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Neas pitches Science Hill past David Crockett

Staff reports • Updated Apr 30, 2019 at 1:19 AM

Sejal Neas and Kara Weems locked horns for a good old-fashioned pitching duel on Monday.

And Science Hill’s Neas was one run better.

Neas fired a one-hitter, earning the gem as the Lady Hilltoppers pushed across a run in the bottom of the seventh inning on Makenzie Smith’s walk-off squeeze bunt. The 1-0 victory came against David Crockett in a Big Seven Conference softball game at Metro-Kiwanis Park.

The victory secured at least second place in the league for Science Hill at 9-2. The Lady Hilltoppers are 26-8 overall.

Crockett (22-13) fell to 7-5 in league play and will finish third.

Shayna Price led off the seventh with a walk. She advanced to second on Emma Cullop’s sacrifice bunt, and reached third base on a passed ball. Smith then placed a perfect bunt down the third base line.

Neas was terrific, walking two and striking out seven.

Weems nearly matched her, allowing just three hits with three walks and seven strikeouts. The run she allowed was unearned.

Jefferson County 7, Daniel Boone 5

A rare home loss for the Lady Trailblazers was due in part to aces Nickolette Ferguson and Megan Ackerman giving up a combined 11 hits.

Erica Lewanski had the biggest day at the dish for Jefferson County, going 3-for-4 with a double, a home run and three RBIs.

Boone gave up five runs in the top of the seventh inning and could never recover.

Jaycie Jenkins went 1-for-2 with a pair of RBIs for Boone. The Lady ’Blazers managed nine hits on the night, but left eight runners on base.

Catelyn Riley pitched the complete game for the Lady Patriots and struck out nine on her way to the win.

Unicoi County 6, Elizabethton 2

ELIZABETHTON — Halie Hawkins had a big game at the plate for Unicoi as the Lady Blue Devils rolled to another Three Rivers district win. Hawkins went 2-for-5 with a double and a home run, driving in two runs on the day.

Allee Griffith got the win in the circle for Unicoi despite not recording a strikeout. She also had a home run.

The Lady Cyclones got some offense from Kira Dillard going 1-for-3 with a double and two RBI.

Unaka 25, Hampton 3

HAMPTON — Madison Pierce had quite a night at the plate for the Lady rangers, going a perfect 5-for-5 with five RBIs. Kiki Forney also went 2-for-4 with four RBis and Erika Potter, Lilie Kiser and Kendall Bare each picked up three.

Unaka had 25 hits on the evening with only five of them being doubles.

Pierce also got the win in the circle for Unaka, going two innings and allowing just four hits.

Cloudland 5, Happy Valley 1

ELIZABETHTON — Kenzie Birchfield threw a complete game, giving up five hits and ending the game on a pair of strikeouts to lead the Lady ’Landers in the county game.

Leah Birchfield had two hits and scored two runs, and Taylor Hicks also had two hits. Kenzie Birchfield, Kalen Fields and Heaven Caraway each hit doubles.

Olivia Absher scored the Lady Warriors’ lone run.

Union County 5, Sullivan South 0

KINGSPORT — The Lady Rebels could not muster any runs on the night in a nonconference loss against Union County. Allison Chapman was the only South player to record multiple hits, going 2-for-3 with two singles.

South left nine runners on-base.

Volunteer 12, University High 1

The Lady Falcons had the bats going on Monday night against University High.

Alli Chandler was 4-for-5 with a double and four RBIs. Aliyah Crwaley was 2-for-5 with a double and a pair of RBIs. Audrey Evans went 2-for-4 with two singles and three RBIs.

Volunteer knocked 15 hits on the evening and seven different players scored a run.

Avery Kibelbrack was the only player for UH with multiple hits, going 2-for-3 with a pair of singles.

Sullivan East 11, Tennessee High 5

BRISTOL — The “Smash Sisters” were at it again on Monday night for Sullivan East as Chelsea Sams went 3-for-4 with a double, a home run and five RBIs on the evening. Kylee Wolfe went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and one RBI.

Wolfe was also able to get the win in the circle for East, striking out six in the contest.

Twin Springs (Va.) 12, Sullivan North 5

KINGSPORT — Aubrey Powers struck out six and did not walk a batter en route to the win for the Lady Titans.

Chenoa Deand went 2-for-2 with a double and a run scored while Lexi Austin was 2-for-4 also with a double, one RBI and a run.

Alexis Lipoma went 2-for-4 for the Lady Golden Raiders with a double and two RBIs. Makayla Estep was 1-for-1 with a RBI as well for North.


