Sevier County escapes with win over Cherokee

Mar. 17, 2014 @ 11:54 PM

It had all the makings of an ugly game.
After Sevier County canceled it’s matchup with Cherokee set for Carson-Newman University, the Smoky Bears planned on practice before a last-minute plan came together to play in Rogersville. In rough conditions against a tough pitcher in the Chiefs’ Ryan Gibson, Sevier County coach Casey Taylor said he was pleased to come away with a 2-1 win.
“I feel great about it,” Taylor said. “To go up there and deal with the conditions and the adversity of the day … Happy to lock that up and get a win and get out of there.”
Devante Matthews had a double in the third that led to the game’s first run before driving in Jake Hall in the seventh on a safety squeeze that turned into a hit. Nick Osborne pitched the complete game, allowing just two hits and striking out nine.