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REGION 1 - YELLOW REGION 2 - WHITE REGION 3 - LIME REGION 4 - PINK REGION 5 - TEAL REGION 6 - ORANGE REGION 7 - BLUE REGION 8 - GRAY
MEIGS CO. NOTRE DAME OLIVER SPRINGS SOUTH GIBSON CAMDEN ROSSVIEW KNOX HALLS INDEPENDENCE
TIPTON ROSEMARK FAIRVIEW WEST GREENE GALLATIN ROCKWOOD HENDERSONVILLE PAGE UNICOI CO.
UNIV. SCHOOL JC KNOX WEST RHEA COUNTY MTCS DYERSBURG JACK. SOUTHSIDE CLARKSVILLE COOKEVILLE
CORNERSVILLE DAVID CROCKETT KNOX CATHOLIC JACKSON CO. CREEK WOOD TENNESSEE EAST ROBERTSON FRANKLIN CO.
GIBBS PORTLAND COCKE COUNTY WATERTOWN SMITH COUNTY ANDERSON CO. CHATT. CHRISTIAN UNAKA
WAVERLY DANIEL BOONE GRUNDY COUNTY BARTLETT RIPLEY CARTER HENRY COUNTY JO BYRNS
SULLIVAN EAST CUMBERLAND GAP COALFIELD NORTHPOINT OAKLAND CLARK. NE UNION CITY HAPPY VALLEY
BAYLOR COLUMBIA SOUTH DOYLE GREENEVILLE BLACKMAN CENTENNIAL ARLINGTON HAYWOOD CO.
SYCAMORE FARRAGUT FORREST COLUMBIA ACAD. JACKSON CHRISTIAN ELIZABETHTON DAVIDSON ACADEMY  
               
NOMINATIONS BY REGION
UNIV SCHOOL JC MEIGS COUNTY BAYLOR COLUMBIA SYCAMORE CORNERSVILLE SOUTH GIBSON TIPTON ROSEMARK
SULLIVAN EAST GIBBS NOTRE DAME JACKSON COUNTY PORTLAND WAVERLY BARTLETT  
DAVID CROCKETT KNOX WEST RHEA COUNTY WATERTOWN GALLATIN FAIRVIEW DYERSBURG  
DANIEL BOONE OLIVER SPRINGS GRUNDY COUNTY SMITH COUNTY MTCS CAMDEN RIPLEY  
CUMBERLAND GAP KNOX CATHOLIC ROCKWOOD OAKLAND ROSSVIEW CREEK WOOD JACK. SOUTHSIDE  
WEST GREENE COALFIELD CHATT CHRISTIAN BLACKMAN HENDERSONVILLE CENTENNIAL UNION CITY  
COCKE COUNTY SOUTH DOYLE   COOKEVILLE CLARKSVILLE PAGE ARLINGTON  
NORTHPOINT ANDERSON COUNTY   FRANKLIN COUNTY EAST ROBERTSON INDEPENDENCE HAYWOOD COUNTY  
GREENEVILLE CARTER     HENRY COUNTY COLUMBIA ACADEMY JACKSON CHRISTIAN  
TENNESSEE KNOX HALLS     JO BYRNS      
UNICOI COUNTY FARRAGUT     FORREST      
HAPPY VALLEY       DAVIDSON ACADEMY      
UNAKA              
ELIZABETHTON              
               
               

 

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Coaches - If  you have tournaments for summer ball - send to me and I'll post them up for you!

2018 William Workman Tournament
 
April 12 14 Clarksville High, Northeast, and Rossview will host the William Workman tourney.  4 game guarantee 3/4 sites, all with indoor facilities and tarps.  Great playing surfaces.  - 300 dollar entry fee, plus 3 game balls/game
 
Contact: Brian Hetland @ brian.hetland@cmcss.net / 931-206-8055
Dustin Smith @ dustin.smith@cmcss.net / 931-237-1795
Farragut 2018 Tourney Information
 
March 28-31 Demarini Tournament - 4 game Guarantee- 4 sites Maryville, Bearden, CAK , Farragut (which will be in separate pools)
16 team limit -  4 pools of 4, play 3 games within your pool and if you win your pool , you will play in semifinal (and a championship if you win semi) , if you don't win your pool you will still be assigned a 4th game       - 300 dollar entry fee- bring your own balls to rotate putting in.
 
April 12-14 Scott Dean Memorial Tourney
300 dollar entry fee- bring balls
4 game guarantee
 
Matt.buckner@knoxschools.org     Let me know what day you want to start playing on -thurs or fri)
865-368-3141- Matt Buckner
 
Smyrna High and Rutherford County will host the Grand Slam Challenge March 12-17. Cost is $75 per game and baseballs. Please contact David Looper at 6156911848 if you have questions or email at looperd@rcschools.net.
Middle TN Invitational is set for April 5th-7th.  We have a tournament champion, tournament MVP, and runner up plaque.
 
