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PREP BASEBALL -- Rain halts LHS v. MJ

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Full schedule on tap Wednesday
MT. JULIET -- Mother Nature was the clear cut winner Tuesday, April 11as the scheduled District 9-AAA meeting between Lebanon and Mt. Juliet High fell victim to torrential rain.
The 7 p.m. first pitch went off as scheduled under threatening skies, but was play halted twice before officials plugged the plug in the top of the third inning.
Lebanon came out of the situation smelling like a rose, having committed four errors and trailing 3-0 to the Bears.
Rules call for the game to be restarted from the beginning.
Game Two of the home and home series will be played tonight (Wednesday, April 12) at Brent Foster Field.
Junior varsity play begins at 4 p.m. with the varsity contest set for 7 p.m.
Lebanon enters tonight's game 10-8 overall and 1-3 in 9-AAA while Mt. Juliet sports a record of 12-5 / 3-1.

Wilson Central visits Station Camp
Wilson Central will be on the road tonight, playing a 7 p.m. District 9-AAA game at Station Camp High in Gallatin.
The return game is scheduled for Thursday at Wilson Central.
Coach Anthony Ford's Wildcats stand 10-5 overall and lead the district with a 4-0 record.
Friday, April 14 the Wildcats host Murfreesboro Oakland at 6 p.m.

DCA 3, MJ Christian 2
MT. JULIET -- The Saints of Mt. Juliet Christian Academy fell to 10-5 on the season and 3-2 in the East-Middle District 1-A following Tuesday's 3-2 home loss to Donelson Christian Academy.
The Wildcats scored three times in the top of the second and held on for the win.
MJCA's Dawson Perry went the distance, allowing just five hits and two earned runs.
He struck out four and walked three.
Austin Collier paced MJ Christian's nine-hit attack with a single and a double while Gavin Sellars and Noah Michael each had two singles.
Cole Alsup and Perry each had an RBI single in the bottom of the seventh.
MJCA and Donelson Christian (15-2) will hook up again today (Wednesday) for a 4 p.m. game at DCA.

WHS sweeps RBS
WATERTOWN -- The Purple Tigers improved to 10-7 on the season following Monday's doubleheader sweep of visiting Red Boiling Springs.
Watertown won the opener 16-4 in five innings -- pouncing on RBS for seven runs in the bottom of the first, then tacking on five more in the second.
Seth Price led a 15-hit attack with three hits and five RBI.
Jarred Bradshaw also had three hits while Matthew Winfree drove in four runs and Ty Love plated three.
Kannan Akins and Lain Hindsley split the pitching duties with Akins working four innings for the decision -- striking out five.
The nightcap found Watertown claiming an 8-0 victory as pitchers Tyler Vastola and Cid Cozart combined on a three-hit shutout.
Vastola started and went four innings with eight strikeouts.
Cozart finished and recorded two strikeouts.
The Purple Tigers scored two runs in each of the first, second, fourth and fifth innings.
Seth Price had two hits and drove in two runs, Bradshaw added two hits while Bo Whitlock had two RBI.
Watertown will play in the FCS / Green Wave Classic later this week at Gallatin Municipal Park.
Thursday's schedule finds the Purple Tigers taking on Nashville Hillwood at 7 p.m.
On Friday, Watertown will battle host Gallatin High at 7 p.m.

Davidson Academy 9, Friendship 2
NASHVILLE -- Davidson Academy rapped out 13 hits in Saturday's 9-2 home win over Friendship Christian School.
The Commanders (13-5-1) managed just six hits against DA pitching, including a solo homer by Hanley Sobieszczyk and five singles.
FCS faces a key East-Middle District 1-A 3 p.m. doubleheader Friday, hosting The Webb School.

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