Timely hitting eludes Maryville baseball in region title loss

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It was a familiar position for the Maryville baseball team.

Down to their last out, the Rebels had runners on first and second after Christian Markham started a one-out rally with a hard hit single up the middle. Will Orren then moved the center fielder to second with a groundout before the Admirals intentionally walked Reuben Church.

That brought Mason Fry to the plate. The third baseman fought off a couple pitches from Farragut relief pitcher Collin Grove. Then the senior right hander buckled down and painted the outside corner to get Fry looking and give the Admirals a 1-0 Region 2-AAA Championship win at Coulter Grove Intermediate School on Wednesday night.

The Rebels (30-10) now travel to Region 1-AAA Champion Dobyns-Bennett at 6 p.m. on Friday for the team’s first sectional appearance since 2011. Farragut (33-9) hosts Region 1-AAA runner-up Jefferson County.

“I just felt like the last two games we’ve had some bad at-bats with runners in scoring position,” Maryville coach Adam Sullivan told the Daily Times. “We have to improve that on Friday and we’ll be alright. We just shot ourselves in the foot tonight.”

Leaving runners on base was an all too common theme for the Rebels, as they left a total of 10 runners stranded and five stuck in scoring position, starting in the first inning. Farragut starter Drew Patterson got Drew Elkins to groundout to third to leave Reuben Church, who had been intentionally walked earlier in the inning, on second.

The Rebels then had runners on first and second with nobody out in the second inning after Matt Young was hit by a pitch and Evan Porter singled. Patterson responded by striking out consecutive batters before Markham grounded out to third to end the inning.

Maryville had first and second and no outs again in the fifth when Riley Church and Markham hit back-to-back singles, but a pair of pop-ups and a groundout harmlessly ended another Rebel threat.

“It’s frustrating,” Sullivan said. “I feel like we could’ve won that game pretty easily if we could just string together and at-bat or two. … A couple times we just went up there swinging at the first pitch and letting the guy get us out, instead of getting up there and finding our pitch.”

As poor as Maryville was getting runners home, the Rebel pitching staff was just as effective at stranding Admirals. Will Orren started the game for the Rebels, throwing 2.1 innings of shutout baseball before running into trouble.

With one out in the third, Farragut got to the junior for back-to-back singles, leading Sullivan to turn to Bryce Carnes out of the bullpen. The senior got two quick outs to end the threat before Farragut finally broke the stalemate in the fourth.

A one-out double from Jake Grooms, and a misplayed ball at shortstop set the Admirals up with runners on first and third and two outs, when No. 9 hitter Brad Grenkoski roped a ball down the third base line. Fry laid out and snagged the grounder, but Riley Church couldn’t handle the short hop at first, allowing pinch runner Luke Purcell scored from third.

Even with the run, Orren, Carnes and Ben Shirley combined to strand 10 Farragut runners and keep the Rebels in the game.

“We just want to try our best,” Carnes said of leaving runners on base. “I just try to throw the ball where it needs to go. I always put the most effort that I can into my pitching and that usually leads to good things happening out there. I can trust my defense behind me and just let them make plays.

As for Friday’s game at Dobyns-Bennet, the message is simple. The Rebels just want to re-group, then comeback and play baseball.

“I think we played well today,” Carnes said. “I wish we would’ve hit a little better, but we played a good game. I think we just need to straighten up, get stronger mentally and just go up to Dobyns-Bennett and play better than the other team.”

 

 

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1st Team ALL District Team:  Carson Wright, Jake Hagenow, Justen Freeman, Brad Day, Chandler Chambers. Parker Noland, Zack Yunger, Owen Kovacs

Most Valuable Player:  Jake Hagenow

Offensive Player of the Year:  Carson Wright

All Academic Team:  Remy Tunstall

 

Hot bats push Farragut past WB baseball in 4-AAA Tourney

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JV Ads defeat Heritage 5-2

An early lead helped Farragut JV defeat Heritage JV 5-2 on Saturday. Farragut JV scored on a single by Cooper Mashburn in the first inning and a walk in the second inning.

Farragut JV took an early lead in the first inning. An error scored one run for Farragut JV.

Owen Clark earned the win for Farragut JV. He threw four and two-thirds innings, surrendering one run, four hits, striking out four, and walking one. Two relievers helped Farragut JV close out the victory. Matthew Delph threw one and one-third innings. Carter Gillette recorded the last three outs to earn the save for Farragut JV. Blake Hughes took the loss for Heritage JV. He pitched five and a third innings, surrendering five runs, six hits, and striking out six.

Tanner Corum, Tyler Petterson, and Cooper Mashburn each drove in one run to lead Farragut JV.

Heritage JV had seven hits in the game. Hughes and H Gilland each collected multiple hits for Heritage JV.

 

Farragut JV Defeats Lenoir City, 6-2

Lenoir City took an early lead in the first inning. An error scored one run for Lenoir City.

Farragut JV knotted the game up at one in the bottom of the first inning.

