- Travis Dockery
Yellow Jackets stay in title hunt with win over Murphy
After suffering a heart-breaking loss to Murphy earlier in the week, the Hayesville Yellow Jacket varsity baseball team made the short drive to Cherokee County Friday, April 28 looking for revenge. The Jackets were successful in their quest, downing the Bulldogs 7-2.
With the win, Hayesville matches the Bulldogs' 8-1 Smoky Mountain Conference record. With each team holding a win over each other, the Jackets must win both games in the final week of the regular season to guarantee at least a share of the SMC title. Hayesville still has a chance at an outright championship by winning their final pair of games and a Murphy loss.
Avery Leatherwood: 2-4, triple, 2 RBI
Braxton Cherry: 2-3, RBI
Cade Denton: 1-3, RBI
Tate Roberts: 1-4, RBI
Cade Caruso: 6 2/3 innings pitched, 2 earned runs, 5 hits, 4 walks, 4 strikeouts
Hayesville will start their final week of the regular season on Tuesday, May 2 with a trip to Robbinsville. The Jackets will then host the Black Knights Thursday, May 4. Both games are set for a 4:30 p.m. first pitch.