The Cherokee Baseball Academy 9-under team rolled to the USSSA state championship recently. Cherokee defeated the Knoxville Yard, 15-6, in substate play to advance to the state tournament. Cherokee lost its state opener before rallying in a four-game sweep to claim the crown. Cherokee defeated the East Tennessee Select, 13-9, in the championship game. Team members include: Tharrin Shuler, Max McBrayer, Justin Sailors, Damien Love, Ryan Odom, Cade Bochtler, Luke Bagwell, Griffin Livesay, Logan Rogers, Joseph Ridenour, Jerron Henry and Ian Raines. The team is coached by Jimmy McBrayer, Greg Livesay and Jody Sailors.