Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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March 24, 2014

Jets finish 3-2 in 6AAA In-Season Tournament

CROSSVILLE — The CCHS Jet baseball team is tied for second place in District 6AAA after finishing the league's in-season tournament 3-2 last week at Jet Park.

After opening the tournament last Wednesday with a win over Stone Memorial, Coach David Prichard's squad defeated Warren County 5-3 and Rhea County 12-8, and losing 8-5 to White County and 10-2 to Cookeville.

Cookeville leads the league at 5-0, followed by CCHS (3-2), SMHS (3-2), Warren County (2-3), White County (2-3) and Rhea County (05).

CCHS 5, Warren County 3: Ryan Burgess cracked two hits for the Jets, while Reed Shaw, David Elliott and Morgan Richards each smacked one hit. 

Richards was the winning pitcher, allowing three runs on eight hits with five Ks and five walks, while Parrett earned a save in two-thirds of a inning, fanning one.

Shaw's one-out, three-run, first-inning homer gave the Jets a 3-0 lead, after a single by Burgess, a fielder's choice and walk to Matt Ledbetter.

CCHS added another run in the top of the fourth, when Richards reached on a passed ball after a strikeout, a stolen base and Burgess' RBI single.

Richards allowed three baserunners in the first two innings on two walks and an error, before giving up a lone run in the top of the inning on a single, a double and a walk, but his team still led 3-1.

He gave up a two-out single in the bottom of the fourth, but the Pioneers scored an unearned run in the bottom of the fifth on an error, a triple and a walk.

The Jets took a 5-2 lead in the top of the sixth inning on two walks, a fielder's choice, a single by Elliott and a double by Richards.

The Pioneers scored once in the bottom of the sixth on three singles, a walk and wild pitch to slice the lead to 5-3.

Two Pioneers reached in the bottom of the seventh on a walk and an error off Richards, but Parrett relieved Richards and retired the final two hitters to earn the save.

CCHS 12, Rhea County 8: Matt Ledbetter cracked three hits to lead the Jets over the Golden Eagles. Burgess and Elliott each poked two hits, while Parrett and Shaw smashed one hit each.

Matt Vanlandingham started for the Jets, allowing four runs on nine hits with one strikeout and three walks, while Drew Vaden picked up the victory in relieve, yielding four runs on five hits with one strikeout and three walks.

Rhea County took a 2-0 lead after two innings off Vanlandingham on four hits, two errors, a hitbatsman and a sacrifice fly.

CCHS stranded three baserunners in the first two innings, but scored their first run in the bottom of the third on a singles by Burgess and Ledbetter, an error and a stolen base.

Rhea County scored another run in the top of the fourth on three hits and a fielder's choice for a 3-1 lead.

CCHS tied the game in the bottom of the fourth on a double by Nathaniel Wyatt, a single by Elliott, a balk, an error and a groundout to tie the game at 3-3.

Rhea County took a 4-3 lead in the top of the fifth inning on two hitts, a fielder's choice and a walk.

CCHS scored nine runs in the bottom of the fifth on a hitbatsman, two balks, five walks, a single by Shaw, doubles by Ledbetter, Elliott, Richards and Parrett and one error.

Vaden gave up four runs in the sixth inning on three hits and three walks and allowed one baserunner in the seventh to record a save.

White County 8, CCHS 5: The Warriors scored six runs in the first two innings to take a 5-0 lead, but the Jets scored twice in the top of the fourth inning on singles by Parrett and Shaw, an error and one walk.

The Warriors added two more runs in the bottom of the fourth for an 7-2 advantage.

CCHS sliced the gap to 7-5 in the bottom of the sixth on two walks, a wlld pitch, a balk and a RBI single by Wyatt.

The Warriors sealed the victory with an unearned run on an error, two wild pitches, a single and a walk.

Burgess, Parrett, Shaw, Wyatt, Justin Shiper and Richards each poked one hit. Elliott was the losing pitcher, allowing eight runs on eight hits, three strikeouts and three walks.

Cookeville 10, CCHS 2: The Cavaliers led 9-0 after three innings on 11 hits and  three errors off Parrett, who was relieved by Vaden with no one out in the top of the third inning.

Vaden recorded the three outs in the third, including two strikeouts. He allowed a single in the fourth, a single in the fifth and single in the sixth, before giving way to Wyatt in the seventh.

Wyatt allowed one run on three hits, a walk and a wild pitch.

CCHS scored its first run in the third inning on singles by Elliott, Richards and Parrett and an error.

The Jets scored an unearned run in the bottom of the sixth on two errors and  a stolen base.

Parrett allowed nine runs on 10 hits, five walks and five strikeouts, while Vaden yielded three hits with strikeouts and Wyatt allowed two hits with one walk.

Schedule: The Jets (6-5) will host York Thursday at 5 p.m. and travel to Livingston Saturday for a noon contest, before resuming District 6AAA play Monday against Rhea County at 5:30 p.m.

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