Bears Finish 2nd

The Bears matched up with Cougars for a double header on Thursday night at Sevier
County High School. With the playoffs starting next week both teams were battling for seeding.
The Bears went in to the night with a chance to clinch the top seed with an Eagles loss and a
sweep of the double header. The Eagles won 5-1 so the Bears were looking to lock down the
second seed. Game one started off looking like the sweep wouldn’t happen when the Cougars
put up two runs in the top of the first with a groundout and a passed ball. The Bears then
poured it on with three runs in the second, four runs in the third, and one run in the fourth. The
last one being on a solo homerun by Christian Nave. The three run, second was led by singles
from Andrew Carpenter and Gavan Rupe. Logan Hayes got the scoring going in the third with an
RBI single. Andrew Carpenter followed that up with an RBI single of his own. Two runs scored
on errors in the inning. The Cougars would try to comeback but fell short. The scored three runs
in the top of the fifth, but it wasn’t enough as the Bears take game one 8-5. Andrew Carpenter
was the star of the game thanks to his offensive production.
Game two was the Bears game from the beginning. They put two runs up in the bottom
of the first. Eric Hart started it with an RBI double. Logan Hayes followed him with an RBI single.
The Bears added another one in the second. The real story of the game was the Bears starting
pitcher Jacob Jennings. He was in control from the start. The Cougars would eventually pull
together a rally in the top of the fifth, but Jennings had enough in the tank to finish them off as
the Bears win game two 3-2. Jennings was the star of the game thanks to his gem of an outing.