Bobcats pick up good win on Good Friday

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By Goose Lindsay


Baseball coaches like crooked numbers and Oliver Springs head coach Tony Kegley was a happy man Friday as his Bobcats put up a lot of crooked numbers in an 11-7 victory at Tellico Plains.

Oliver Springs’ first crooked number came in the top of the first inning as three runs crossed the plate.

Dylan Seiber singled with one out, but the Bears were poised to get out of the inning with no runs scored before Tanner Turpin and Keith Roberts both walked with two outs then Zach Spoon came up with a two-run single. Seiber, Turpin and Roberts all scored as the Bobcats grabbed the 3-0 lead.

Tellico Plains answered with two runs in the bottom of the first inning and that’s how things remained until Oliver Springs won the third inning, 3-2, to make the score 6-4.

Turpin, Roberts and Spoon all came up with singles in the frame, but the big blow of the inning for the Bobcats came when Luke Miller ripped a two-out, two-run double.

The offenses stayed hot in the fourth inning. Both teams scored two more runs, leaving the score 8-6 in favor of the Bobcats.

Seiber singled and score the first run on a single from Roberts. Turpin reached on a dropped third strike and scored on a single from Spoon.

The game remained close until the Bobcats scored three runs in the top of the sixth inning to make the score 11-6.

Turpin, Roberts and Spoon again were the catalysts as all three singled and scored in the frame.

The Bears would add a run in the bottom of the seventh inning and they had the tying run at the plate when the Bobcats got a fly ball to right field to end the game.

Seiber (3-4, 2 runs), Turpin (2-3, 2 RBIs, 4 runs), Roberts (3-3, 3 RBIs, 3 runs) and Spoon (4-4, 3 RBIs, 2 runs) all had multiple hits on the day for Oliver Springs.

Miller picked up the win on the mound for the Bobcats. He had seven strikeouts.