2021 Tennessee HS Quick Hits: Week One

Colton Provey
Tennessee Scouting Director

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Overton @ Beech

Opening night on Shackle Island with the early night fog rolling in and Chase Burns making his Bucs debut against visiting Overton.  He posted a perfect night striking out all 12 batters he faced while just pounding the FB and mixing a few off speed late. Beech offense scratched a few early before Jr. 3B Connor Ward put the game on ice with a 3-run blast off the scoreboard to make it 6-0 in the ___ inning.  Ward would follow it up with a 2-RBI double down the line and the Bucs would add another in the 5th to secure a 10-0 win via run rule.  Sr. RHP Jackson Shanks tossed a clean 5th inning to cap off a dominant pitching performance to kick off the year.  

Chase Burns, RHP, Beech, 2021 (Tennessee Commit)


Connor Ward, 3B, Beech, 2022


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Tanner Langley, RHP, Overton, 2021 (Southwest TN CC Commit)

Tyler Nix, OF, Beech, 2023


Summit vs Farragut (@ Lebanon)

A good pitching matchup between Summit's Sr. LHP Garrett Sims (Austin Peay) and Farragut's Jr. RHP Jaxson Pease (Uncommitted). The Admirals would strike for one in the first inning then add three more in the 3rd, thanks to a 2-RBi single from Fr. MINF Lukas Buckner.  Summit would get one back in the top of the 4th due to a RBI single from Jr. Austin Nephew. Sr. C/1B Hudson Seigler (ETSU) would put the game away after hitting a solo homer in the 5th inning and followed it up with a 3-run shot in the 6th.  Pease twirled five innings of one hit ball before giving way to Sr. SS Angus Pence (Tennessee) to close it out. The Spartans would put together a small rally in the 7th, but come short in a 8-3 loss.

Jaxson Pease, RHP/OF, Farragut, 2022


Tanner Kim, 3B/OF, Farragut, 2021 (Kentucky Commit)


Hudson Seigler, C/1B, Farragut, 2021 (ETSU Commit)


Lukas Buckner, MINF, Farragut, 2024 


Garrett Sims, LHP, Summit, 2021 (Austin Peay Commit)



Farragut @ Lebanon

Following the opening game win, Farragut matched up with hosting Lebanon, Sr. RHP Jake Wurms (Charleston Southern) made his first HS start for the Admirals and Blue Devils countered with Jr. left handed mixologist Bryce Fuller (Uncommitted).  Blue Devils brought the energy and Wurms struggled out the gate with controlling the zone before Jr. C Copeland Bradford (Uncommitted) unloaded on a big 2-RBI triple to give them the early lead.  After Fuller worked around trouble in the first two frames, the Admirals broke through to knot it up at 2-2 in the 3rd inning.  Soph. RHP Matthew Kilbey came on for Farragut and tossed 3.1 hitless frames as Farragut would take a 3-2 lead on a Sr. OF Bryce Burkey (Cleveland St CC) triple. The teams would trade zeroes, but Farragut would take the decisive lead in the 7th after a leadoff double from Angus Pence, a H. Seigler walk, then another Burkey triple before scoring on a Buckner sac fly. Jr. sidewinder Kaleb Toon closed out a 6-2 win for Farragut.  


Copeland Bradford, C, Lebanon, 2022


Bryce Burkey, OF, Farragut, 2021 (Cleveland St CC Commit)


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Angus Pence, SS/RHP, Farragut, 2021

Jake Wurms, RHP, Farragut, 2021 (Charleston Southern Commit)

Matthew Kilbey, RHP, Farragut, 2023

Bryce Fuller, LHP, Lebanon, 2022


Farragut vs Tullahoma (@ Siegel)

Due to rainfall in the area, I'd catch Farragut for the third time facing off against the Tullahoma Wildcats. Farragut starting pitcher Hunter Merrick (ETSU) would blast a 2-run homer to highlight a 4 run first inning before turning in four innings of 2 hit ball with 9 strikeouts. Farragut would tack one run in the 2nd and 3rd inning before Tullahoma answered with 2 runs in the 3rd.  Following Merrick's departure, Tullahoma clawed back scrapping for 3 runs in the 5th to make it 6-5 ballgame.  However, Farragut survived adding two in the 6th as Fr RHP Michael Delph tossed 2.1 scoreless innings to close out the 8-5 victory.  


