Farragut Holds Off Pigeon Forge For Victory, 8-7

Despite seeing its seven-run lead whittled down by the end, the Admirals held off Pigeon Forge for an 8-7 victory on Friday. Pigeon Forge scored six runs in the comeback on a walk by Kolton Hicks, a walk by Brock Browning, a groundout by Dawson Day, and a home run by Kendall Rolen.

Farragut grabbed an early lead in the second inning when Justen Freeman scooted home on a passed ball.

Landon Smiddy earned the win for Farragut Admirals Varsity. He went two innings, giving up no runs on 2 hits. Five relievers helped the Admirals close out the victory.  Collin Grove pitched one inning, Jake Hagenow one inning, and Cade Burkey threw two innings.  Parker Noland and Justen Freeman pitched the seventh.

Farragut had 11 hits in the game.  Zach Yunger and Jake Hagenow each collected multiple hits.  Yunger led Farragut Admirals Varsitywith three hits in four at bats.  Hagenow collected a solo homer  in the 3rd and an RBI triple in the 6th inning.

The Admirals travel to Maryville on Monday to face the Rebels in a D4AAA game.  They return home to the Ballpark at Farragut to face the Bearden Bulldogs at 6:30 on Wednesday.

Admirals Win Back-And-Forth Affair Against HVA, 9-5

Farragut defeated Hardin Valley Academy 9-5 in a back-and-forth affair in the Admirals home opener on Wednesday. The game was tied at five in the bottom of the fifth when Cade Burkey singled off of Nathan Johnson, driving in two runs.

Farragut (8-1; 2-1 D4AAA) earned the victory despite allowing HVA’s 3 runs in the fourth inning. Hardin Valley Academy’s big inning was driven by a walk by Dawson Byard and a single by Drew Parks.

Owen Kovacs earned the win for the Admirals. He tossed the 3 final innings, allowing 1 run, 4 hits, and striking out five.

Zach Joyce started the game for Farragut. He tossed 3.2 innings, allowing 4 runs (1 earned) on no hits, and striking out six.  Brad Day came on in relief in the 4th inning.

Home runs for Farragut Admirals Varsity came when Parker Noland homered in the first inning and Jake Hagenow homered in the third inning.

Farragut Admirals Varsity had seven hits in the game.  Zach Yunger and Cade Burkey each collected multiple hits for Farragut Admirals Varsity.

The Admirals continue with their homestand with a Friday game versus the Pigeon Forge Tigers.  After a Monday game at Maryville, the Admirals will host Bearden on Wednesday.

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Admirals Even D4AAA Record, Win Over Lenoir City, 10-3

The Admirals jumped out to an early lead over Lenoir City and took home a 10-3 rain-shortened victory on Tuesday. Farragut scored on a double by Jake Hagenow and a triple by Cade Burkey in the first inning.
Farragut Admirals Varsity (7-1, 1-1 D4AAA) scored three runs in the third inning. The big inning was sparked by Ashton King’s walk.
Drew Patterson earned the win for Farragut Admirals Varsity. He went 5 innings, allowing 3 runs, 5 hits, striking out 7, and walking one. Landon Smiddy was pitching in the 6th when the game was called by weather.
Farragut had nine hits in the game. Chandler Chambers and Justen Freeman each collected multiple hits.
The Admirals return home to the Ballpark at Farragut for another D4AAA contest on Wednesday, with a 6:30 game versus Hardin Valley. The homestead continues with a Friday evening tilt against the Pigeon Forge Tigers on Friday.


Due to the impending stormy weather forecast for later today, game times for both Varsity and JV are moved up one hour.

The Varsity game at Lenoir City will begin at 5:00. The Admiral JV will host the Lenoir City JV, also beginning at 5:00.

West’s Early Lead To Win Over Admirals, 2-1


The Admirals fell behind early and couldn’t come back in a 2-1 D4AAA loss to West on Monday. West took the lead on a groundout in the first inning.

The pitching was strong on both sides. West pitchers struck out seven, while Farragut sat down three Rebel batters.

West took the early 1-0 lead on an errant pickoff throw to third, allowing Swanson to score, who had reached on a fly ball to left that was just out of the reach of Zach Yunger.

Adam Cupp earned the win for West. He went 7 innings, allowing 1 run, 6 hits, and striking out seven.  Ryan Hagenow took the loss for Farragut. He tossed 3.2 innings, allowing 2 runs, 3 hits, striking out 2, and walking one.  Brad Day pitched the final 2.1 innings, allowing no runs on 3 hits.

The Admirals collected six hits.  Cade BurkeyChandler Chambers, and Carson Wright each collected multiple hits.  Ashton King scored the lone Admiral run in the 4th, on Carson Wright’s RBI double.

The Admirals continue in D4AAA play on Tuesday with a 6:00 game scheduled against Lenoir City.  On Wednesday, the Admirals open their home slate with a 6:30 contest versus Hardin Valley.

Great Week of Baseball…

“@AdmiralGameday goes full blown Roger Maris on the Gulf Coast field with 61 Runs and 61 Hits in 6 Games to win the Championship” was the Tweet of the week given by our Fan and Sub Radio announcer Chris Low @ClowESPN.   One might think he has done this before.  Great job of filling in for Ralph, but was totally upstaged by upstart Bryce Burkey. “Mr. Chris” and his side kick may want to test the market!!

