BY TATE RUSSELL, SUN SPORTS WRITER
MORRISTOWN - The Greeneville Little League 13-14 baseball all-stars were mounting a comeback on Goodlettsville Monday as a storm swept through and postponed their state tournament quarterfinal contest.
Greeneville gave up five runs in the top of the first inning to put themselves in an early hole, but they clawed their way back to a 5-4 deficit before the rains came down and halted competition at Sherwood Park in Morristown.
The two teams will pick back up today at noon.
The first three Goodlettsville batters reached base on singles to start the contest. Jake Rucker knocked in the first run, and another crossed the played on a fielding error.
Chase Waller lined to left to put Goodlettsville up 3-0 with one out and Steven Biggerstaff hit a two-run double to deep center to complete the scoring in the top of the first.
Dawson Martin got Greeneville on the board in the bottom of the same inning after reaching base on a walk. Ramsey moved over on a groundout and Leau-Alston Williams brought him home with a double.
Jared Wilkerson and Zane Potter followed Williams onto the base path but Greeneville failed to push any of them across the plate and ended the inning with the bases loaded.
Greeneville's offense found its stride in the second inning, started by Austin Collins and K.J. Shepherd who each reached on walks. Martin laid down a bunt and reached on an error that scored Collins.
Williams picked up another RBI with a line drive to left that scored Shepherd. Jared Wilkerson scored Martin while hitting into a fielder's choice to make it 5-4.
The game was halted in the bottom of the fourth inning with Williams on first and Potter at the plate for Greeneville.