ACHS takes part in ETBCA and Mountain Valley showcases
Anderson County High School went 1-3 in the East Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association Tournament April 7-9.
The Mavs traveled to Maryville and took a 16-3 loss at the hands of the Rebels April 7.
Matt Hargrove (2) and Thor Williams notched the Mavs’ RBI. Haden Hartgrove (2) and Trent Strickland accounted for the runs.
After a scoreless first inning, Maryville plated nine runs in the second inning to take control of the game. The Mavs scored one run in the third and two in the fifth.
In the nightcap of the coaches’ tournament April 7, the Mavs saw the Sweetwater Wildcats hold off a furious rally in the sixth inning to hold on for the Wildcats’ 7-5 win.
The Mavs were trailing 7-2 until the bottom of the sixth, when the Mavs plated three, but couldn’t push across any more runs.
Hunter Hartgrove, Haden Hartgrove, Wyatt Cox, Bryson Wolfenbarger, and Logan Housewright each scored a run.
RBI were recorded by Cox, Strickland, Housewright, and Trent Strickland.
The Mavs jumped out early April 8 in the tournament, scoring five runs in the first inning on their way to a 12-3 win over William Blount.
The Mavs tacked on two runs in the next three innings and another in the fifth.
Wyatt Cox took the win for the Mavs.
The Mavericks got two RBI from Hunter Hartgrove, Haden Hartgrove, Alex Bond, and Bryson Wolfenbarger. Eli Davis and Cox each recorded an RBI.
Heritage visited Anderson County High for the Mavs’ final game of the tournament, and took away an 8-2 win.
The Mountaineers scored two in the first and three runs each in the third and fifth innings.
Anderson County’s runs came in the bottom of the fourth and sixth, with Thor Williams and Luke Lowery each touching home.
Mountain Valley Classic
Anderson County picked up two impressive wins in the Mountain Valley Classic April 15 against Sequatchie County and Cumberland County.
The Mavs blanked Sequatchie County 10-0 in five innings with Gavin Hill giving an impressive performance on the hump. Hill struck out four and walked only one in those five innings of work.
The Mavs got two RBI from Haden Hartgrove and Logan Housewright. Luke Lowery and Bryson Wolfenbarger also notched one RBI each.
Lowery and Housewright also scored two runs each. Also touching home were Hunter Hartgrove, Aydin Bond, Thor Williams, Haden Hartgrove, Wyatt Cox, and Wolfenbarger.
In Anderson County’s follow up tilt with Cumberland County, the Mavs got two RBI from Wyatt Cox as the Mavs won 2-1 in seven innings.
Cox drove in Thor Williams and Logan Housewright in the fourth inning in a tight game. Cumberland County scored its lone run in the top of the fifth.
Junior Mason Lively had his game on, striking out eight Jets in seven innings of work, while only giving in to one walk, one hit, and one run (unearned).