A busy Thursday night at Jim Ensor Field saw the East Tennessee Electric squad end the season first in the Carter County American Coaches Pitch League.
ETE comes away as conference champs after holding a tiebreaker over the second place Chick-Fil-A team. Elks came away with a 8-3 win in game one of the twinbill against Parlier.
Tournament play bursts into action on Saturday, with the first pitch set at 9:30 a.m. on Jim Ensor Field.
Carter County Bank…………10
Matthew Tester accounted for the first run in the top of the first after leading off with a triple. Tester would advance home on a error to put CCB up 1-0.
ETE was able to snag one out before Micah Lawson and Avery Hill got aboard on back-to-back hits. Parker Henry, R.J. Tolley, Jonah Hubbard and Zeb Roberts would all drive in runs with singles to put the CCB ahead 5-0 going into the bottom of the frame.
ETE would battle back with two early base hits until Griffin Thompson brought home Cannon Clark from third base to place a run on the scoreboard. Morgan Lyons would scratch across a run driving in Hunter Smith.
Jacob Birchfield would rope in an RBI with a single until Wilson Burns knotted up the game 5-5 with a two-run double going into the second.
With two outs on CCB, Isaiah McCourey brought the deadlock with a RBI single to give the Bankers a 6-5 advantage. Lawson would drive in a run before the third out to give CCB a 7-5 lead with the bottom of the inning ahead for ETE.
A Hunter Smith RBI would be all ETE could garner going into the top of the third with a 7-6 defecit.
Roberts plated a run for CCB with on a single until ETE was able to erupt with a three-run effort in the bottom of the third to pull away with a 9-8 lead.
Bradon Powell, Birchfield and Burns each drove in a run during the rally.
Each team would be held at a standstill for runs until the bottom of the fifth, when the deciding scores came across for the future first-place squad.
Birchfield, Kianna Forney and Burns plated the final three runs needed for the win.
CCB wouldn’t go away in the top of the sixth, with Roberts leading off with a single. Brody Hicks would move Roberts to second on a fielder’s choice, allowing Caden Buckles to move the runner to third with a single. Charlie Smith would hit a basehit to jack the bases loaded for Tester, who drove in two runs to move the score to 12-10.
The rally came to an end with an out at first, give ETE the win.
Parlier kicked off the game with three runs in the top of the first when Conor Burelson hit a base-clearing double to put his team on top, 3-0.
Dawson O’Quinn delivered a lead-off single in the bottom of the first until Jacob Issacs brought O’Quinn and himself home on a inside-the-park home run to cut the defecit going into the top of the second, 3-2.
Parlier would go three up and three down in the top of the from, with Elks breaking the game open in the bottom frame with five runs plated from Sam Delevaga and O’Quinn.
Issacs would bring across two more runs to advance Elks on top 7-3.
Issacs drove in the final run for Elks in the fourth with a triple that brought across O’Quinn.