Jemison pulls out Game 1 in seventh
Of the six local high school baseball teams scheduled to begin playoff series on Friday, only Jemison was able to play its game.
The Panthers put on a show for their fans, winning 6-5 at Corner by scoring two runs in the seventh inning and holding on as Corner plated one of its own in the final inning.
Jemison’s Logan Ray went 2-for-3 at the plate against Corner and drove in the go-ahead run in the top of the seventh. Then, Austin Broadhead (who finished 2-for-4) drove in Daniel Eslinger (1-for-3 with three runs scored) for what would turn out to be the game-winning run.
Justin Caudle started on the mound for JHS, allowing four runs on three hits in five innings before giving way to Banks Woodley, who earned the win by allowing one run on two hits in two innings pitched.
Will Lenoir was 2-for-4 at the plate, Cade Hatch was 2-for-3 and Matt Murphy was 2-for-3 with an RBI.
All nine batters on the Jemison starting lineup recorded a hit; the Panthers pounded out 14 hits total.
Game 2 of the series was set to follow the first game. If Corner wins, the teams would play again on Saturday.