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By BRODY JONES
In a game that saw both teams combine for a mind-boggling 35 runs and 36 hits, the Cumberland County Jets soared to a 20-15 win over the Oliver Springs Bobcats in what can be best described as an exhibition of offensive firepower.
Cumberland County started off the game with a four-run outburst to take an early 4-0 lead and in the top of the next inning, added to it with a trio of runs to take a 7-0 lead.
The Bobcats broke out of the goose-egg column with a sacrifice RBI from Caleb Raby to cut it down to 7-1. In the bottom of the third, the ‘Cats added a run with a Carson Hall RBI single to cut the gap to 7-2.
Then, the offensive showcase began with the Jets sending home seven runners in the top of the fourth inning and Oliver Springs sent in five runs to make the score 14-7.
In the next inning, the Jets added four runs while the ‘Cats had three runs to make the game 18-10. Oliver Springs chopped a couple runs off of their deficit in the sixth inning to pull within 19-13.
In the final inning, the Bobcats got as close as a five-run deficit but when the offensive bedlam ended, it was Cumberland County emerging with a 20-15 win.
The Jets were led at the plate by Brian Woodleaf with a 4 for 5 day at the plate with a double and three RBIs.
Not far behind him were Brad Wyatt and Tyler Sherrill. Wyatt went 3 for 5 with two doubles and a solo home run with three RBIs and a hit off an error while Sherrill had a 3 for 6 day with two doubles and two RBIs.
Cody Davenport also went 3 for 6 with four RBIs. Also with three hits was Daniel Forte with a 3 for 4 day with an RBI and an error.
Shawn Scott got credit for the win for the Jets going four innings with four strikeouts, seven walked batters and 10 earned runs.
Oliver Springs was led on offense by Ryan Bunch with back-to-back three-run homers over the left center field wall of Arrowhead Park on a 3 for 5 day with seven RBIs.
Cruise Smith, Carson Hall and Jared Sexton each had multiple hits with Smith going 2 for 4 with three RBIs, Hall going 2 for 4 with an RBI, and Sexton going 2 for 3 at the plate.
Bunch got tallied with the loss.