If wins and losses are the only measure of success, then Anderson County baseball hit a valley it had not experienced in decades last season.
But if getting better is the barometer for judging a season, the Bearcats at least passed a test. After opening the year with 13 consecutive losses, Anderson won five of its final 12 games.
The 5-20 record was the lowest win total in the tenure of Coach L.W. Barnes, who took over the Anderson program in 1999.