Prep Extra Baseball Team

2 Admirals on All Prep Extra Baseball Team

Congratulations to Admirals Jake Hagenow and Carson Wright for being selected to the 2017 All Prep Extra Baseball Team.  Jake will be behind the plate at MTSU and Carson will strolling the outfield at Lipscomb University.  Outstanding awards for two great young men contributing the long list of Ads at the next level.


High School All American

Congratulations to Jake Hagenow for making Collegiate Baseball’s 2017 All-Americans Baseball Team.  Jake is a first team selection and this ads to several post season accolades he has received.  Congrats also go out to Karen and Matt as Jake is as great off the field as he is on the field.  Jake was an early signee at MTSU as a Junior  and will be playing for the Blue Raiders in the coming season.  Congratulations All American Jake Hagenow.


2017 Ad Camp in the Books

2017 Admiral Baseball Camp is in the books. The week started out with a major rain delay but ended with the Rag Ball and the traditional “slip slidin away” into summer.    This year had the largest number of campers allowing a number of players to learn some basics while having some fun along the way.   Thanks to all that participated and we hope to see you at the Ball Park in the Spring.  Please continue to get out and support your Admiral Baseball Team.


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The 2017 Admiral Baseball Camp opened a day late dodging rain drops and mud puddles.

Over 130 Baseball Players will be engaging in 4 days of learning, practice and drills to learn “the” game and have a little fun along the way.

Think Dry. Think Hot.  Think Baseball!


Jefferson Co. slips by Admirals 6-2 in Sectional

The 2017 season came to a close for the Farragut Admirals on Friday, as the Jefferson Co. Patriots claimed a sectional win 6-2 in 9 innings, earning a spot in next week’s AAA State Tournament.  The Admirals still accomplished much this season, finishing 33-10, District 4AAA regular season champions, and Region 2AAA Champions.

After 9 straight trips to the State Tournament, the Admirals will now begin the quest to return to Murfreesboro in 2018!!

Farragut Admirals Varsity lost the lead late in a 6-2 defeat to Jefferson County on Friday. The game was tied at two with Jefferson County batting in the top of the ninth when Rogers doubled off of Brad Day, driving in one run.

In the bottom of the sixth inning, Farragut Admirals Varsity tied things up at two. With zero outs in the sixth inning Justen Freeman drove in two runs when he clobbered a mammoth homer over the left-center wall.

Farragut Admirals Varsity had six hits in the game.  Freeman and Carson Wright each collected multiple hits for Farragut Admirals Varsity.


A personal note:  Many, many thanks to Chris Low, Jim Hutson, and Jared Sparks for all their great help in the Pressbox this season!!  And thanks to everyone for your thoughts and prayers during my recovery from shoulder surgery!!  Admiral Baseball is family, and all of you demonstrate that every day!!

Always an Admiral,


Admirals Claim Region 2AAA Championship over Maryville, 1-0

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The Farragut Admirals claimed the Region 2AAA championship, defeating Maryville 1-0 on Wednesday as three pitchers combined to throw a shutout. Drew Patterson, Brad Day, and Collin Grove combined on the masterful shutout.

The pitching was strong on both sides. Farragut Admirals Varsity pitchers struck out six, while hurlers for Maryville sat down five.

Drew Patterson earned the win for Farragut Admirals Varsity. He threw four and a third innings, surrendering 0 runs, 5 hits, and striking out two. Two relievers helped Farragut Admirals Varsity close out the victory. Collin Grove threw two innings.  Grove recorded the last six outs to earn the save for Farragut.

Brad Grenkoski’s infield fielders choice scored the lone Admiral run. He went 1-for-3 on the day.  Farragut Admirals Varsity was sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Jake Grooms had the most chances in the field with eight.

With the victory, the Admirals return home on Friday evening to host the Region 1AAA runner-up, Jefferson Co.  The Patriots suffered a 7-1 loss to the Dobyns-Bennett Indians.  Friday’s game at the Ballpark at Farragut will be a 6:30 start, and will be broadcast on WUCPLP FM99.9, and streamed on  Chris Low and Ralph Skinner will be on the call.

We need all hands on deck Friday to help the Admirals return to the Class AAA State Tournament in the Spring Fling in Murfreesboro!!  Bring your maracas!!  Bring your bells!! We need *EVERYONE* to be at the Ballpark at Farragut on Friday!!




Farragut 4-run 1st, Kovacs pitching lead to Region 2 Victory Over Karns, 7-3

The Admirals struck quickly on Monday, taking quick advantage in the Region 2 semifinal versus Karns.  Farragut scored on a bases-clearing triple by Zach Yunger in the first inning, followed by an RBI single by Cade Burkey, and a single by Jake Hagenow in the second inning.

