Elizabethton National 13s conquers district competition9:27 pm | July 13, 2013
Get them on, get them over and get them in is a mantra in baseball parlance, especially with managers. For Elizabethton National skipper Rick Walters that adage held true on Friday night.
The Nationals scored three runs without benefit of a hit in the fourth frame of the championship game in the 13-year-old Babe Ruth district tournament at Elizabethton High School — and made them hold up against Johnson City with solid pitching in a 3-2 victory.
“I’m at a loss for words,” admitted Walters as his team celebrated its nailbiting win. “That’s baseball is all I can say. We had a good plan coming in with our pitching and the kids came through.”