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NIGHT: Greenback’s hitters get plenty of good looks


FROM 1B when we got a good pitch sixth, getting second life stepped up to the chal-
to hit we fouled it straight after a two-strike call went lenge,” Wes Caldwell said.
on base, but the Cherokees back. We just didn’t get it his way much to the out- “We have a lot of faith in
couldn’t capitalize. to fall. (Medders) threw rage of the Cherokee faith- them. It wasn’t our night,
Dylan Caldwell popped well, he filled up the strike ful, to push the lead to 10 but we’ll be back. We’re
up to end the inning and zone and really worked the and end the game an inning going to go to war with
Medders cruised the rest strike zone that was estab- early in the bottom of the Alcoa tomorrow.”
of the way. He gave up just lished. frame.
the two hits, and allowed “We were trying to stay Greenback doesn’t FOLLOW @TAYLOR_WHITE94
just two base runners after down and he was trying to have much time to lick on Twitter for more from
the second inning on a work up. We had a lot of i t s wo u n d s w i t h t h e sports writer Taylor White.
walk and error. He struck good swings and fouled a ’Kees hosting Alcoa for a GRACE CHRISTIAN RAMS 10,
out six batters in the com- lot of balls straight back. 4:30 p.m. first pitch today, GREENBACK CHEROKEES 0, 6 INNINGS
plete-game shutout. They didn’t foul balls but Wes Caldwell is confi- GC 120 601 — 10 10 1
DARYL SULLIVAN | THE DAILY TIMES “There were some at-bats straight back.” dent his guys will be ready GB 000 000 —020
WP: Ryan Medders; LP: Tyler Cullen
GRACE CHRISTIAN’S TY HUTCHINSON (1) dives safely back to second that we had good, competi- Medders capped off the for the quick turnaround. HR— GC: Noah Gent, Hunter Ferguson, Land-
as Greenback’s Bryce Hanley (3) takes the throw on a pickoff tive at-bats,” Wes Caldwell game with a solo shot with “This gave us a chance on Crumbley, Medders.
attempt Friday at Greenback. said. “But a lot of times two outs in the top of the to grow and these guys

RALLY: Coach impressed


with Hughes’ performance
Error lifts Powell over Maryville
BY LAUREN MOORE
laurenm@thedailytimes.com
FROM 1B
‘They made a few After a loss, some coaches
offense exploded with help
from key errors from the mistakes that left would point to all the nega-
tives. David Allen isn’t that
Eagles, allowing them to
tie and threaten to take the it going on. We type of coach.
That philosophy didn’t
lead.
But the second homer by tied it up and we change, even after a late
error proved costly in an
Gibbs, this one coming from
the bat of left fielder Zach had opportunities. PREP SOFTBALL
White, forced the Moun-
taineers back into a need We hit some balls POWELL 3, Maryville 0

for runs.
“We started swinging it hard that could eventual 3-0 home loss to
Powell in the first game of
well (in the bottom of the
sixth inning). We had some have got us the a three-team round robin
Friday night.
key hits,” Bennett said.
“They made a few mistakes lead right there. “We started five fresh-
men. They are getting a lot
that left it going on. We tied
it up and we had opportuni- But I’m proud of of experience,” Allen told
The Daily Times. “This is
ties. We hit some balls hard
that could have got us the my guys that they a great opponent, playing
Powell. They are one of the
lead right there. But I’m
proud of my guys that they stayed in it.’ top teams in the state. We
had a chance there in the
stayed in it. They didn’t lay seventh inning with two
down and let them just run Robbie Bennett runners on and one out DARYL SULLIVAN | THE DAILY TIMES
Heritage head coach
all over us.” — you have to like your MARYVILLE’S KENDAL PITTS (3) takes the throw at first to get Powell’s Kennedy Cowden (24)
Following the game, Ben- chances at that point.” Friday at John Sevier Elementary School.
nett also found positives in thing that will help him out When Kasey Monday —
the performance of sopho- later on down the line.” aided by her stingy defense ourselves a chance.”
more pitcher Blake Hughes, The Mountaineers will — got two quick outs to The chances that Allen
who, despite not starting, host Catholic on Monday start the seventh inning, it talks about were highlight-
was on the mound when in a district game, hoping to seemed likely the outcome ed in the seventh inning,
White hit his homer. rebound from Friday’s loss. would depend on a walk- when his Lady Rebels put
“He’s pitched good for “We’re just going to stay off situation. two on with one out. A
me,” Bennett said. “He’s got positive and keep doing It did, but not in the way strikeout started the final
two saves already. … That’s what we do,” Bennett said. the Lady Rebels (4-6) had frame, but York, who fin-
just baseball. Kid put a good “We’re a good baseball team. hoped. ished 2 of 3 at the plate, sin-
swing on it and got it out of We’ve just got to keep get- Following the two outs, gled, and then Riley Colli-
here. (Hughes) will be fine. ting better every day and Madison McGinnis ripped gan reached on a throwing
Blake’s got good stuff. He’s a keep swinging, keep playing a single up the middle for error before Powell ended
young kid. That’s just some- defense and keep throwing.” Powell (10-1), and Caden the game getting a line out-
Baker came up. The lead- and a fly ball.
off hitter laid down a slow Before the seventh-inning

