Strong pitching leads Riverdogs to American Legion state title
Updated Jul 25, 2014 at 1:53 PM
MT. PLEASANT — The American Legion Tyler Cates Post 281 Tennessee Riverdogs brought home its first Tennessee American Legion junior state championship Monday with a 7-3 win over Grundy County.
The Riverdogs used three complete games from their pitchers to go undefeated in the tournament with a 3-1 win over Columbia Post 19 and a 3-0 shutout of Grundy County Post 74.
Sam Patton allowed six hits and struck out four in the first game. Dalton McCorkle followed with a four-hitter and 11 strikeouts.
Ryan Hill surrendered seven hits and fanned 11 in the championship game.
McCorkle was voted the tournament most valuable player, which included a $500 college scholarship.
The Riverdogs wrapped up a 25-14 season. David Smith is the team’s general manager while Bill Potter is the head coach and Jamison Manning, Robbie Hill and Alex Dozier the assistant coaches.