Baseball Bucs open season 5-0

Posted by Beech High School on Mar 18 2019 at 06:17AM PDT in 2018-19

With two District 9AAA wins over Portland to start the season the Bucs played in the Grand Slam Challenge over the weekend facing 3 AAA opponents.
On Friday we defeated Shelbyville 15-8 in a high scoring affari. Caden Cutrell ;went 3-4 with 2 rbi and Luke Fleming was 2-4 with 2 rbi to lead the Buc offense. Jeffrey Adams picked up the win tossing 2 innings of relief.

On Saturday, the Bucs won two games. First BHS defeated Lincoln County 10-2. Kanon Lewis went 4-4 with 3 rbi and Haven Mangrum went 3-5 with 2 rbi to lead the offense.

In the second game of the day, the Bucs came back from a 4-0 deficit with a 5 run 5th inning to beast Oakland HS out of Murfreesboro. BHS used the Patriots poor defensive play and pitching to take the lead and eventualy win the game.

After Jackson Bryan lef off the 5th with a single Oakland quickly got 2 outs…. and then it happened. Z Anderson’s ground ball was misplayed by the Oakland 3b and Dalton Duer, running for Bryan, scored the first run. Luke Fleming and Haven Mangrum both singled to load the bases. Anderson scored on a Drew Robertson ground ball to short who failed to catch the ball to make it 4-2 Oakland.

Bryson Duffer battled back from a 1-2 count to earn a base on balls to score Fleming. The Oaland 3b made his second error of the inning on a Lewis ground ball and the game was tied at 4. Drew Robertson scored on a passed ball before Bryan grounded out to end the inning with Beech up 5-4.

Lewis came into pitch 1.2 innings of scoreless relief to pick up the win and Josh Maskill threw the final 1.1 innings to close the game out and get the save.

The Bucs will host Hendersonville on Tuesday at 7pm and will travel to Drakes Creek on Wednesday to complete the 9AAA series.