Callyn Sullivan gets ready for the ball, on Thursday night.
Landon Kerr gets ready for the ball at first base 7/8-year-old All-Stars.
The Sparta Little League 7/8-year-old Coach-Pitch All-Stars tournament run came to an end, on Thursday night. But like most teams don’t get to do, their season ended with a win. The All-Star team took on Lebanon All-Stars and walked away with a 7-6 walk-off victory.
With the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the sixth inning and the Warriors down 6-5, Tucker Pinion hit a two-run double to give the Warriors the win to end their season on a high note.
T.J. Sullivan tries to avoid the tag from a Gallatin player on Tuesday afternoon.
Tucker Pinion makes a throw to Griffin Adams at second base to get the runner out at second base on Tuesday afternoon.
The Sparta Little League 7/8-year-old Coach Pitch All-Stars started their All-Star tournament, in Portland, on Saturday afternoon. The All-Stars started off the tournament with a 16-5 win over the host Portland. However, the All-Stars would lose their next two games to Smith County and Gallatin. The Warriors lost to Smith County, on Monday night, 14-7, and then lost to Gallatin, on Tuesday evening, 10-2.
On Saturday afternoon, the All-Stars got the bats … CONTINUED
The White County 9-10-year-old boys’ All-Star Team traveled to Carthage, on Saturday and Monday night to take part in the week-long Little League All-Star Tournament. The tournament is formatted in a round robin format, meaning every team in the tournament will play each other once, with the top two teams at the end of it moving on to the next round. So far, the White County All-Stars are 1-1 in the tournament, with a win over Lebanon and a loss to Smith County All-Stars.
In the first game of the tournament on Saturday night, the White County All-Stars came from behind to beat the Lebanon All-Stars 10-9. On … CONTINUED
In the boys’ coach pitch league this year, there was one team that stayed on top from the beginning till the end. Premier Collision ended the regular season with a perfect 14-0 record, and then they finished off their season coming away with the tournament championship on Friday night.
Premier Collision’s opponent, Wallace Insurance, wasn’t going to let Premier come away with the championship without a fight. Wallace jumped on Premier, scoring three runs in the first inning to take a 3-0 lead at the end of one inning of play. Premier, though, would take the lead at the end of the second inning, scoring four runs and … CONTINUED
In the girls’ coach pitch league, CLS was able to defeat Premier Collison in the championship game on Tuesday night 9-2 to secure both the regular season and Tournament Championship. Premier, who was the #3 seed coming into the tournament, upset Sonic, the #2 seed, in the semifinals to secure their spot in the championship game.
Premier took an early lead on CLS when Kyra scored for Premier in the first inning to give Premier the early 1-0 lead.
CLS, however, would answer in the bottom of the first inning scoring three runs of their own to take a 3-1 lead.
The Ohio Valley Conference released the 2017 All-OVC Baseball Teams and award winners Tuesday evening, and the Tennessee Tech baseball program was well represented with a school-record-tying nine members honored.
For the third time in his 14-year career at the helm of the Golden Eagle program, head coach Matt Braga took home OVC Coach of the Year accolades after leading Tech to its ninth OVC regular season title in program history and third of his career.
The 2017 Golden Eagles wrapped up a stellar regular season with a 37-19 overall record and 23-7 mark in league play. The 23 OVC wins represent the second most in a single … CONTINUED
With little league tournaments just around the corner, Premier Collision kept its perfect record intact, with an 11-4 win over the number two team in the league, Citizens Bank, on Monday night. In the second game, on Monday, The Expositor defeated Blue Tick 16-9.
In the first game, Premier got out to an early lead over Citizens, scoring five runs in the first inning. Premier would add two more runs in the fourth and four runs in the fifth. Citizens would score one run in the third, one run in the fifth, and two in the sixth inning.
Tucker Pinion led the way for Premier with four hits. … CONTINUED
On Monday night, the two best teams in the boys’ junior league battled it out for first place. Maples Survey ended up defeating Sonic 7-6, scoring two runs in the top of the fifth inning to pull out the victory. In the second game on Monday night, Hunter Funeral Home defeated Tri-State 12-5.
In the first game, Maples Survey scored four runs in the first inning to take the early lead. Sonic would battle back though scoring two runs in the second to cut the lead to 4-2. Maples would add to their lead with one run in the top of the fifth inning to take a 5-2 … CONTINUED
On Monday night, there was a battle in the boy’s senior league. Bill Boruff defeated Sparks Transmission 7-2. In the first game on Monday evening, Maples Survey beat WoodmenLife 20-1.
In the first game, Maples scored six runs in the first, seven runs in the second, and seven runs in the third. WoodmenLife got their one run in the first inning.
Lucas Craven led the way for Maples, scoring three runs on two hits. Jacob Maples, Noah Vinson, Bray Frasier and Mike Conaster each scored three times and had a hit. Austin Parker scored twice and had a hit. Jackson Young, Ryan O’Dell and Zack Krieg each scored … CONTINUED
At the end of the regular season of District 6AAA baseball, the coaches got together to plan their tournament and to vote on their postseason honors.
The players were announced at the banquet the team had on Thursday night. Team awards were also handed out at the banquet.
Eight Warriors received honors from the district coaches, with five of those being named to the first team. Those five were Macon Girdley, Matt McCulley, Chris Mills, David Smith and Logan Swoape. Trenton Hodges, Jason Maxwell and Eli McDonald received honorable mention. Of the eight on the list, WCHS will get over half back next season.
The White County High School Warriorettes’ softball team finished their season, on May 11, in the district tournament. The Warriorettes fell to Rhea County in the loser’s bracket quarterfinals 11-4 in their fourth game in four days. The Warriorettes got to that point after winning their first game over Cumberland County 3-1 after scoring three runs in the seventh inning. In the winner’s bracket semifinals, the Warriorettes fell to Warren County in a back-and-forth affair 7-5. The Warriorettes would then win their first game in the loser’s bracket vs. Stone Memorial 6-1 and fall then fall to Rhea.
In the opening round of the district tournament, The Warriorettes … CONTINUED
Posted on May 14, 2017 4:04 am by Kim Swindell Wood
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By Mike Lehman, TTU Sports Information
For the ninth time in the history of Tennessee Tech baseball, the Golden Eagles (35-17, 21-5) claimed the Ohio Valley Conference regular season championship Saturday evening, defeating Eastern Kentucky (24-27, 10-16) on the road, 9-2.
The victory not only secured the Tech squad with its ninth regular season league title, it also clinched the Golden Eagles the No. 1 seed in the OVC Tournament in two weeks. TTU will play the winning team between the No. 4 seed and No. 5 seed on Thursday, May 25 at 12:30 p.m. CT at Choccolocco Park in Oxford, Ala.