Rain ties up intra-county rivalry battle
County squads prepare for upcoming district tournaments
The Forrest Rockets hosted the Cornersville Bulldogs for an intra-county rivalry contest on Senior Night at Chapel Hill on Thursday and after five innings of play, bad weather came in and the game was called due to rain, ending in a 5-5 tie.
The Class A sixth-ranked Bulldogs (21-3-1) are the number one seed, hold home field advantage, and have a first round bye in the District 8-A Tournament after winning the regular season district title last week . The Bulldogs open up in second round tournament action on Friday when they host the winner of the first-round, four/five seed game that pits (4) Cascade vs. (5) Fayetteville on Thursday. (3) Moore County and (6) Huntland square off in Thursday’s first round action and the winner takes on second-seeded Eagleville in the double elimination tournament that runs through Tuesday, May 7.
The Bulldogs’ lone district loss this season was a 6-3 setback versus Fayetteville at Cornersville on April 16.
The Rockets are the second seed and open District 12-AA Tournament play Friday at Nolensville at 4:30 p.m. against the winner of the (3) Giles County vs. (6) Community matchup on Thursday.
Top-seed Nolensville plays the late game on Friday versus the first round winner of the (4) Murfreesboro Central Magnet vs. (5) Marshall County game.
Cornersville 012 02-5 8 1
Forrest 001 31-5 9 1
Cornersville: Caleb Crowell 2-for-4, Logan Courtemanche 2-for-2, Blake Pickett 2-for-2, Tyler Wolaver 1-for-4, Raymond Cooksey 1-for-2.
BB: Cameron Whitaker 2, Connor McVey 2, Cooksey, Tilden Jackson, Pickett.
RS: Courtemanche 2, Cooksey, Eli Woodard, Pickett.
RBI: Pickett 3, Wolaver, Courtamanche.
SB: Henlee Mitchell.
Team LOB: 10
Starting Pitcher: Carson Stacey (4IP, 9H, 5R, 3ER, 2K, 1BB).
Relief: Tyler Wolaver (.1IP, 0H, 0R, 0ER, 1K, 2BB).
Forrest: Max Kirby 2-for-3, Grayson Whaley 2-for-3, Blaize Sweeney 2-for-2, Brett Burnham 1-for-3, Devon Aydelot 1-for-2, Ty Hengesbach 1-for-3.
BB: Spence Oliver, Sweeney, Aydelot.
RS: Burnham 2, Whaley, Sweeney, Hengesbach.
HR: Whaley, Sweeney.
RBI: Whaley 2, Sweeney, Kirby.
Team LOB: 5
E: Gauge Anderson.
Starting Pitcher: Tyler Wildrick (2IP, 2H, 1R, 1ER, 0K, 5BB).
Relief: Cody Sisk (3IP, 6H, 4R, 1ER, 3K, 2BB).