Tomorrow night, before they battle against a competitive Stewart County ball club as they make a strong effort to reach the state tournament, the Sycamore War Eagles will be graced with yet another National Anthem performance that is sure to be a memorable one.
Tristan McIntosh, top six American Idol finalist and sister of the team’s center fielder, Blaine McIntosh, will take to the mic promptly at 6:30 PM just before the Region 5-AA champion War Eagles take the field.
“There are three types of baseball players: those who make it happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happens,” McIntosh says, quoting Tommy Lasorda. “Sycamore is a team that certainly falls under the ‘make it happen’ category,” she adds with hometown pride.
On May 15, the War Eagles won the Region 5-AA Baseball Championship game over MLK, 10-3, sending them off on a mission to also bring the state title home to Pleasant View. If they win Friday against Stewart County, they will chase that dream Tuesday in Murfreesboro.
“We are honored to have yet another member of the Sycamore family sing our National Anthem. We are lucky to have so many ties to so many talented people, like Tristan is,” says War Eagle Head Coach, Daniel Smiley.