Lady Patriots stump Devils in softball; UH soccer bows out

Johnson City Press • Updated May 14, 2019 at 10:28 PM

GREENEVILLE—Chelsea Sams unloaded a grand slam in a seven-run second inning for Sullivan East, which went on to dismiss Greeneville 8-4 on Tuesday in the Region 1-AA softball semifinals.

The Lady Patriots (27-15) will visit Grainger for Wednesday’s championship game, then play a sectional contest on Friday.

Emma Timbs batted 3 for 4 with a double while six other players each added a single to a 10-hit East attack. Kylee Wolfe (12-2) turned in a 4 1/3-inning start for the win, with Hannah Scott working 2 2/3 scoreless frames to retrieve a save.

Greeneville’s Alana Collins had two solo homers and a double in a 3-for-4 effort.


Gatlinburg-Pittman 3, University High 0

GATLINBURG—In the Region 1-A semifinals, University High fell prey to defending state champion Gatlinburg-Pittman on a cold May evening in the Great Smoky Mountains.

The Bucs held their opposition scoreless in regulation, giving everything they had. However, with the UH legs spent, G-P’s continued rotation of substitutions proved too much in the end. The Highlanders took control in the first overtime period, netting all three goals.

UH closed its year with a 14-5 mark, the most single-season wins in school history. Playing the final time for the Bucs were seniors Austin Baines, Malachi Heath and Walker Page, who accounted for nearly 70% of the Bucs’ offense with either a goal or an assists over their four-year careers.

Knox Bearden 4, Dobyns-Bennett 2

KNOXVILLE — Collin Lewis had a hat trick and Bearden scored two goals near the end of the first half in a win over Dobyns-Bennett in a Region 1-AAA semifinal at Turner-Allenden Field.

Sam Patterson had the other goal for the Bulldogs (17-2), who advanced to play Science Hill in Thursday's championship game.

Spencer Correll scored a game-tying goal for Dobyns-Bennett in the 29th minute. Will Arrowood finished with the game's final goal in the 75th minute off an assist from Sam Garcia. The Indians finished 17-3-1 for the season.