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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,

Ralph

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.”

 

 

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 WUCPLP.com.  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!!

GO ADMIRALS!!

Ralph


 

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 WUCPLP.com.

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.

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Congratulations to our Admirals being honored with these 2017 District Awards. 

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

 

D4AAA Championship Games on WUCP!!

Tonight’s D4AAA Championship games will be broadcast on WUCPLP FM99.9 in the immediate Farragut area, and on WUCPLP.com. 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!!
Ralph

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.

 

 

 

Farragut Admirals Varsity Claws Back, but Falls Just Short Against Maryville.

Farragut fought back after falling down by eight runs in the third inning. The comeback fell just short though, in an 11-9 defeat to Maryville on Monday. The  Ads scored seven runs in the failed comeback on a home run by Jake Hagenow in the third, a error in the third, a single by Carson Wright in the sixth, a in the sixth, and a double by Parker Noland in the sixth.

Farragut fell behind early in the loss. Maryville scored on a home run by Ruben Church in the first inning and a grand slam by Church in the second inning.

Maryville took an early lead in the first inning. With one out in the first inning Church drove in two runs when he homered.

After Maryville scored three runs in the top of the third, Farragut answered with three of their own. Maryville scored when Christian Markham singled off of Drew Patterson, driving in one run, Will Orren singled off of Patterson, driving in one run, and Church hit a sacrifice fly to drive in a run. Farragut then answered when Jake Hagenow homered off of Drew Elkins, driving in two runs and there was an error, scoring one run.

The Ads knotted the game up at two in the bottom of the first inning. Zach Yunger singled on a 0-1 count in the first inning, scoring one run.

Maryville took the lead for good with five runs in the second inning. In the second Riley Church hit a sacrifice fly to drive in a run and Church hit a grand slam off of Collin Grove, driving in four runs.

Farragut  scored four runs in the sixth inning. The Ads scored on a single by Carson Wright and a double by Parker Noland.

Elkins earned the win for Maryville. He pitched two innings, surrendering four runs, four hits, and striking out two. Three relievers helped Maryville close out the victory. Ben Shirley threw three innings. Grove took the loss for the Admirals. He went one and two-thirds innings, allowing seven runs, and four hits.

Farragut  had eight hits in the game. Noland and Hagenow each collected multiple hits for theAdmirals. Hagenow and Noland all had two hits to lead Farragut.

Maryville collected nine hits. Mason Fry, Church, and Orren each collected multiple hits for Maryville.

 

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