Cyclones roll past Warriors for regional berth

3:36 am | May 7, 2013

Rain would not play to the role of spoiler of the third day of District 1-AA baseball action Sunday afternoon at Milligan College.
Elizabethton punched its ticket to the District 1-AA championship with a 12-2 win over Happy Valley. In the second game of the tourney doubleheader, Sullivan East ended Johnson County’s season with a 10-0 rout.
The Cyclones (24-10) rode the hot bat of Eric Carter and a staunch performance on the mound from Austin Smith to earn their right to clinch a regional berth.
A big win was a great way to calm the nerves of EHS, according to skipper Joe Nix.
Losers’ Bracket
Sullivan East 10
Johnson County 0
East put on the onslaught earlier in the rainy nightcap to put a halt to Johnson County’s season.
The Patriots (18-11) got a complete-game effort out of Brady McGrew while holding the JCHS batters to only three hits.
Daniel Helm finished up his prep career with a 2-for-2 effort for the Longhorns (8-15). Judd Hammons went 1-for-3.

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