Sevier County topped Science Hill 8-2 in a Region 1-AAA Tournament semifinal night at Cliff Davis Field.
Thirty-two wins and a perfect regular season in District 2-AAA were of little consolation for the Seymour softball team on Monday.
The Smokies erased a six-run, first-inning deficit with three runs in the second, one in the third and eight in the fourth as they came from behind to defeat the Generals 17-13 in Jackson on Sunday night. Rubi Silva was 4-for-6 with five runs batted in and Jorge Soler was 2-for-5 with four batted in for Tennessee.
Hunter Miniard called it a man’s race.
Barons starting pitcher Terry Doyle retired each of his final 14 batters faced, while catcher Kevan Smith recorded three hits and drove home two runs as Birmingham thwarted a late Smokies comeback attempt to avoid a series sweep and top Tennessee 6-2 on Friday night at Smokies Stadium.
Tennessee right fielder Jorge Soler drove in two runs and reached base four times, while third baseman Kris Bryant launched his third longball in two nights and center fielder Jae-Hoon Ha delivered the game-winning two-run single in the Smokies’ 5-4 toppling of the Birmingham Barons on Thursday night at Smokies Stadium.
Breaking out of a defensive standoff in which neither team could shift momentum, South-Doyle scored three runs in the top of the seventh to shut out Seymour, 3-0, and claim the District 2-AAA Softball Tournament on Thursday at Seymour Middle School.
Austin Conner wasn’t sure if the ball would get out of the park.
Sevier County’s Will Jones held on in the third set against Morristown West’s Parker Ashford to win his second straight District 2-AAA singles title on Tuesday, 6-1, 4-6, 6-4.
Facing elimination against a county rival, the Pigeon Forge softball team let its opponent make the mistakes.
The Pigeon Forge baseball team didn’t repeat as district champs on Monday but at least the Tigers are still playing.
Two Pigeon Forge boys proved they’re the dominant force in District 3-A/AA singles tennis.
Charlie Cutler was 3-for-5 with a season high four runs batted in, Kris Bryant hit his sixth home run of the season and Pierce Johnson earned his first Southern League victory as the Smokies won their sixth straight game 8-4 versus the Lookouts in Chattanooga on Saturday night.
It was the definition of a marquee matchup.
Pigeon Forge got a reminder on Thursday of just how tough it is to win in May.
Sevier County cruised to an 11-6 victory over Morristown-East in a District 2-AAA tournament opener at Cliff Davis Field on Friday night.
Seymour survived a shaky fourth inning in an otherwise dominant 8-2 first-round District 2-AAA tournament win over the Cherokee Chiefs at Cliff Davis Field on Friday night.
Anthony Giansanti drove in two with a pinch-hit single and Stephen Bruno drove in two more with a two-run double in a six run sixth for the Smokies as they rallied back from a three run deficit to defeat the Lookouts 8-7 at AT&T Field in Chattanooga night.
Dylan Cox already let one chance to clinch Seymour’s first District 2-AAA boys tennis title slip away on Friday.
Rafael Lopez was 3 for 4 with a RBI double in the first, Stephen Bruno had a two-run pinch hit double during a five run ninth and Matt Loosen struck out a season high eight while allowing just one run over five innings as the Smokies defeated the Lookouts 7-2 at AT&T Field in Chattanooga night.
Fulton gave defending state champion Pigeon Forge a scare but the Tigers scored six runs over their last nine outs to put away the Falcons, 10-4, in the District 3-AA tournament opener for both teams.
The last two months have all built up to this.
Dustin Geiger was 2-for-2 with two runs batted in, John Andreoli was 2-for-4 with three runs and Rafael Lopez hit a go-ahead home run in the seventh as the Smokies defeated the Lookouts, 4-3, in the first game of a five game series at AT&T Field night.
Eddie McCandless figured Kathie O’Neill had quit.