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Unaka holds off Hampton in thriller

Carter County Sports

It was another battle between Hampton and Unaka. In the end, the Rangers had just enough offense.

The Rangers held on to take a 5-4 victory in Hampton to take the two-game series.

Unaka jumped out early to take a 1-0 lead in the first inning as Davy Ensor scored on a passed ball. The Rangers pushed the to 4-0 with three runs in the top of the third.

Hampton dug into the Unaka lead with three runs of their own heading to the fourth.

John Wesley Hardin added a run in the fifth for Unaka with a homer to left field, but Hampton struck back as Wyatt Lyons scored on a Unaka passed ball.

Neither team was able to plate a run in the closing stages of the game.

Bryson Street had a 2-for-3 performance for the Rangers at the plate.

For the Bulldogs, Dalton Blair went 2-for-3. As a team, Unaka had seven hits with Hampton tallying five hits.

Hardin allowed one earned run on three hits for Unaka, while Dalton Rouse had one earned run on four hits.

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