Carter Hornets Varsity and Cherokee played a taut affair on Thursday, but Carter Hornets Varsity eventually prevailed 14-11. The game was tied at 11 with Carter Hornets Varsity batting in the top of the sixth when Colby Reynolds doubled on a 3-2 count, scoring two runs.
Reynolds led Carter Hornets Varsity to victory by driving in four runs. He went 3-for-3 at the plate. Reynolds drove in runs on a single in the second and a double in the sixth.
Carter Hornets Varsity took an early lead in the second inning. Carter Hornets Varsity scored two runs when Reynolds singled.
Cherokee scored five runs in the fourth inning. #8, #3, and #6 all drove in runs in the frame.
Tanner Humphrey was the winning pitcher for Carter Hornets Varsity. He lasted two-thirds of an inning, allowing zero hits and zero runs while walking zero. Reynolds and Jagger Smith entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief. Reynolds recorded the last six outs to earn the save for Carter Hornets Varsity.
#2 took the loss for Cherokee. He lasted one and two-thirds innings, allowing three hits and five runs while striking out two.
George Davis started the game for Carter Hornets Varsity. He surrendered seven runs on six hits over three and two-thirds innings, striking out four and walking one
Carter Hornets Varsity racked up 11 hits in the game. Reynolds, Humphrey, Blake Shelton, and Joshua Smith each had multiple hits for Carter Hornets Varsity. Reynolds led Carter Hornets Varsity with three hits in three at bats.
Cherokee tallied nine hits. #1, #3, and #4 each racked up multiple hits for Cherokee.