Trousdale County’s baseball team put together a run in last week’s District 6-A Tournament that they rode all the way to the championship game and a berth in the region semifinals.
The path was not an easy one, as the Jackets found themselves in the losers’ bracket early and had to beat tournament host Jackson County twice to advance.
The Jackets fell 3-2 to Jackson County on May 7 to fall into the losers’ bracket. Trousdale tied the game at 2 with a pair of runs in the top of the sixth inning, but the Blue Devils pushed the winning run across in the bottom of the seventh.
Senior Hunter Ford and sophomore Ben Chumley had the only hits for Trousdale, which also committed six errors.
The Yellow Jackets would rally with three consecutive wins, the first of which came on May 8 with a 7-1 victory over Pickett County.
Senior Logan Calhoun went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored and classmate Logan Hewitt added a pair of hits. Chumley and sophomores Kobe Pridemore and Chandler Barton also had hits in the victory.
Pridemore scattered nine hits and struck out seven batters to pickup the victory.
Shortly afterward the Jackets faced a rematch with Jackson County, this time coming away with a 3-2 victory. Trousdale scored one run in the first and two in the fifth.
Freshman Elijah Henderson was 2-for-2 and also drew a walk. Henderson also earned the win on the mound, going 5-1/3 innings with four strikeouts and allowing just one earned run.
Ford, Chumley and Pridemore each had a pair of hits while Calhoun had one.
On May 9, Trousdale County again faced Jackson County in an elimination game, again beating the Blue Devils 3-2 while outhitting the tournament hosts 8-4.
The Jackets scored runs in the fourth, fifth and seventh innings to eliminate the Blue Devils.
Pridemore, Barton and sophomore Will Holder each had two hits for the Jackets, while Calhoun and Hewitt also had hits.
Hewitt tossed a complete game on the mound, recording eight strikeouts.
In the championship game on Thursday in South Carthage, the Jackets gave up a triple on the first pitch of the game in an 11-0, five-inning loss to top seed Gordonsville.
It was the Jackets’ sixth straight loss to the Tigers, who have reached the state tournament each of the last two years.
The Jackets got hits from Calhoun, Chumley, Barton and junior Stetson White, but also committed five errors.
Trousdale County traveled to South Pittsburg on Monday for the region semifinals, their first appearance after a four-year absence. The Yellow Jackets lost 7-4 to end their season. Details were not available at press time.