* CU's Aaron Wilkerson ran his consecutive scoreless innings pitched streak to 41 & two-thirds Saturday as the senior blanked visiting Ottawa (KS) 5-0 at Stockton Field.
He's now 6-0 on the season after the four-hit shutout. He's a returning NAIA 1st team All-America pick and is well on his way to locking down another AA selection. Since losing his first game a year ago, the Waco, TX righty has reeled off 20 consecutive wins.
For my money, he's the best I've seen at Cumberland.
MATCHES PLAYED MARCH 21
COOKEVILLE -- Lebanon High's tennis teams split a pair of matches with Cookeville High tennis Monday, march 21 at the Cavalier Courts.
The Lady Cavs took two of the three doubles matches and cruised to an 8-1 victory. Annika Kriskovich and Abigail Ehlert gave Cookeville the lead with an 8-5 win over Brittany Fennell and April Dash. Carley Roland and Sara Ramirez claimed the second match, 8-4, over Caroline Rhodes and Melissa Meador. In the third spot, Brooke Fagg and Hannah Lloyd dropped a tough 9-7 decision to Andrea Arnouk and Sara Dailey.
In singles, Kriskovich took out Fennell, 8-4, in the top spot, and Emily Qualls outran Dash, 8-2, in the second spot. Chloé Stringer's blanking of Rhodes at No. 3 clinched the match for the Lady Cavs. Ehlert (over Meador at No. 4) and Lindsay Lloyd (over Arnouk at No. 5) also posted shutouts. Shikha Amin rounded out the scoring with an 8-2 win over Dailey.
The Blue Devils shut out the Cavs 9-0. Karim Odeh and Austin Hill jumped out quickly in doubles but couldn't hold on, losing 9-7 to Ryan Domingues and Hunter Christian. At No. 2, Adam Cunningham and Sebastian Braswell fell to Daniel Tribble and Toby Hickson, 8-2. In the third match, Nick Gernt and Franklin Gong lost to Jake Forzcek and Darshan Patel, 8-6.
In the match of the day, Gong dropped a heart-breaking 9-8 (4) decision to Patel at No. 6 singles. Gernt fought back after falling behind Christian 5-1 couldn't complete the comeback, losing 8-6. Top dog Odeh lost to Domingues, 8-1, and Hill was defeated by Tribble at No. 2. Braswell fell to Hickson, 8-3, and Cunningham lost to Forzcek by the same score.
Cookeville opens District 6-AAA action today at Coffee County before returning home Thursday to host Stone Memorial.
COOKEVILLE 8, LHS 1 (girls)
No. 1 -- Annika Kriskovich (CHS) def. Brittany Fennell (Lhs), 8-4
No. 2 -- Emily Qualls (CHS) def. April Dash (Lhs), 8-2
No. 3 -- Chloé Stringer (CHS) def. Caroline Rhodes (Lhs), 8-0
No. 4 -- Abigail Ehlert (CHS) def. Melissa Meador (Lhs), 8-0
No. 5 -- Lindsay Lloyd (CHS) vs. Andrea Arnouk (Lhs), 8-0
No. 6 -- Shikha Amin (CHS) vs. Sara Dailey (Lhs), 8-2
No. 1 -- Kriskovich-Ehlert (CHS) vs. Fennell-Dash (Lhs), 8-5
No. 2 -- Sara Ramirez-Carley Roland (CHS) vs. Rhodes-Meador (Lhs) 8-4
No. 3 -- Arnouk-Daily (Lhs) vs. Brooke Fagg-Hannah Lloyd (CHS), 9-7
Lebanon 9, Cookeville 0 (boys)
No. 1 -- Ryan Domingues (Lhs) def. Karim Odeh (CHS), 8-1
No. 2 -- Daniel Tribble (Lhs) def. Austin Hill (CHS), 8-0
No. 3 -- Toby Hickson (Lhs) def. Sebastian Braswell (CHS), 8-3
No. 4 -- Jake Forzcek (Lhs) def. Adam Cunningham (CHS), 8-3
No. 5 -- Hunter Christian (Lhs) vs. Nick Gernt (CHS), 8-6
No. 6 -- Darshan Patel (Lhs) vs. Franklin Gong (CHS), 9-8 (4)
No. 1 -- Domingues-Christian (Lhs) vs. Odeh-Hill (CHS), 9-7
No. 2 -- Tribble-Hickson (Lhs) vs. Cunningham-Braswell (CHS) 8-2
No. 3 -- Foracek-Patel (Lhs) vs. Gernt-Gong (CHS), 8-6