Winning streak continues as Buckner’s baseball Ads ensure yet another substate trip
Sometimes a good piece of hitting is all about placing the ball “where they ain’t,” as the old saying goes.
Sophomore Hunter Merrick twice proved that true Monday evening, May 13, as the Farragut Admirals ensured the program’s 20th trip to the TSSAA Class AAA substate in the last 21 years. Farragut also won its 30th straight game.
Merrick’s two-RBI bloop single to right field brought home the game’s first two runs in a three-run Admirals first inning, while his bloop double into short right-center plated one more in a four-run fourth.
The end result was a 9-2 victory — a must win in the Region 2-AAA semifinals — versus District 3-AAA runner-up Halls (22-11) at John Heatherly Field/The Ballpark at Farragut.
About his single, “I was just trying to sit back on the pitch and not do too much and put it into play,” Merrick said.
Improving to 37-2 overall while still unbeaten this season against Tennessee teams, FHS added a run in the third inning on a sacrifice fly from sophomore Hudson Seiglar.