It was the kind of game a team wants in the final home appearance of the regular season.
The Greenback High School Cherokees, 13-12 (7-4), trounced the winless Sweetwater Wildcats 12-2 Monday.
Landon Disney set the tone in the bottom of the first. Coming to the plate with the bases loaded, Disney knocked the ball over the right field fence for a grand slam and his first home run of the season.
Sweetwater responded to the slam, cutting into the 4-0 lead over the next three innings, scoring once in the top of the second and once in the top of the fourth to cut the deficit in half.
From that point on it was all Cherokees.
Justin Kuhn scored on a steal of home in the bottom of the fourth. A double by Dillan Jones on the next pitch scored Eric Anderson from third.
Stetson Jenkins walked and a single by Skylar Tallent loaded the bases. Then, with two outs, a single by Hunter Ryan brought Jones and Brock Moore, who was running for Jenkins, across the plate.
Greenback led 8-2 after four innings. Kuhn scored again in the bottom of the fifth on a steal of home, then in the bottom of the sixth doubled home Disney and Ryan.
With the two runs coming across in the sixth, the game was ended on the 10-run rule, giving Greenback the win.
Disney's four RBIs led the team. Tallent went three-for-three at the plate with a walk and scored twice, raising his season batting average to .303.
With the win, the Cherokees pushed their record back above .500.
The team finishes the season on a three-game road trip. Tuesday they travel to Sweetwater.
On Friday, they play a 5:30 p.m. game at Wartburg and then close the season at 6 p.m. Monday at Rockwood.