The 1986 Eminence High School baseball team as they appeared in the sectional baseball tournament program. Front row, left to right, Lamar Winburn, Kevin Lindsay, Tim Pollard, Robert Ferguson and Keith Lindsay. Back row, Coach Jim Dobner, David Blackburn, Brad Bates, Troy Roberts, Sam Jennings, Chris Land and Tim Lafollette. Not pictured: Vincent Parrott, John Birch and Curt Higgins.
1986 EHS Baseball: Forgotten Champions

In May of 1986 the unthinkable happened. Little old Eminence High School’s baseball team took on all comers in the Eighth Region tournament and won.
The Warriors beat Carroll County by a deceptive score of 18-8 in the first round. The Warriors trailed 8-7 going into the sixth inning before their prodigious offensive abilities kicked in and they scored 11 unanswered runs in the last two innings.
Tim “Gabby” Lafollette singled, doubled and hit a grand slam home run in the game. Sam “Sambo” Jennings picked up the win in relief.