By Rick Sheek
KINGSPORT — That impressive romp from earlier in the week had no carry-over effect.
After sweeping Unicoi County in a doubleheader three days earlier, the roles were reversed on Saturday. T.A. Dugger was eliminated by the Blue Devils 9-3 at J. Fred Johnson Stadium in the Middle Eight Conference baseball tournament’s opening round.
“We saw that exact same pitcher,” Dugger coach Chris Berry said. “They showed up today, and our bats didn’t. That’s simply put.”