District tournament play
Portland 7, Mt. Juliet 5
MT. JULIET -- Portland surprised Mt. Juliet with three runs in first and third innings on the way to a 7-5 victory over the Lady Bears in Monday's opening round of the District 9-AAA tournament.
Portland's Lexe Conyer drilled a three-run homer in the top of the first inning to get the Panthers off to a good start.
Mt. Juliet countered with five in their half of the second, only to see PHS score three more in the top of the third.
Cameron Cernuto finished 3-for-4 for Mt. Juliet with an RBI and scored a run. Kyli Biggs had two hits and drove in a pair while Alyssa Costley finished 2-for-4 with a run scored.
Costley went the distance in the circle, allowing nine hits and five earned runs. She struck out three and walked three.
Dropping to 18-14 on the season, the Lady Bears faces a Tuesday loser-out game at Gallatin's Triple Creek Park.
Hendersonville 3, Wilson Central 1
GLADEVILLE -- Hendersonville took a 3-0 lead and held off a late Wilson Central push to defeat the Lady Wildcats 3-1 in Monday's opening round of the District 9-AAA softball tournament.
Central scored twice in the bottom of the six to trim the margin to 3-2, but got no closer.
WCHS managed just six hits, two by Laney Tucker, slipping to 22-15-1 on the season.
Ashley Foster (4.2 innings) and Kaylee Richetto (2.1) split the pitching, striking out two and walking three.
The Lady Wildcats face a loser-out game Tuesday at Gallatin's tTriple Creek Park.
Lebanon 6, Station Camp 5 (8 innings)
LEBANON -- Megan Jaselskis drilled a walk-off single in the bottom of the eighth to lift Lebanon High to a 6-5 win over Station Camp Monday afternoon in the opening round of the District 9-AAA tournament.
Jaselskis finished with four hits, as did Anna Bennett, for LHS (17-16-1) as tournament action shifts to Gallatin's Triple Creek Park Tuesday.
LHS led 3-0 until the Bison rallied for four runs in the top of the fourth, then moved ahead 5-3 with a run in the fifth.
Lebanon tied the score with two in the sixth, before Jaselskis chased home Aaryn Grace Lester with the game winner.
Addison Fuller picked up the win with four innings of work in relief of starter Anna Smallwood.
Gordonsville 5, Watertown 4
WATERTOWN -- Playing as the home team due to a higher seeding, Gordonsville scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh to record a walk-off 5-4 victory over Watertown Monday afternoon in the opening round of the District 8-A softball tournament.
Watertown (10-12-1) led 4-0 after four and a half, but Gordonsville pushed across a run in the fifth, two in the sixth and two more in the seventh for the win.
WHS finished with 10 hits, but committed three errors and stranded 13 base runners.
Ridge Morgan paced the Lady Tiger offense with three hits, all singles, and drove in a run.
Bailey Griffin added a pair of singles and an RBI while Ashlea Dickens doubled and singles -- driving in a run.
Sydney Murrell started in the circle, striking out four and walking four while allowing just one earned run.
Alicia House worked two-thirds of an inning, striking out one, allowing two runs -- both unearned.
DII, East-Middle Region 1-A
Friendship 12, Ezell-Harding 2
LEBANON -- Riley Walker and Bayley West each homered as Friendship Christian (17-9) flattened Ezell-Harding 12-2 Monday afternoon in the opening round of the East-Middle Region softball tournament.
The Lady Commanders (17-9 overall) as Sydney McCormick and Bryce Dabbs drove in a pair of runs in the bottom of the first.
West made it 3-0 on a solo home to dead center in the second.
FCS broke loose for three runs in the third as Walker blasted a two-run bomb to left, scoring Annalise Jarnigan who led off the inning with a walk.
Dabbs followed with a double, then Brooke Jones chased home Kaylee Scharfman (who was running for Dabbs) with a double to push the lead out to 6-0.
Walker finished with three RBI while Jones, Bayley West and Kennedy West each drove in two runs.
Brooke Eakes and Hannah Alexander each had a pair of hits as FCS piled up 14 hits against two Ezell-Harding pitchers.
Kendall Kelsh (four innings) and Kennedy West (two innings) split the pitching chores, holding Ezell-Harding to five hits.
FCS will be back in action Wednesday, taking on Davidson Academy in a 6 p.m. (CDT) game at The King's Academy in Seymour.