By Jerry Richmond, Sports Staff Writer

Trousdale County’s baseball team was ousted from the District 6-A baseball tournament last week after going 1-2 with a pair of losses to top-seeded Monterey.

The Jackets went up against the tournament hosts on May 6 and let a five-run lead get away in a 6-5 loss.

The visitors built a five-run advantage with two runs in the third and three in the fifth. But the Wildcats put up four runs in the bottom of the fifth and one in the seventh to send the game to extra innings.

In the eighth, the Jackets failed to score and the Wildcats put up one run to take the win.

Trousdale County had six hits but also made three costly errors.

Junior Ben Chumley went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, while senior Keyvont Baines, junior Will Holder, junior Chandler Barton and sophomore Robert Butcher each had a hit.

The next day, the Jackets faced Jackson County for the second time in the tournament with this one an elimination game.

Trousdale responded with a 15-5 win in six innings as the Jackets took an 8-0 lead after three innings and tacked on seven more in the last inning to send the Blue Devils home.

Baines, Butcher and sophomore Eli Henderson each had a pair of hits while Chumley, Holder, Barton, senior Houston Stafford and sophomore Taylor Ellis each had one. Trousdale County earned its fifth straight win over Jackson County.

Holder tossed a complete game, allowing six hits and seven strikeouts while giving up just two earned runs.

After a short rest, the Jackets had to hit the field again to face Monterey. This time it was a rough go as Trousdale had five hits and eight errors in a 10-1 season-ending loss to the Wildcats.

Chumley had two hits while Henderson, Holder and senior Dyson Satterfield each had one.

Since being in the same district with Monterey, the Wildcats are the only team the Jackets have yet to defeat.

Trousdale County finished its season with an overall record of 13-18 and went 7-2 in district play, including a road win over Gordonsville.