Respectable showing by ET Riverdogs   

from staff reports

  The U15 East Tennessee Riverdogs were off to a good start in the Music City of Nashville tournament, but came up short to the Smyrna Bulldogs in the championship round after defeating them earlier in pool play.
  The Riverdogs knocked off the SW Georgia Bulldogs 7-0, and then had a tough game with Smyrna, in which they pulled out a 6-1 victory late in the game. The 'Dogs fell to the Tennessee Copperheads in a 3-2 thriller off a last-inning wild pitch.
  The Riverdogs came out of pool play as the No. 3 seed out of 16 top class teams. Another local team, The Heat, out of Johnson City, ended up as the No. 8 seed. Both teams fell in the championship round.
  Next weekend, the Riverdogs return to Nashville for the 2004 USSSA State Tournament which they qualified for by winning the Worth Hardball Classic in Johnson City earlier this year. After the state tournament, the team will take a week off before heading out to Kissimmee, Fla. for the USSSA World Series.