DRAW: Both teams had


roller and when Hadley hit, and a double from Ken-
York charged the ball, dal Pitts in the sixth frame,
Monday did as well, run- Powell starting pitcher MARYVILLE’S HADLEY YORK HITS a single against Powell Friday

shots hit crossbar, posts


ning into her teammate Allison Farr had allowed at John Sevier Elementary School.
as York’s throw went into just one hit, which was to
the dirt and bounced to the York in the second. a little bit the other way, this, and Jefferson County,
first-base fence. But, it’s those opportuni- and we are still playing.” a quality team from their
FROM 1B Manayeh Linton seemed to The errant throw scored ties and a fantastic defen- The Lady Rebels’ game (Powell) district,” Allen
have the commanding angle McGinnis for the first run, sive effort — specifically versus Jefferson County said. “We’ll do a couple
shot just outside the goalie for a sure shot, but Stein- advancing Baker to third Brooklin Richardson div- didn’t finish in time for of these Friday nights,
box, with Eagles and Tor- bach made a great sliding before she scored on a ing to save a run in the sixth print. Friday’s night three- instead of going and
nadoes both getting quick block to deflect the poten- deflected ball that bounced inning— plus a complete- game round robin was the playing in tournaments.
touches before Cade Win- tial game-winner. off Monday’s glove and game performance from first of a few Allen has We are bringing in some
chester punched a short MCS coach Geoff Hamm placed Kennedy Cowder Monday that put the mis- scheduled for his season. teams that we want to play
kick past Williams for the said that Steinbach had got- safely at first. The Lady takes behind the positives He said it’s a chance for and hopefully it’s a good
equalizer. ten a huge bruise and raw Panthers rounded out the for Allen. his team to face competi- atmosphere and we get to
Both teams had shots hit skin on his thigh from a three-run seventh inning “She (Monday) came in tion in regular high-school improve.”
off the crossbar and posts similar slide taken on arti- when Lilly Holston pow- and did a great job and playing standards, instead POWELL LADY PANTHERS 3,
but neither found net in the ficial turf in a game the day ered a line drive into left kept their batters off bal- of a timed game at a tour- MARYVILLE LADY REBELS
remaining 71 minutes. before, and “that slide had field for a stand-up double. ance,” Allen said. “We had nament to gain valuable P 000 000 3—382
Alcoa had six second-half to be painful, he paid for it. “The plays, the one throw- several diving plays in the reps and for those five M 000 000 0—031
WP: Allison Farr. LP: Kasey Monday
corner kicks, often well- I’m sure that whole rasp- ing error to first was with outfield, and great plays by freshmen — York, Car- 2B: P — Lilly Holston; M — Kendal Pitts
placed balls into the box berry is back again after that two outs and she was trying Saylor (Johnson) at short- oline Barham, Colligan,
by Vallejos but with clears effort.” to get the out and rushed stop. Everybody did what Pitts and Campbell White FOLLOW @LOMOSPORTS on
made by Williams as well as “You could tell we were herself,” Allen said. “We they needed to, we just — to be prepared for when Twitter for more from sports
teammates including Ber- getting a little tired at the talked about it and we’ll came up a little bit short. those big-game moments writer Lauren Moore. Write to
eket Graves, Brandon Fara- end, playing more to sur- learn from it. In the seventh inning, we could mean much more. her at laurenm@thedaily
one and Collin Steinbach. vive instead of playing with “The main thing it is had a couple balls, they’re “That’s why we’ve done times.com
“Nothing came out of purpose,” Hamm said, not- opportunities. Opportuni-
our corner kicks, for sure, ing that his team had played ties are going to keep com-

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but (MCS) defended them three games in the past four ing for you and you have to
well,” Corley said, “and I’ve days. “But I’m proud of the capitalize on them and take

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got to give them credit for effort. Alcoa is a strong advantage of them. Like I
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some work to do, on set and had plenty of chances, experienced and we gave
plays and on our regular but we just kept finding

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running.” ways to get in their way.”
Six minutes from the final Alcoa travels to Sevier
whistle, defender Steinbach County to face the Smoky
made one of the more nota- B e a r s n e x t Tu e s d ay.

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ble saves for the Eagles. Maryville Christian hosts
Alcoa freshman forward Karns also on Tuesday.

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