Congratulations to Covington High School, and Coach Sage on the Championship this year!
Email Daniel Smiley ( danielsmiley@ccstn.org ) or Larry Nesbitt (CPA) if you're interested. Larry.nesbitt@cpalions.org 
Tullahoma will be hosting a 17U tournament on Memorial Day Weekend May 26-28 and then the following weekend June 2-4 we will be hosting a 15U tournament.  Next spring during the 2018 baseball season we will be hosting a JV tournament on March 23-24.  Please contact me if interested or for more information. 
Thanks,
Phillip King
Head Baseball Coach
Tullahoma High School
Tullahoma, TN 37388
(931)607-0831

 

2017 Poll #4

5/15/17

Rank School W L Class
1 Arlington 27 7 AAA
2 JP II 25 8 D2AA
3 CAK 33 4 AA
4 Clarksville 31 5 AAA
5 Loretto 28 3 A
6 Greeneville 28 3 AA
7 ECS 25 4 D2A
8 Maryville 29 9 AAA
9 USJ 26 5 D2A
10 Ooltewah 27 6 AAA

 

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2017 SECTIONAL SCOREBOARD
CLASS AAA CLASS AA CLASS A D2AA D2A
Dobyns Bennett 5   Maryville 0 CAK 4   Greeneville 0 North Greene 3   Grace Christian 1 McCallie 13, 1, 12

Baylor 5, 3, 6

ECS 9,9 FRA 0,3
Jefferson Co. 6   Farragut 2 Pigeon Forge 9   Elizabethton 0 Greenback 10    Hampton 2 Brentwood Academy 7, 3

MUS 5, 1

Davidson Academy 7, 4, 1

Harding Academy 1, 6, 6

Stewarts Creek 6   Ooltewah 4 Signal Mountain 3   Sweetwater 0 Gordonsville 10  Silverdale Bapt 1 Briarcrest 6, 4  Ensworth 0, 0 USJ 6, 2, 3    Webb 3, 7, 1
Blackman 4   Walker Valley 1 Central Magnet 6    Chatt Central 5 Goodpasture 8    Boyd-Buchanan 1 PJP II 2, 0, 4  CBHS 1, 6, 2 St. Georges 9, 6   BGA 1, 5
Brentwood 8  Clarksville NE 2 CPA 5  Lipscomb 0 Summertown 5    Forrest 3    
Beech 7   Summit 1 Spring Hill 4   Greenbrier 3  10 inn Loretto 10    Eagleville 0    
Munford 6   Collierville 0 Lexington 5   Haywood 1     Peabody 3  Adamsville 1    
Houston 14  Dyer County 5 Covington 7  Milan 4 Huntingdon 6  Scotts Hill 2    

 

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5/22/17 - all the work started last summer, throughout the fall workouts, individual work on fielding, pitching and hitting, winter workouts and through 10 weeks of regular season and tournament play will culminate on Tuesday across Rutherford and Wilson County as the TSSAA Spring Fling begins... Class A Bracket ... Class AA Bracket ... Class AAA Bracket ... D2A Bracket ... D2AA Bracket ... LMU loses 8-2 to end season in SE Regional ... follow Dyersburg State's historic trip to the JuCo World Series at JuCoGJ ... Maryville vs DB photo gallery ... Silverdale falls to Gordonsville ... World Series bound, DSCC dominates ... Choctaws season ends with loss to Houston ...Huskies state bound after beating Grace ...  JeffCo defeats Farragut in extras, earn first ever berth to state ... Blackman, Stewarts Creek advance to Fling ... Central Magnet back in state tourney ...

5/20/17 - Columbia State fell 13-8 in the East Central LBF to East Ga State and Dyersburg beat EG St 11-3 to advance to the NJCAA World Series in Grand Junction, CO beginning May 27 thru June 3rd... games will be shown on njcaatv.com and MLB will show the title game - MLB Broadcast ... LMU stays alive ...

5/19/17 - LMU drops first SE Regional game ... LMU just won their first ever NCAA tourney game with a 7-6 win over Georgia College today... NCAA D2 SE Regional Webpage ...

5/18/17 - Columbia State wins 10-3 and will play Dyersburg State, a 9-6 winner, tomorrow at 3pm CDT at DSCC in the East Central District Tourney... TSSAA Scores of interest: Greenback beats Grace 6-5; Farragut beats Maryville 1-0; Sweetwater wins first region title since 1993 with a 5-4 win over Chatt Central; Blackman flips the page on Stewarts Creek, winning 6-0; Clarksville NE continues to surprise with a 6-1 win over Beech in 5AAA; CPA coming on strong, whips Spring Hill 11-3; Summit blanks Brentwood 1-0; Houston comes back to beat Collierville 8-7... our NAIA schools are eliminated from play as TN Wesleyan and Bryan have lost twice in their opening round tourney's...

