SWEETWATER, Tenn — Sweetwater High School baseball has made program history.
The Wildcats are headed to the TSSAA state tournament for the first time ever. The team beat Pigeon Forge 8-6 on Thursday in Game 3 of the Class 2A Sectionals to advance.
They split games Game 1 and Game 2 on Wednesday for this high-stakes game. They lost the first game and with their backs against the wall facing elimination in the next two games, they got the job done.
They fell behind 4-0 in the first inning but responded with three runs in the bottom of the first to trim the deficit to 4-3. The Wildcats took the lead when Blaine Watson hits a two-run single with a full count and two outs in the bottom of the fourth inning to put them up 6-4.
Cody Myers had an RBI single and another run came in off an error to extend the lead to 8-4 in the bottom of the sixth inning.
The Tigers scored two runs to make it a game in the top of the seventh inning, but Sweetwater closed the door for the 8-6 win.
The state tournament for 2A baseball will take place in Murfreesboro from May 23-26.