Treadway sits ‘em down left and right… Cyclones dominate in the box and on the field to shut out Patriots, 4-0

Published 6:42 pm Wednesday, April 21, 2021

BY NIC MILLER
STAR CORRESPONDENT
The Elizabethton Cyclone baseball team has been dominating left and right during the 2021 season, but with the season drawing to a close it was time for ‘Betsy to face their final conference foe of the campaign, the Sullivan East Patriots.

And it was a defensive battle between the two teams, to say the least, as neither squad was able to put anything on the board until halfway through the contest.

It all began in the fourth inning, where in the top half, the Cyclone starter Gage Treadway would make quick work of his opponents from Bluff City setting down two of the three batters he faced on strikes.

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But to make things even sweeter for Elizabethton, the offense came to life in the fourth when Bryson Rollins would kick off the home half with a light jog to first base thanks to a pitch from Sullivan East that rode a little bit too inside.

And Rollins didn’t have to wait long to make his way around the bases as on the very next pitch, first baseman Noah Rosato would send a shot over the right-field wall and into the parking area to make it a 2-0 ball game heading into the top of the fifth.

The very next inning, the Cyclones momentum would seem to carry them a bit further in the scoring department as Jaden Anderson gave Elizabethton one more with a double down the right-field line to make it 3-0 in favor of the home team with two innings to go.

The cherry on top for the Cyclones came in the home half of the sixth when Cooper Tipton brought Treadway home on a sacrifice fly to deep centerfield, making it 4-0 with the Patriots having one more shot at a comeback.

But the comeback attempt by Sullivan East would be unsuccessful, as Treadway finished the game on the mound with a 1-2-3 frame, shutting out his opponents in the start, 4-0.