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Baseball, softball seasons comes to end for Crockett, Boone

With the end of the school year quickly approaching for David Crockett and Daniel Boone, the spring sports season has come to a close for the Washington County rivals.
The softball and baseball season came to a premature end after all four teams were ousted from the district tournament following elimination losses over the past two weeks.
In softball, Daniel Boone players were the first to see their season come to an end following an opening round 3-1 loss to Dobyns-Bennett on May 1.
The Lady Pioneers would advance to the double-elimination round of the conference tournament after knocking out seven seed Tennessee High, 9-2 on May 2.
They would follow Daniel Boone in seeing their season come to a premature end, dropping both contests of the double-elimination portion of the tournament.
The Lady Pioneers would take a 4-0 loss to Science Hill on May 4 before seeing their season come to an end the next day in a 6-0 loss to Volunteer.
Despite the disappointing finishes for both Boone and Crockett in the conference tournament, several Blazers and Pioneers nabbed individual conference honors.
Crockett junior Maddie Tarlton took home the top honor of Conference Player of the Year and pitcher Haley Grindstaff, first baseman Samantha Fox and second baseman Madison Grindstaff were selected to the all-conference first-team.
Boone’s Jaclyn Jenkins joined the trio of Pioneers with a first team selection.
Crockett third baseman Jessica Leach nabbed second team honors.
Crockett and Boone each had several honorable mentions which for Boone included: Rhetta Persinger, Kristen Hall and Abbey Harrison and for Crockett included: Lily Ayers, Sydney Fox, Callie Lowe, Bekah Copas and Peyton McKee.
In baseball, both Crockett and Boone advanced to the double-elimination portion of the tournament but neither could move on to the regional section following season ending losses.
The rivals took opening round wins over Sullivan Central and Tennessee High, but Crockett fell to Dobyns-Bennett, 17-2 and Boone took a 2-1 loss to Science Hill.
The losses set up an elimination contest between the two rivals with on May 4 with Daniel Boone taking a 7-0 win over David Crockett to end the Pioneer’s season.
Boone would drop their next contest to Dobyns-Bennett on May 5 to see their season come to an end.
Despite all four softball and baseball teams falling in the conference tournament, it was still an impressive year for the softball Lady Pioneers and both baseball squads. The Lady Pioneers finished with a share of the regular season conference crown and both Boone and Crockett baseball teams exceeded expectations with the Pioneers finishing third in the conference and the Blazers finishing right behind them in fourth.