Two Saturday Wins Carry Admirals to Diamond Academy/Demarini Championship Game

The Admirals took wins from Morristown East in pool play, and Science Hill in one semi-final game to move to the Saturday night final at UT’s Lindsey Nelson Stadium in the Diamond Academy/Demarini Classic Tournament.

In the morning game against the Morristown East Hurricanes, Jordan Newby and Carson Strickland, in relief of starter Kyle Serrano, pitched the Ads to the 9-3 victory. Runs and hits were scattered all over the batting order in this game. The big inning for the Admirals was the fifth, when the Ads batted through the order, plating 5 runs. Hits in the inning were by AJ, Nick, Chase, Patrick, and Alex.

In the late afternoon semi-final versus the Science Hill Hilltoppers, Sam Savell was the pitching hero. He blanked the ‘Toppers on 5 hits, stranding 13 base-runners. Big Admiral hitters were Jammer (3 for 4), AJ (HR), Patrick (2 for 2), and Landon Foody (double). In all, the Ads collected 13 hits.

CoachB will update on the Championship Game vs. D-B. Happy Easter, Admiral Nation!!

Mo East     1 0 0  0 0 0  2      3 5 2
Farragut    2 1 0  0 5 1   x       9 8 3

MoE – Martin, Kenny (4), Daniel (6) and Rutherford
F – Serrano, Newby (1, WP), C. Strickland and B. Hagenow, N. Mascia (4)

Science Hill        0 0 0   0 0     0 5 1
Farragut              2 5 0    6 x    13 13 0

SH – Sweeny, Blanton (2), Stephens (4), Wilber (4) and Reid, Boyle (3)
F – Savell (WP) and B. Hagenow, N. Mascia (3)