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DISTRICT 8A BASEBALL -- FCS storms to title

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Watertown 7, Gordonsville 5LEBANON -- Watertown's Dusty Meador (6-2) struck out 11, scattered seven hits and walked two batters Tuesday as the Purple Tigers eliminated host Gordonsville 7-5 at Friendship Christian.

Trailing 1-0, Watertown took the lead for good in the top of the second on Logan Grantham's three-run bomb. The Tigers added two runs in the third and two more in the six. WHS finished with nine hits and overcame five errors to pull off the victory.

Meador helped his own cause with two hits and two RBI. Brannon Hill and Dennie Holcomb wach had two hits for the winners.

Friendship 13, Trousdale Co. 2LEBANON -- Senior Connor Gaines ripped three hits and drove in three runs Tuesday as Friendship Christian defeated Trousdale County 13-2 in the District 8A baseball tournament.

The Commanders (33-2) will host the winner of the Watertown v. Trousdale County game in tonight's 6:30 p.m. tournament finals. An "if necessary" game would be played on Thursday.

FCS pounded out 13 hits to back the two-hit pitching of Brennan Swindoll. The junior lefty improved to 10-1 on the season after striking out eight in five innings of work with two walks.

Outfielder Steven Hollis drove in two runs with two hits, while Hunter Watts and Cale Mitchell each had a pair of hits.

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