By Jerry Richmond, Sports Staff Writer

Trousdale County’s baseball team will look to ride momentum from a strong finish into the 2019 season.

Last season, the Yellow Jackets had their first winning record in five seasons, placed second in the District 6-A Tournament and appeared in the region tournament.

Chris Gregory / Hartsville Vidette
The umpire rules a Westmoreland runner out at third base after being tagged by Trousdale County’s Will Holder (11) during Saturday’s jamboree.

Junior Ben Chumley was an all-district player last season, while junior Kobe Pridemore and sophomore Eli Henderson were named to the all-tournament team.

The Jackets are also hoping for some help from three players who were not on the team last year in seniors Keyvont Baines and Houston Stafford, plus sophomore Cameron Rankins.

“We are excited about what the 2019 season has in store for us,” said coach Travis Humes. “The guys have worked extraordinarily hard.

“We have a lot of work ahead of us and if we stay on course and play for one another, we should be in store for another fun season.”

Humes is entering his fifth season as head coach of Trousdale County’s program. He will be assisted by Paul Pierson.

The Jackets will open their season on Monday at home against East Nashville at 6 p.m. On Tuesday, Trousdale County will also be at home against Mt. Juliet Christian at 6 p.m.