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Science Hill stumped by Mount Juliet, Riverdale

Johnson City Press • Mar 15, 2019 at 11:05 PM

MURFREESBORO—Held to eight hits over 14 innings, Science Hill’s baseball team fell 4-1 to Mount Juliet and 6-0 to Murfreesboro Riverdale on Friday.

The Hilltoppers outhit Mount Juliet 6-5, but did minimal damage on the scoreboard. Science Hill’s lone run transpired in the bottom of the fifth, with Alex Elmore’s line-drive single to left field plating Andrew Miller.

Accounting for two hits, Elmore also doubled in the contest.

Quinn Boyle allowed all four Mount Juliet runs in a five-inning start, but two of those were unearned. Clayton McKenzie threw two shutout innings, allowing no hits.

Eli Derek and Tucker Riley combined to two-hit the ’Toppers in the nightcap. Derek worked the first five innings, totaling five strikeouts against no walks.

Blake Baker was 2 for 2 with two RBIs against Science Hill pitcher Jackson Hill, who was hurt by three unearned runs. Hill limited Riverdale to five hits, so Hilltopper pitching surrendered just five earned runs and 10 hits on the day.

Hill and teammate Ashton Motte each had a hit against the Warriors.

Providence Academy 5, Northview Academy 3

With Cameron Patterson hurling a complete game, the Knights picked up a nice win over visiting Northview.

Reed Stoltzfus batted 2 for 3 and Caleb Zepeda supplied a pair of RBIs for Providence.

Dobyns-Bennett 4, Murf. Siegel 3

MURFREESBORO—The Indians built an early 4-0 lead and made it stand up against Siegel.

Brogen Beckner, who went 2 for 4 with two RBIs, and Jake Timbes, 2 for 4 with two runs, paced D-B’s offensive output.

Gage Hensley allowed three runs over four innings and struck out six batters for the victory. Timbes went the rest of the way to earn a save.

Warren County 12, Dobyns-Bennett 1

MURFREESBORO—The Indians were held in check by Warren County pitcher John Garrett, who yielded four hits in a five-inning game.

D-B also suffered from a poor defensive outing, committing six errors.

Hunter Adams went 3 for 5, doubled and scored three times for Warren County, which got two hits and three RBIs from Ryland Holder.

Aaron Farley topped the Indians, going 2 for 2.

Thursday

Sullivan South 13, David Crockett 9

KINGSPORT—Take away the production of Sullivan South’s Drew Creech and the Pioneers would have proven triumphant.

Amassing six RBIs in a 2-for-3, 2-run performance, Creech delivered a two-run double in a nine-run Rebels fourth, then capped his team’s scoring with a fifth-inning grand slam.

Chase Bowery and Eli Jennings each contributed two hits to the winning cause.

Leading the Pioneers was Cade Larkins, who went 3 for 3 and scored twice, and Johnny Loyd, who finished 3 for 4 with two doubles, two runs and a pair of RBIs.

Luke Adams, Landon Quillen and Grady Cash (2 runs) each had two hits from the top three spots in Crockett’s batting order. Cody Wheeley recorded four RBIs, an output highlighted by a two-run, seventh-inning homer.

SOFTBALL

Thursday

Science Hill 22, Island Coast 1

CAPE CORAL, Fla.—Totaling four RBIs, Emma Cullop batted 3 for 3 and had three runs as the Lady Hilltoppers ended this one in three innings.

Abigail Taylor went 2 for 3, scored twice and drove in three runs, Shayna Price turned in a 2-for-4, 3-run performance and Sejal Neal ripped a 3-run home run in a 1-for-1 showing for Science Hill.

Jannon Glaspie and Jayden Salts each contributed two RBIs. Zoey Cooper won from the pitching circle.

Unicoi County 14, Sullivan Central 1

BLOUNTVILLE—Chloe Powers doubled, tripled and drove in five runs for the Lady Blue Devils. She finished 3 for 3, scoring two times.

Unicoi’s Halie Hawkins doubled en route to a 3-for-3 day, Allee Griffith was 3 for 4 with two RBIs and Carly Kinsler drove in two runs as she batted 2 for 3. Also going 2 for 3 was Cassie Selvage, who added a pair of runs.

Yielding an unearned run, Griffith pitched a five-inning three-hitter. Unicoi pushed across 10 third-inning runs.

Sullivan South 7, Happy Valley 5

KINGSPORT—The Lady Rebels got the job done behind a 4-for-4 effort by Nicole Troutman, who also scored twice and produced two RBIs.

Laura Dade contributed mightily to the win, going 3 for 4 with four RBIs. She socked a two-run homer and an RBI double. Makkenzie Compton added two hits, two runs and a dazzling seventh-inning catch in center field.

The Lady Warriors’ Olivia Absher logged quite a day, batting 4 for 4 and driving in two runs.

GIRLS SOCCER

Providence Academy 1, North Buncombe (N.C.) 0

WEAVERVILLE, N.C.—Goalkeeper Callie Burchette accumulated five saves to make good on a goal by Victoria Davis.

Contributing an assist was Sydney Olds.

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