JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – It looked bleak for the Orange-and-Blue baseball squad on Friday night at Brown-Archer Field.

The Cougars trailed the Oakdale Eagles 12-0 at the start of the bottom half of the fifth inning. If Campbell didn’t score at least three runs, Oakdale would head back to Morgan County victors due to the ten-run mercy rule.

The Cougars prolonged that victorious trip for a couple innings though. A leadoff hit from Cooper McQuitty, as well as some Oakdale errors, allowed Campbell to plate four runs, sending the game to the sixth with a score of 12-4.

Again, it looked as if the game would end an inning early for Campbell, as Oakdale scored two more to push its lead to 10; 14-4.

Does lightning strike twice? Well, maybe, because Cooper McQuitty began the bottom of the sixth inning with a leadoff knock. Fielding blunders from Oakdale and some well-placed grounders from Brayden Gosnell and Landon Notaro brought home six runners dressed in Orange-and-Blue to cut the Eagles’ deficit to 6; the score being 15-10 after the sixth.

Oakdale, unfortunately for Campbell, tallied three more in the top of the seventh, to extend its lead to 18-10 headed into the final frame.

That is where the score would stay, dropping Campbell to a record of 0 and 10 on the season and 0 and 2 in district 3-AAAA play.

The Cougars will next host Halls, a district opponent, Monday evening at Brown-Archer Field. Jake Monday and Mike Miller send you the coverage over WLAF beginning at 5:30. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 03/23/2024-6AM)