5/17/17 - NJCAA - East Central District opens today -  FOLLOW HERE (TOURNEY WEBPAGE) ... YOU CAN WATCH THE GAMES LIVE! ... TSSAA HS Baseball Region Finals tonight! Follow current final scores on our Twitter feed to the right of this page >>>>>>

5/16/17 - Big night of HS baseball last night... Hampton, Sr LHP, Wyatt Lyons struck out 17 batters to lead the Bulldogs to a 2-1 win over Northview Academy in Region 1A action last night... with the game tied at 1, David Fleenor came thru with the game winner, a single in the top of the 7th...  the #1 (Arlington) and #2 (Clarksville) went down last night as the Tigers fell 2-1 to Munford and the Wildcats dropped a 2-0 game to Beech in 11 innings... The Bucs dodged a first inning bullet by getting a call at home plate and scored two in the top of the 11th from the bats of Hunter Crawford (3 for 5, double, rbi) and Drew Robertson to take the lead. Ian McWilliams finished out the last 2 2/3 innings to pick up the win. Lindsey Wilson signee, Dalton Hall, started for Beech giving up 6 hits and striking out 11 in 9 1/3 innings... Dyer Co. shutout Bartlett 2-0 as Jordan Fowler threw a complete game, striking out 10 and giving up 8 hits. Cayden Stafford went 1-3 with a rbi as Cam Barlow and Eli Walker scored both runs for the Choctaws... JeffCo beat Bristol (Tennessee) 3-1 as Matt Bradley tossed a complete game, striking out 7 and allowing 4 hits... Farragut beat Karns 7-3, pounding out 11 hits as Cade Burkey, Jake Hagenow and Zach Yunger each had 2 hits and drove in all 7 Admiral runs... Ooltewah beat Warren County 4-2 on 5 hits, 3 of which came off the bat of Andy Reed. Reed went 3-4 with a double and an rbi... #2 Greeneville shut out Sullivan South 8-0... after squandering a few chances early, South gave up a one out 2 rbi single to Dawson Martin which broke the ice and opened up the flood gates... Dobyns Bennett beat MoEast 8-2. The Indians score 3 runs in the first on rbi's off the bats of Daniel Starnes, Ivan Phillips and Isaac Whitehead... Phillips went 2-for-3 with 5 ribs. In 4 playoff games, the first baseman is 8-12 with 3 2b's, 2HR and 9 rbi... Maryville used a 5 run 5th to beat Gibbs 8-2... Drew Elkins two out rbi double in the 4th catapulted the Rebels into scoring mode. In the 5th, Maryville sent 7 hitters to the plate before making an out. Rebel ace, Evan Porter, gave up 2 unearned runs while striking out 9 Eagle batters... Loretto beat Cornersville 10-9 on a walk off single by Jake Jackson in the bottom of the 7th to score Layne Dryden from 2B. Kendall Franklin picks up the win in relief. He also had 3 hits and 3 RBI's (2 run HR). Jacob Hallmark had 2 doubles and Drew King had 2 singles... DC shuts out Bartlett ... Brentwood took advantage of a throwing error and a Jacob Scott double in the 7th to beat Overton 4-3... Creek and Blaze face each other for Region 4 title ... Central Magnet won 6-1 as Dylan Jenkins had 4 rbi and Hunter Jones homered for the Tigers... CPA took advantage of a misplayed pop up to left field and scored the winning run as the Lions beat Creek Wood ...

5/15/17 - Latest HS Polls ... LMU in NCAA D2 SE Regional ... TN Wesleyan to host NAIA Opening Round ... Tournament Website ... TSSAA Region Semi-finals Today!!

5/12/17 - TCCAA/Region 7 JuCo Tournament: Dyersburg St beats Columbia St 11-7. Wil Dalton started the scoring with a 2 run HR in the top of the first for Columbia. The Chargers added 2 more in the second on Garrett Dalton and Blake Greer singles... The Eagles struck back for 6 to take the lead  with the big blow being a John Ham 2 run HR Bretton Hazlewood earned the win for Dburg. He pitched four innings, surrendering one run, two hits, and striking out two. O'Dwyer took the loss for Columbia St. He threw one inning, giving up six runs, and four hits. Seth Wyse started the game for Dburg. He pitched one and one-third innings, giving up four runs, four hits, and walking one. Home runs for the Eagles came when Ham homered in the second inning and Chandler Adkins homered in the fifth inning. Home runs for Columbia came when Dalton homered in the first inning, Brendan Jordan homered in the sixth inning, and Alex Vazquez homered in the ninth inning. Both teams will play in the East Central District tournament at Dyersburg May 17-19 vs the top 2 Georgia JuCo squads... stay here for tourney info and updates...

HS District Tourney Action: North Greene had two chances to win one game, they needed it - losing 11-4 and winning the 1A title 13-2... JeffCo took 13AAA with a 7-3 win over MoEast... in 5A, Silverdale beat Boyd-Buchanan 10-4... Signal Mtn and CCS will square off in 7AA title game Friday(weather permitting)... Franklin Co. wins 8AAA for first time since 1991 with a 8-4 win over Columbia... Waverly blanks Creek Wood 10-0 to win 11AA... Milan pulls off a 6-5 win over Westview to win 13AA... Cameron Oliver uses speed to keep Milan going ...

