spring fling Baseball

With a chance to advance and defend its Class A state baseball championship, Decatur County wasted no time and left no doubt with a 23-4 victory over South Pittsburg on Thursday evening.

Chattanooga archrivals Baylor and GPS will meet again for the championship in the TSSAA Division II-AA softball tournament at Starplex No. 3.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Polk County just never found its rhythm and the Wildcats were headed home this morning after going winless in the Class AA state baseball tournament.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Two outs, no problem. In its second loser’s bracket game of the day, South Pittsburg’s baseball team scored all eight of its runs with two outs to eliminate Eagleville, 8-2.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Collierville scored six runs in the home half of the fifth inning and made the lead stick, eliminating Soddy-Daisy from the Class AAA state baseball tournament, 11-5.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Soddy-Daisy, Baylor and South Pittsburg rebounded from first-night losses to advance this morning while Polk County was eliminated in the Spring Fling baseball tournament.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Polk County is playing baseball again at 11 this morning.

Jared Hensley was in shock Friday evening when Tullahoma plated four first-inning runs, but he wasn’t overly concerned.

It is time, South Pittsburg baseball coach Wes Stone told his team, to reset goals. The Pirates, having endured only two losses in 2011, are headed to the state tournament beginning Tuesday in Murfreesboro.

For the first time in 25 years, Polk County is returning to the state baseball tournament. The Wildcats’ mindset was simple Friday for their make-or-break game with Livingston Academy, coach Bill Triplett telling his team, “If they’re good, we’ll try and beat them by one.

The Soddy-Daisy baseball team persevered Friday night at Tom Higgins Field. After taking a four-run punch in the mouth in the first inning of their Class AAA sectional against Tullahoma, the Trojans rallied and advanced to next week’s state tournament with a 7-6 win.

By efficiently taking care of business in just over an hour, South Pittsburg’s baseball team took less time Friday to qualify for the state tournament than it will need to ride to Murfreesboro next week.

Baylor became the first Chattanooga-area team to earn a spot in next week’s TSSAA state baseball tournament by taking both ends of a Thursday doubleheader from Pope John Paul II.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Pitching coach Jamie Tricoglou packed the District 6-AAA runner-up plaque in his bag before Soddy-Daisy left for its Region 3-AAA championship game at Walker Valley.

BENTON, Tenn. — Polk County coach Bill Triplett has had a recurring theme in his postseason post-practice team chats.

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