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Day-Edmonds Invite: Lady Pioneers edge Unicoi County

Johnson City Press • Apr 26, 2019 at 11:41 PM

GREENEVILLE—Kara Weems homered and logged a successful outing from the circle on Friday night, helping David Crockett’s softball team edge Unicoi County 4-3 in the annual Tiny Day-Red Edmonds Invitational.

Mackenzie Baldwin fit two doubles into a 3-for-3 effort for the Lady Pioneers, who won three of their four games on the day. Riley Hope was 2 for 2 with a double and two runs.

Weems threw all five innings, allowing just two hits and one earned run. One of those hits was Chloe Powers’ two-out, two-run triple in the bottom of the fifth. However, Weems gloved an Allee Griffith pop-up to end the contest.

Halie Hawkins gave Unicoi a 1-0 lead with a first-inning homer.

In other action from Greeneville:

David Crockett 4, West Greene 0

Jenna Davis proved effective from the pitching circle and cracking an RBI double, the Lady Pioneers took measure of West Greene.

Maddie Roy (double), Madison Pleasant and Ashlyn Dulaney had two hits apiece in the victory.

Davis pitched all four innings and the one run scored by the Lady Buffaloes was unearned.

Megan Daniels, Kattie Shelton and Hope Thatcher each produced two hits for West Greene.

Grainger 8, David Crockett 1

The Lady Pioneers got just one hit, a Riley Hope single, off Emily Agee in a four-inning loss.

Tyrah White went 2 for 3 with a grand slam for Grainger. Lexie Sykes was 2 for 2, driving in two runs.

David Crockett 6, Morristown West 3

David Crockett’s Mackenzie Baldwin homered, scored twice and finished for 2 for 3. Jenna Davis contributed three RBIs and three innings of work from the slab.

Davis yielded two runs, one that was earned. Terra Fowler pitched the final two innings, giving up one unearned run.

Unicoi County 9, North Greene 0

Samanta Chavez batted 3 for 3 with two runs and three RBIs as the Lady Blue Devils dusted North Greene.

Chavez closed the scoring with a three-run home run in the fourth inning. Chloe Powers had already swatted a three-run triple.

Unicoi County outhit North Greene 11-2. Allee Griffith yielded both Lady Huskies hits and registered five strikeouts over a victorious three innings. Abbie Grindstaff struck out the side in the fourth to close it out.

Sullivan East 6, Claiborne 1

Emma Timbs and Katelyne Loudy both batted 2 for 2 and pitcher Kylee Wolfe turned in three solid innings while improving to 9-2.

Hannah Scott had two RBIs and Alie White a pair of runs for the winners.

Greeneville 8, Sullivan East 7

The Lady Patriots wiped out a seven-run deficit, but Greeneville regrouped to push across a run in the top of the sixth.

Going 2 for 3 with five RBIs, Sullivan East’s Kyle Wolfe struck for her 15th home run of the season — a fifth-inning grand slam. Autumn Moore and Chelsea Sams contributed two runs apiece.

The Lady Greene Devils’ Brylee Jones tagged a two-run homer in the third.

Morristown West 3, Sullivan South 2

Nicole Troutman ripped a pair of solo home runs for the Lady Rebels.

Volunteer 4, Unaka 1

GREENEVILLE—Sydney Allen hurled a successful five innings and banged out a pair of hits for the Lady Falcons.

Allie Chandler and Aliyah Crawley chimed in with two hits apiece, and both players doubled.

Unaka’s Tayla Potter and Erika Potter both batted 1 for 2.

Thursday

Unicoi County 10, Cloudland 1

GREENEVILLE—Samanta Chavez, Chloe Powers and Hannah Shelton each recorded two RBIs, with Chavez also providing a pair of hits.

With Allee Griffith pitching the first two innings and Abbie Grindstaff the final three, the Lady Highlanders totaled just three hits.

BASEBALL

University High 11, Cosby 0

Five pitchers combined for a five-inning no-hitter, Carter Pollock supplied a pair of RBIs and Greer Barnett clubbed a two-run triple.

Esau Byrd, Barnett, Michael Degennaro, Kaden Weir and Henry Borthwick handled the pitching duties, combining for eight strikeouts against three walks. Barnett gained the decision after doing the most work with 1 2/3 innings.

Pollock coupled an RBI double with a sacrifice fly. Brant Hare also socked a run-scoring double, and Weir had a hit, two runs, two walks and a pair of stolen bases.

Thursday

Daniel Boone 11, Sullivan Central 1

Ben Allen socked two of Daniel Boone’s five doubles in a 2-for-3, 3-RBI effort. Brody Goodman was 2 for 4 with three runs for the Trailblazers, who finished off the Cougars in six innings.

Easton Harrell also batted 2 for 3, Colby Backus had a double, two runs and three RBIs, and Cade Elliott ripped a two-run triple.

Pitchers Hunter Adams (W), Robbie Storen and Brady Rogers teamed to hold the Cougars to two hits.

Unaka 12, South Greene 10

ELIZABETHTON—In an offensive-minded affair, Nolan Bradley drove in four runs and John Ramsey collected three RBIs for the Rangers.

Bradley, Ramsey, Bryson Street, Daniel Ensor, Davy Ensor, Nick Nunley and Daniel Shearl each had a pair of Unaka hits.

Street homered, Bradley banged out a pair of doubles and Ramsey tripled.

BOYS SOCCER

Elizabethton 3, University High 1

Gathering an assist from Will Owen, Malachi Heath punched in an early goal for the Buccaneers.

UH keeper Tyler Barns and his defensive mates made that lead stand up until 10 minutes had elapsed in the second half.

The Cyclones broke a 1-1 tie on a penalty kick with 20 minutes remaining, this after a handball was called on a UH defender in the box. From there, the Bucs had to play a man down.

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