On Thursday, the Hazard Bulldogs traveled to Harlan to take on the Harlan County Black Bears. The Bulldogs had little trouble disposing of the Black Bears as Evan Whitaker threw a two-hitter in the 7-0 shutout.
Hazard secured the win in the first inning as they plated three runs. The Bulldogs added another run in the second inning to boost their lead to 4-0.
The Bulldogs got back on the board in the fifth inning with a solo run (5-0), and closed out the game with two runs in the sixth inning (7-0). The 7-0 lead would hold as the final.
Hazard stats: Austin Johnson 2 runs and 1 hit, Griffin Wells 1 hit and 1 RBI, Evan Whitaker 1 run and 1 RBI, Jordan Olinger 3 runs and 3 hits, J. T. Haynes 1 run, 2 hits and 2 RBI, and Josh Meehan 2 hits and 2 RBI. Winning pitcher: Evan Whitakr: 7 innings, 0 walks, 6 strikeouts, 2 hits and 0 runs.