SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. — With a chance to extend his team's stay in the postseason, Zach Linginfelter fired away.
The Sevier County (Tenn.) High School junior pitcher totaled five strikeouts against just four hits and one walk in four innings to help the Smoky Bears eliminate rival Seymour High 11-1 in a run-ruled contest Tuesday.
The Smoky Bears earned their way into the District 2-AAA tournament final against Cherokee. It also extended their season by securing a spot in the Region 1-AAA tournament, which starts Monday.
It was an impressive performance for Linginfelter, who gave a verbal commitment to play for the Tennessee Volunteers back in October.
In 2014, the right-hander posted a 5-2 record and carried a 3.06 ERA. The 6-foot-5, 215-pounder struck out 62 against 39 walks and 34 hits allowed in 50 1/3 innings.
See what Linginfelter told InsideTennessee about what makes him effective, his commitment to coach Dave Serrano and more by clicking play on the video below:
Linginfelter talks with InsideTennessee