Skip to content Skip to left sidebar Skip to right sidebar Skip to footer

Crockett, Boone open baseball season with key games

The Pioneers of David Crockett High School and Blazers of Daniel Boone High School opened the baseball season with a couple of key conference games on the schedule.
The Pioneers traveled to Tennessee High for the first game of the season on March 12.
Led by Matt Jackson on the mound and a plethora of runs on offense, Crockett won decisively 14-2 to grab momentum early in the season.
The Pioneers opened the contest with a Joe Ganger homerun, which was eventually pushed to 4-0 by the end of the first inning.
Tennessee High’s first runs of the game didn’t come until the bottom half of the third inning with Crockett already in control.
The Pioneers scored nine runs in the final three innings to finish the contest off early.
Andrew Hagy led Crockett on offense, collecting a team high three hits on the night.
A night later, the Pioneers returned home to Jonesborough for a matchup against the talented Hilltoppers of Science Hill.
Unfortunately for Crockett, Science Hill chose to pitch Will Craig, who lasted five innings, allowing just two hits and no runs.
Chad Smith took the hill for the Pioneers, allowing five runs through six innings in the 7-0 loss.
Ganger was the Pioneers best performer on offense, once again giving Crockett its first hit of the game.
Crockett finished the week on March 15 with a 3-2 loss to Unaka.
The Trailblazers of Daniel Boone opened their season on March 12 with an 8-6 win over Sullivan Central.
Andrew Martin started the game for the Blazers, working through sixth innings and earning the win on the evening.
Senior Zac Hancock led Boone on offense finishing with three hits and accounting for three of the Blazers runs.
On March 13, the Blazers traveled to Kingsport for an early matchup against Dobyns-Bennett.
The Indians hit a grand slam in the fifth to total five runs in the inning. The big inning helped D-B hold on for an 8-4 win.
Boone threatened in the top of the seventh, pushing two runs across the plate before D-B shut the door.
The Blazers started sophomore Daniel Cox, who pitched well through four innings, allowing only two runs.
Boone’s Hunter Summie finished with an RBI, a stolen base and a run to lead the Blazers on offense in the loss.