Softball, baseball reports
Cold, damp conditions caused the cancellation of several scheduled season-opening games Monday involving Wilson County prep softball and baseball teams.
Friendship Christian's late afternoon encounter at home versus Father Ryan High was postponed with no make-up date set.
Lebanon High's season-opener against Hendersonville High at Drakes Creek Park was also put on hold, with no make-up date scheduled.
Watertown opens in S. Alabama
The Watertown High baseball team kicks off its seven-day spring break with four games at the Gulf Shores Invitational in South Alabama March 13-15.
The Purple Tigers will open the week with Monday games against Bob Jones (Ala.) at 9 a.m. and East Limestone (Ala.) at 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday action features WHS squaring off against Bayside Academy in a 7 p.m. contest.
Watertown wraps up the week with a single game Wednesday morning against West Limestone (Ala.) at 9 a.m.
9-AAA game moved to 5 pm
Fresh off Thursday's 13-2 road win over Warren County, Wilson Central will host Mt. Juliet 5 pm Friday in the Glade for the final meeting of their two-game district series. The contest was moved up two hours due to weather concerns.
The Wildcats moved to 19-11 with the victory as Andrew Franklin drove in two runs with three hits and Dawson Hamilton had three RBI on a double and a single.
Bears thump LaVergne Wednesday
UPDATE -- Mt. Juliet's baseball team is scheduled to host Smyrna High Saturday in the 2016 home-opener. First pitch is set for 6 p.m. This game was on the schedule for Friday, but has since been moved.
The Golden Bears improved to 6-2 on the season following Wednesday's 10-2 win at LaVergene.
Ethan Smith (2-0) worked three innings of one-hit relief the win, despite walking three.
Jennings to CU, Caruthers to WSCC --
Two Watertown High baseball products will be playing at the college level this fall after signing scholarship papers last week.
Outfielder Cameron Jennings inked with Lebanon's Cumberland University Thursday, June 9 at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center while corner infielder Robert Caruthers signed with Walters State Community College Friday, June 10 at WHS.
Tigers fall to Goodpasture in 8-A finals
WATERTOWN -- Goodpasture rallied from a 2-0 hole to knock off Watertown 3-2 in Thursday's District 8-A tournament finals.
With the loss, Watertown will go on the road to Gainesboro for Monday's 6 p.m. Region 4-A semifinal vs. Jackson County
Tigers pound out 14 hits
WATERTOWN -- Ringing the bats to the tune of 14 hits, Watertown advanced in the winner's bracket of the District 8-A baseball tournament Monday with a 5-1 victory over top-seeded Goodpasture.
The top three hitters in the Purple Tiger lineup, Seth Price, Colin Jennings and Cameron Jennings, accounted for eight hits and six RBI.
Commanders move on in DII
LEBANON -- Friendship Christian scratched out three runs in the bottom of the second and went on to reord a 6-2 victory over Mt. Juliet Christian Academy Tuesday in a East-Middle District 1-A play-in game.
With the victory, the Commanders improved to 14-17 on the season and advance to a 4:30 p.m. home game Thursday against Knox Webb.
Lebanon 4, WCHS 0
LEBANON -- Jackson Arnold threw a complete game three-hitter and struck out four as Lebanon High snapped Wilson Central's 10-game winning streak with a 4-0 victory Tuesday at Brent Foster Field.
Arnold, a senior, wanted the ball for the home game and according to LHS head coach Eric Vetetoe -- he delivered.
Mt. Juliet 9, Portland 5
NASHVILLE -- Tyler Overstreet scattered three hits and worked around four walks in four and one-third innings Monday evening to earn the decision as Mt. Juliet downed Portland High 9-3 at Vanderbilt's Hawkins Field.
With the win, Mt. Juliet improved to 9-5 on the season headed into a Thursday evening game vs. Bearden High in the Farragut Demarini Classic.
Three teams play Wednesday night --
Three Wilson County baseball teams will be busy Wednesday as three squads will be in action -- only one at home.
Friendship Christian School is scheduled to host Eagleville High in a 6:30 p.m. contest.
Wilson Central will travel to Drakes Creek Park for a 7 p.m. game against District 9-AAA rival Hendersonville High while Mt. Juliet visits Shackle Island for a 7 p.m. encounter with 9-AAA foe Beech.
Thursday, March 19 results
Lebanon 13, Page 0;
Mt. Juliet 10, White House 0;
Mt. Juliet 6, Summit 1;
Beech 11, Friendship 1.
Blue Devils win two in Gatlinburg --
SEVIERVILLE -- Lebanon High's baseball team improved to 2-1 on the season after picking up a pair of wins Thursday in the Play for a Cure Tournament in Gatlinburg.
The Blue Devils defeated Alcoa 8-2 behind a strong pitching effort from lefty Zane Potter, then Jackson Arnold limited Sevier County to one earned run in a 5-2 victory over Sevier County late Thursday night.
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