Coalfield Defeats Resilient Jo Byrns in Elimination Game

Coalfield’s Levi Brasil waits to start the Bottom of the 7th Inning today at Eagleville, HS in the Class 1A State Baseball Tournament. Coalfield won 6-4. Photo by Cathy Bird

The Yellow Jackets of Coalfield surged ahead of the Red Devils of Jo Byrns High School (Cedar Hill, Robertson County) 6-1 in the 4th inning then had to hold on to win 6-4 in an elimination game today at Eagleville High School in Eagleville, TN in the TSSAA State Championships.

Coalfield got on the board in the first inning as Cole Hines started the inning off with a single to left, a walk, a fielder’s choice, then a walk and Hines scored on a throw to 2nd.

Jo Byrns evened things up at one in the bottom of the second inning after back-to-back doubles by Adam Riley then Zach Worsham, scoring Riley.

Coalfield pulled away for good with five runs in the fourth inning. The inning started with back-to-back walks, then an error that scored Zach Armstrong. A fielder’s choice scored Jackson Treece. Levi Heidle scored on an error by the catcher, then back-to-back singles scored Rommel Conlon and Reilly Brown

Jo Byrns notched three runs in the fifth inning. Jo Byrns was led by Antwaun Lucas and Kolby Harris, who each had RBIs in the inning.

Brasil was the winning pitcher for Coalfield. The lefty surrendered four runs on eight hits over six innings, striking out three and walking one. Luke Treece, who was named Class 1A Mr. Baseball yesterday, threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen. Treece recorded the last three outs, all by strikeout, to earn the save for Coalfield.

Seth Snyder took the loss for Jo Byrns. He allowed zero hits and two runs over two and two-thirds innings, striking out one.

Carson Meeks started the game for Jo Byrns. Meeks surrendered one run on one hit over one-third of an inning

Brickey Cox went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Jo Byrns in hits.

Cole Hines led Coalfield with two hits in four at bats.

FINAL STATS OF THE GAME

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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