Pendergrass, Guthrie shine in TN/KY Border Battle

Rhea County Baseball's Ricky Guthrie (left) and Ross Pendergrass (right) (Prep Baseball Report)

Two of Rhea County Baseball’s pitchers, Ross Pendergrass and Ricky Guthrie, made a major statement this past weekend at the invitation only Tennessee / Kentucky Border Battle held hosted by Prep Baseball Report at Western Kentucky University.

RCHS Baseball Standouts, Ross Pendergrass (left) and Ricky Guthrie (right) (GaryBolden/RheaReview)

Both sophomores, shined in the competition that had 25-30 college scouts in attendance.

Ross Pendergrass was noted by Prep Baseball Report to have struck one out to get his team out of a jam.  He pitched up to 85 mph fastball with a solid working speed of 81-83.

“It was really fun.  There were a lot of scouts there and the players were really good,” said Pendergrass of the event.  “It was definitely interesting to see that many colleges.  It was a great competition and a great weekend.”

Guthrie pitched from a low 3/4 slot to get out of a tight 7th inning.  He worked 80-82 mph fastballs with mixed in 69-70 mph with late breaks.

Add senior Baylor Dulaney to the Eagles’ pitching lineup equation and the picture of a deep postseason run look likely.

Pendergrass has already set a 90 mph fastball goal for his senior year.


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