One of WLAF’s camera positions this baseball season is atop the football press box.

By Clayton Carroll

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – The Campbell Cougars baseball squad, 0 and 4 on the year, took to Brown-Archer Field to face the Royals of Eagleton College and Career Academy out of Maryville.

It was, for the first time this season, a quick start for the Orange-and-Blue. Rylan Sanders recorded a 2-out RBI double to give the Cougars a 1-0 lead after the first inning.

Landon Notaro for Campbell pitched a worry-free two innings. In the third, Notaro worked his way out of a two-runner jam to keep the Cougar lead 1-0.

However, Eagleton rallied in a few runs in the following two innings to gain the lead on Campbell 3-1.

In the Cougar fifth inning Peyton Douglas, who began the inning with a lead-off double, scored on a wild pitch. Caden Idles for Campbell also scored on a passed ball. After the fifth inning, the game was knotted at three.

In the top of the seventh and final inning, Eagleton was able to get a run across to lead 4-3. Would the Cougars score in the bottom of the 7th to extend or walk off the game? Well, unfortunately they would not. Campbell’s loss to Eagleton drops the Cougars to 0 and 5 on the year.

There was a bright side to the evening however. (ABOVE) That bright spot being the honoring of cancer survivor Jack Price. Thursday’s and Friday’s games are apart of the “Playing for a Cure Tournament” which supports and highlights local individuals who have battled cancer. To cap off the honoring and start the second baseball game of the evening, Jack, who turned five earlier this month, threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

Up next for the Cougars is a home contest with the Oliver Springs Bobcats. The Orange-and-Blue step back on the diamond at Brown-Archer Field on Friday at 4pm. WLAF will send you all the live televised coverage. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 03/15/2024-6AM)