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  • Writer's pictureTravis Dockery

Hayesville Blanks Braves In Five Innings


(Photo by Travis Dockery) Kyle Shaheen hits the dirt to score a Yellow Jacket run.

On Tuesday, April 2, the Yellow Jacket varsity baseball team welcomed Smoky Mountain Conference opponent Cherokee to Hayesville. The home team had no problem defending the home field as the Jackets cruised to a 19-0 win in five innings.


As is usually the case in a dominant victory, multiple Yellow Jacket batters contributed to the offensive explosion, but junior Chance Hughes stood out by going 2-3 with 3 RBI, scored a run and recorded a stolen base.


(Photo by Travis Dockery) Cade Caruso fires a strike to a Cherokee batter in Hayesville's victory.

Inside the game:

Chance Hughes: 2-3, 3 RBI, run scored, stolen base

Jackson Sellers: 2-3, 2 RBI, run scored

Payton McGaha: 2-3, 2 RBI, 2 runs scored

Cade Caruso: 3 innings pitched, 0 runs, 0 hits, 3 walks, 5 strikeouts

Michael Mauney: 2 innings pitched, 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 walks, 3 strikeouts


With the win, Hayesville maintains it's place atop the SMC standings, 1 game up on rival Murphy. The Jackets travel to Swain County on Wednesday, April 3 for a 6:30 p.m. game against the Maroon Devils.

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