Winning pitcher Perry Casaday, who threw six solid innings, stood tall when the Cougars loaded the bases with two outs, down 6-3 in the fifth.
In the most pressure-packed situation he’s faced all season, Science Hill pitcher Brandon Feathers didn’t flinch.
On a historic night where county rivals Volunteer and Cherokee met for the first time on the baseball field as Big 7 foes, Chiefs pitcher Ethan Crowder put on quite the performance.
Science Hill senior Brandon Feathers struck out 17 batters in a perfect game and the Hilltoppers routed David Crockett 12-0 on Monday at Warren Miller Field.
Daniel Boone beat Volunteer 12-0 in a five-inning contest Tuesday, completing a sweep of the baseball season-opening series.
It didn't take long for the Cherokee baseball team to get a statement win, pinning a 5-1 loss on Dobyns-Bennett on Tuesday.
Science Hill and Dobyns-Bennett tied for last year’s Big 7 Conference baseball title and most of the league’s coaches feel they’ll be the teams to beat again this season.
The sun popped out long enough Monday for Dobyns-Bennett to start the baseball season with a 9-3 Big 7 Conference win over Cherokee.
Dobyns-Bennett boasts five state baseball championships — and came oh-so-close to capturing another last year — but the Indians, along with other Northeast Tennessee teams, haven’t clutched the winner’s trophy this century.