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.