Oliver Springs Takes Early Lead in Victory Over Wartburg Central

The Oliver Springs Lady Cats grabbed an early lead on its way to an 11-6 victory over Wartburg Central on Thursday. Oliver Springs scored on a double by Meagan Armstrong a single by Savannah Ray and a single by Haley McKinney in the first inning.

Both pitching staffs had their hands full, frequently dealing with runners on base. Oliver Springs collected nine hits and Wartburg had ten.

After Wartburg scored two runs in the top of the sixth, but The Lady Cats answered with two of their own in the bottom of the inning.

Oliver Springs tallied three runs in the third inning when Ella Hampton and Taylor Jones, sent runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.

Ray was the winning pitcher for Oliver Springs. She lasted seven innings, allowing ten hits and six runs while striking out seven.

Aytes took the loss for Wartburg. She allowed three hits and two runs over three and two-thirds innings, striking out three and walking zero.

Anderson started the game for Wartburg. She allowed six hits and nine runs over two and a third innings, striking out two

Oliver Springs totaled nine hits in the game. Sydney Russell, Ray, and Armstrong each managed multiple hits for the Lady Cats.

Wartburg also saw the ball well today, racking up ten hits in the game. Lydia Smith, Olivia Jones, and Aytes all collected multiple hits for Wartburg. Smith went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead The Lady Bulldogs in hits.

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, 25, Chandler 21, and Naomi 11. 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 9 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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