General Machine whips two more opponents

from staff reports


   Unstained. That's a good word to describe the regular-season record of Carter County General Machine.
   Defeating Mountain City #2 17-0 and Daniel Boone #4 23-3 this past week, General Machine upped its impressive record to 12-0.
   The mighty Machine ambushed Mountain City at Johnson County High School, scoring eight runs in the first inning en route to a 17-hit output.
   Tee Blevins did the job with his bat and his pitching arm. Blevins led the winners, going 3-for-4 at the plate and striking out nine batters (no walks) in four innings of work on the mound.
   Cory Pearson and Adam Buckles demonstrated their solid offensive skills, batting 3-for-4 and 3-for-5, respectively, while D.J. Oliver enjoyed a nice day with the stick, evidenced by his 2-for-2 showing.
   Mountain City mustered a pair of base hits, with Ernie Poteet and Zack Reese each going 1-for-2.
   The Daniel Boone contest featured even more Carter County offense as General Machine banged out 24 hits, led by Cody Montgomery's eyepopping 5-for-6 day.
   Buckles (3-for-3), Caleb Trivett (3-for-4 with a home run) and Michael Carpenter (3-for-5) added plenty more fireworks for General Machine, which got a good pitching performance from Pearson.
   Chris Bardo and Whit Jacobs paced the Boone effort with 1-for-2 outings.