by a 4-3 margin.
In softball, the Southwestern Lady Warriors evened their record to 1-1 on the year with an 11-4 win over Lincoln County, while Pulaski County fell in its season opener at home, dropping a 15-7 decision to Mercer County in a high-scoring affair.
On Thursday in baseball action, Somerset will play at home for the first time this season hosting Whitley County at 6 p.m. at Charlie Taylor Field.
Pulaski County meanwhile will travel to London to face North Laurel, and Southwestern will travel to Clinton County.
In softball action on Thursday, the Somerset Lady Jumpers will try to bounce back from Monday’s season-opening loss at Bryan Station, as David Dorsey’s club will travel to South Laurel to face the Lady Cardinals.
Meanwhile, PC will try to get into the win column with a home game against Whitley County at 6 p.m., while Southwestern will travel to Clinton County.