The Oak Ridge Wildcats beat the Anderson County Mavericks 11-1 in five innings on Monday.
The game ended on the run rule, which finishes a game if a team is up by 10 runs or more after five innings.
Anderson County is a good opponent, and Oak Ridge doesn’t normally run rule them, Wildcats Coach Mark Garrison said. In fact, until Monday, Anderson County had won five of the last six games between the two teams, dating back to 2014. The Wildcats last beat the Mavericks twice in one season in 2013.
But Oak Ridge scored seven runs in the fourth inning against Anderson County at Bobby Hopkins Park on Monday. They had one run in the first inning, tying the game until the fourth inning, and three in the fifth. Oak Ridge shortstop Logan Williams hit a single that allowed center fielder Jaycen McGhee to score the winning run in the fifth inning, Garrison said.
With the win, the Wildcats are now 8-8 overall and 3-3 in District 3-AAA, right in the middle of the district standings.
In his first game back, pitcher Seth Caldwell threw a complete game with 71 pitches. He also had two hits, a single and a double, Garrison said.
Right fielder Lukas Gurley had two hits and scored two runs.
Williams was 3-for-4 at bat, and he had two runs batted in and a double, Garrison said.
Playing third base, Ian Campbell was 2-for-3 at bat, and he had two hits and at least one RBI, Garrison said.
He expects Anderson County (8-12, 3-5) to be ready to play during an in-school game at Anderson County at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday (April 11).
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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