Lady Patriots win thriller with Elizabethton

Johnson City Press • Apr 18, 2019 at 10:53 PM

BLUFF CITY—Up 7-3 after scoring five times in the top of the sixth inning, Elizabethton was in command.

Sullivan East, however, scored three times in each of final two innings to seize a 9-7 on Thursday in Three Rivers Conference softball play.

In the bottom of the seventh, Chelsea Sams tied it up with an RBI double, then Kylee Wolfe walked to load the bases and set up a game-ending two-run double from Cayden Bawgus.

Katelyne Loudy batted 3 for 4 for the Lady Patriots, who got two doubles in a 3-for-5, 3-RBI, 2-run performance by Sams. Bawgus went 3 for 5 with three RBIs and Autumn Moore finished at 2 for 3.

Jillian Shackelford pitched a scoreless inning in relief of Wolfe to retrieve the victory.

The Lady Cyclones’ Autumn Hensley homered and doubled en route to a 2-for-4 showing that included two runs and three RBIs.

Going 2 for 4, Molly Guinn tripled and drove in three runs. Maddie O’Quinn, Kira Dillard and Hannah Edwards each accounted for two hits.

The two teams combined for 26 hits, with East recording 15.

David Crockett 21, Cherokee 4

ROGERSVILLE—Jenna Davis and Maddie Roy spearheaded David Crockett, which stacked up 16 hits, in a lopsided Big Seven Conference victory.

Batting 3 for 3, Davis socked two doubles and coupled three runs with four RBIs. As for Roy, she homered, doubled, scored twice and drove in five runs in a 3-for-4 effort.

Riley Hope and Matty McKee also homered for the Lady Pioneers, with Hope going 2 for 4 with three runs and three RBIs. Mackenzie Baldwin went 2 for 3, scored three times, walked twice and had two stolen bases.

Alyssa Suits added two hits and Kara Weems a pair of RBIs. Weems pitched shutout innings before Davis worked the final three from the circle.

The Lady Chiefs’ Madison Carpenter clubbed a grand slam. Audrey Mowell and Meridith Owen each accounted for two hits.

Daniel Boone 5, Tennessee High 0

BRISTOL—Nickolette Ferguson dominated the Lady Vikings, coming within two outs of a perfect game, and Jaycie Jenkins went 4 for 4 with a double.

Ferguson settled for a one-hitter, giving up a single to Anna Craddock with one away in the seventh. Craddock would be Tennessee High’s only baserunner as Ferguson totaled eight strikeouts against no walks.

Makenna Dance produced three of Boone’s dozen hits, chipping in a pair of RBIs. Camryn Sarvis batted 2 for 4 and Greyson Stevens swatted a home run

Sullivan South 7-6, Johnson County 1-4

KINGSPORT—Nicole Troutman went seven strong innings for the Lady Rebels, who got 3-for-3 outings from Macy Ellis and Mackenzie Compton in the first game of a twin-bill.

Johnson County mustered just five hits off Troutman, who recorded three strikeouts and issued a trio of walks.

Allison Chapman contributed two hits, Ellis and McKenzie Wallen each tallied a pair of RBIs and Compton had two runs to go with a pair of stolen bases. Bradley Warner was good for a double, a walk and two runs.

The Lady Longhorns’ Lindsey Wills batted 2 for 3. Hannah Brooks went 1 for 1 and drew two walks.

Game 2 went eight innings, with Johnson County battling back in the sixth and seventh innings to erase a 4-0 Lady Rebels advantage.

In the top of the eighth, though, Makkenzie Compton broke the deadlock by coming home on a passed ball. Katie Conkin added an RBI single.

Troutman went 5 for 5 with a pair of runs in the win. Providing two hits each were Compton (3 runs), Laura Dade (2 RBIs), McKenzie Wallen and Macy Ellis.

Maddi Eddington and Brooks had two hits apiece for the Lady Longhorns, with Eddington knocking in two runs.

Sullivan North 6, University High 2

KINGSPORT—The Lady Golden Raiders pulled a mild upset behind three-hit performances from Alexis Lipoma, Kendall Nash, Gracie Monk, and Brooklyn Robinson.

Lipoma tripled and scored twice, Robinson recorded two RBIs and Nash had a double. Kaitlyn Lemmons coupled two hits with a pair of runs.

Robinson picked up the win with four innings from the circle and Monk worked the final three for a save. Each pitcher yielded one run.

Topping UH was Sydney Trosin at 3 for 4. Avery Kibelbek doubled and laid down a sacrifice in a 2-for-3 performance, Emily Morgan garnered three walks and Carlie Bragg tripled.

