THS slides by Unaka

from staff reports

   Playing Tennessee High for the second time in three days, Unaka looked to knock off the Big Nine perennial power at Claude Holsclaw Field.
   Tennessee High rallied from a 5-4 deficit to knock off the Rangers 8-6 Monday afternoon.
   Unaka jumped out to a 3-1 lead after one inning of play. The Vikings rallied to take the lead in the top of the third at 5-3.
   The Rangers took the lead at 6-5 with Chad Lewis, Rusty Chambers, Randy Swearingen and Travis Pasquale banging out hits in the inning.
   Daniel McInturff had a good outing on the mound going five innings on the day before giving way to Randy Swearingen in the sixth with the score tied at 6-6.
   Tennessee High was able to score a single run in the sixth to take the lead at 7-6. Unaka loaded the bases in the sixth inning off reliever Mackey Chapman but couldn't push home the tying run.
   Tennessee High added a solo run in the seventh.
   Chapman got the win in relief while Swearingen took the loss.
   Lewis was 2 for 2 with a double while Swearingen and Pasquale added 2 for 4 performances. Chambers chipped in at 1 for 2 with two walks and scored two times.
   Unaka will take part in the Blue Devil Classic Wednesday taking on Sullivan South at 7:30.
   The will play Morristown West Thursday at 5:00 and Friday battle Greeneville at 4:30. All games will be played at Unicoi County High School.