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Sixth-grader’s web gem helps Union Grove secure title

The Union Grove Wildcats hoist the championship hardware on Friday.

By Stefan Cooper
Blount Press Row

Just your basic 7-5 putout on a ground ball up the line. From a sixth-grader.

Union Grove left fielder Reece Pride delivered a pin-point, one-hop throw to third to let some steam out of a building Eagleton big inning in the sixth.

The Wildcats talk things over between innings.

The Wildcats talk things over between innings.

Wildcats right-hander Carson Yates took it from there, finishing the inning with a pair of timely strikeouts, and Union Grove stopped Eagleton, 6-4, in the Blount County Middle School Baseball Tournament championship game on Friday at Union Grove.

The title is the first for the Wildcats, who claimed the crown in Kris Roberts’ final game as coach. Roberts is stepping down at the end of the school year.

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