5/11/17 - Volunteer eliminates SW 7-5, Jackson eliminates Chattanooga 11-6... Vol vs Columbia at 7pm, Jackson v Dyersburg at 4pm... UPdate: Dyersburg eliminates Jackson 18-6 and Columbia beat Vol 12-3 to eliminate the Pioneers. The championship game is today at 1pm - one game winner is champ...

Wed HS Action: CPA beat Spring Hill 3-0 to win 12AA title... Clarksville wins 10AAA, 4-0 over Northeast... 1AAA: Dobyns-Bennett beats Tennessee 7-2 to win title... Peabody beats Union City 2-1 and wins 14A...  Dyer Co. wins 13AAA with 4-3 win over Munford... Houston knocks off Collierville 4-1 to win 15AAA... Arlington wins 14AAA with 5-0 win over Bartlett... Forrest 3-peats 9A with 6-3 win over Eagleville... Goodpasture wins 2-1 over Gordonsville in 12 innings to win 8A... Gibbs secures region bid with 9-2 win over Powell in 3AAA... Franklin Co. forces 2nd game for 8AAA title with a 8-2 win over Columbia... Summitt wins 11AAA 12-0 over Indy, Brentwood gets 2nd bid due to league rule of regular season winner automatically getting in (personally not a fan of this rule)... Maryville wins 4AAA with 5-4 win over Farragut. The Church bro's banged out two big HR's to lead the Rebels to victory... defending Class A champ, Scotts Hill, climbed out of the losers bracket to win 15A with a 5-3 win over Adamsville... in 2AAA, Mo East eliminated Seymour 8-2 to move into title game vs JeffCo... Hixson wins 6AA with 8-4 win over ChattCentral... Stewarts Creek wins 7AAA with 3-1 win over Blackman... Unlikely 5 seed, Sequoyah, last in 5AA regular season play, beat Sweetwater 4-3 to win the title... Loretto wins 12A with 7-3 win over Summertown... Huntingdon 11-1 winners over Dresden to take 13A title... Greenbrier mashed Cheatham Co. 14-0 to reach 9AA finals where they will play White House Heritage who defeated Sycamore 7-4...

5/10/17 - TCCAA/Region 7 Tourney Scores: Chattanooga eliminates Motlow 6-2, Southwest eliminates Cleveland 12-1, Columbia defeats Jackson 13-3 and Dyersburg tops Volunteer 6-4... Volunteer takes on Southwest at 1pm (winner takes on Dyersburg at 7pm). Jackson takes on Chattanooga at 10am (winner takes on Columbia at 4pm), both elimination games...

HS Action: Wilson Central advances to 9AAA title game with a 4-3 win over Mt. Juliet. Beech will be their opponent, beating Station Camp 9-5... Tre Bailliez of Stewarts Creek had a once in a lifetime night - double in 2 runs, turned 2 double plays before turning in a triple play (see my twitter feed for re-tweet of video) as the Redhawks beat Riverdale 7-0 to reach the 7AAA title game vs Blackman. The Blaze beat Oakland 8-3 as Michael DiMartino homered and drove in 4 runs... Central Magnet beat Upperman 14-10 to reach 8AA finals - Patrick Norman was 4-4 with 3 ribs and Hunter Jones was 2-3 with 4 ribs including a HR... Briarcrest topped MUS 13-9 and will face each other again this week - something wrong when you have to play two back to back series against each other... Collierville eliminated Germantown 8-5 for a title rematch with Houston. Mustang OF, Terrell Tatum, has a 22 game hitting streak going which ties him at 11th on the TN all time list... Harding Academy rallied to beat St. Georges 13-6 to win the West II-A Region title... Covington won the 15AA title with a convincing 16-6 win over Haywood County... Franklin Co. eliminates Coffee Co. 6-4 to set up LBF game with Shelbyville today... Spring Hill will face CPA in the 12AA title game after a 15-0 win over Cascade. CPA had to beat Page twice, which they pulled off with 7-3 and 3-0 victories... Summit rallied for 3 runs with 2 outs in the 7th to beat Ravenwood 3-2 and earn a spot in the 11AAA championship game. Kyle Sumner's rbi single ended the game...

