MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — It was more a football move or even something out of the WWE than what you'd expect to see on a baseball field.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Just as important as Reid Clements' strong pitching and timely hitting by the bottom of the lineup, short-term memory loss by Silverdale Baptist Academy's entire baseball team helped the Seahawks reach a state championship game for the first time in any sport for the school.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — For a brief moment the ball popped out of Chance Brown's glove and hung in the air.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Reid Clements swore he didn't feel comfortable on the mound until the fifth inning.
There was neither glitz nor glamor to the Silverdale Baptist Academy baseball team in mid-March, and there still isn't two months later.
Memorable TSSAA Spring Fling performances by area athletes and teams
The groundbreaking continued Friday at Silverdale Baptist Academy, and with it the Seahawks have successfully concluded their home season while embarking on new frontiers.
Silverdale Baptist continues its assault on the school's baseball record books.
Scouting, or note-swapping, happens all season long with some baseball teams, but the practice of learning one's opponent becomes more prevalent in the postseason.
In his first season as Sale Creek head softball coach, longtime Soddy-Daisy coach Clifford Kirk has guided the Lady Panthers to within one win of a spot in the state tournament.
It's hard for his Silverdale Baptist teammates to one-up Spencer Mossburg. As SBA coach Jonathan Adcock said, they tend to take him for granted because he's always there.
While traditional spring sports such as baseball, softball and track are winding down, the Southern tradition of spring football practice is just kicking off at many tri-state area schools.
* Lauren Lewis, Baylor: She went 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored and three RBIs in a 12-0 softball win over Brentwood Academy.
It was a baseball recipe for disaster.
* Liana Rodrigues, Arts & Sciences: A sixth-inning walk prevented her from pitching a perfect game against Boyd-Buchanan and she had 14 strikeouts for the Lady Patriots, who won 3-0 to move to 8-0 in District 5-A. They won the first district regular-season softball title in school history.