Hunter Merrick, LHP/OF, Farragut, 2021 (ETSU Commit)


Brennon Seigler, OF, Farragut, 2024 (Tennessee Commit)


Trevor Wade, RHP/2B, Farragut, 2021


Evan Tomlin, SS/RHP, Tullahoma, 2024 


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Jaxon Sheffield, OF/RHP, Tullahoma, 2023

Michael Delph, RHP, Farragut, 2024


Mt Juliet @ Siegel

Mt. Juliet raced out to an early lead slugging out 15 runs through the first three frames, and would hold off Siegel in 18-9 win. Sr. RHP Brady Young posted a solid start picking up the win for the Golden Bears behind a well balanced offensive attack.


Brady Young, RHP, Mt. Juliet, 2021 (ETSU)



Jack Fortner, RHP/INF, Mt. Juliet, 2021 (Calhoun CC)


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Christian Pencek, RHP/SS, Siegel, 2022

Michael Romagno, OF, Siegel, 2021

Justin Lee, RHP/3B, Mt. Juliet, 2022


Ensworth vs Franklin (@ Siegel)

Ensworth got out to an early lead in a back and forth game before the Franklin Admirals surged late to capture an 8-6 win.  

Devin Obee, CF, Ensworth, 2021 (Duke Commit)


Andrew Yu, C, Ensworth, 2021 (Duke Commit)


Kenneth McKinley, OF, Ensworth, 2022


Joe Waters, SS, Franklin, 2021


Alex Eisenback, OF, Franklin, 2023



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Dax Braemer, OF, Ensworth, 2021 (Washington Univ MO)

Dylan Hudson, RHP, Ensworth, 2023

Drew Whalen, RHP/3B, Franklin, 2023


Ravenwood @ Riverdale

Both teams picked up a run in the first, Ravenwood's Blake Bevis laced a solo home run that was nearly robbed, and Jackson Underwood peppered a single to plate a run for Riverdale. That would be all the scoring until the 8th as pitching dominated. Riverdale was able to walk it off after a lead off double from Bamberg and then a bases loaded hit by pitch to pull out the 2-1 win.  

Grayson King, RHP, Riverdale, 2022


Brantley Bamberg, C, Riverdale, 2022


William Wexler, RHP, Riverdale, 2022


Bradley Pippin, UTL/RHP, Riverdale, 2024


Bobby Bevis, RHP, Ravenwood, 2021



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Jackson Underwood, RHP/OF, Riverdale, 2022


Dickson County vs Father Ryan (@ Smyrna)

Caleb Coffey kept the young Dickson Co hitters at bay scattering 9 hits in a one-run CG, as Father Ryan was able to put pressure on the defense and pull out a 7-1 victory. 

Caleb Coffey, RHP, Father Ryan, 2023


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Jack Porter, SS/OF, Father Ryan, 2022 

Eli Potter, LHP/OF, Dickson Co, 2024


Father Ryan @ Smyrna

Father Ryan controlled the game from start to finish as Jack Porter pounded the zone and free passes with timely hits allowed the Fighting Irish to put up 12-0 victory. 


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Brett Varner, 1B, Smyrna, 2021 (Cleveland St CC)


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Aden Napier, C, Lipscomb Academy, 2022



Jackson Underwood, RHP/OF, Riverdale, 2022



John Tomlinson, LHP, Lebanon, 2021


Carson Mire, OF, MBA, 2022


Brock Arender, LHP/OF, Grace Christian Academy, 2021 (Walters State CC)



Rex Pendergrass, INF, Rhea County, 2024 


Brycen Denton, LHP/OF, Hardin Valley, 2021


Ben Caylor, OF, Brentwood, 2021


Miller Riggins, LHP, Houston, 2021 (Kennesaw State)



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