Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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April 23, 2012

Jets tame Tigers 15-3

CROSSVILLE — The CCHS Jet baseball team fell to 12-13 overall last week, beating Rockwood 15-3 Thursday at Rockwood and losing to Hardin Valley Friday night 5-3 at Jet Park.

CCHS 15, Rockwood 3: John Bilbrey ripped a single, double and a homer with three RBIs, and Dylan Fehr stroked three singles with four RBIs to lead the Jets to the most runs scored in a game this season.

Aaron Jones smacked two hits with two RBIs, while Matt Ledbetter, Cameron O'Rourke and Bobby Uebelacher cracked one hit each.

Ledbetter was the winning pitcher, allowing three runs on four hits with three walks and one strikeout, while Morgan Richards walked one inning.

Three Tiger pitchers allowed 15 runs on 11 hits with three strikeouts, three walks and three hit batsman. Tavan Napier had two hits for the Jets, while Jared Breazeale and Hunter Grant poked one hit each.

CCHS scored three runs in the top of the first inning off Tiger starter Matt Cofer.

After Ledbetter reached on catcher's interference, Jones doubled, and both scored on a double by Bilbrey, who moved to third on a single by Fehr and scored on a groundout by Tayler Houston.

The Jets added another unearned run in the top of the second on an error, a passed ball and a Bilbrey single.

In the meantime, Ledbetter retired nine of the first 10 hitters he faced, allowing only a two-out walk in the bottom of the second.

Coach Dave Prichard's squad plated five runs in the top of the fourth for a 9-0 lead.

With one out, the Jets loaded the bases on two walks and a hit batsman. Fehr followed with a two-run single and an RBI groundout by Houston, with the four run scoring on a wild pitch. 

Ryan Burgess' two-out baseloaded walk plated the fifth run of the stanza. Cameron O'Rourke also singled in the inning.

Rockwood scored twice in the bottom of the inning on doubles by Napier and Breazeale, a wild pitch and a ground out to reduce the deficit to 9-2.

Bilbrey's solo homer made it 10-2 in the top of the fifth.

The Tigers scored once in the bottom of the fifth on two walks and singles by Grant and Napier, but left the bases loaded.

CCHS made it 15-3 in the top of sixth, as they plated five runs on two walks, another hit batsman, a double by Uebelacker and singles by Ledbetter, Jones and Fehr.

Richards replaced Ledbetter on the hill in the bottom of the sixth, and allowed a walk to Riley Clem.

Hardin Valley 5, CCHS 3: Hardin Valley scored three of its five runs in the top of the second inning off Jet starter A.J. Dick. The Hawks' runs were produced on two walks, singles by Seth Hunt and Smoak and a double by Ben Barnett.

They made it 4-0 in the top of the third on singles by Ian Perry, Barnett, Smoak and a passed ball.

With one out, Dick walked one and hit a batter in the top of the fifth. John Bilbrey struck out the next two Hawks and worked a one-two-three sixth inning to keep the Jets in the game.

Aaron Jones hurled in the sixth inning, allowing one run on a single by Perry, a stolen base and Zach Sears' RBI double.

CCHS stranded 11 baserunners in the game.

Matt Ledbetter led off the bottom of the first with a single, but was stranded.

With two out in the second, Dick singled, with courtesy runner Ethan Cunningham swiping second and scoring on Nathaniel Wyatt's single. Ryan Burgess was hit by a pitch. Both runners were stranded.

Bilbrey and Dylan Fehr both singled in the third, with Fehr tagged out at second to end the inning on Cameron O'Rourke's groundout.

Bobby Uebelacker reached on an error in the fourth and was stranded. Bilbrey and Fehr both singled in the fifth and were stranded.

The Jets scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth on singles by Uebelacker and Burgess, and three walks, but still left the bases loaded.

CCHS scored onced in the bottom of the seventh on a double by Cameron O'Rourke and two ground outs.

Dick was the losing pitcher, allowing four runs on six hits with four Ks and two walks in 4 2/3 innings. Bilbrey worked 1 2/3 innings with three strikeouts; and Jones pitched one inning, giving up one run on two hits with one strikeout.

Bilbrey and Fehr each poked two hits, while Ledbetter, Cameron O'Rourke, Uebelacker, Dick, Wyatt and Burgess each cracked one hit.

CCHS closed out District 6AAA play this week, hosting White County Monday and traveling to White County Tuesday. They host York Friday.


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