Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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April 3, 2014

Jet baseball team beats Rhea County 13-1

CROSSVILLE — The Cumberland County High School Jet baseball team team scored 13 runs in the  first four innings en route to a 13-1 victory over the Rhea County Golden Eagles to sweep the three-game District 6AAA series, which includes the in-season tournament played at CCHS two weeks ago.

The Jets (5-2) are in second place in the district behind Cookevill (6-1), who split their home-and-home series this week with White County (3-4). Warren County (4-3) is third after sweeping SMHS (3-4), while Rhea County is sixth at 0-7.

Morgan Richards was the winning pitcher, allowing one run on two hits with five strikeouts. He also homered for the Jets, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press Wednesday morning.

Matt Ledbetter was three for four with two RBIs, David Elliott three for three with two RBIs and Ethan Cunningham was two for three with two RBIs. Ryan Burgess also doubled for the Jets.

The Jets scored three times in the first, five in the second, two in the third and three in the fourth for a 13-0 lead, while giving up one run in the bottom of the fifth before the TSSAA 10-run kicked in the bottom of the fifth inning.

CCHS traveled to York Thursday for a 4 p.m. game and to Smith County Friday for 4 p.m. before hosting Livingston Saturday at noon. The time for the CCHS at Livingston make-up game April 12 has been pushed back to 2:30 p.m.

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