Farragut Admirals Varsity earned the victory despite allowing Karns to score three runs in the fifth inning. Karns’s big inning was driven by a single by Hartless.

Owen Kovacs earned the win for Farragut Admirals Varsity. He threw 7 innings, giving up 3 runs, 8 hits, striking out 3, and walking one.  Culp took the loss for Karns. He went two innings, surrendering six runs, seven hits, striking out one, and walking one.

Farragut Admirals Varsity had 11 hits in the game.  Yunger, Cade Burkey, and Jake Hagenoweach collected multiple hits for Farragut Admirals Varsity.

The Admirals advance to take on the Maryville Rebels on Wednesday for the Region 2 championship.  That game will be played at Maryville at their field at Colter Grove Intermediate School.  Should the Admirals win on Wednesday, the Sectional game will be at the Ballpark at Farragut versus the Region runner-up (Kingsport Dobyns-Bennett or Jefferson County).  Wednesday’s and Friday’s games will be broadcast on WUCPLP FM99.9 and streamed via

Admirals Fight Back in Loss to Maryville, 5-4

Farragut Admirals Varsity’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 Wednesday. Farragut Admirals Varsity scored four runs in the failed comeback on a home run by Zach Yunger in the fourth and a double by Jake Grooms in the sixth.
Farragut Admirals Varsity was right in it until Maryville homered in the seventh inning
Maryville took an early lead in the first inning. Maryville scored one run on a stolen base in the first inning.
Farragut Admirals Varsity knotted the game up at four in the bottom of the sixth inning. With one out in the sixth inning Jake Grooms drove in one run when he doubled.
Farragut Admirals Varsity scored three runs in the fourth inning. Farragut Admirals Varsity scored its runs on a home run by Zach Yunger.
Maryville scored three runs in the second inning. Maryville scored its runs on a home run by Riley Church.
Evan Porter earned the win for Maryville. He pitched seven innings, surrendering four runs, three hits, and striking out five. Grooms took the loss for Farragut Admirals Varsity. He went one and two-thirds innings, surrendering one run, one hit, and walking zero.
Brad Grenkoski started the game for Farragut Admirals Varsity. He pitched two innings, allowing four runs, four hits, and striking out one.
Home runs for Maryville came when Church homered in the second inning and Ruben Church homered in the seventh inning.
Grooms, Jake Hagenow, and Yunger all had one hit to lead Farragut Admirals Varsity.
Maryville had eight hits in the game. Will Orren and Church each collected multiple hits for Maryville.

D4AAA Championship Games on WUCP!!

Tonight’s D4AAA Championship games will be broadcast on WUCPLP FM99.9 in the immediate Farragut area, and on The streamed broadcast can also be accessed by clicking the link in the lower right corner of this website’s homepage, or by searching for WUCP via the TuneIn Radio app. Chris Low and Ralph Skinner will have the call.

And while I have your attention, please consider a donation to Union Cumberland Presbyterian Church as a THANK YOU for carrying our games on the radio. WUCP is a low/no-budget operation, and is a labor of love by Mr. Dave Garner, WUCP station manager, engineer, producer, and DJ.

Go Admirals!!

Ads battle back from down 5 to an 8-5 W over West.

Farragut earned the opportunity to defend its District 4AAA championship by defeating West 8-5 in come-from-behind fashion, after being down 5-0.  The Ads scored 5 in the bottom of the 3rd to knot the game up.

The game was tied at five with the Ads batting in the bottom of the sixth when Jake Grooms hit a solo homer off of Alan Biven.  That proved to be the game-winning hit.  Brad Grenkoski followed that shot with one of his own over the left-centerfield wall.

West captured the lead in the first inning.   Landon Smiddy started on the mound for the Admirals, and surrendered the early lead to the Rebels. He went 2 innings, allowing 5 runs, 7 hits, 1K, 0BB.

Farragut  knotted the game up at five in the bottom of the third inning.  After Brad Grenkoski’s leadoff single, Carson Wright and Justen Freeman worked their way on base with walks.  Jake Hagenow was HBP for the Ads first run.  Parker Noland’s sac fly plated Wright, and then Zach Yunger drove in three runs when he homered.

Brad Day earned the win for Farragut. He tossed five innings, giving up no runs, scattered four hits, striking out 1 and walked none.

Grenkoski went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Farragut in hits. The Ads  were sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Grooms had the most chances in the field with eight.

West collected 11 hits. Chase Marine, Adam Cupp, Roland Ryan, and Kimon Swanson each collected multiple hits for West. Marine led West with three hits in four at bats.

The Ads will host Maryville tomorrow night for what the Admirals hope to be double header.  The Ads are coming out of the losers bracket will need to win 2 to claim the District Tournament Championship.  First Game starts a 5PM.  Come out and support YOUR Admirals.