GAINESVILLE — Cherokee Bluff scored seven runs in the top of the seventh to blow open a close game in a 9-1 win over Chestatee on Friday at War Eagles Field.
Chestatee led 1-0 in the fourth on an RBI hit by Hunter Fouche scoring Mattox Miller. War Eagles’ starter Nolan Turner was making it stand up into the fifth.
But Cherokee Bluff scratched out a run in the fifth and one in the sixth to take a 2-1 lead.
In the seventh, Cherokee Bluff got RBI hits from Reece Chambers, Caleb Miele, and Dylan Kautz, Clay Tyas had a two-RBI single to cap the big inning.
Braxton Beal got the win for the Bears tossing five innings, allowing just one hit and one run while striking out seven. Tyas and Tyler Zawacki closed out the game in relief.
Nolan went 4 1/3 innings yielding just one run on five hits with four strikeouts for Chestatee. Hunter Putzner took the loss for the War Eagles allowing four runs on five hits in two innings.