Aaron Brown has 9 K's
LEBANON -- Mt. Juliet bunched together key hits at opportune times to come away with a 4-0 victory over Lebanon Wednesday at Brent Foster Field.
The Bears pushed across a run in the top of the third, then added two more in the fourth and a single run in the sixth.
Aaron Brown worked six innings for the win, scattering five hits.
He struck out nine and only walked two before turning the game over to closer Dylan Bonds who struck out two of the four batters he faced in the seventh.
Third baseman John Dyer cracked a pair of doubles and drove in a run while catcher Brayden Osborne added an RBI single.
Trevor Vestal drove in a run with a suicide squeeze bunt.
Nick Sanders and Ryan Smith had two of Lebanon's five hits.
Lathon Whittington added a single while Sanders stole a pair of bases.
Tristan Warden went five and two-thirds and was tagged with the loss.
The lefty struck out nine, but walked six (two intentionally) while scattering five hits.
The Golden Bears, now 13-5 overall and 4-1 in District 9-AAA, is taking part in the Scott Dean Memorial Classic this weekend -- being hosted by Knoxville Bearden.
Friday's schedule finds Mt. Juliet playing an 11 a.m. game at Hardin Valley, followed by a 4 p.m. contest vs. McCallie at Bearden.
Saturday at 10 a.m. MJHS tackles Bearden.
Lebanon slumped to 10-9 / 1-4 headed into a 1:30 p.m. Friday home game versus Lincoln County High.
TUESDAY -- Mother Nature was the clear cut winner Tuesday night as the scheduled District 9-AAA meeting featuring Lebanon at Mt. Juliet fell victim to rain.
The 7 p.m. first pitch went off as scheduled under threatening skies, but the contest was halted twice before officials plugged the plug in the top of the third inning.
Lebanon came out of the situation smelling like a rose, having committed four errors and trailing the Bears 3-0. Rules call for the game to be restarted from the beginning.
Station Camp 4, Wilson Central 3 (11 innings)
GALLATIN -- Station Camp pushed across a run in the bottom of the 11th to earn a 4-3 victory over Wilson Central Wednesday in District 9-AAA baseball action.
Trailing 3-2, WCHS sent the game into extra innings with a run in the top of the seventh.
Aaron Hubbell was the tough luck loser after taking over in the eighth for starter Ryan Hill.
Ethan Shelton paced the offense with a 3-for-5 night and Dawson Hamilton added a pair of singles.
Conner Sullivan ripped a two-run double and Mason Mobley had an RBI double.
The loss was the first in the district for the Wildcats after straight four wins and dropped the overall record to 10-6.
WCHS hosts Oakland Friday at 6 p.m., plays at Clarksville Northeast Saturday at 2 p.m.
Friendship sweeps SAS
SEYMOUR -- Friendship Christian climbed to 15-5-1 following a pair of lopsided wins over St. Andrew's-Sewanee Tuesday, April 11.
The Commanders won the opener 20-0, then took the nightcap 21-0.
In the opener, FCS opened up a 4-0 lead with a 12-run outburst in the top of the second.
Tarver Hayslip hit a two-run homer in the first and finished the game with two hits and four RBI.
Nolan Painter added a home run and drove in three runs while Matthew Swann added a three-run double.
Samuel Hollis threw a three-inning one-hitter, striking out six.
Friendship wasted no time in the second game, scoring 15 runs in the first inning.
Jarred Dickey had four RBI on a three-run homer and being hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.
Hanley Sobieszczyk also drove in four runs with a double and a single while Swann accounted for three RBI on a double and a single.
Chad Holcombe threw three innings of no-hit ball, striking out eight and walking two.
Friendship Christian will be back in action Friday afternoon, hosting The Webb School of Knoxville in a 3:30 p.m. doubleheader.
Saturday at 6 p.m. the Commanders will visit Drakes Creek Park in Hendersonville for a 6 p.m. contest versus Hendersonville High.