Jr. Bucs’ dodge Hampton’s upset bid

Published 9:52 pm Tuesday, April 8, 2014

By Curtis Carden

It was close but no cigar for the Bulldogs against their cross-county foes.

Hampton pulled within a run in the fifth inning and had the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh, but University High would hold on to take a 10-9 decision in Watauga Valley Conference action Tuesday night in Carter County.

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In a game that lacked a bit of defensive flair on both sides, offense was at a premium when the Jr. Buccaneers (7-6, 4-3 WVC) got on the board with a five-run, first-inning effort.