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Spring Hill Strikes Twice, Earning a Berth Into Class AA Final!
May 25, 2012By Greg Bradley of TennesseeSportsNet
The Spring Hill Raiders cranked out 24 hits in the two games with Smith County Thursday to punch their ticket to their second BlueCross Class AA Title game in three years.
The Raiders defeated the Owls 7-0 in game one behind the four hit shutout by senior Jake Usher.
Usher also got a little help from the hitters for the Raiders. Spring Hill score two runs in the third inning and added five more in the fifth, sailing on to victory to force a game two.
Spring Hill bats continued their hot streak in the opening frame of game two. The Radiers got two scores in the top of the first to take a 2-0 lead and plated six runs in the second inning to take a commanding lead 8-0. Cole Barksdale put a charge into the overflow Raider crowd when he connected on a three-run home run over the right field fence that put Spring Hill up 12-1.
Sophomore hurler Darian Prewett looked like a senior on the mound as he fanned eight allowing one run on five scattered hits.
Spring Hill will move to MTSU's Reese Smith, Jr Field for a 2:00 meeting with Goodpasture. The Cougars beat Pigeon Forge 3-0 to advance. The private school out of Nashville will be gunning for their eighth title.
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