Bears split tourney pair

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Posted 3/20/17

SEVIERVILLE — The Bradley Central Bears wrapped up play in the Play For A Cure Tournament by splitting a doubleheader Saturday.

Playing at Sevier County High School, the Bears fell to Knox …

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Bears split tourney pair


SEVIERVILLE — The Bradley Central Bears wrapped up play in the Play For A Cure Tournament by splitting a doubleheader Saturday.

Playing at Sevier County High School, the Bears fell to Knox Gibbs 7-2 before defeating Warren County 12-6 to finish the road trip 3-1.

“It was a good trip. We played a lot of our younger players, and most of our pitchers got in some work which helps us develop our depth. Overall it was a successful trip. We played four games and if not for one big inning we could have won all four,” said Bradley head coach Travis Adams.

The Bears (4-1, 1-0 District 5-AAA) return to conference play today, traveling to Walker Valley (4-0, 2-0) for a 7 p.m. game.

Bradley 12,

Warren County 6

The Pioneers (2-3) owned a 6-5 lead heading into the fifth inning before the Bears put seven runs on the board in the frame to pull away for the win.

The Bears quickly loaded the bases following a pair of errors and a base on balls to start the inning. Junior Briar Lee drove in the first run with a single past the drawn in infield.

Sophomore Eli Wilson then stroked a single to score another run, following a passed ball that allowed another Bear run.

Junior Jake Presley then lined a bases-loaded single to clear the sacks as the Pioneer center fielder overran the ball, allowing speedy senior Cason Still to score all the way from first base. Sophomore Dylan Standifer drove in the final run of the inning with single.

Wining pitcher Colton Cross, who came on in relief of starting pitcher Caleb Reed, limited the Pioneers to one hit while allowing one run over the final three innings.

Presley, Standifer and Pete Williams banged out a pair of hits, with Presley driving in three runs, and Standifer plating a pair. Still crossed the plate three times to pace the Bears’ attack.

Gibbs 7,

Bradley 2

The Bears wasted little time getting on the board against the Eagles as Standifer launched a two-run home run in the first inning. Standifer’s shot followed a one-out walk to Presley.

Winning pitcher Noah Roach came on in relief in the third inning and held the Bears’ offense in check the rest of the way, allowing only four hits.

The Eagles tied the score adding unearned runs in the second and third innings.

Gibbs (3-1) erupted for four runs in the fifth inning to break open the tight game.

Following a hit batsman, the Eagles played long ball against losing pitcher Trevor Cartwright and Standifer.

Wyatt Humphries opened the barrage lacing a double to the left-center field fence. Blake Merritt then pounded a ball deep high off the center field fence scoring the second run of the inning.

Cam Hill greeted Standifer by hammering his first pitch deep over the left-center field wall to plate the final runs of the inning.

The Eagles tacked on another run in the sixth for the final margin.

Still and junior Pete Williams paced the Bear attack with a pair of hits each, but Roach was able to keep the Bradley off the board for the final five innings.


Bradley Central 200 000 0 — 2 6 3

Gibbs 011 041 x — 7 10 0

WP: Noah Roach; LP: Trevor Cartwright (0-1); HR: Dylan Standifer (BC); Cam Hill (G); 2B: Pete Williams (BC); Wyatt Humphries, Blake Merritt (G); RBI: Standifer (2). Highlights: Cason Still 2-4, Standifer 1-3 r 2 rbis, Williams 2-3 (BC). Records: Gibbs 3-1; Bradley Central 3-1.

Warren County 010 230 0 — 6 7 4

Bradley Central 200 370 x — 12 11 1

WP: Colton Cross (1-0) LP Clay Keele; 3B: Dylan Standifer, Cason Still (BC). 2B: Pete Williams (BC); RBI: Jake Presley 3, Standifer 2, Still, Riley Black, Briar Lee, Eli Wilson (BC). Highlights: Presley 2-4 r 3 RBIs, Standifer 2-3 r 2 RBIs, Williams 2-4 r, Still 1-2 3r RBI, Black 1-3 RBI , Caleb Reed 1-3 r, Lee 1-4 r RBI, Wilson 1-3 2r rbi (BC). Record: Warren County 2-3; Bradley Central 4-1.


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