The Cumberland County High School Jets baseball team closed out their home season with a 10-4 loss to arch-rival Cookeville, played before the largest crowd of the season on senior night.

Jet senior Jordan Kristmantis was staked to a 3-0 advantage in the bottom of the second inning. With two out, seniors Barrett Peak and Josh Clark both walked, and Matt Jones singled driving home Peak, with Clark moving to third on an error, as the ball eluded Cookeville's left fielder.

Kyle Cokkinias then ripped a two-run single, driving home Clark and Jones. Cokkinias was balked to second, but was thrown out trying to steal third.

Cookeville sliced the lead to 3-2 in the top of third on a single by Trey Studdard, two walks, three stolen bases, an error and a wild pitch.

The Cavaliers rallied in the top of the fourth to take a 4-3 advantage. The runs came on a hitbatsman, a double by Studdard, wild pitch and a groundout.

Bo Reeder's leadoff homer in the fifth swelled the lead to 5-3, with the Cavaliers adding three unearned runs in the sixth for an 8-3 advantage. Two suicide squeezes plated two runs, aided by two Jet errors. Reeder and Wade Collis had hits for the Cavaliers.

Cookeville scored twice in the seventh, started by a leadoff dinger by Jonathan Wilhite. The other run came on three singles and a stolen base.

Tyler Sherrill led off the third with a double, but was thrown out on a steal attempt of third.

Daniel Forte singled and was sacrificed to second in the fourth, but was stranded, and Sherrill singled and stole second in the fifth. He, too, was stranded at second.

CCHS loaded the bases in the sixth on a single by Brian Woodlief, an error and a walk. All three were stranded.

Sherrill doubled, stole third and scored when the throw sailed into the outfield in the seventh inning.

CCHS closed out the regular season Wednesday evening at Harriman and opened the District 5AAA Tournament Thursday evening against Bradley Central at McMinn County High School in Athens.

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