Kibelbeck struck out seven batters from the circle.

Sullivan Central 7, Happy Valley 5

ELIZABETHTON—Alexa Chandler, Madison Horne and Maddie Flannagan had two hits apiece as the Lady Cougars bested Happy Valley.

Chandler and Jasmine Sheffield each had two RBIs and Sydney Snapp earned the win.

Olivia Absher drove in two runs for Happy Valley, while Abby Holt suffered the loss.

Bamberg, S.C. 7, Unaka 6

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.—The South Carolina team scored a pair of late runs to overcome the Lady Rangers.

Alana Parsons had two hits and drove in two runs for Unaka. Erika Potter also had two hits.

Kailey Wilson and Sadie Shoun each pitched three innings. Unaka also lost 12-2 to South County, Va., in its next game.


Science Hill 7, Walhalla, S.C. 6

EASLEY, S.C. — Matthew Levi had a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh as the Hilltoppers rallied from a one-run deficit entering the final inning.

Levi’s at-bat to score Jack Torbett after bases-loaded walk pushed Cole Torbett across the plate for a tying run.

Jackson Hill drove in two runs for the Hilltoppers, while Caleb Marmo drew three walks.

Dustin Eatmon threw the first four innings for Science Hill, before Clayton McKenzie came in relief in the fifth.

Hunter Phillips pitched the final 2 2/3 innings to get the win.

Science Hill 2, Belton, S.C. 1

EASLEY, S.C. — Caleb Marmo hit a RBI single to score Hunter Phillips in the fifth inning and lift the Hilltoppers to the win.

Phillips, who went 2 for 3, accounted for both of Science Hill’s runs, scoring in the third on a fielder’s choice.

Cole Torbett got the win, going 4 1/3 innings, giving up three hits and one run.

Garrett Gleason finished the fifth inning before Landon Slemp went the final two to pick up the save.

Josh Davis suffered the loss for the South Carolina team.

Wolcott, Conn. 1, Unicoi County 0

ERWIN — The Eagles’ Jack Drewry threw 12 strikeouts and gave up just three hits to emerge victorious in a pitchers’ duel with the Blue Devils’ Kaleb Metcalf.

Metcalf allowed just fourth hits in the loss.

University High 12, Rockwood 9

CHATTANOOGA —Henry Borthwick had three hits and Jacob Pealer drove in three runs to lead the Bucs over the Tigers.

Pealer also was the winning pitcher, going 4 1/3 innings. Brant Hare earned the save.

Michael Degennaro had four hits for the Bucs in an earlier 5-1 loss to Lookout Valley.

Hampton 14, Providence Academy 8

First-time second baseman Mitchell Tolley went 2 for 3 with a double and two RBIs for the Bulldogs, who recorded a season-high four extra-base hits.

Dalton Rouse turned in a 2-for-4, 1-RBI showing that included a two-bagger, Josh Owens socked a two-run double and Elijah Smith ripped Hampton’s first triple of the season.

Owens pitched three innings of scoreless relief and Rouse, the team’s previously injured ace, threw a scoreless seventh in his second mound appearance of 2019.

Caleb Zepeda went 2 for 4 for the Knights, who trailed 8-4 after two innings. The Knights made it an 8-7 fourth-inning game before the ’Dogs broke away for their fifth win in their last eight games.

Sullivan South 13, Cherokee 3

KINGSPORT—Jeffrey Leonard, Eli Jennings, Cole Layne, James Seto and Drew Creech each produced two hits as Sullivan South subdued Cherokee.

Leonard, who scored twice and swiped two bases, and Jennings, who collected three runs, both doubled. Scoring twice, Layne also supplied two RBIs.

Creech pitched the whole way in the six-inning affair, yielding five hits and zero earned runs.

Ryan Morgan and Trent Price banged out two hits apiece for the Chiefs.


Sullivan South 3, University High 1

KINGSPORT—Sullivan South scored the match’s first two goals on sideline throws into the box, and that would be enough to lift the Rebels past University High.

The Buccaneers slashed the lead to one when Malachi Heather, feeding off an assist from Andrew Jarvis, knocked in a goal. South, however, converted again two minutes before halftime.

The second half remained scoreless as UH often controlled the ball and had numerous shots on goal — but could not capitalize as the Rebels defense held firm.

The Bucs, now 9-2, head into next week playing four games in five days as they prepare for the playoffs.


Providence Academy 0, Asheville Christian Academy 0

ASHEVILLE, N.C.—Goalkeeper Callie Burchette piled up nine saves for the Lady Knights.

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