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Boone takes turn at upending Science Hill

Washington County’s David Crockett and Daniel Boone high schools might be in the bottom half of the standings for much of this baseball season, but each has still managed to stun one of the top team’s in the Big Eight Conference.
Crockett defeated Science Hill High School, currently sitting at the top of the conference leader board, earlier this month.
Last week, it was Boone’s turn to hand the Hilltoppers an upset, beating them 10-8.
It appeared Science Hill would route the Trailblazers in the April 25 match up at Cardinal Park in Johnson City as the home team took a 7-0 lead by the end of the second inning.
With a scoreless third and fourth innings, the game remained tied until the top of the fifth when Boone managed to put two runs on the scoreboard.
Each team added one more to the score in the sixth, making it a 8-3 game.
Then came the seventh inning.
Following a run coming in to make the game 8-4, Boone senior Kevin Connell came to the plate with two outs and the bases loaded. Keeping cool under pressure, Connell hit a game-tying grand slam.
Connell and his teammates finished off the top-ranked Hilltoppers in the last inning of play, scoring two runs to make the final 10-8.
Zach Hancock got on base for the Trailblazers on a Science Hill error, then scored the go-ahead run off another Hilltopper error.
Connell scored the final run of the game, arriving at the plate courtesy of an RBI double by Travis Keever.
Connell sealed the win for Boone on the other side of the plate, not allowing Science Hill to score in the bottom half of the ninth.
Hayden Chandley recorded two doubles, two RBIs and two stolen bases for Boone in the upset. Hunter Salts went 1-for-2 with two walks and two runs. Boone’s Trey Combest pitched 3.5 innings in the middle of the game to offer relief. Combest didn’t allow a run during his stint on the mound.
Later in the week, Boone fell to Dobyns-Bennett, 9-3.
The game was tied at 3 going into the fourth inning. During the fourth and fifth innings, the Indians recorded 6 unanswered runs to defeat the Trailblazers.
Hancock had two hits to lead Boone in the game.
The Trailblazer returned to their winning ways on Thursday, clobbering Sullivan Central 13-3.
Connell recorded two homers in the game while Salts hit one. Chandley was 2 for 2 on the night with two RBIs while Landon Jenkins went 3 for 4 with two RBIs. Andrew Martin earned the win on the mound for Boone.
The game moved Boone to 5-7 in the Big Eight Conference and 16-10 overall.