It seems the defending 5A champions got back on track this baseball season all in one inning. 

After starting 2017 just 2-6 overall--granted, three of those losses were against out-of-state teams--Cherokee Trail erupted in the 5th inning Tuesday to beat Smoky Hill 12-2. 

Michael Morris and Nick Gonzales got the Cougars out to an early 2-0 lead with a couple of RBIs in the first inning. 

The Buffaloes did respond with a bang in the third inning--a two-run homer off the bat of Danny McDermott to tie up the ball game. 

Then, CT put up 6 runs in the fifth inning to pull away and never look back. 

Once again, Morris got things started with a triple to start the rally. 

Gavin Bell knocked him in on an RBI single, and from there it was all Cougars, as they improved to 3-6 to inch closer to .500 on the season.