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Mavericks sweep Hornets in early week games

Playing its first games in East Tennessee, Anderson County High School’s baseball team swept Carter in a home-and-home non-league series early last week.

The Mavericks, who opened the 2024 campaign in Florida over Spring Break, defeated the Hornets, 8-2, at home on Tuesday, March 19, and edged Carter, 3-2, in Strawberry Plains the following day.

On Friday, the Mavericks lost to Lenoir City, 9-8, in nine innings despite getting a 4-for-5 performance at the plate from Luke Lankford, who drove in a run and scored another.

Reece Wilkerson also went 2-for-3 and scored two runs, while Morgan Clark went 2-for-6 and recorded two RBIs.

On Saturday, the Mavericks got back on track and into the win column with an 8-3 win over Volunteer.

Pitcher Daniel Unthank picked up the win on the mound as he finished with nine strikeouts.

He also singled and drove in a run for ACHS against the Falcons.

Ty Wilson had two hits, including a double, and two RBIs, while Wilkerson doubled and scored. He also knocked in a run. Easton Beaty had two hits, including a double.