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DISTRICT 8A SOFTBALL -- FCS 4, Watertown 1

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SOUTH CARTHAGE -- A youthful Watertown High softball team punched its ticket for Mondays Region 4A tournament with a thrilling 2-1 victory over host Gordonsville Wednesday at Crump Paris Park.

Jamie Reed, the only senior on the Tigerette roster, enjoyed a splendid afternoon, throwing a complete game four-hitter, striking out six with no walks. She helped her own cause with a clutch RBI double in the third inning for the eventual game-winning hit.

Jamie hit 95 percent of her spots, said Watertown coach Brandy Holcomb, her control was excellent. And her double in the third really gave us confidence that we could really win.

M.K. Christian belted a first inning triple to score Mallory Josey from first for Watertowns first run. Reed chased home Jordan Brewington on a third inning double after Brewington had legged out an infield single.

With the win, Watertown improved to 16-13 on the season and advanced to Thursdays finals vs. regular season District 8A champ Friendship Christian Watertown would need two wins over FCS in order to win the district title and with it -- a home game Monday in the Region 4A tournament.

The district runner-up will go on the road for a region opener on Monday against the winner of the District 7A tournament.

Friendship 4, Gordonsville 2SOUTH CARTHAGE -- Friendship Christian reached Thursday's finals of the District 8A softball tournament with a 4-2 victory over host Gordonsville Tuesday at Crump Paris Park.

Hunter Holland went the distance for the Lady Commanders, striking out six and allowing eight hits. FCS improved to 21-14 overall and will play Thursday at 5 p.m. in the title game against either Gordonsville or Watertown.

Jordan Burton, Brianna Stovall and Tana Whited each drove in runs for Friendship.

Watertown 3, Trousdale County 0SOUTH CARTHAGE -- Watertown eliminated Trousdale County 3-0 Tuesday and advanced to the finals of the loser's bracket today (Wednesday) vs. Gordonsville. First pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m.

Senior Jamie Reed threw a one-hit gem for Watertown, allowing only a bloop single over first -- with no walks.

Scoreless through three innings, Watertown broke the game open in the fourth on Tiffany Tomlinson's two-run single to left.

Friendship 4, Watertown 1SOUTH CARTHAGE -- Friendship Christian scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth and came away with a 4-1 win over Watertown Monday at Crump Paris Park.

Hunter Holland threw a two-hitter for Friendship, striking out 11 batters with two walks.

Watertown had advanced to the double-elimination phase of the tournament with a 5-0 victory Friday over Red Boiling Springs.

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