5/9/17 - High School Tourney Action: in a 9AAA elimination game, Gallatin trailed Lebanon by 9 runs heading into the bottom of the 7th inning. The Wave hit 5 HR in the inning, but came up short losing 12-10... St. Georges used a Graham Sisson bunt to score the 4th and winning run, beating TRA 4-3... Westview knocked off Crockett Co. 10-1 riding the bats of Seth Mitchell and Josh Smith... Sullivan South rode the 3 hit pitching of Trey Fields as the Rebels beat Unicoi 7-0 to advance to the 1AA WBF... Independence freshman LHP Robert Hassell dominated Brentwood in a 1-0 Eagle victory. Hassell struck out 14 Bruin batters in six innings to get the win. Sam Molnar's solo HR in the 4th was the only run of the game... Arlington advances to WBF with a 4-3 win over Bartlett after trailing 3-0 in the fifth... Houston overcame a 2-0 deficit to Collierville when freshman Eliezer Bueno tied the game with a clutch two out pinch hit single and Terrell Tatum followed up with a triple to score Jeffrey Collins (reentered for Bueno)... Zach Stephens tossed a CG shutout as MTCS stayed alive with a 8-0 win over Community. Stephens struck out 9... CPA rebounded to stay alive in 12AA with a 8-1 win over Marshall County... Ooltewah blanked East Ham 2-0 in 5AAA as Trevor Wiggs tossed a 4 hit shutout... Walker Valley upset Bradley to advance to the 5AAA title game as well... the Mustangs finished off the series with an 8-3 win... in 2AA, Grainger rallied from 11 down to beat Claiborne Co. 14-13 in 8 innings... in other 2AA action Greeneville blanked West Greene 11-0. Greeneville and Grainger will meet in the WBF... Clint Bolin drove in the winning run in walk off fashion... South Doyle's 23-13 win over Cherokee tied for 8th for most runs by two teams in a game (36, now 9th due to next score)...  in another high scoring game, Bolivar beat Chester County 21-18, the 39 runs for both teams tie them for 5th all time for most runs/two teams...... Powell won a 3-2 squeaker over Gibbs to advance to championship game of 3AAA tourney... Beech beat Station Camp 8-7 as Ryan Mortensen hit 2 HR...  Adamsville beat defending Class A champ, Scotts Hill, 2-1 in 15A action... the Redbirds advance to the the title game... in 4AAA, Maryville outlasted Farragut 11-9. The Rebels scored 10 runs in the first 3 innings led by Ruben Church's 2 homers and 7 rbi... in other 4AAA action West eliminated Bearden 12-9... Franklin Co. beat Lincoln Co. 2-1 in 10 innings. Kohl Fuller knocked in the game winner with a double... Wilson Central beat Hendersonville 4-1 in 9AAA... Keagan Knox tossed a CG shutout as Sweetwater beat McMinn Central 2-0. Knox allowed 4 hits and struck out 12... Clarksville shutout Springfield 4-0 in 10AAA... congrats to Teddy Craig of Ravenwood for winning his 500th as HC...

TCCAA Region 7 Tournament: Columbia 6 Motlow 5; Jackson 3 Chattanooga 0; Dyersburg 14 Southwest 3; Volunteer 8 Cleveland 4... Columbia will play Jackson at 4pm, in the other winners bracket game, #1 Dyersburg will play host, Volunteer at 7pm. In elimination games today, Motlow will play Chattanooga at 10am and Southwest will take on Cleveland at 1pm. The TCCAA Awards were swept by Dyersburg. Seth Hougesen/Pitcher of the Year, Andrew Swanson/Player of the Year and Robert White/Coach of the Year. First Team All Conference: 1b-Seth McDermott/Cleveland; 2b-John Ham/Dyersburg; 3b-Jake Lyle/Volunteer; SS-Sadler Goodwin/Jackson; OF-Dylan Harris/Walters, Wil Dalton/Columbia, Andrew Miller/SW, CJ Brown/Motlow; DH-Kameron Armstrong/Dyersburg; C-Bentley Jones/Dyersburg; P-Ronnie Broyles/Dyersburg, Jake Rogers/Cleveland, Sam Gardner/Walters; RP-Nic Blankenship/Jackson. Second Team All Conference: 1b-Kyle Ouellette/Walters; 2b-Garrett Dalton/Columbia; 3b- Brady Thomasson/Chattanooga; SS- Connor Morro/Chattanooga; OF- Hagan Severance/Dyersburg, Jacob Freeland/Motlow, Peyton Marshall/Walters; DH- Josh Frantz/Jackson; C- Hunter Gilliland/Walters; P- Josh Smith/Jackson, Joe Dalmolin/Chattanooga; RP- Hayden Lehman/Walters.

 

5/8/17 - HS Highlights : MUS beat Christian Bros 4-1 as Maurice Hampton tossed 7 innings and drove in 2 runs in the 11th with a double... Bartlett run ruled Bolton 10-0 as Tucker King homered and walked it off with a run scoring double... Daniel Willie tossed a shutout, allowing 4 hits as the Ooltewah Owls beat East Hamilton 2-0 in the first of the best of 3 series... Tennessee High (Bristol) upended Science Hill 9-2 in 1AAA 2nd round action. TN High had won the season series 2-1 so this is not really an upset... Munford and Brighton went in the record books with a tie for the 6th longest game (innings) in TSSAA history. Munford won the 13AAA tourney game with a walk off single by Steven Kendrick which scored Corey Simmons for the 5-4 win... TN Wesleyan wins AAC Championship ...

