Midway completes sweep of Devils

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By Brownie Rose


Midway and Harriman wrapped up the regular season Tuesday with the Green Wave easing to a 3-2 win over the Blue Devils.

The Midway win would set a school record as they swept the season series from three Roane County teams. Rockwood fell first about two weeks ago. Friday, Midway took a doubleheader from Oliver Springs, and on Monday and Tuesday, the Green Wave pulled off the sweep of Harriman.

Midway finished the regular season with a 17-9 mark overall and 6-4 in District 3-A.

Harriman ended the season with a 6-16 overall record and they are 3-7 in the district. 

It was a tight pitchers’ duel in the final regular season game Tuesday as Midway’s Zach Edwards barely beat Harriman’s Clay Redmon.

Edwards finished the evening with a two-hitter with one walk and eight strikeouts. The walk Edwards gave up was an intentional walk to Harriman’s Chase Randolph. 

Randolph smashed a two-run home run earlier in the game and wasn't going to get another chance to go yard again. 

Edwards did hit one batter and Midway had no errors in the contest.

Redmon gave up only four hits while walking one and hitting three. He had three strikeouts.

Midway scored single runs in the first three innings and led 3-0 at the end of three.

In the bottom of the first, Justin Dutton was hit by a pitch and went to third on a double from Edwards. Shandon Lyle smoked a sacrifice fly to right field that drove in Dutton.

In the second inning, Alex Thomason led off with a single and was soon joined on base by Garrett Weingarten, who was hit by a pitch. Thomason stole third and scored when Brady Burnum bounced out to the shortstop.

In the third inning, Edwards reached on a missed fly ball that left him standing on third. Hayden Hester bounced out to second scoring Edwards from third.

Harriman had went hitless through the first three innings, but rallied in the fourth on the home run from Randolph. Grant Jenkins picked up Harriman’s first hit of the game, leading off the inning with a single. After an out, Randolph hammered the home run that almost hit Midway Elementary School far beyond the center field fence. It apparently bounced up on the roof of the school and couldn't be found.

However, that would be all the hits Harriman would come up with in the game. In the sixth inning, the Devils did put two runners on base when Edwards hit Dillon Reynolds with a pitch. Randolph was intentionally walked and two outs later Midway was out of the jam.

Redmon settled down after the first three innings and allowed only two more hits in the final three innings. 

Zack Qualls was walked in the fourth and Lyle was hit by a pitch in the fifth. Hester and Thomason singled in the sixth, but both were left on base.