Baldwin anchors David Crockett with seven RBIs

Johnson City Press • Updated Apr 5, 2019 at 11:42 PM

ORLANDO, Fla.—Mackenzie Baldwin homered twice and knocked in seven runs on Friday, powering David Crockett to a 13-0 six-inning rout of Beloit Memorial in the Disney softball tournament.

Baldwin also doubled in a 4-for-4, 3-run performance. Kara Weems provided a strong complement, pitching a three-hitter and going 2 for 4 with a home run, two runs and three RBIs.

Riley Hope, who homered, doubled and scored twice, and Lady Pioneers teammate Ashlyn Dulaney added two hits apiece. Matty McKee supplied a pair of RBIs while Aubri Burger doubled and scored twice in a 1-for-1 day.

Behind a grand slam and five RBIs from Hope, Crockett followed up by defeating Beaver for the second straight day — this time winning 7-6.

Hope’s round-tripper came in a five-run Lady Pioneers third that erased a 3-0 deficit, and she broke a 5-5 fifth-inning tie with an RBI single. An inning later, Alyssa Suits made it a 7-5 game with a run-scoring base hit.

Suits (double, 2 runs), McKee and Hope each had two hits.

Daniel Boone 11, East Carter, Ky. 4

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.—Daniel Boone finished its week at the Ripken Experience with a win over defending Kentucky state-champion East Carter.

The Lady Trailblazers got off to a good start as Camyrn Sarvis belted a solo home run in the first inning. Things turned quiet till the fifth, when they scored on Jaycie Jenkins’ two-run double and a Megan Ackerman run-scoring single.

East Carter did all of its scoring in the sixth, tying the game, but Boone countered with five runs in the bottom half. Greyson Stevens squeezed home a run before Dannah Persinger belted a three-run homer and Jenkins a triple that set up an Ackerman RBI single.

Nickolette Ferguson got the win for Lady ’Blazers, surrendering four runs on one hit and striking out 10 batters over six innings. Ackerman trecorded the last three outs to earn a save.

Boone tallied eight hits, with Jenkins (2 runs, 3 RBIs), Ackerman (2 RBIs) and Brylee Mesusan collecting two apiece.

Dobyns-Bennett 13, Sullivan Central 4

KINGSPORT—Morgan Rifle spearheaded a 14-hit Lady Indians attack by going 4 for 5 with two RBIs. She doubled on two occasions, scored three times and struck out nine batters in a complete game from the circle.

Four RBIs and a two-bagger came in a 3-for-5 performance by Makaila Collier, who added a pair of runs. Peyton Dumby banged out a pair of doubles, Kassidy Miller coupled two hits with two RBIs and Kierstan Judd drove home two runs.

In addition for D-B,  Evee Babbisto contributed four runs and a pair of walks.

Alexa Chandler was 2 for 3 and Courtney Willis had two RBIs for the Lady Cougars, who were victimized for seven unearned runs.


Unicoi County 12, Sullivan South 5

ERWIN—Chloe Powers, Halie Hawkins, Carly Kinsler, Ashtan Vance and Bella Bogart all had two hits and two runs for Unicoi County.

Powers supplied the biggest blow, smacking a grand slam in a seven-run Lady Blue Devils second inning.

Vance (2 RBIs), Hawkins and Kinsler also homered. Vance and Kinsler both contributed a double.

Allee Griffith picked up the win, yielding three earned runs in five innings of work. She posted four strikeouts and no walks.

Unicoi County 5, Johnson County 2

ERWIN—Allee Griffith batted 3 for 3 and Samanta Chavez ripped a two-run home run, propelling the Lady Blue Devils to victory.

Abbie Grindstaff got the job done from the circle, limiting the Lady Longhorns to four hits over six innings.

Hannah Brooks clubbed a two-run homer for Johnson County.

Science Hill 6, Unaka 2

ERWIN—Kasey Bennett homered, doubled and knocked in a pair of runs for the Lady Hilltoppers.

