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Cyclones blow into state baseball tournament

douglas fritz, net news service • May 18, 2013 at 5:26 AM

ELIZABETHTON — A team that reached the sectional with unconventional baseball grabbed a state tournament berth in the most basic of ways.

Good pitching, timely hitting and solid defense propelled Elizabethton to its first state tournament berth since 1958 with a 6-1 win over Christian Academy of Knoxville on Friday night at O’Brien Field.

“We talked all year about how these kids play for each other,” said Cyclones coach Joe Nix. “It was another testament tonight.”

Elizabethton got a brilliantly pitched game from sophomore left-hander Dylan Richardson, and the Cyclones got four RBIs on two of their four hits.

For more on this story, see the Johnson City Press.

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