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Wilson Central 13, Portland 3
NASHVILLE -- Wilson Central countered a cold March evening with some hot bats in Monday’s 13-3 victory over Portland at Vanderbilt’s Hawkins Field.
    
Cullen Smith ripped three doubles and drove in two runs while Kyle Hubbuch went 2-for-3 with four RBI.
    
Malone Smith added a double in three trips to the plate, drove in two runs, walked twice and scored two runs.
    
A.J. Franklin (1-0) struck out eight and scattered four hits in 4.2 innings of work.
    
The Wildcats improved to 4-6 overall and 1-1 in District 9-AAA with the win and will host Glenbrook North (Ill.) today in a 5 p.m. single game.

Ezell-Harding 13, MJ Christian 0
MT. JULIET -- Ezell-Harding blew open a 4-0 game with a nine-run burst in the top of the third on the way to a 13-0 win at Mt. Juliet Christian Academy Monday afternoon

The Eagles took advantage of five MJCA errors and pounded out 11 hits.

Elliott Lee and Andy Pittman each had two hits for the Saints.

Mt. Juliet Christian will be back in action today, March 25 in a 4:30 p.m. return game at Ezell-Harding. The Saints step out of D-II play Thursday, March 27 with a 4 p.m. game at Nashville Startford.

Last week, the Saints downed Hillwood 10-8 on Saturday as Michael Gallione picked up the decision. MJCA earned a 12-2, five-inning win over Pearl-Cohn Friday, March 21 as Peyton Sloan had three RBI.

Mt. Juliet 9, Gallatin 0
MT. JULIET -- Austin Smith and Gavin Ford combined to strike out 15 batters Monday evening as Mt. Juliet dominated Gallatin High 9-0 in a District 9-AAA contest.

Smith (2-1) started and struck out 10 in five innings of work. Ford closed out the last two frames and whiffed five Green Wave batters.

Mt. Juliet scored twice in the bottom of the first, added two more in the second and single runs in both the third and fourth innings.

Marshall Gei led the Golden Bear offense with a 3-for-4 effort at the plate, with a double and two runs batted in.

Mt. Juliet improved to 10-2 on the season and 1-1 in District 9-AAA headed into a 6 p.m. game Thursday, March 27 against Kingsport Dobyns-Bennett.

Friendship Christian 13, McGavock 4
DONELSON -- NASHVILLE -- Friendship Christian exploded for 12 runs in the top of the fifth inning and rolled to a 17-3 win at McGavock Monday.

Jackson Vance was a busy man, pitching five strong innings, scattering seven hits and striking out five Raiders. He also went 4-for-4 at the plate with an RBI.

Joseph McNamee added three hits and four RBI as the Commanders improved to 2-6 on the season.

FCS is scheduled to host Macon County High Wednesday, March 26 in a 6 p.m. contest.

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