5/7/17 - TCCAA/Region 7 Tournament at VSCC: Southwest continued it's late season onslaught beating Roane State 15-5. SW will play Dyersburg tomorrow at 4pm. Tomorrow a full slate of games will be played at Vol State starting with Motlow squaring off vs. Columbia. The Chargers took the week 5 regular season series 2-1 (5-13, 6-4, 10-4). At 1pm Chattanooga takes on Jackson, a team the Tigers swept week 4 of the season. All the games were very close: 3-2, 5-4, 4-2.  At 4pm, Dyersburg, clearly the best team in the league, takes on SW. The Eagles swept the Saluqi's in week one, 10-0, 10-0, 7-6. In the nightcap, host Vol State will play Cleveland. The Cougars won the series 2-1 in week 6.

High School District Tourney action highlights from weekend : ECS's Houston Harding tossed a perfect game in a 10-0 win over Fayette Academy... Clarksville started off 10AAA play with a 13-0 shutout of Kenwood... Harding Academy beat TRA 7-0 as Nathan Ruble tossed a 3 hit shutout, striking out 12 batters... West beat Hardin Valley 8-7 in 8 innings in 4AAA opening round play... Karns and Hampton opened district play with identical 10-0 wins... Davidson Academy won its title with a 3-2 win over BGA... Arlington is rolling on all cylinders as evidenced in their 17-0 win over Cordova in 14AAA play... Lavergne upset 2016 AAA state champ Siegel 7-4 in 7AAA first round action... Beech won its opening round game over Lebanon 6-2 as Zac Eichstadt drove in 4 runs and the Bucs avoided a 2 run HR which was eventually ruled foul... Dickson Co. knocked off #7 Independence in the biggest first round upset of the week, 2-1, as Jack Sensing tossed a gem. 4AAA may be the best AAA district in the state from top to bottom. Bearden was knocked off by William Blount 4-2 in first round action... Page has beaten Marshall Co. 12-6 in the 9AA play in game and knocked off #1 seed CPA 5-1 as Peyton Wigginton tossed an absolute gem... Casey Coleson dropped a walk off bomb on Southside as McNairy Central won 3-2... Hayden Mullins tossed a 2 hit shutout as Hendersonville beat Mt. Juliet 1-0. Austin Mays had the only Commando hit. A leadoff single in the first inning, sac'ed to 2b, went to 3b on a passed ball and scored on a sac fly - it held up for the win... ECS continued its success with a come from behind 4-3 win over St. Georges... 11AAA full of upsets as #3 and #5 seeds Summit and Ravenwood will meet in the WBfinals to get to the title game... #1 and #2, Brentwood and Independence will meet in an elimination game meanwhile... Gage Gillian tossed 5 innings of no hit ball as Spring Hill beat Giles Co. 7-0.

5/3/17 - Week 9 Final Regular Season TBR/TCCAA Pitcher of the Week is Jake Rogers of Cleveland State CC. Rogers tossed a complete game two hitter. He allowed 0 runs and struck out 12 batters... the TBR/TCCAA Hitter of the Week is Richard Constantine of Volunteer State. Richard went 6-11 with 3 doubles, a HR and 6 rbi... the rest of the Series POW's are: Hayden Lehman/Walters, Dillon Boone/SW and Dusty Baker/Columbia ... HS regular season is winding down and district tournaments have begun  - coaches, make sure when your season is over to tally up your statistics and nominate your players of Super Freshman/Sophomore, All 2 Way Team, All Region and State teams!! Railsplitters win SAC Tournament ... AAC Tournament Info Starts today ... SSAC Tournament Page (starts today) ...  MSC Conference Tournament ... AMC Tournament hosted by Freed-Hardeman ...

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MLB Draft History Part 1: The 60's

