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The Commandos defeatedt the Green Wave of Gallatin 2-0 to advance in the District 9AAA Tournament.
HHS got a stellar pitching performance from Brandon Tucker and needed every pitch of it. The Junior went 6 and 2/3 innings allowing just 4 hits and striking out 5 in picking up his 7th win of the year. Kobe Carter came on to throw one pitch and record the final out of the game to pick up his 6th save of the season.
Offensively the Commandos got on the board in the bottom of the first inning as Austin Mays singled and stole second. Mays would score on a two-out single from Gabe Dalton to make the score 1-0.
Gallatin threatened in the top of the 5th inning but Gabe Dalton single handedly kept the game at 1-0 with two outstanding plays in right field to keep the score 1-0.
The Commandos would add an insurance run in the bottom of the fifth as courtesy runner Matthew Dorris scored following a Brett Coker groundout to make the score 2-0.
With the win HHS improves to 28-5 overall.
The Commandos had their 2018 sesason end abruptly on Tuesday night as Wilson Central shut-out the Commandos 2-0 to advance to the Region 5AAA Tournament.
The Wildcats scored 2 runs in the first inning and the Commandos could never push anything across.
Junior Cameron Hansen pitched a complete game allowing only 1 earned run in that first inning. Hansen struck out 5 in the 6 inning effort.
Austin Mays had two hits, Hayden Layne, Harrison Williams and Reid Nelson all added hits and the Commandos had multiple opportunities to score but it was not meant to be on this night.
The loss ends the careers of 9 seniors who won over 100 games as Commando baseball players. The Commandos finish 2018 with a record of 29-6 and one of the best seasons in school history.
The Commandos bounced back from an opening round loss in the District 9AAA Tournament to defeat Beech 8-2.
HHS got a complete game effort from Hayden Mullins on the mound. Mullins picked up his 5th win of the year while giving up zero earned runs and striking out 10.
The Commando offense was balanced as HHS scored runs in the first, third, fifth and sixth innings.
Mullins led the offnese with three hits and two RBI. Brandon Tucker was 2-3 with a double and an RBI. Hayden Layne had a double, two runs scored and two RBI as well.
With the win HHS improves to 28-5 overall and advances to face Gallatin in the Loser's bracket finals today at 4:00