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Lebanon blanks Eagleville 9-0

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Eddie McDaniels

LEBANON -- Senior Eddie McDaniels threw a complete game four-hitter to lead Lebanon to a 9-0 victory over Eagleville Saturday in the Wilson County Invitational at Brent Foster Field.

McDaniels (1-1) struck out four and walked just one batter as the Blue Devils won their fifth consecutive game, improving to 7-3 on the season.

LHS scored all nine runs over the first three innings, putting the game away early.

Dawson Hamilton paced the offense with three hits and two RBI. Jackson Arnold, Bryce Lester, McDaniels and Taylor Bryan each had two hits and drove in a run.

Lebanon returns to District 9-AAA action Wednesday, March 26 at Gallatin High. First pitch is set for 7 p.m. at Gallatin Municipal Park.

EARLIER SATURDAY -- Caleb Young's booming walk-off double to deep left drove in two runs as the Blue Devils rallied for a 5-4 win over DeKalb County at Brent Foster Field.

Down 4-2 headed into the bottom of the seventh, LHS scored three times, making a winner of reliever Tristan Warden (2-0), who worked a hitless seventh inning.

Catcher Peyton McCullouch had a single and two RBI while Lester added two hits and drove in a run. Starting pitcher Dawson Hamilton worked six innings, allowing two earned runs and striking out six.

Lebanon outslugged Franklin Page 11-9 Friday night at Brent Foster Field, pounding out 11 hits and taking advantage of 10 walks.

Junior Zane Potter (2-0) got the decision for Lebanon, despite allowing six earned runs over 5 1/3 innings. The lefty struck out five, walked five and gave up eight hits.

Caleb Young belted the first homer in the brief history of Brent Foster Field, a booming three-run bomb to left in Lebanon's four-run fourth inning. Lester and Arnold each drove in two runs for the winners.

Arnold nailed down the save, pitching a hitless seventh inning.

THURSDAY ACTION -- found Lebanon pounding Watertown 17-6 in five innings, cranking out 19 hits against three Purple Tiger pitchers at Brent Foster Field.

Zane Potter paced the offense with three hits and four RBI. Dawson Hamilton had three hits, Peyton McCulloch drove in three runs with two hits while Eddie McDaniels, Nick Sanders each had three hits.

Tristan Warden picked up the win (1-0) with 1.1 innings of relief. The lefty gave up one hit, walked one and struck out a batter.

Shortstop Seth Price banged out three hits and drove in two runs for Watertown.

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