Casey, Blue Devils turn back Trailblazers

Johnson City Press • Mar 23, 2019 at 10:14 PM

ERWIN—Keaton Casey racked up 12 strikeouts and Brett Strother tallied three RBIs on Saturday, lifting Unicoi County past Daniel Boone for a 6-4 victory in non-conference baseball play.

Casey yielded seven hits as he garnered the victory. Peyton Whitson and L.J. Mitchell were key parts of the Blue Devils’ offense, both batting 2 for 3. Strother went 1 for 3.

The Trailblazers got two hits from Colby Backus.

Unaka 9, FCA Flames 1

ELIZABETHTON—Striking out eight batters over 3 2/3 hitless innings, John Ramsey also batted 1 for 1, scored three times and drew two walks.

Daniel Ensor and Bryson Street each batted 1-for-2 with a double and two RBIs. Ensor added a pair of bases on balls.

Arab, Alabama 8, Elizabethton 7

SEVIERVILLE—Matthew Dailey, Bryson Rollins, Lawson Wagner and Karson Dillard had two hits apiece for the Cyclones, who couldn’t quite close the gap on a 5-0 first-inning deficit.

Dailey accounted for two RBIs while Evan Carter contributed a double, two runs and a pair of walks. Dillard and Jaden Anderson also doubled.

Cyclone closer Nico Ashley pitched 3 2/3 innings of scoreless relief.

Upper St. Clair 10, Sullivan East 6

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.—The Patriots were held to five hits by Upper St. Clair. Pacing the Patriots was Perry Casaday at 2 for 3 with three RBIs.

Jefferson County 7, Cherokee 6

ROGERSVILLE—Carson Brady singled and worked his way to third base before scoring on a passed ball in the top of the seventh inning, breaking a 6-6 deadlock.

Casey Allen topped the Patriots with a 2-for-4 showing.

The Chiefs’ Trent Price went 3 for 4 from the leadoff spot. Additional Cherokee notables were Carter Morelock (2 for 3, 2 runs), Japheth Curtsinger (2 for 4, 2 RBIs) and Jesse Forgety (2 for 4).


Daniel Boone 15, Sullivan South 0

Ryne Haney hurled a five-inning no-hitter, racking up seven strikeouts in the process.

Colby Backus registered two hits and three RBIs in the victory, which included two-hit games out of Cade Elliott and Brody Goodman.

The Trailblazers’ Ben Allen accumulated three RBIs of his own. Hunter Adams drew three walks.

Elizabethton 8, Robertson 2 (9 innings)

SEVIERVILLE—Neither team had scored since the third inning before Elizabethton broke loose for six runs in the top of the ninth.

Jacob Mullins snapped the 2-2 tie with an RBI double, Nico Ashley followed with a run-scoring two-bagger of his own, then Karson Dillard stepped in and doubled home two runs for a 6-2 advantage. Bryson Rollins followed with an RBI single before Evan Carter supplied a run-scoring groundout.

Dillard (3 RBIs), Mullins (2 runs) and Rollins (2 runs) were each responsible for two hits, while Carter had a double and two RBIs.

Winner Ashton Wilson sparkled in relief, blanking Robertson over 6 1/3 innings. He surrendered only one hit and tallied four strikeouts.

Elizabethton 16, Harlan 7

SEVIERVILLE—Matthew Dailey went 3 for 3 with three runs, Evan Perkins drove home three runs in a 3-for-4 effort and Jaden Anderson amassed five RBIs in a convincing win for the Cyclones.

Perkins and Evan Carter homered and Dailey pounded out a pair of doubles as ’Betsy totaled eight extra-base hits. Doubles also came from Nico Ashley, Jacob Mullins, Cooper Tipton and Anderson, who batted 2 for 3.

Bryson Rollins went 2 for 4, scored twice and had a pair of stolen bases. Carter chipped in two RBIs.

Winner Carter Williams, the second of four ’Betsy pitchers, gave up five runs in two innings. Only one run was earned, however.

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