Pitching depth is biggest early asset in FHS baseball’s 4-0 start

Combining dominance with knowing how to win, despite some lapses, Farragut High School baseball was off and running with a 4-0 record following one week of action.

Ralllying twice to beat Powell 6-5 in eight innings at FHS’s John Heatherly Field Thursday, March 14, which capped the opening week, “Like we’ve done a majority of this week, we played really good in the back half of the game,” FHS head coach Matt Buckner said.

Specifically, “We’ve pitched well all week,” the Admirals skipper added, includomh senior reliever Cooper Mashburn’s “terrific job” at Greeneville Tuesday, March 12 (4 1/3 innings, no hits, in a 6-4 FHS win); seniors Landon Smiddy, Owen Kovacs and Ashton King (10-2 home win versus BHS Wednesday, March 13); and junior lefty Matthew Delph “did a fantastic job, really held (Powell) at bay, and Hunter Kaywood came in a made a big pitch.”

“Out of the four games we had two, maybe three bad (pitching) innings on the whole week.”