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Now 9-5 overall and 4-0 in District 8A, the Commanders piled up 12 hits in six innings against the Yellow Jackets.

An RBI single by Gunner Osborne , an error, and a two-run single by Hunter Watts during the first inning supplied the early offense. Watts racked up three RBIs on two hits for FCS while Jameson Sorrels, Tanner Martin and Caleb Snider each had two hits.

Senior Austin Godwin (2-0) gave up just three hits, allowed no earned runs, walked four and struck out five during his five innings of work.

The Commanders picked up a couple of wins over the weekend in the Volunteer State Bank Invitational.

FCS outlasted Germantown Saturday 11-7, racking up 10 hits in the victory. Austin Godwin was 2-for-3 with three RBI while Jameson Sorrels collected up two RBIs on two hits. Winning pitcher Stefan Remus helped himself with two RBI. He pitched six innings, scattered 10 hits and struck out six.

Earlier in the tournament, Friendship Christianlost to Goodpasture 14-4 and defeated host Beech 4-2 as Remus went 3-for-3 with a solo homer.

FCS is scheduled to play at Lebanon Friday at 7 p.m.

DEVILS FALL IN 9 INNINGS TUESDAYPortland pushed across five runs in the top of the ninth to take a 9-5 victory over District 9AAA rival Lebanon Tuesday at Brent Foster Field. The extra-innings contest was marred by 12 errors, 10 walks and three hit batsmen.

Lebanon dropped to 4-8 overall with the loss and 1-2 in District 9AAA and will be in action tonight at Drakes Creek Park to take on Hendersonville.

Portland took a 3-0 lead in the top of the first, only to see LHS cut the margin to 3-2 with a piar of runs in the bottom of the frame. The Panthers went ahead 4-2 with a run in the third, but LHS battled back with a run in the fifth, then sent the game into extra innings by scratching out a run in the bottom of the seventh as Jackson Arnold was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.

Reliever Kaleb Wilson got the win in relief for Portland, working the final two innings. Caleb Young was tagged with the loss after taking over for starter Dylan Hulse. Young walked two batters, hit one, gave up two hits and three earned runs in two-thirds of an inning of relief.

Rightfielder Jack McKeon led the Blue Devils with a 3-for-5 evening while catcher Jay Pittman was 2-for-5. Justin Huggins, Nolan Chambers, Eddie McDaniels and Arnold had the other hits for LHS.

Lebanon is scheduled to host Friendship Christian School Friday at Brent Foster Field.

MT. JULIET BLANKS HHS 10-0MT. JULIET -- Alex Houser drove in three runs with a double and his first homer of the season as Mt. Juliet clubbed Hendersonville High 10-0 Tuesday night.

The win pushed the Golden Bears to 3-1 in District 9AAa and 11-5 overall headed into play Friday and Saturday at the Farragut Invitational in Knoxville.

Campbell Scholl (3-1) started and got the decision for MH, pitching five innings of two-hit ball with strikeouts.

Marshall Gei went 2-3 and drove in three runs while Kyle Grace went 2-2 with a pair of doubles andthree RBI.

BEECH 6, WILSON CENTRAL 0GLADEVILLE -- Senior Christopher Carroll threw a complete game one-hitter Tuesday, lifting Beech to a 6-0 win at District 9AAA rival Wilson Central. The righthander struckout two and walked one, facing just 25 batters.

Junior outfielder Braxton McFarlin had the only hit for the Wildcats, who slipped to 6-6 overall, 1-1 District 9AAA.

A.J. Franklin started and took the loss for WCHS. The soph went six innings, scattering six hits and allowed two earned runs. He struck out eight and walked two.

Beech pushed across single runs in the first and fourth, then scored four in the top of the seventh off two Wilson Central relievers.

Junior Sam McWilliams and catcher Alex Jett each had three hits for the Bucs. Jett finished with four runs batted in.

The Wildcats will host District 9AAA foe Gallatin tonight in a 7 p.m. game.

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