The Bears and Copperheads matched up on Monday night for a double header at Sevier
County. After a lightning delay caused fear that the games would have to be cancelled, the
games were played as soon as the lightning was out of the area. Game One started as a pitching
and defense kind of game, but in the fourth inning the gates opened up for the Copperheads to
get the scoring going. Lane Harris was the game’s first run when Cameron Payne singled him
home in the fourth. Deric Graham followed that up with a single of his own to drive in Seth
Hunt to make the score 2-0 Copperheads. The Bears would fail to answer. In the top of the fifth
the flood gates opened as the Copperheads added four runs to make the lead 6-0. Derrick Lay
scored on a wild pitch with the bases loaded. Lane Harris followed that up with a two-run single
and, later, score a run of his own on a wild pitch. The Bears would try their best to fight back.
Christian Nave would get the Bears going with a two-run homerun to make the score 6-2
Copperheads. John Sharpe would later score on an error. Hal Bishop would follow that up with
a single to score Jacob Jennings. That would be all the Bears would get as the Copperheads take
game one 6-4.
Game two was also a game of pitching and defense as both teams struggled to get much
going. The Bears would get a run in the first inning when Dalton Cornett singled home Logan
Hayes to give the bears the lead. The Bears would add two more in the third when John Sharpe
scored on an error, and Logan Hayes scored on a wild pitch. That would be the only offense in
the game as the Bears’ Brock Browning threw four innings of shutout ball. Ethan Walls would
pick up the save as he threw the last inning of the game. The Bears take game two 3-0.
Lane Harris was the star of game one. His offensive production led the way for the
Copperheads as the take game one. Brock Browning was the star of game two. His four innings
of shutout ball set the Bears of for a shutout win in game two. The Bears (6-6) face the Cougars
(4-8) at Seymour High School on Thursday. While the Copperheads will battle for first against the Eagles.