Mt. Juliet 10, Lebanon 3
MT. JULIET -- Mt. Juliet rocked Lebanon starter JaKeese Turner for six runs on six hits in the first inning of Thursday's 10-3 victory over the Blue Devils.
Turner lasted just two-thirds of an inning as the Bears improved to 16-7 overall / 6-1 in District 9-AAA.
The big first inning blows included a bases-loaded triple by Aiden Raines and a solo homer by Jack Simonson.
Aaron Brown and Trey Pruitt had two hits apiece for MJHS.
Sean Hunley (5-1) worked six innings for the win. The big righthander struck out eight and allowed one earned run on three hits and four walks.
Second baseman Ryan Smith had a pair of singles for LHS while shortstop Nick Sanders whacked an RBI double and Clayton Oliver added a single.
Lebanon slipped to 11-11 overall and 1-6 in the district headed into a 6 p.m. Friday home game versus Clarksville Rossview.
Clarksville Northeast is slated to play at Mt. Juliet tonight (Friday) at 6 p.m.
Watertown sweeps TCHS
WATERTOWN -- The Purple Tigers moved to 6-0 in District 8-A and 14-9 overall following Thursday's doubleheader sweep of Trousdale County High.
WHS mauled the 'Jackets 15-5 in Wednesday's opener and 17-4 in the nightcap.
Jarred Bradshaw ripped three singles and drove in two in Game One while Brandon Allison had a single and a double to drive in three.
Peyton Flatt had two hits and two RBI; Seth Price ripped a a two-run double and Seth Price drove in a pair of runs.
Kannan Akins pitched five innings for the win, scattering four hits and striking out six.
In the nightcap, Watertown scored six in the second and seventh innings of a 17-4 victory.
Bradshaw and Bo Whitlock each drove in three runs while Whitlock and Allison each had three hits.
Tyler Vastola worked three innings of four-hit ball for the decision.
The sophomore righty struck out five and worked around four walks.
The Purple Tigers are scheduled to play at Eagleville Friday at 5 p.m. -- weather permitting.
Friendship 1, Hendersonville 0
LEBANON -- Jared Dickey's RBI single scored Braden Reece with the winning run as Friendship Christian slipped past Hendersonville High 1-0 Thursday evening.
Reece had reached on a double, then scored on Dickey's single to short right.
Reece started and was not involved in the decision, throwing over 100 pitches in seven innings, striking out seven and walking two.
Samuel Hollis pitched a perfecy top of the eighth for the win, striking out one.
Justin Seagraves had a pair of hits for the winners.
FCS is scheduled to host Trousdale County High Saturday, April 22 at 10:30 a.m.