Coach: Mr. Josh Petty
Baseball Senior Night update: Game time for Baseball on Wednesday, April 22nd, has been moved up to 6:00 p.m. We will be playing Cosby instead of Volunteer. It is also Senior night. We will recognize our seniors BEFORE the game on Wednesday. Recognition will begin at 5:30 p.m. Come out and support our Bucs!
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April 22nd, 2015 10:23 pm by Gene Renfro, Press Correspondent
The University High baseball team honored a quartet of seniors and then went onto defeat Cosby 6-1 on Wednesday.
The Bucs started things in style with a pair of RBI singles in the bottom of the first. Senior Logan Metcalf singled to score fellow senior Nick Sewell then came home on DayShawn Hamilton's single to right.
"It was a good win today. Logan Metcalf came out and pitched a good game," said University High head coach Josh Petty.
Metcalf threw the first six innings and struck out 10 batters, scattered five hits and gave up a lone run with a walk. Sewell finished things off in the seventh. Cosby got to him for a hit and walk.
In the second inning, Jakob Hare scored on Sewell's single to center to make it 3-0.
Cosby scored its only run in the top of the third to make a dent in the margin. Brody Williams singled and later scored on a sacrifice fly off Brandon Earls' bat.
The Junior Bucs answered with an unearned run in the bottom half of the inning, when Metcalf raced in on Hamilton's groundout to third.
University High tacked on two more runs in the sixth. Senior Brent Fields started with a one-out hit to reach and moved up on a single by Hare. A wild pitch moved both runners up and Fields scored on a throwing error by catcher Keenan Phillips. Hare came in on a wild pitch to end the night's scoring.
Hare had two hits to go along with his two runs.
University High's fourth senior, Joe Coffey-Slattery, reached base twice on a walk and was hit by a pitch.
The Bucs took advantage of four Cosby errors and three wild pitches.
UH improved to 10-11 and will play Volunteer on Friday at Indian Trail.
"Volunteer will be a tough test Friday," Petty said.
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