MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Kelsey Thomas had a double and two RBIs and was also the winning pitcher in Marion County's 5-3 victory over Houston County in a Class A high school state-tournament losers-bracket game today at Starplex No. 4.
Afterward, Grace Academy beat Unaka 10-0 in five innings, capping their scoring with Savannah Jeno's three-run homer.
Marion (36-9) plays Grace (39-8-1) at 6 p.m. EDT with the winner advancing to the losers-bracket final.
Kelley Smiddie is a sports writer who has worked at the Times Free Press for 12 years. He covers high school sports and softball. Kelley’s hometown is Chattanooga, and he graduated from Brainerd High School and graduated Chattanooga State and UTC. Contact Kelley at 423-757-6653 or firstname.lastname@example.org.