Eagleville takes 8-A Crown in blowout win

Thursday, May 9, 2019
Photo by Angie Stacey
Cornersville 8-A All-District players from left are, Carson Stacey, Caleb Crowell, Graham Duke (Pitcher of the Year), Cameron Whitaker, Tyler Wolaver, and Raymond Cooksey.

The finals of the District 8-A Tournament found the Cornersville Bulldogs facing the Eagles of Eagleville High School.

After suffering an 11-2 loss to the Eagles on Friday, the Bulldogs needed to beat the Eagles twice to claim the district title.

The Cornersville bats were silenced by the pitching of Eagleville’s Caleb Holdcraft, who pitched an outstanding game, giving up two hits on a dribbler single by Raymond Cooksey and a Blake Pickett base hit as the Eagles routed the Bulldogs 17-0.

Holdcraft when asked after the game if he felt he would have a good game said, “I knew a little bit, I knew I had good velocity. I also got to try out my changeup and it worked out well and I got five strikeouts with it.”

The Eagles pounded out four home runs, four doubles, and five singles that produced 17 runs, nine of them in the top of the third inning that sealed the victory and the district tournament title.

Ethan Cobb, a stand-out player in three sports for Eagleville, led the charge with two home runs.

The Bulldogs travel to Grace Christian School-Franklin on Monday to open up the Region 4-A Tournament.

Players in the title game who won district awards are:

Cornersville- Raymond Cooksey, Tyler Wolaver, Cam Whitaker, Carson Stacy, Graham Duke (Pitcher of the Year), and Cornersville coach Ben Putnam (Coach of the Year).

Eagleville-Ty Reynolds, Bennett Schaffler, Will Graves, Ryan Wells, and Caleb Holdcraft (MVP).

Eagleville 219 14X X-17 16 0

Cornersville 000 00X X-0 2 4

Cornersville: Raymond Cooksey 1-for-2, Blake Pickett 1-for-1.

LOB: 1

Fielding

E: Cam Whitaker 2, Tyler Wolaver, Tilden Jackson.

LP: Carson Stacy (2IP, 5H, 5R, 5ER, 1K, 0BB).

Eagleville: Ryan Wells 4-for-4, Blake Brewer 3-for-4, Bennett Schaffler 3-for-4, Ethan Cobb 2-for 4, Caleb Holdcraft 2-for-4, Blake Joyner 1-for-3, Ryan Crosslin 1-for-3.

BB: Ty Reynolds.

RS: Wells 4, Brewer 3, Schaffler 2, Cobb 2, Lane 2, Crosslin, Reynolds, Joyner, Holdcraft.

2B: Holcraft 2, Brewer 2, Wells.

HR: Wells, Schaffler, Cobb 2

RBI: Cobb 4 Schaffler 3, Wells 2, Holcraft 2.

ROE: Holcraft, Issac Gleaves.

SB: Brewer.

Totals

Team LOB: 1

WP: Caleb Holdcraft (5IP, 2H, 0R, 0ER, 5K, 0BB).