The MLB Draft started in 1965. Twenty teams drafted players and there were 10 rounds of the draft. Of the first 5 years of the draft, this draft had the most players reach the major leagues and play at least part of one year. 68 of 200 draftee's made the big leagues at some point of their career. 13 of the first round picks played in the show.  In '66, 51 of 200 players made it. In '67 only 43 players made the MLB, while in '68 the number bounced back up to a second overall with 57 players eventually playing major league baseball. The fifth year of the draft, 1969, saw 51 players make the MLB. Below is a breakdown by round of the players who played big league ball at some point in their career for at least part of a year.  These are statistics from the June Regular draft. In the beginning of the draft MLB had 4 drafts - January Regular, January Secondary, June Regular and June Secondary. The numbers reflect the players who signed when drafted. The player is credited in the year in which they signed to play - if they were drafted more than once, which some were - we didn't count the player twice. Also, the draft actually went more than 50 rounds, but I cut my research off at 50.  After the first round, the chances of becoming a MLB player fall off significantly... as I reveal the 70's, 80's, and 90's you will see the overwhelming evidence of this...
Year/Round 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 60's Total % MLB by Rd
  # of Players who made the MLB for at least a cup of coffee/Total # Drafted  
1 10 11 12 9 16 65/104 62.5 - 1:1.6
2 6 5 7 7 8 37/104 35.5 - 1:2.8
3 4 2 4 5 10 33/104 31.7
4 7 3 4 3 5 30/108 27.7
5 4 6 5 5 5 30/108 27.7
6 5 2 2 2 7 23/108 21.3
7 3 2 0 7 3 17/108 15.7 - 1:6.4
8 1 2 0 3 4 14/108 13.0 - 1:7.7
9 2 2 1 3 1* 14/108 13.0
10 4 1 1 4 2 17/108 15.7
1-10 total 46/200 36/200 36/200 48/228 51/238 280/1068 1:3.8
1-10 % 23% 18% 18% 21.1% 21.4% 26.2%  
11 2 2 3 5 1 13  
12 1** 2 0 1 2 6  
13 0 1 1 0 0 2  
14 0 1 0 3 1 5  
15 3 1 2 0 1 7  
16 2 2 0 2 3 9  
17 1 2 0 0 1 4  
18 3 3 0 3 1 10  
19 0 0 0 1 2 3  
20 3 2 3 0 2 10  
11-20 Total 15/200 16/199 9/200 15/237 14/240 69/1076 1:15.6
11-20 % 7.5% 8% 4.5% 6.3% 5.8% 6.4%  
21 3 0 0 1 2 6  
22 2 1 0 2 1 6  
23 0 0 0 1 0 1  
24 1 0 1 0 1 3  
25 1 1 0 1 1 4  
26 0 0 1 2^ 0 3  
27 1 1 0 0 1*** 3  
28 1 0 1 0 0 2  
29 0 0 1 0 1 2  
30 1 0 0 0 0 1  
21-30 Total 10/176 3/191 3/183 7/220 7/234 31/1004 1:32.4
21-30 % 5.7% 1.6% 1.6% 3.2% 3.0% 3.1%  
31-40 5/129 3.9% 8/142 4% 5/160^^ 3.1% 4/144 2.8% 6/175 3.4% 28/750 3.7% 1:26.8
41-50 4/64 6.3% 2/66 3% 4/124 3.2% 0/60 0% 3/87 3.4% 13/407 3.2% 1:31.3
Totals 80/739 80/808 57/867 74/889 81/974 421/4305  
Overall % 10.8% 9.9% 6.7% 8.3% 8.3% 9.8%  
Notable draft picks from 60's
*- Bucky Dent **-Nolan Ryan ***-Ken Griffey ^- Bob Forsch ^^ Mike Marshall 37th round
In 1965 TN had 14 players drafted that were either from TN or played at a TN school. Of these, only one, Clyde Wright made the big leagues. Wright, who played at Carson-Newman College, was drafted in the 6th round, 107th overall. Wright pitched in 9 seasons of MLB, mainly for the California Angels.
TN only had 5 draftee's in 1966, none of which ever played MLB.
In '67, 18 players were drafted from TN schools. Two players, 2nd round pick David Sells of Sullivan South HS. Sells played parts of 5 seasons with California and the LA Dodgers. That same year, Sam Ewing of Overton HS was picked in the 45th round. Ewing played parts of 4 seasons with the Chicago White Sox and Toronto. Ewing was the lowest TN pick in the 60's to ever make the big leagues. Ewing left for pro ball in '71 when he was drafted in the January Secondary.
1968 saw three TN draft picks find big league diamonds. Wayne Garland (Cohn HS/5th round), Ross Grimsley (Frayser HS/8th) and Mike Willis (Hillsboro HS/25th round). TN also had a June Secondary draftee, Ed Goodson of ETSU, drafted as the third pick of the draft who played big league ball. Garland and Grimsley did not sign in '68. Both were drafted again in 1969 and signed.
In '69, other than Garland and Grimsley, TN had 19 players drafted total. None of these guys ever played an inning. Among the drafted was future Motlow State skipper, Don Rhoton.  The lowest ever draft pick to play in the big leagues from the 60's was drafted in 1969 - 75th round/1026 overall - Al Cowens... Cowens played 13 seasons with KC Royals, Detroit, California and Seattle. Interestingly enough, Nashville native, Butch Stinson was drafted from Cohn HS in the 75th round but did not sign.

 