David Crockett 12, Sullivan East 4

Cade Larkins was 2-for-4 at the plate with a home run and six RBIs on the evening for David Crockett. Cody Wheeleyalso had a dinger for the Pioneers as they poured it on nonconference opponent Sullivan East.

Grady Cash went 1-for-2 with a two-RBI single for Crockett.

Tanner Leffew had a good at the plate for the Patriots, going 1-for-2 with a double and two RBIs.

Sean Hayes got the win on the mound for Crockett.

Daniel Boone 9, University High 1

Cade Elliott had four hits and drove in four runs to lead the Trailblazers over the Bucs.

Colby Backus finished with three hits and Brody Goodman had two hits and a walk as Boone ended with 13 hits overall.

Hunter Adams picked up the win, throwing seven strikeouts over four innings. Goodman came in for two innings of relief.

Greeneville 4, Tennessee High 3

BRISTOL — Dalton McLain had three hits and two RBIs as the Greene Devils scored three runs in the fifth inning to overcome the Vikings.

Braden Spano had two hits and drove in a run, while Chase Collins recorded five strikeouts over four innings.

For the Vikings, Davis Hall drove in two runs. He also pitched a couple of innings with three strikeouts and Gavin Cross threw three strikeouts.

Johnson County 6, Holston 5

MOUNTAIN CITY — Ethan Icenhour was the hero for the Longhorns on Monday night as he hit a walk-off single that scored Bradley Lavorsi.

Johnson County surrendered three runs in the top of the sixth to the Cavaliers and were down 5-4 going into their final at-bat.

A leadoff hit-by-pitch by Stacy Greer started the rally off. Greer eventually made his way to third base on a wild pitch and later scored on a fielder’s choice by Lavorsi.

Asa lewis had a perfect day at the dish, going 3-for-3 for Johnson County.

North Greene 4, Volunteer 3

BAILEYTON — Brody Cloud had two hits to lead the Falcons in the second game of a doubleheader. Bobby Montgomery knocked in a run in 7-2 loss in the first game.

Unaka 15, Avery County, N.C. 4

ELIZABETHTON — John Ramsey had two hits and drove in three runs in the Rangers’ win over the Vikings.

Nick Nunley and Reid Taylor each had two RBIs. Bryson Street had two hits and also earned the win on the mound. Joseph Slagle came in with the score 5-4 to get the save.

Daniel and Davy Ensor each had two hits, while Drew Stanley reached base twice in his first game.

Sullivan North 7, Happy Valley 0

ELIZABETHTON — Braydon Wilhoit had seven strikeouts in a three-hit shutout for the Golden Raiders.

Tyler Depriest went 2-for-4 in the lead-off sport and Casey Hartnell scored two runs, Chandler Raleigh drove in two runs as North grabbed an early 4-0 lead.

Jacob Absher had two hits and a stolen base to lead the Warriors. Eli Reece struck out nine and gave up three earned runs over 4 1/3 innings.

Cloudland 5, Cosby 1

COSBY — Brayden Christman had a big day at the plate for the Highlanders, going 3-for-4 with a pair of RBIs. Hunter Blair was also 2-for-4 for Cloudland.

Dillon Johnson was able to get the win with six innings of work and allowing no hits. Cosby was able to muster one hit in the seventh inning.

Providence 11 and 3,

Hancock County 3 and 2

In the first game Reid Stoltzfus went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and stolen base Caleb Zapeda went 2-for-3 with two runs scored.

In the second game, Zapeda was the hero getting the walk-off double for the Knights. Mabry Runnels got the win on the mound for Providence, going the distance, allowing six hits and giving up two runs.

Cherokee 10, Cocke County 0

ROGERSVILLE — Nick Collins and Jesse Forgety combined for the no-hit win for the Chiefs over nonconference opponent Cocke County.

Japheth Curtsinger was 1-for-2 with two RBIs and two walks on the evening. All of Cherokee’s 10 hits were singles and the Fighting Cocks were guilty of four errors.

Hayden Long had three RBIs on the night without recording a hit.



Dobyns-Bennett 2, Sevier County 0

KINGSPORT — Sam Garcia and Will Arrowood had the goals for the Indians as D-B took a tough nonconference win at home. D-B took 16 shots with seven of them on goal.

Jacob Park did not have to work a lot in the net for the Tribe, stopping one shot.


Raybun Gap 3, Providence 1

Lita Lemmon had the goal for Providence in the loss on Monday night. She was assisted by Abbey Loran. Providence goalkeeper Callie Burchette seven saves.

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