SMYRNA — Baseball season for Crockett County High will continue for at least one more game.
Braden Nace struck out 10 batters from Sullivan South, and Jeremiah Nance had a three-RBI double to propel the Cavaliers to a 6-0 win that keeps them alive in the Class AA state tournament.
“We came back strong today after taking a loss [Tuesday] night, and our guys gave a good effort,” said Crockett County coach Brent Fronabarger. “Now we just need to come back strong tonight to keep it going.”
The Cavs went up 2-0 in the first inning, and Fronabarger said they had chances throughout to add to the lead they didn’t take advantage of.
That changed in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Crockett County loaded the bases for Nance, who came through with the big hit.
“It was a curve ball in, and I jumped on it,” Nance said.
“He’s got a quick enough bat that I thought he could do something there for us,” Fronabarger said.
Because of the win, the Cavaliers are set to be back playing at 5 p.m. in another elimination game where a win would mean they are in the state semifinals needing to win twice Thursday to make Friday’s championship.