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Unaka pulls out extra-inning thriller against Providence

Jeff Birchfield • Updated Mar 28, 2019 at 10:45 PM

John Ramsey hit a two-run single in the eighth inning after Unaka took the lead on an error in an 11-8 win over Providence Academy on Thursday afternoon.

Ramsey and Daniel Ensor each went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead the Rangers’ offense. Devin Ramsey had four walks.

Joe Slagle threw the first five innings before Daniel Shearl came in the sixth and picked up the win.

Cam Patterson had five strikeouts over seven innings for the Knights before Sam Collie came in the final inning. Patterson was 3-for-5 with three RBIs and Collie was 2-for-3 with an RBI to lead the Knights.

Caleb Zepada went 3-for-4 with an RBI.

Happy Valley 11, Hampton 4

Dylan McKeehan went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and Corey Volkman was 2-for-4 with an RBI as the Warriors downed the Bulldogs.

Dylan Willis also knocked in two runs, while Bryce Carter went 4 1/3 innings to get the win.

Dalton Rouse was 2-for-4 with two RBIs to lead Hampton and Caleb Royston was 2-for-4 and drove in a run. Parker Henry took the loss.

Union (Va.) 3, Daniel Boone 2

BRISTOL — Cam Bartee scattered four hits over a complete-game performance to lift the Bears over the Trailblazers.

All five of the game’s runs were scored in the third inning. Nate Bailey, Lendry Baker and Hunter Anderson drove in runs for Union.

Chase Chandler and Easton Harrell scored runs for Daniel Boone. Brody Goodman, Colby Backus, Ben Allen and Cole Bishop accounted for the team’s hits, while Ryne Haney suffered the loss, giving up three runs and five walks over 3 1/3 innings.

Dobyns-Bennett 9, West Ashley (S.C.) 7

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Lead-off Jaden Alderson was 3-for-3 with two walks and had RBIs as the Indians held on for the win.

Derick Thurston had three RBIs, while Jackson McDavid had two hits for Dobyns-Bennett. Jake Timbes and Dalton Harkleroad each scored two runs.

Alderson was also the winning pitcher, while Gage Hensley and Sebastain Fugate came in with relief.

Connor Sibbald was 3-for-3 and Brandon Thomas went 2-for-4 for West Ashley.

Morristown East 9, Unicoi County 7

BRISTOL — The Hurricanes held on after the Blue Devils rallied with six runs over the final three innings.

Keaton Casey and Ramon Avila each threw three innings for Unicoi County.

David Ellison had two hits and three RBIs to lead Morristown East. Caleb Shockley earned the win on the mound and helped his cause with a pair of RBIs.

Elizabethton 13, Easley, S.C. 12

EASLEY, S.C. — Nico Ashley and Matthew Dailey each had three hits, while Jacob Mullins and Evan Carter each finished with three RBIs in the Cyclones’ nine-inning win on Wednesday. Ashton Wilson had four strikeouts and went 6 1/3 innings.

Easley, S.C. 11, Elizabethton 2

EASLEY, S.C. — The Green Wave avenged their loss from a day earlier by scoring six runs over the first two innings and then adding four more in the sixth.

Karson Dillard and Evan Perkins each had three hits for Elizabethton, which made four costly errors.

SOFTBALL

Daniel Boone 1, Macon East 0

KINGSPORT — Nickolette Ferguson pitched a three-hit shutout with seven strikeouts in the win. Jaycie Jenkins and Dannah Persinger each had two hits.

Volunteer 5, Tennessee High 0

BRISTOL — Brianna Wilson hammered a three-run home run in the first inning and it set the tone for the Lady Falcons win over the Lady Vikings.

Jersey Wines was 2-for-2 and Myrtle Lawson finished 2-for-2. Sydney Allen gave up four hits in the shutout victory.

Hampton 12, Mitchell County (N.C.) 5

HAMPTON — Freshman Maddie Setlock had a two-run double to lead the Lady Bulldogs to their first victory in over a year.

She and Sara Orr each went 2-for-4, while Sophie Cable also had two hits.

Reagan Baker scored three runs and Bailey Andrews was the winning pitcher.

Danica Byrd had two hits to lead the Lady Mountaineers.

SOCCER

University High 1, David Crockett 0

Senior defender Austin Baines helped hold the defense together while senior Walker Page had an assist to fellow senior Malachi Heath for the lone goal of the game. Goalkeeper Tyler Barnes and the Bucs held the Pioneers scoreless for their third shutout on the season.

Dobyns-Bennett 2, Fort Gibson (Okla.) 1

Martin Torres scored both Dobyns-Bennett goals, the first assisted by Spencer Correll in the 10th minute, for a 1-0 halftime lead over the defending Oklahoma Class 4A state champions.

Torres’ other goal was an unassisted goal in the 43rd minute. Rylee Davis had Fort Gibson’s goal in the 62nd minute. The Indians controlled the action and led 16-6 in shot attempts and 11-4 in corner kicks.

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