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By JACE GREENE
The Yellow Jackets of Kingston played host to the Redskins of Loudon Thursday night at the Southwest Point’s Legion Field and the field was swarmed with not only Yellow Jackets, but a lot of runs from these Yellow Jackets. The Jackets needed just six innings to pick up the 15-5 victory.
The Redskins opened up the game with a lot of optimism as Trent Everett, Jesse Smallen and Mick Nichols all reached base and scored for Loudon in the top of the first to make the score 3-0.
The Yellow Jackets didn't waste much time to catch up and take over the lead. Preston Edmonds led off the game with a walk followed by a Cody Mitchell single. Brandon Donathan then got a huge two-RBI double and was later drove in to give Kingston a 4-3 lead.
After a shaky first inning, Kingston pitcher Noah Cash got in a groove in the second and set the Redskins down 1-2-3.
Kingston added four more runs to its tally in the second inning.
Donathan and Mitchell both reached safely to start then inning and both scored on a Paul Bolden double. Bolden also crossed home plate to bring the score to 7-3. Dakota Henry drove in Bolden with a single and then Cash drove around Henry with a single to make the score 8-3.
Mick Nicholas reached base by getting hit by a pitch and was drove in by a single from Jacob Crabtree to give the Redskins a little offensive life in the third inning. Crabtree was also able to cross home as the Redskins inched up a title at the lead, making the score 8-5 going into the bottom of the third.
Bryce Woody and Preston Edmonds both scored in the bottom of the third to make the score 10-5.
All was quiet until Kingston erupted for four more runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to make the score 14-5.
A pitch hit Donathan to get things going then Tony Curry and Bolden followed with back-to-back singles to make the score 11-5. The Jackets scored their next run when Henry reached on an error then Cash hit a sacrifice fly to make the score 13-5. Thomas Mathews followed with a double then Woody reached on an error to make the score 14-5.
With the score 14-5, the Jackets only needed one run to end the game in the 10-after-5 run rule. It came very fast as Bolden hit a walk off double off the center field wall to bring home Curry and end the game at 15-5.
Edmonds (2-4, 2 runs), Mitchell (2-3, 2 runs), Curry (2-4, 2B, 2 runs), Bolden (3-4, 2 2Bs, 5 RBIs, 2 runs) and Cash (2-3, 4 RBIs) all had multiple hits for Kingston on the day.
The Jackets are scheduled to play at Webb School of Knoxville on Tuesday.