Farragut JV took the lead for good with two runs in the fourth inning. In the fourth Tyler Petterson singled off of Zach Spears, driving in two runs.

Mason Schuermann earned the win for Farragut JV. He pitched six innings, allowing one run, three hits, striking out five, and walking one. Caylon Scholem recorded the last three outs to earn the save for Farragut JV. Spears took the loss for Lenoir City. He threw five innings, allowing six runs, seven hits, striking out two, and walking one.

Hunter Caywood, Gabe Hensley, Petterson, Evan McFerran, Cooper Mashburn, Alec Nussbaum, and Jake Evans each collected one hit to lead Farragut JV.

G Norris led Lenoir City with two hits in two at bats.

 

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Farragut JV Fights Back in a 5-4 loss.

Farragut JV‘s effort to come back from down four runs in the second inning came up just short, as they fell 5-4 to Maryville on Friday. Farragut JV scored three runs in the failed comeback on a passed ball , a error, and a double by Gabe Hensley.

Farragut JV was right in it until Maryville singled in the fourth inning

Maryville took the lead for good with one run in the fourth inning. In the fourth Nathan Keough singled off of Ryan Hagenow, driving in one run.

Carter Finley earned the win for Maryville. He tossed three and two-thirds innings, giving up four runs, five hits, and striking out five. Shane Michaud recorded the last seven outs to earn the save for Maryville. Cooper Mashburn took the loss for Farragut JV. He went three innings, giving up five runs, six hits, and striking out two.

Gabe Hensley and Tyler Petterson each drove in one run to lead Farragut JV. Farragut JV was sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Alec Nussbaum had the most chances in the field with five.

Maryville stole eight bases during the game as three players stole more than one. Michael Jones led the way with two.

 

JV Ads put up 8 in bottom of 7th for 12-11 W over Bearden

 

Evans’s Walkoff Gives Farragut JV Victory Over Bearden JV

A walk-off single led Farragut JV past Bearden JV 12-11 on Tuesday. The game was tied at 11 with Farragut JV batting in the bottom of the seventh when Jake Evans singled off of Beach, driving in one run.

Farragut JV collected 11 hits and Bearden JV had 16 in the high-scoring affair

Bearden JV took an early lead in the first inning. Stubblefield‘s sac fly scored two runs for Bearden JV.

Bearden JV scored three runs in the fifth inning. Bearden JV’s big inning was driven by a double by Mosely and a error.

Brendan McLeod earned the win for Farragut JV. He threw one inning, giving up two runs, four hits, striking out one, and walking zero. Beach took the loss for Bearden JV. He pitched, giving up one run, three hits, and walking zero.

Owen Clark started the game for Farragut JV. He pitched one inning, surrendering three runs, three hits, striking out one, and walking one. Jenkins started the game for Bearden JV. He went three innings, allowing two runs, two hits, and striking out three.

Jake Evans, Alec Nussbaum, Tyler Petterson, and Gabe Hensley each collected multiple hits for Farragut JV. Hensley, Petterson, Nussbaum, and Evans each collected two hits to lead Farragut JV.

Schultz, Patrick Bole, Will Crowder, Mosely, and Elden each collected multiple hits for Bearden JV.1

 

Bearden takes out Farragut, 8-7, in ten innings

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Heritage Offense Flounders in loss to Farragut

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JV Ads battle to 6-4 W over Maryville

 

Farragut JV Grabs Lead in Sixth Inning for Victory Over Maryville

Farragut JV took the lead late in the game in a 6-4 victory over Maryville on Wednesday. The game was tied at three with Farragut JV batting in the top of the sixth when Cooper Mashburn singled off of Will Myer, driving in two runs.

Maryville scored three runs in the fourth inning, but Farragut JV still managed to pull out the victory. The big inning for Maryville came thanks to a triple by Carter Harris and a groundout by Zane Duggan.

Farragut JV captured the lead in the first inning. Ryan Hagenow drove in one when he singled in the first inning.

Maryville evened things up at three in the bottom of the fourth inning. Duggan grounded out, scoring one run.

Maryville scored three runs in the fourth inning. Maryville’s big inning was driven by a triple by Harris and a groundout by Duggan.

Tyler Petterson earned the win for Farragut JV. He pitched three and a third innings, surrendering three runs, six hits, striking out three, and walking zero. Caylon Scholem threw one and two-thirds innings, as two relievers helped Farragut JV finish off the victory. Keito Muto recorded the last three outs to earn the save for Farragut JV. Michael Jones took the loss for Maryville. He went three and a third innings, giving up three runs, nine hits, and striking out three.

Farragut JV collected 12 hits. Carter Gillette, Cooper Mashburn, Alex Au, and Hagenow each collected multiple hits for Farragut JV. Gabe Hensley, Hagenow, and Mashburn each drove in two runs to lead Farragut JV. Farragut JV was sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Mashburn had the most chances in the field with eight.

Maryville had seven hits in the game. Harris and Cole Grubbs each collected multiple hits for Maryville. Harris went 3-for-3 at the plate as he led the team with three runs batted in.