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Diamond Ads end week 5-0 with two 4-AAA victories

Though the Farragut baseball team lost to archrival Bearden 5-4 Monday, April 24, at BHS, the Ads swept through last week with a 5-0 record.

After Monday’s loss, FHS was 18-11-1 overall, 7-5 in District 4-AAA.

Beating Heritage 10-3 at FHS’s John Heatherly Field April 17, Farragut was led by Kurt Powell’s three hits, including a double and triple, and two RBIs, followed by Barton Ivy and Chip Eskew, who each homered and doubled. Eskew had three RBIs, Ivy two.

Winning pitcher Matt Ramsey went the distance, allowing eight hits and one walk.

An 8-2 winner at Webb April 18, Farragut received a complete game effort from pitcher Lawson Cheek, who allowed seven hits and two walks with six strikeouts.

Offensively, Ramsey homered to go with two singles and two RBIs. Powell, Eskew and Rob Catapano each had two hits, while Ivy had a double and two RBIs.

In an 11-1 drubbing of Maryville at FHS April 19, Catapano went the distance on the mound (six innings), allowing three hits and two walks with four strikeouts.

Ty Nelson’s three-run homer and pair of singles led the offense. Eskew also had a three-run homer plus a single and a sacrifice fly. Powell had three hits, followed by Ramsey, Catapano and David Reynolds with two each.

Winning twice in the rain-shortened Kevin Calia tourney in Oak Ridge, FHS blanked Karns 11-0 April 22 behind four pitching arms: Cheek, Bryan Powell, Mac Thoreson and Perry Griffin.

Offensively, Kurt Powell led with three hits, while Cade Stallings hit a three-run homer. Nelson had a single and two RBIs.

Farragut also beat Powell, 10-4, as six FHS pitchers included Jordan Cooper, who recorded five strikeouts in two innings of work. Shane Glarrow, Hunter Newby, Michael Joseph, Catapano and Ramsey also pitched.

Stallings led the offense with three hits, while Eskew and Catapano had two hits each.

Ivy whacked a two-run homer, while Ramsey had a two-RBI double. Joey Delmonico added a two-RBI single.


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