Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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April 15, 2013

Jets lose twice in Oak Ridge Saturday

The Cumberland County Jets baseball team dropped two tough games to strong competition Saturday in Oak Ridge. 

Sevier County 8, CCHS 3: First, the the Jets fell to the Smoky Bears of Sevier County 8-3.  The Jets loaded the bases in the top of the first, but only came away with one run on a sacrifice fly by Reed Shaw. 

In the bottom of the frame, the Smoky Bears plated three runs, as the Jets started out shaky on the mound.  CCHS added another run in the second to make it 3-2 game on a Ryan Burgess walk and a Matt Ledbetter double. 

The Jets didn't plate another run until the seventh, while the Smoky Bears scored single runs in the second, third and fourth innings and two more in the fifth. 

"Today is a great example of how the little things can really hurt you in a ballgame. We came out with a much better offensive approach, but simply could not get runs across.  Really, the difference in the game was Sevier County's ability to do so, as opposed to us stranding 13 runners.  Hats off to David Elliott who came in in relief today and managed to keep us in the game," said Coach Dave Prichard.

Jacob Hayes was the losing pitcher, allowing two runs on one hit with one walk and one hitbatsman in one third of an inning. Leading hitters were Tayler Houston (three for four), Matt Ledbetter (two for five with an RBI) and Bobby Uebelack (two for four).

Oak Ridge 9, CCHS 7: In the nightcap, the Jets fell to Oak Ridge 9-7. 

The wildcats jumped out to a four-run lead in the first, but the Jets showed some fight as they scored two runs in the second on hits by Nathaniel Wyatt and Uebelacker and another run in the third on a Houston double and a passed ball to make the score 4-3. 

Another big inning in the third by Oak Ridge made the score 8-3. 

The Jets refused to back down, scoring three runs in the fourth with singles by Houston and Burgess and a few Oak Ridge mistakes. 

Oak Ridge answered with a single run in the bottom of the frame making the score 9-6 after four complete innings. 

In the sixth, the Jets plated a run to make it a 9-7 game, but were unable to score again leaving the final at 9-7.

"I am really proud of our fight in this contest and our improved approach offensively today. We managed to do some really good things offensively against some really good competition.  What we have to do from this point forward is not be satisfied and find a way to put a complete game together.  Tonight we had too many simple defensive mistakes and communication mistakes that more than make up the difference in a two run ballgame.  We need to continue to make small improvements and find a way to play our best baseball down this homestretch.  Our guys have shown they won't quit, we just need to put it all together," concluded Prichard.

Schedule: The Jets opened the week with the home-and-home series with District 6AAA leader Cookeville (17-1, 8-0). CCHS played at Cookeville Monday and hosted the Cavs tonight at 5:30 p.m. CCHS will host the Mountain Man Classic Thursday-Saturday, weather permitting.

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