Abigail Taylor tripled and scored twice to back pitcher Bree Presnell, who wasn’t touched for an earned run in the four-inning affair.

Science Hill 2, Grainger 1

ERWIN—Sejal Neas stroked a one-out RBI single in the bottom of the seventh, bringing home Kasey Bennett.

Bennett was placed on second base to begin Science Hill’s half of the inning and moved to third on a Jannon Glaspie sacrifice. Abigail Taylor and Jayden Salts were then walked to load the bases.

Both teams managed only three hits. Neas went the whole way from the slab, totaling six strikeouts and walking none. 

Grainger 8, Unaka 4

ERWIN—Behind Emily Agee’s 3-for-5 day, the Lady Grizzlies put up 15 hits to Unaka’s five.

Agee doubled and had two runs for Grainger. Courtney Williams went 2 for 3 with a home run, two runs and three RBIs.

Alana Parsons homered and drove in four Unaka runs. Kendall Bare and Madison Pierce doubled.


Sullivan East 5, Sullivan South 0

BLUFF CITY—Kylee Wolfe fired a seven-hit shutout, striking out eight batters along the way.

Kinzie Brown and Cassie Littleford were each good for two Lady Patriots hits. Brown homered and Littleford knocked in a pair of runs.

The Lady Rebels’ Katie Conkin went 3 for 3 and Laura Dade 2 for 2.


Greeneville 8, Dobyns-Bennett 3

KINGSPORT—It was a case of too much Braden Spano in the Tribe Classic.

Going 3 for 4 from his No. 3 spot in the Greene Devils’ order, Spano homered, double, drove in two runs and scored twice.

Jacques Gillespie-Taylor played a key role for Greeneville by driving in three runs. He finished at 1 for 2, also drawing a pair of walks.

Chase Collins recorded a victorious six-inning start, yielding three runs on seven hits. He chalked up seven strikeouts against one walk.

The Indians lost despite outhitting the Devils 8-6, and all but two of D-B’s hits were two-baggers as Noah Hale, Jaden Alderson, Grayson England, Dakota Harkleroad and Jackson McDavid doubled.

Hale was the lone Indian with multiple hits, finishing at 2 for 3.

Tennessee High 11, University High 3

The Bucs failed to slow down the offense of Tennessee High, which generated a dozen hits in Tribe Classic action at Thomas Stadium.

UH  was topped by Henry Borthwick at 2 for 3. Essau Byrd went 1 for 1 with a double, one RBI and three walks.

Union, Va. 11, Sullivan. North 10

BIG STONE GAP, Va.—Casey Hartsell cranked out a five-hit performance for the Golden Raiders.                                   


Unaka 5, South Greene 1

GREENEVILLE—Breaking a 1-1 tie, Bryson Street thumped a two-run, sixth-inning triple.

Davy Ensor singled home Street and eventually scored on a Nolan Bradley sacrifice fly to complete a four-run Unaka inning.

Bryson Street, Lucas Carr and Daniel Shearl teamed to pitch a two-hitter for the Rangers. Street tallied eight strikeouts and withstood six walks and two hits to hold the Rebels to their one run. Carr picked up the win with 1 1/3 innings of work.

Offensively for the Rangers, it was Reid Taylor (2 runs), Ensor (2 stolen bases) and Street each coming up with two hits.

Drawing 10 bases on balls, South Greene used three walks to load the bases in the seventh — but failed to cross the plate.


Providence Academy 8, Ridgeview 0

Katie Loran posted two goals and a save, Abbey Loran coupled a goal with an assist and the Lady Knights (5-2-2) rolled past Ridgeview on their home pitch.

Lita Lemmon, Sydney Olds, Emma Wolfe, Maddie France and Katie Cross each contributed to Providence’s point total. Lali Lemmon had an assist and Callie Burchette a save.

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