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Big start keys Daniel Boone's win over Unicoi

Johnson City Press • Updated Mar 30, 2019 at 11:45 PM

BRISTOL—A first-inning eruption anchored Daniel Boone’s 13-1, five-inning conquest of Unicoi County in Saturday’s activity from the FCA baseball tournament.

The Trailblazers struck for nine runs in their first crack at the Blue Devils, then completed their scoring with a four-run second.

Anthony Edwards doubled and drove across two runs in a 3-for-3 effort. Brody Goodman batted 3 for 4, recording three runs and three RBIs.

Totaling 15 hits, Boone got a 2-for-2 game out of Chase Chandler, who doubled and also accounted for two runs and a pair of RBIs. Knocking in three runs, Cade Elliott finished 2 for 3 with a two-bagger.

Cherokee 10, Clinton 0

ROGERSVILLE—Going 2 for 2 with a double, three runs and four RBIs, Carter Morelock did the most to help the Chiefs best Clinton in five innings.

Driving in three runs for Cherokee was Trent Price, who doubled in two at-bats. A 1-for-1 showing from the batter’s box, three runs and a pair of walks were part of Brady Forgety’s day — and Bobe Allen added two RBIs.

With winner Luke Condra pitching three innings and Lane Helton the other two, the Dragons were held to two hits.

One of five Unicoi players with one hit, Kaleb Metcalf had an RBI.

SOFTBALL

EASTMAN-KINGSPORT INVITATIONAL

Science Hill 5, Union County 1

KINGSPORT—Abigail Taylor drove in all five Lady Hilltopper runs, four on a second-inning grand slam.

Bree Presnell finished 2 for 2 and Taylor 2 for 3. Pitcher Sejal Neas accumulated six strikeouts in the five-inning affair.

Science Hill 13, Harriman 2

KINGSPORT—Jannon Glaspie made her presence thoroughly felt for the Lady Hilltoppers, going 3 for 4 with a home run, a double, two runs and four RBIs.

Chiming in with three RBIs in a 2-for-2, 2-run performance, Sejal Neas also homered and doubled. Abigail Taylor was 2 for 4 with a double, two runs and two RBIs from the top of Science Hill’s order.

Jayden Salts batted 2 for 3 and Kasey Bennett homered for the Lady Hilltoppers, who did all their scoring in the third and fourth innings. Yielding three hits and striking out three batters, Bree Presnell pitched all four innings to pocket the win.

David Crockett 6, Happy Valley 0

KINGSPORT—Jenna Davis hurled a six-inning shutout, recording five strikeouts against no walks, plus she banged out a pair of hits.

Coming through with two hits apiece, Alyssa Suits and Kara Weems joined Mackenzie Baldwin and Madison Pleasant in the doubles category (one each).

The Lady Warriors’ Claire Johnson and Allie Grindstaff both went 2 for 2.

Knox Powell 7, David Crockett 0

KINGSPORT—The Lady Pioneers managed just two hits off Allison Farr in a five-inning loss to Powell.

Going 2 for 2, Hayden Dye doubled and drove across two runs for the Lady Panthers — who got a pair of Haley Schultz RBIs.

Filling the top two spots in Crockett’s order, Matty McKee and Alyssa Suits each finished 1 for 2.

Anderson County 7, David Crockett 1

KINGSPORT—The Lady Pioneers hung in the game till Anderson cut loose for five fifth-inning runs to gain a 7-0 lead.

Hannah Bruce (2 RBIs), Leah Freeman (2 runs) and Emily Fowler had two hits apiece for the winners. Bruce pitched a six-inning three-hitter.

Madison Pleasant went 1 for 2 and scored Crockett’s lone run. Jenna Davis gave up all seven Anderson County runs, but just two were earned.

Daniel Boone 6, Moore County 0

KINGSPORT—Megan Ackerman hurled a three-hit, six-inning shutout and Boone did almost all of its damage in the fourth, scoring five times.

Ackerman, Nickolette Ferguson and McKenna Dietz drove in fourth-inning runs.

The Lady ’Blazers racked up 11 hits in the game. Brylee Mesusan, Ferguson, Makenna Dance, Bug Hubbard and Ackerman each connected for two hits..

Daniel Boone 10, Clinton 2

KINGSPORT—Four hits from Megan Ackerman paved the way to victory for Lady ’Blazers over Clinton. Ackerman doubled in the first, doubled in the second, homered in the fourth and singled in the fifth.

Boone secured the victory thanks to six runs in the first inning, when Jaycie Jenkins, Nickolette Ferguson, Camyrn Sarvis and Makenna Dance pushed runners across the plate. Jenkins swatted a two-run homer.

Ferguson and Dance each accounted for two hits and two RBIs. Ferguson handled Boone’s pitching chores, striking out five batters and holding Clinton to three hits over five frames.

Unicoi County 2, Paintsville, Ky. 0

KINGSPORT—Racking up nine strikeouts in a seven-inning shutout from the slab, Allee Griffith also finished 2 for 3 at the dish.

Leah Edney came home on an error and Halie Hawkins delivered an RBI single in the fifth.

Unicoi County 13, Sullivan Central 0

KINGSPORT— Bella Bogart turned in a 2-for-2 showing that included two runs. Contributing two RBIs apiece were Kayla Street, Chloe Powers, and Carly Kinsler.

Abbie Grindstaff and Hannah Shelton pitched two innings apiece, combining on a one-hitter.

Cookeville 8, Unicoi County 0

KINGSPORT—The Lady Blue Devils allowed four unearned runs and finished with just one hit, a Bella Bogart single.

Unaka 2, White-House Heritage 1

KINGSPORT—Madison Pierce’s fifth-inning double scored Sadie Shoun, breaking a 1-1 tie.

Pierce had a pair of doubles in a 3-for-3, 2-RBI output, with Shoun going 2 for 3 and scoring twice.

The Lady Rangers’ Kailey Wilson threw a seven-inning complete game, notching five strikeouts.

Knox Powell 4, Dobyns-Bennett 0

KINGSPORT – Knox Powell scored one run in the first and three more in the third to take a 4-0 win over Dobyns-Bennett in the field of 16 bracket.

Lindsey Holston went 2-for-3 with two RBIs for Powell, while Cayden Baker went 2-for-3.

Morgan Riffle accounted for half of Dobyns-Bennett’s hits by going 2-for-3 at the plate.

Friday

Science Hill 4, Morristown West 3

KINGSPORT—Sejal Neas batted 3 for 3 with a double and three RBIs, and the Lady Hilltoppers held on after building a 4-0 third-inning advantage.

Science Hill’s Bree Presnell worked all six innings from the circle, surrendering just one earned run. She registered six Ks.

Greenbrier 2, Science Hill 0

KINGSPORT—Sejal Neas limited Greenbrier to four hits and just one of the runs she allowed was earned.

Science Hill, however, had just three hits of its own. Kasey Bennett batted 1 for 2.

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