Two-out rallies lead Blue Devils past Cherokees, 13-1

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By Goose Lindsay

Scoring runs with two outs will win a lot of games, and that was the case for Harriman Tuesday evening as the Blue Devils scored all of their 13 runs with two outs in winning at Greenback, 13-1.

Tuesday’s victory allowed the Blue Devils to finish their District 3-A portion of their schedule with a 6-4 record. That mark is good for third overall.

The third place finish also allows the Blue Devils to host a first round District 3-A Tournament game on Friday.

Harriman wasted little time taking the lead Tuesday as they scored three runs in the top of the first inning. Grant Jenkins and Chris Works reached safely to start the game, and then after two outs were recorded, Hunter Jenkins drove in two runs with a single. He scored later to give the Blue Devils the three-run lead.

Harriman made it 4-0 with a run in the top of the second inning. With two outs and none on, Grant Jenkins beat out a bunt single before scoring on a single from Works.

Harriman blew the game open by scoring seven two-out runs in the third inning. Clay Redmon, Lucas Lunsford, Grant Jenkins, Works, Chase Randolph, Brantley Diggs and Hunter Jenkins scored the runs with a two-run single from Redmon, a two-run double from Grant Jenkins, and a two-run home run off the bat of Works being the big hits of the inning.

The last of Harriman two-out runs came in the fourth inning as Reynolds and Redmon each drove in runs as Randolph and Grant Jenkins crossed the plate.

Greenback scored their only run of the contest in the bottom of the fourth inning, but it wasn’t enough to push the game past five innings.

Grant Jenkins (3-4, 1 2B, 2 RBIs, 4 runs), Works (3-5, 1 HR, 3 RBIs, 2 runs) and Redmon (2-3, 2 RBIs, 1 run) all had multiple hits on the day for Harriman.

 Randolph (CG, 4 hits, 1 BB, 0 ER, 5 Ks) picked up the win on the mound.