   MLB Draft Part II: The 70's

Year/Round 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 70's Total % MLB by Rd
# of Players who made it to the MLB for at least a cup of coffee / # Drafted total
1 10 15 14 15 17 12 14 14 14 15 140/246 56.9
2 8 10 9 7 13 8 9* 11 11 11 95/246 38.6
3 5 9 8 13 7 9 8 8 11 13 91/246 37.0
4 4 4 7 1 7 6^ 7 9 10 8 63/246 25.6
5 6 7 5 8 6 8 8# 10 7 7 72/246 29.3
6 6 3 7 5 4& 7 6 6 8 5 57/246 23.2
7 4 9 3 3 9 3 7 6 5 7 56/246 22.8
8 6** 3 4 7 5 2 5 4 5 2 43/246 17.5
9 4 3 5 3 3 6 5 5 3 5 42/246 17.1
10 5 3 5 3 6 5 1 4 3 6 41/246 16.7
1-10 total 58/240 66/240 54/240 65/240 77/240 66/240 72/240 77/135/260 77/260 86/260 698/2460  
1-10 % 24.2% 27.5% 22.5% 27.1% 32.1% 27.5% 30.0% 29.6% 29.6% 33.1% 28.4%  
11 4 4 4 1 1 3 5 5 8 5 40/246 16.3
12 2 4 5 2 5 4 7 3 3 4 39/246 15.8
13 2 3 3 4 2 1 3 2 1 4 25/246 10.2
14 4 2 4 1 4 4 3 5 6 1 19/246 7.7
15 3 1 4 2 3 2! 3 4 4 3 29/246 11.8
16 0 0 4 1 3 4 4 1 6 5 28/246 11.4
17 2 2 4 2 0 2 4@ 5 4^^^ 4 29/246 11.8
18 4 0 2 4 4 2 3 4 4 1 28/246 11.4
19 2 3 2 1 4 4 1 3 3 1 24/246 9.8
20 2 0 3 0 1 2 1 4 2 4 19/246 7.7
11-20 Total 25/240 19/240 33/240 18/240 27/240 28/240 34/240 36/260 41/260 32/260 293/2460 0
11-20 % 10.4% 7.9% 13.8% 7.5% 11.3% 11.7% 14.2% 13.8% 15.7% 12.3% 11.9% 0
21 2 1 2 4 0 4 3 1 4 0 21/246 8.5
22 2 1 3 1 2 5 2 5 1 1 23/246 9.3
23 2 4 1 2 1 4 2 4 2 4 26/246 10.6
24 1 0 4 0 1 0 2 2 4 1 15/246 6.1
25 2 1 1 1 2 1 0 2 1 3 14/246 5.7
26 1 1 2 1 2 0 1 2 1 3 14/246 5.7
27 2 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 3 3 15/246 6.1
28 1 0 2 2 2 0 2 1 0 0 10/246 4.1
29 2 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 3 4 15/246 6.1
30 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 10/246 4.1
21-30 Total 16/240 11/240 17/240 13/240 12/240 18/240 15/240 19/260 21/260 25/260 167/2460 0
21-30 % 6.7% 4.6% 7.1% 5.4% 5.0% 7.7% 6.3% 7.3% 8.1% 9.6% 6.9% 3.1%
31-40 4/135 2.9% 7/101 6.9% 4/98 4.1% 3/61 4.9% 5/70 7.1% 3/30 10% 5/53 9.4% 3/63 4.8% 3/69 4.3% 8/107 7.5% 45/787 5.7
41-50 0/53 0% 1/23 4.3% 0/19 0% 2/25 8% 0/2 0% 0/0 0/0 0/2 0% 1/15 7% 1/11 9.1% 5/150 3.3
Totals 103/908 104/844 108/837 101/806 121/792 115/750 126/773 135/845 143/864 152/898 1208/8317  
Overall % 11.3 % 12.3% 12.9% 12.5% 15.3% 15.3% 16.3% 16% 16.6% 16.9% 14.5  
TN MLB/Drafted 2/13 5/22 1/21 0/22 4/19 3/23 2/20 3/16 2/13 2/17 24/186 12.9
Top TN Pick by Year
1970 - Eddie Sherlin/Gallatin HS  4th Rd/#85
1971 - Larry Herndon/Douglas HS (Memphis) 3rd Rd/#54 (MLB)
1972 - Bobby Goodman/Bishop Byrne HS (Memphis) 1st Rd/#5
1973 - Butch Stinson/Lipscomb U 7th Rd/#143
1974 - Ted Shipley/Vanderbilt U 1st Rd/#14
1975 - Bo McLaughlin/Lipscomb U 1st Rd/#14 (MLB)
1976 - Dom Chiti/Raliegh Egypt HS (Memphis) 2nd Rd/#27
1977 - Scott Sanderson/Vanderbilt U 3rd Rd/#54
1978 - Michael Taylor/Columbia State CC 3rd Rd/#62
1979 - Atlee Hammaker/ETSU 1st Rd/#21  (MLB)
 
Other Notable Draftee's
Charlie Lea drafted 4 times - 1975 June Reg 15/342, 1976 June Sec 2/37, 1977 Jan Sec 4/61, 1978 June Reg 3/62*
* - 1976 2nd Round: #27 Dom Chiti RHP Raliegh Egypt HS  (Memphis, TN)
^-1975 4th Round: #93 Mike Wright SS Father Ryan HS  (Nashville, TN)
#- 1976 5th Round: # 118 Mike Smithson RHP UT(Hickman Co. HS)
&- 1974 6th Round: #131 Eddie (Ed) Whitson RHP Unicoi Co. HS  (Erwin, TN)
**- 1970 8th Round: # 171 Phil Garner IF  UT (Bearden HS) (Knoxville, TN)
!- 1975 15th Round: #342 Charlie Lea LHP  Kingsbury HS (Memphis, TN)
@- 1976 17th Round: #405 Rick Honeycutt UT (Chattanooga, TN)
^^^- 1978 17th Round: #431 Mark Smith David Lipscomb HS (Nashville, TN)
 

 

 

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