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Diamond Dawgs finally win ‘Throwback,’ 4-AAA champ Ads roll
Elmore hit plates winning BHS run versus Karns


Jonathan Elmore’s one-out seventh-inning double down the left-field line was a “walk-off” shot.

As first reported on Farragut First Edition, www.farragut-press.com April 23, the Bearden centerfielder’s RBI stroke scored Ryan Potter with the game’s only run in a 1-0 Bulldogs’ victory against Karns during the annual Throwback Night at Farragut’s John Heatherly Field.

The game annually features uniforms from the early 20th century and wooden bats.

“This team hangs around, hangs around and finds a way to win,” said BHS head coach Matt Buckner, whose team improved to 25-10-1 on the season and entered the week 10-3 in District 4-AAA. “Elmore had a big hit there.


“That’s the first time we’ve won the wood bat game since we’ve been playing it. So I was happy to win that one.”

Bulldogs starting pitcher Chase Keen (four innings) and relievers Daniel Hullett, Corey Phillips and Chris Hamilton combined to allow Karns just five hits in seven innings. Hullett, who worked the fifth, and Phillips, who worked the sixth, each faced the minimum.

Hamilton managed to work out of a bases-loaded jam after giving up an infield hit and two walks.

Keen, a junior lefty, allowed four singles and one walk with one strikeout, and worked out of a two-out, two-on jam in the fourth. “I “threw alright, but our defense make a bunch of good plays, and they just stayed behind me the whole game. I had my curveball breaking pretty good. Once I throw that over the plate they couldn’t really do much with it.”

Buckner said his pitchers “threw strikes for the most part. Obviously the wood bat changes the game.”

Elmore, a senior who led Bearden with two hits, said about his game-winning hit, “It was a fastball, that’s all he threw me. I was expecting a curveball.”

Potter, who walked to begin the BHS seventh, also had a single.

Jacob Edwards doubled while BHS teammates Garrett Copeland and Garrett Sale each singled

 

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