Hard not to be pleased with all aspects of the week…………except the weather.  Wind burns in place of Sun was the order of the day.  Lots of sand to be cleaned out of Winter Clothes and Blankets when arriving home.  A 6-0 start to the season and a lot of good memories will make the drive back to Knoxville back much easier.  Be Safe in your travels home Ad Family and for a dose of Reality………………..First District Game is Monday Night and Season Play begins.

Please get out to the Ball Park and support YOUR Admiral Baseball Team!

The Admirals quick start leads to 11-1 Win over Saint Benedict in Championship Game

An early lead helped Farragut  defeat Saint Benedict 11-1 on Thursday. The  Admirals scored on a single by Parker Noland and a double by Jake Hagenow in the first inning.

Farragut  secured the victory thanks to seven runs in the second inning. The Admirals big inning was driven by a walk by Parker Noland, a double by Justen Freeman, and a single by Brad Grenkoski.

Farragut  took an early lead in the first inning. Noland singled on a 2-1 count in the first inning, scoring one run.

Farragut scored seven runs in the second inning. Farragut  scored on a walk by Noland, a double by Freeman, and a single by Grenkoski.

Noland earned the win for the Admirals. He went three innings, surrendering zero runs, one hit, striking out three, and walking one. Two relievers helped Farragut Admirals Varsity close out the victory. Mason Scheurmann threw one inning. Bourgeois took the loss for Saint Benedict. He tossed one and one-third innings, giving up seven runs, and five hits.

Freeman led Farragut with three runs batted in. He went 1-for-2 on the day.

Graham went 1-for-2 at the plate as he led the team with one run batted in. Saint Benedict didn’t commit a single error in the field. #21 had the most chances in the field with four.


Ads Sticks wake up with a Victory over Bob Jones

Farragut grabbed an early lead on its way to a 10-3 victory over Bob Jones on Thursday. The Admirals scored on a single by Zach Yunger in the first inning, a double by Jake Grooms in the second inning, a single by Carson Wright in the second inning, and a single by Jake Hagenow in the second inning.

Farragut took an early lead in the first inning. Parker Noland‘s sac fly scored one run for the Ads.

Farragut scored four runs in the second inning. The big inning was thanks to a double by Jake Grooms, a single by Carson Wright, and a single by Jake Hagenow.

Cade Burkey earned the win for Farragut. He pitched four innings, allowing three runs, four hits, and striking out one. Two relievers helpe the Admirals  close out the victory. Brad Day threw two innings. Austin East took the loss for Bob Jones. He tossed four innings, surrendering seven runs, 11 hits, and striking out one.

Farragut  had 14 hits in the game. Grooms, Wright, Chandler Chambers, and Justen Freeman each collected multiple hits for Farragut Admirals Varsity. Wright and Grooms each managed three hits to lead Farragut.

Bob Jones didn’t commit a single error in the field. Ray had the most chances in the field with four.


Admirals 4-0 in Gulf Shores Classic, Defeat Athens 3-1

Both teams were strong on the mound Wednesday, but Farragut defeated Athens 3-1. Admiral pitchers Owen Kovacs and Landon Smiddy handcuffed the Athens hitters the whole game, allowing just one hit.
The Admirals future in the Gulf Shores Classic Tournament will be determined later today. We will update the website as soon as we know if and when the Admirals advance to the Championship round.
Farragut grabbed an early lead, scoring on a double by Jake Hagenow in the first inning and a bases-loaded RBI walk by Parker Noland in the second inning.
Owen Kovacs earned the win for Farragut. He went 6 innings, surrendering 1 run, throwing a one-hitter, struck out 5, and walked only one. Landon Smiddy pitched the 7th, earning the save, with 2 Ks.
Carson Wright, Justen Freeman, Chandler Chambers, Hagenow, and Brad Grenkoski accumulated the 5-hit total for the Admirals.
Whether the Admirals advance in the tournament is determined by game results in the 40-team tournament. Undefeated teams with the least runs allowed are advanced to Thursday’s championship round.

Farragut Takes Early Lead, Wins Over Tishomingo County

In the Gulf Coast Classic Tournament in Gulf Shores, Alabama, the Admirals grabbed an early lead on its way to a 7-3 victory over Tishomingo County on Tuesday. Farragut scored on a 2-run single by Parker Noland and an inside-the park homer by Zach Yunger in the first inning. The victory takes the Admirals to 3-0 on the young 2017 season.
Leading by only 1 run, 4-3, the Admirals added 3 big runs in the sixth inning, to salt away the win. Farragut’s big inning was driven by a double by Justen Freeman and a single by Carson Wright.
Ryan Hagenow earned the win, pitching for the Admirals in his inaugural varsity start. He tossed 4 innings, giving up 2 runs, 2 hits, and whiffed four Tishomingo batters. Brad Day closed out the game, pitching 3 innings, surrendering 1 earned run on 5 hits. Admiral pitchers challenged the Tishomingo batters, delivering 25 first-pitch strikes to 32 batters.
Farragut collected 10 hits to score their 7 runs. Wright, Freeman, Yunger, and Noland each collected two hits to lead Farragut.
The Admirals are scheduled to play the Athens, AL Golden Eagles on Wednesday, at 12:30pm EDT/11:30am CDT. The game will be broadcast on WUCP-LP FM99.9, with Chris Low on play-by-play.