WCHS falls 4-3 to Nazareth Academy
Lebanon High's baseball team improved to 7-3 overall and 1-0 in District 9-AAA following Wednesday's 5-1 victory over Gallatin at David Alexander Field.
The Blue Devils got a sterling pitching performance from sidearmer Daniel Holmes. The junior righty retired the first 10 Green Wave batters he faced and finished with a complete game three-hitter. He struck out four Gallatin hitters with no walks.
LHS pushed across single runs in the second, third and fourth -- then added two more in the top of the sixth.
Jonathan Presley had two of Lebanon's nine hits and drove in a pair of runs. Brady Estes, Matt Bell and Dalton Squires each had two hits for the Blue Devils.
Gallatin dropped to 7-3, 0-2 district with the loss.
Lebanon has two more games this weekend in the Warrior Spring Classic, including a 3 p.m. contest Friday at Murfreesboro Oakland High vs. William Mason High of Ohio.
The Blue Devils are also scheduled to play Cordova's St. Benedict 6 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Juliet High.
Rain may shift games to Lebanon's Brent Foster Field on Saturday.
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Nazareth Acd. 4, Wilson Central 3
GLADEVILLE -- Wilson Central slipped to 5-7 on the season following Wednesday night's tough 4-3 loss to Nazareth Academy (IL).
The Roadrunners broke a 3-3 deadlock with a single run in the top of the seventh.
Wilson Central held a 2-1 lead until the sixth when Nazareth scored twice in the top of the inning.
The Wildcats knotted the score with a run in their half of the sixth.
Drew Trice went two-for-four from the leadoff spot for Wilson Central while Cullen Smith drove in a run with a pair of singles.
Reliever Dawson Hamilton worked the top of the seventh and was tagged with the loss -- giving up two hits, a walk, an earned runs with one strikeout.
Starter Andrew Franklin went four innings, allowed one hit with two walks, no earned runs and struck out three.
Weather permitting, the Wildcats are scheduled to host several games in the Warrior Spring Classic.
Friday action will find Wilson Central playing Columbia Central at 8 p.m.
Two games are on tap Saturday, a 12:30 p.m. contest with William Mason of Ohio, and a 3 p.m. game vs. Clarksville Northeast.
Wilson Central 4, Portland 2
GLADEVILLE -- Dawson Hamilton's two-run double in the bottom of the first staked Wilson Central to an early lead in Tuesday's 4-2 home win over Portland.
Brown dominates Green Wave
MT. JULIET -- Aaron Brown struck out 12 batters in a six-inning three-hitter Tuesday night as Mt. Juliet trampled Gallatin 10-0.
The Golden Bears improved to 8-2 overall, 1-1 in District 9-AAA with the victory.
Brown walked just one batter and helped his own cause with a pair of singles, dirving in three runs.
Brock Fortner added two hits and scored a run while Dylan Bonds clubbed an RBI single.
The Golden Bears are scheduled to host two games Friday in the Warrior Spring Classic.
MJHS will play Bishop Fenwick of Ohio in a 4:30 p.m. contest, followed by a 7 p.m. matchup with Louisville Ballard.
Saturday at 3 p.m. Mt. Juliet will play St. Benedict of Cordova.
FCS sweeps King's Academy
LEBANON -- Friendship Christian picked up a pair of East-Middle District Division II-A wins Tuesday, knocking off The King's Academy 4-0 and 2-1.
Senior Jackson Vance threw a complete game three-hit shutout in the opener, striking out six with no walks. Daniel Lucas paced the offense with a pair of hits and drove in a run.
The nightcap found FCS winning on a walk-off RBI single by Jared Dickey.
Now 8-6 overall and 2-0 in the district, FCS plays at Jackson County 10 a.m. Saturday.