It was a long day Wednesday as rain pushed the baseball schedule to late in the evening. By Thursday, the CPA Lions and Brentwood Bruins found themselves in must-win-2 situations to make the State Championship.
CPA Going To State Championship
The Lions knew what they had to do and did it in deciding fashion. In game 1 in Smyrna, CPA took on Covington. The Lions scored 7 runs in the first two innings. Covington tried to rally late in the game, but fell short by a score of 8-4. Clarke and Patterson led the Lions with 2 RBIs apiece.
In Game 2, same opponent, same result, same scoring margin. CPA took a 2-0 lead in the second, adding 2 more in the 6th. The Lion’s Harris pitched a 4 hit complete game, his only mistake a HR in the 7th. Final 5-1 CPA.
CPA will face CAK at 2:00 at MTSU for the State Championship.
Bruins Going To State
The Bruins entered their match up against Dobyns Bennett as the only team in the tournament yet to suffer a loss. Would playing with house money come back to bite the Bruins?
The Bruins would suffer their first loss of the TSSAA Tournament by a count of 4-6. Brentwood would have to shake off the loss quickly and hit the rest button, as the double elimination style tournament had the two teams seeded to play again in a hours time. Missing their opportunity the first time, Brentwood couldn’t hold anything back in the second and decisive game.