Wilson Central 3, Mt. Juliet 2 (8 innings) -
GLADEVILLE -- Wilson Central pushed across a run in the bottom of the eighth for a 3-2 win over District 9-AAA rival Mt. Juliet Tuesday, April 25.
Ethan Shelton's deep sacrifice fly capped the come from behind victory as the Wildcats improved to 15-9 overall and 7-1 in the district.
WCHS trailed 2-0, but Gabe Jennings slapped a two-run double in the bottom of the seventh to force extra innings.
Lefty reliever Will Wright picked up the win, working a two-hit top of the eighth.
Dylan Bonds was tagged with the loss, surrendering three earned runs in 2.3 innings of work.
He struck out five, but walked three and allowed four hits.
Jennings finished 3-for-3 for Central with two doubles and drove in two runs.
Chase Ford and Shelton each had a pair of hits.
Mt. Juliet falls (16-8 / 6-2) was led offensively by Cade Hoppe with three singles.
Trey Pruitt had two hits and Eric Rice has an RBI single.
The two teams hook up again tonight (Wednesday) at Mt Juliet. First pitch is set for 7 p.m.
Station Camp 7, Lebanon 3
LEBANON -- Station Camp took advantage of six Lebanon errors and Cooper Jackson threw a complete game three-hitter in Tuesday night's 7-3 victory over the Blue Devils at Brent Foster Field.
The Bison scored an unearned run in the first off starter Ben Vance, then tacked on two in the third, two in the fifth and two more in the sixth -- improving to 17-12 overall and 4-4 in District 9-AAA.
Jackson struck out three, walked walked three and hit a batter in seven innings of work.
Lebanon's only hits were of the extra base variety -- a triple by Luke Bradshaw and doubles from Jonathan Presley and Clayton Thorne.
Second baseman Zach Boze led the SCHS offense with a single and a double, driving in three runs.
Shortstop Thomas Zazzaro scored twice and drove in a pair of runs with a sixth inning double and a first inning sacrifice fly.
Vance, the first of four Lebanon pitchers, was tagged with the loss.
Austin Brown, Mark McDearman and Kole Finch followed Vance to the mound.
With the loss, LHS dropped to 11-12 overall and 1-7 in the district.
The Blue Devils opened the season 8-2, but have gone 3-10 since.
Lebanon and Station Camp square off tonight (Wednesday) in Gallatin. First pitch is set for 7 p.m.
Goodpasture 14, Watertown 1
WATERTOWN -- Goodpasture broke open a close game with 10 runs in the top of the sixth and came away with a 14-1 victory at District 8-A rival Watertown Tuesday evening.
The two teams go at it again today (Wednesday) with a 4:30 return game at Goodpasture.
Goodpasture (24-2 overall, 6-0 district) scored three in the top of the second off starter Kannan Atkins and added a run in the fourth before the flood gates opened in the sixth.
Akins, the first of four WHS pitchers to see action, was tagged with the loss, allowing nine runs -- two earned.
The Tigers were plagued by six errors which led to 11 unearned runs.
Goodpasture's Wyatt Blessing tamed Watertown on five hits, striking out five with just three walks.
Tyler Vastola had a pair of singles and drove in a run for WHS.
Watertown slipped to 14-10 on the season and 6-1 in District 8-A with the loss.
MJCA sweeps HCA
MT. JULIET -- Scoring 32 runs Tuesday, Mt. Juliet Christian Academy swept visiting Hendersonville Christian Academy 17-1 and 16-0 in an East-Middle District 1-A doubleheader.
The Saints pounded out 16 hits in the opener as Noah Michael plated four with a single, double and a triple.
Cody Nalley recorded three RBI on three singles and Daniel Boehm had a two-run homer and an RBI single.
Chris Bly, Boehm and Austin Sloan threw a combined five-inning one-hitter, striking out 10.
Tyler Blais threw a five-inning three-hitter and struck out five in the second game.
Caylor Bates drove in four with a solo homer and a three-run double.
Austin Collier had a three-run double and Gavin Sellars unloaded a solo home run.
With the wins, MJ Christian improved to 16-7 overall and 7-3 headed into today's (Wednesday) doubleheader at The Webb School in Knoxville.