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.