Tullahoma hosted Riverdale for the Region 4 AAA Championship last night. On the line, home field advantage for Friday’s sectional game. A win would put Tullahoma at home and a loss would force Tullahoma to travel. The game would turn into a marathon event with both teams emptying the bullpen to stay alive. Tullahoma would go on to have nearly every pitcher whose name wasn’t Sheffield throw the ball at some point in the game. The Riverdale Warriors took an early lead, 2-0 after the top of the first. Tullahoma answered back with 2 in the bottom of the first, score tied up. Tullahoma would take the lead 4-2 after holding Riverdale to zero in the second and scoring 2 runs. The scoreboard remained unchanged until the top of the fifth, when Riverdale plated 3 runs to take a 5-4 lead. It looked as if the game would be over in the seventh, Tullahoma had 2 outs with Jordan Sheffield was on second, Jesse Haywood came to bat and with a 3-1 count, hit a single which scored Sheffield and tied the game 5 all. Neither team could plate a run until the tenth. Riverdale’s bats came alive as they batted around the order, scoring 6 runs, taking the lead 11-5. The Wildcats were unable to score in the seventh, Warriors win, 11-5. Tullahoma will travel to Walker Valley on Friday for a must win game to reach the State Tournament. The Top Rehab Player of the Game was Pitcher Sam Tomes. He took the mound during he fifth inning, after the runs were scored and held Riverdale scoreless until the tenth. Tomes had over 100 pitches during his time on the bump.