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TN Warehouse wins extra-innning battle
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Triple C Nurserys Jenna Patrick gives a high five to Tennessee Warehouse player Kinsey Shields after a long extra-inning game to show good sportsmanship prevails.
In what turned out to be the longest game Monday night in girls 7-9 youth league action, Triple C Nursery and Tennessee Warehouse went seven innings before a winner could be decided in season tournament action.Knotted 7-7 until the seventh, Triple C had first at-bats being designated the visitor. The Warehouse crew knew they had to rally the D to defeat the C and they did just that as Triple C Nursery was retired 1-2-3 in the top of the inning.It was Tennessee Warehouse hitter Ivy Elrod who would score the winning run with hits by Kaylee Kneer and Addy Belle Cocke to push her in for the score and the 8-7 victory in extra innings.Tennessee Warehouse jumped to an early lead, boxing up 3 runs in the first as Elrod, Kneer and Cocke would all cross home for a 3-0 head start.The Warehouse D was key in holding Triple C scoreless in the first two innings, but the Nursery batters planted 2 runs in the third inning as Amaya Martin and Kennedy Scott both scored for a 3-2 ballgame.TN Warehouse, not to be outdone, scored two more in the bottom of the third as Kneer and Cocke again rounded all four for the 5-2 score.Triple C Nursery ploughed headlong into the fifth inning with Scott and Annabella Culwell made it a 1-run game adding 2 to the tally for a 5-4 contest.In more back-and-forth game play, TN Warehouse added 2 runs in the bottom of the inning as Cocke and Elizabeth Bryant tacked 2 runs onto the score, now 7-4.It was hit or go home for the Triple C team in the sixth, and they came through in the clutch on both sides of the diamond with Jenna Patrick, Scott and Culwell adding the necessary 3 runs to tie the game, while the defensive unit of Triple C held Tennessee Warehouse to no runs in the bottom of the inning forcing extended play.With the win, Tennessee Warehouse will go on to play B.T. Technology Monday at 6:30 p.m. to determine who will play in the tournament finals Thursday.