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Hampton steals 11 bases, beats Providence

Johnson City Press • Mar 29, 2019 at 10:55 PM

HAMPTON — Parker Henry had a big day offensively on Friday, producing three hits, three runs and two RBIs to lead the Hampton baseball team past Providence Academy 17-7 for the Bulldogs’ first victory of the season.

Caleb Oaks had a stat line that included three hits, two RBIs and two stolen bases. Elijah Smith also had three hits and two stolen bases, while the Bulldogs had 11 stolen bases as a team.

Weston Street finished with two RBIs and two runs scored. Freshman Caleb Royston picked up the win with nine strikeouts and just one walk.

Hunter Reid led the Knights, going 2 for 3 with a stolen base.

Unaka 17, Hancock County 2

ELIZABETHTON—With each going 3 for 3 and scoring twice, John Ramsey and Daniel Shearl combined for nine RBIs as the Rangers made quick work (four innings) of Hancock County.

Ramsey homered and doubled twice in a five-RBI effort. Driving in four runs, Shearl accounted for two doubles of his own.

Davy Ensor contributed a two-run inside-the-park home run for Unaka, which amassed nine extra-base hits and 17 overall. Devin Ramsey (3 runs), Davy Ensor (2 runs, 2 RBIs), Nick Nunley (double, 2 runs) and Daniel Ensor (double) were good for two hits apiece.

Reid Taylor tripled and winning pitcher Bryson Street struck out seven batters over three innings.

Patrick Henry, Va. 5, Johnson County 3

ROANOKE, Va.—Throwing a complete game, Josh Presley kept the Longhorns off the scoreboard till the seventh inning.

Although he allowed 14 runners to reach — seven walks, six hits, one hitter batter — Presley yielded no earned runs. He finished with five strikeouts.

Asa Lewis went 2 for 3 for Johnson County. Stacie Greer, Petie Pavusek, Eric Neely and Ethan Icenhour each went 1 for 2, with Greer drawing two walks.

Longhorns pitcher Ben Howard allowed three earned runs and struck out four batters over five innings.

Sullivan North 14, Morgan County, Ky. 4

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.—Hunter Dingus banged out three hits, Zach Scott and Braydon Wilhoit homered and the Golden Raiders prevailed in one-sided fashion.

Casey Hartsell and Scott each provided a pair of hits in support of winning pitcher Cole Bear.

SOFTBALL

Johnson County 21, Hampton 0

HAMPTON—With Maddi Eddington going 5 for 5 with three runs and Natalie Winters recording seven RBIs in a 4-for-5, 3-run output, the Lady Longhorns breezed to a five-inning victory.

Hannah Brooks, who drove in four runs in crafting a 3-for-3, 2-run day, and Winters homered and doubled. Eddington drove in a pair of runs.

Cassidy Lakatos had three hits, including a double, and three RBIs in four at-bats. Faith Walsh (3 runs), Hailey Rider (double) and Tiffanie Price contributed two hits apiece.

Bella Miller pitched two innings before Rider went three as they combined to hold the Lady Bulldogs to three hits.

Hampton’s Maddie Setlock, Katie Grindstaff and Bella Brown all batted 1 for 2.

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