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CCHS takes down Cherokee in extra innings

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CCHS junior starting pitcher Dagan Peak recorded 20 strikeouts in 10 innings on Tuesday at Cherokee.
Published: 1:04 PM, 04/25/2013 Last updated: 1:04 PM, 04/25/2013
 

Author: Wade Littleton
Source: The Rogersville Review

ROGERSVILLE---It was a marathon on a full-moon night.

Cherokee and Cocke County played a 12-inning District 2-AAA game on Tuesday night. In the end, the Fighting Cocks plated two runs in the 12th frame for a 2-0 victory.

The two teams splitting the season series ties them for seventh place in the standings, leading up to next weekend’s District 2-AAA tournament. If neither team is unable to defeat Morristown East in rescheduled games over the final week of the regular season, a coin filp will determine the higher seed in the postseason tournament.

Pitching dominated the first 10 innings as Cocke County’s Dagan Peak struck out 20 Cherokee batters in 10 innings, allowing just two hits, while walking six. Peak threw 140 pitches while taking a no decision on the mound.

For the full story, see the April 25 edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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