University High convincingly beats Chuckey-Doak

Johnson City Press • Mar 10, 2020 at 11:00 PM

Racking up 10 walks, University High strolled to a 14-2 non-conference baseball win over Chuckey-Doak on Tuesday.

Beating the Black Knights for the second straight day, the Buccaneers had just three hits with Jakob Miller, Jacob Pealer and Cade Pollock each batting 1 for 2. Miller doubled, drove in three runs and scored twice to lead the way, while Pealer and Pollock tacked on two runs apiece.

Zach Rice contributed two runs and a pair of walks for the Bucs, who ended the contest with a nine-run fifth inning.

The first of three UH pitchers, Brant Hare threw 2 1/3 innings without yielding a hit. Chuckey-Doak managed only one hit against the Bucs, that being a Jaylen Willett single — and both Black Knight runs were unearned.

Unicoi County 3, Sullivan East 1

ERWIN—Peyton Whitson registered a dozen strikeouts and Gavyn Sawyer homered as the Blue Devils avenged a loss from the day before.

Whitson (1-0) gave up five hits and walked two batters. The Patriots’ lone run came on a Perry Casaday home run.

Sawyer and Valentin Batrez (RBI) banged out two hits apiece for Unicoi County. Brayden Hendrickson also supplied a hit.

Tennessee High 12, Dobyns-Bennett 11

KINGSPORT—The Indians trailed 10-0 in the fifth inning when they came back with nine runs, three on Derek Thurston’s bases-clearing triple. Tennessee High responded with two runs in the top of the sixth.

Dobyns-Bennett answered with two in the bottom frame, but left the bases loaded. In the seventh, D-B had runners on first and second base when the game ended on a fly-out to deep center field.

Andrew Dingus led the Vikings offensively, going 2 for 4 with three RBIs and two runs. C.J. Henley was 2 for 3 and scored twice while Daniel Hicks batted 2 for 4 and drove in two runs.


Daniel Boone 5, Elizabethton 0

Cade Elliott struck out 10 batters over six innings, Gaven Jones pitched a perfect seventh and the Trailblazers one-hit the Cyclones on opening night.

Jones, Colby Backus and Ryne Haye each batted 2 for 3 in the victory, which included Brody Goodman’s three-run triple in a four-run Daniel Boone second.

Karson Dillard accounted for the lone Elizabethton hit, going 1 for 3.

Hampton 11, Tri-Cities Flames 4

HAMPTON—Weston Street supplied two hits, three RBIs and a pair of stolen bases for the Bulldogs, who banged out 11 hits as they put out the Flames on Monday.

Caleb Royston, Josh Owens and Josh Stout each contributed two hits to the victory. Dalton Rouse pitched the first three innings before Royston worked the fourth and into the fifth for the decision.

Pacing Tri-Cities was Niler Door with a 3-for-4 effort. A.J. Andrews was 2 for 3 with an RBI.


Happy Valley 13, Sullivan Central 3

ELIZABETHTON—The Lady Warriors parlayed seven hits, eight walks and four Sullivan Central errors into a healthy run output on their home field.

Olivia Absher accumulated three runs, three RBIs and a trio of stolen bases in a 2-for-4 day. Laura Rice went 2 for 3 with two runs and a pair of walks, Cierra Southerland accompanied three bases on balls with two steals and two runs, and Blakelee Ollis batted 1 for 1, walked twice and was hit by a pitch.

Abby Holt pitched all five innings for HV, yielding two earned runs and striking out four batters.

The Lady Cougars finished with five hits. Taylor Roller was 2 for 2 while Jasmine Sheffield doubled in a 2-for-3 performance.

Science Hill 8, Tennessee High 5

Aside from a five-run Tennessee High third inning, all basically went well for the Lady Hilltoppers.

The surge put the Lady Vikings up 5-1, but Science Hill responded in the bottom of the frame to tie things up.

The ’Toppers followed with two fourth-inning runs.

Shayna Price, who socked a pair of doubles, and Bree Presnell were 2 for 4 for Science Hill. Jannon Glaspie had two RBIs, Sejal Neas homered and Jayden Salts earned three walks.

Neas went the distance from the circle, totaling 11 strikeouts.

Bailey Lamb led Tennessee High by going 2 for 4 with a double. Tori Ryan drove in two runs.

Sullivan East 9, Unicoi County 6

ERWIN—Cayden Bawgus swatted a grand slam to cap a five-run seventh inning by Sullivan East, which trailed 6-4 entering the inning. All nine Lady Patriot runs came with two outs.

Bawgus, who also doubled in the game, finished 3 for 5 with five RBIs. Other top offensive contributors for the Lady Patriots were Lexie McDuffie (2 for 3), Kinzie Brown (2 for 4), Jillian Shackelford (2 for 4, double), Keelye Fields (pinch-hit double, 2 RBIs) and Emma Timbs (3 walks, 2 runs).

Hannah Scott pitched a complete game, yielding one earned run.

Samantha Chavez homered, lofted a sacrifice fly and knocked in three runs for the Lady Blue Devils. Betsabe Chavez batted 2 for 3, Ashtan Vance had a hit, two walks and two runs, and Abbie Grindstaff totaled seven strikeouts in going the distance from the circle.

Unaka 12, Sullivan North 1

ELIZABETHTON—Getting a home run, a double and four RBIs from Alana Parsons, Unaka cruised past Watauga Valley foe Sullivan North.

Lilie Kiser doubled in going 3 for 3 for the Lady Rangers, who amassed 10 hits. Beth Lowe and Trinity Bowers each accounted for two RBIs, with Lowe adding a pair of runs.

Sadie Shoun pitched all five innings for Unaka, giving up three hits and recording seven strikeouts against one walk.

The Lady Golden Raiders’ Cayden Bayless went 1 for 1 and Kendall Nash produced a hit, an RBI and two stolen bases.

University High 13, Hampton 3

Cyndie Dobbins doubled, tripled and had two runs to go with five RBIs as the Lady Bucs got the job done in five innings.

Ryleigh Owen was good for a double, two runs and four RBIs in a 3-for-4 showing. Smashing a home run was Katy Stancil, who went 2 for 3 with two RBIs. Emily Morgan and Avery Kibelbeck both contributed three runs and two walks while Catie Leonard batted 1 for 1.

UH pitcher Kibelbeck struck out 13 Hampton batters. She surrendered eight hits and two earned runs.

For the Lady Bulldogs, Hannah Lyons finished 2 for 2 and Makayla Maslin 2 for 3 with a double.


Grainger 14, Elizabethton 3

ELIZABETHTON—It was a close game till Grainger broke loose for eight fifth-inning runs, resulting in an 11-2 lead.

The Lady Grizzlies were topped by Courtney Williams, who went 3 for 3, homered, doubled, knocked in three runs, scored twice and drew a walk.

Pitcher Emily Agee doubled, totaled three RBIs and limited the Lady Cyclones to five hits in a game that lasted six innings. She surrendered two earned runs, racked up 10 strikeouts and issued one walk.

Ember Jensen batted 1 for 2 and scored a run for Elizabethton.


Dobyns-Bennett 6, David Crockett 0

KINGSPORT—Will Arrowood supplied a three-goal hat trick, Carter Swinney coupled a goal with two assists and the Indians thundered to a win on the pitch.

Maddox Devinney and Tobias Winkler each accounted for a goal as the Indians outshot the Pioneers 30-2 (15-2 on goal). Devinney also recorded an assist, as did Jackson Bass and Jerome Jarjoura.

D-B led 4-0 at intermission.

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