The Bears and Eagles matched up on Thursday night at Jefferson County High School.
After fear that the games would be cancelled due to weather like the rest of the week, the
weather held off for these games to be played. Game one started off with the Eagles taking the
early lead in the first inning when Ethan Goforth singled in a run to give the Eagles a 1-0 lead.
The Bears would answer in the third with three runs of their own. Jacob Jennings singled in a
run to tie it up. Later on, John Sharpe scored on a passed ball to give the Bears the 2-1 lead.
Andrew Carpenter would add another run on a sacrifice fly to score Jacob Jennings to extend
the lead to 3-1. The Eagles would answer with a run in the bottom half of the third to make it a
3-2 deficit. In the bottom of the fourth Justin Vaden singled home a run to tie it at three. Will
Leonard followed that up with a run scoring single of his own to give the Eagles a 4-3 lead. The
Bears would put together a few walks and a double by Deric Graham to take an 8-4 lead in the
fifth. That deficit would be too much for the Eagles as the Bears take game one, 8-4. Game two
was dominated by pitching and defense. The Eagles’ Jacob Hanson pitched a gem up until the
fifth inning. The Eagles were given a 4-0 lead after a single by Bryce Hodge, a walk by Augustus
Fraley, and a double by Bryce Hodge. The Bears were shut down until the fifth inning when
John Sharpe singled in two runs to make the score 4-2. Jacob Jennings followed that up with a
run scoring single but Charlie Brown was thrown out at the plate to end the game. The Eagles
took game two, 4-3.
The game one star of the game was the Bears’ Deric Graham. His Double broke the
game wide open for the Bears as they were able to hold off the Eagles in game one. The game
two star of the game was the Eagles’ Bryce Hodge. His three RBI’s led the way for the Eagles as
they win a close one in game two. The Bears (5-5) faceoff against the Copperheads (6-5) at
Sevier County High School on Monday. The Eagles (6-4) faceoff against the Cougars (4-7) at Jefferson County.