Cheatham County was eliminated from postseason with two losses last week — 18-2 to Sycamore and 5-1 to Westmoreland.
Coach Michael Pauley said his young team has a bright future but will miss its two seniors — Sam Baker and Jacob Wright.
“When I took over four years ago these kids had been through a different coach every year from the time they were seventh graders until they graduated,” Pauley said. “My goal was that the freshman class would have the same head coach for the four years they were here and I think we started out with six or seven kids and Sam and Jacob were the two last guys in it. I’m just happy that they let me accomplish my goal by investing the four years they did into the program.”
The Cubs possibly will add a few freshmen next season.
“I basically have the same team coming back from this season with the exception of a few glaring holes,” Pauley said. “We did a lot of team practice this year but I have to spend more time working individually with kids to develop some positions to help us be competitive next season.”
Westmoreland 5, Cheatham County 1
Brady Pemberton pitched five innings and struck out four batters while allowing only three earned runs. Pemberton also had the RBI for Cheatham County and had two hits from the leadoff spot.
D.J. Edmondson was 2-for-3. Caleb Jones had a hit and came back to the dugout after nearly every at-bat somewhat frustrated because he was getting the barrel of the bat to the ball but hit two high fly balls.