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St. Patrick’s Day at the Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber of Commerce was a huge success. To quote a merchant on the Square, “there was a busyness in the downtown district greater than any other time (with the exception of Halloween on the square).”
BASEBALL TEAM NOW 14-14
LEBANON -- Memphis native Matt Holliman hit a three-run home run and scored three times to lead Cumberland’s 14-0 victory over Georgetown College Tuesday at Ernest L. Stockton Field. The victory was Cumberland’s fourth in a row and evened the team record at 14-14 on the season.
Holliman was one of six CU players with multiple hits, collecting two, while Mike Wheeler and Zack Diekmann both recorded three hits and Max Kautz scored three times. The Bulldogs racked up 18 hits in the contest, including six doubles, a triple and Holliman’s three-run homer -- his fourth of the season.
Lefty Adam Sprague (3-3) tossed six shutout innings, striking out five. The Winter Park, FL native scattered four hits in six innings of work and did not walk a batter. Eric Spivey allowed one hit but struck out a pair in the seventh.
The Tigers (14-15) were set down in order in the first, second, fifth and sixth innings by Sprague, and no Georgetown runner reached third base against the lefthander.
The home team exploded for seven runs in the fourth on seven hits, starting with a Matt Greener single. Kautz followed with a sacrifice where he reached safely. Diekmann followed with an RBI single up the middle and Clint Alexander had a two-run triple to center.
After a pitching change Sam Kikla was hit with one out before Holliman belted his home run. Wheeler followed with a double and Greener doubled home the run with two outs for a 9-0 Bulldogs lead.
Cumberland hosts Tennessee Wesleyan Wednesday at 2 p.m. and then heads to Lyon College this weekend for a TranSouth Conference series starting Saturday at Noon.
Good Friday golf outing -- The seventh annual Good Friday Golf Outing, sponsored by the Blue Devil Football Foundation is scheduled for Friday, April 10 at the Lebanon Golf & Country Club.
Lunch will be served at 11 a.m. followed by a 12 Noon shotgun start. Entry fee is $110 per player for the 4-man, 18-hole scramble which includes a cart and mulligan. The tournament will be flighted with prizes for the top three teams in each flight.
All proceeds will benefit the Lebanon High football program. Call Bob Lea at 351-6047 or Tommy Bryan at 594-5362 to reserve a spot for your team.
Tribble event set April 18 -- Clifton Tribble Appreciation Day has been scheduled for Saturday, April 18 in the Education Building of the James E. Ward Ag. Center.
Tribble, former all-stater for the Lebanon High Blue Devils in 1953 and two-time Mid-State Coach of the Year, is generally considered the greatest Blue Devil of them all.
He was in the initial class of inductees for the LHS Sports Hall of Fame. Friends, former players and associates of Tribble are urged to attend the April 18 event between the hours of 4-8 p.m.
Free barbeque will be provided to the first 400 attendees. Cards or letters to Tribble may be sent to Ed Callis, P.O. Box 218, Lebanon 37088-0218. For more information, call Ray Byrd at 444-8323.
LEBANON 10, WHITE CO. 2
LEBANON -- Sophomore right-hander Trevin Potter went the distance Tuesday night as Lebanon defeated District 7AAA rival White County 10-2 in high school baseball action at Veterans Field.
LHS improved to 6-1 on the season and 3-0 in the district. White County dropped to 4-4 overall / 0-3 in the league. The teams are scheduled to play the back end of the two-game series Wednesday night in Sparta.
Lebanon’s Veterans Field will be a host site for the 2009 Riverdale Warriors Spring Classic.
Friendship Christian will play Centennial Thursday at 4 p.m. followed by Lebanon vs. Centennial at 6:30 p.m. Friday at 3 p.m. FCS will play Cookeville; Cookeville plays Bearden at 5:30 p.m. followed by Lebanon vs. Bearden at 8 p.m. Four games are set for Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m.
Mt. Juliet High improved to 6-5 on the season and a perfect 4-0 in District 9AAA Tuesday with a lopsided 11-2 wil at LaVergne High.
Jake Harper (2-0) picked up the decision with six inning of work -- scattering seven hits and striking out four. Logan Dalton belted a three-run homer in the top of the fifth for the Bears while Ethan Gross had three hits.
Mt. Juliet will host Dyer County Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Riverdale Warriors Spring Classic.
Friendship Christian School upped its record to 5-2 overall and 2-0 in District 8A Tuesday night with a 6-0 win over Gordonsville at Crump Paris Park in South Carthage.
Jordan Dennis (3-0) threw a four-hitter, striking out a dozen Tiger batters, He walked one.
FCS took advantage of seven Gordonsville errors in the game. Lee Maasen had two hits for the Commanders, a double and a triple.