The Elizabethton baseball team is heading back to the ‘Boro.
The Cyclones punched their ticket the the TSSAA Spring Fling with a 7-2 road victory over Alcoa in Class AA sectional action. EHS will open the state tournament on Tuesday, May 21.
On Friday, the Cyclones weren’t going to be denied.
After the Tornadoes took a 1-0 lead in the first inning, Elizabethton saw Bryson Rollins plate two runs with the bases loaded to push the Cyclones to a 3-1 lead in the top of the third, and then the Cyclones retired Alcoa in order in the home side of the frame.
Elizabethton continued to have the momentum in the fourth by plating two more runs in the fourth, while Evan Carter stymied the Alcoa offense – retiring 12 straight batters before Alcoa got a base runner on an error in the bottom of the fifth.
In the seventh inning, Elizabethton plated a pair of insurance runs before Alcoa tried to get something going. The Cyclones, however, continued to have the answer to punch their ticket to Murfreesboro.
On the mound, Carter was dominate as he allowed two unearned runs on three hits with nine strikeouts. Rollins tallied two hits at the plate for EHS and added three RBIs to the total.
Karson Dillard and Jaden Anderson each scored two runs, while Carter added two hits to his impressive day.