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PREP SOFTBALL -- Busy day on tap locally

FCS catcher Brittany Petry / Tommy Bryan photo

MT. JULIET HOSTS LEBANON
With sunny skies in the forecast, today figures to be a busy day for Wilson County prep softball teams.

Mt. Juliet is scheduled to host District 9-AAA rival Lebanon High in a 5 p.m. game while over on Coles Ferry Pike, Friendship Christian School welcomes Wilson Central for a 5 p.m. game.

Friendship Christian comes into today's contest 17-8 overall after winning 10-9 at Donelson Christian Academy Tuesday afternoon.

The Lady Commanders, now 4-0 in the East-Middle District 1-A, got two homers from Tana Whited and one home run each from Brittany Petry and Brice Dabbs to subdue DCA.

Starter Courtney Petty picked up the win. She worked around eight walks, allowing just two hits and striking out six.

Whited entered in the seventh, striking out two and allowing two hits for the save.

DeKalb County 8, Friendship 6
COOKEVILLE -- Friendship Christian finished second in the Macon County tournament Saturday at Cane Creek Park, dropping a back and forth 8-6 loss to DeKalb County in the finals.
    
The Lady Commanders led 2-0 after one, only to see DCHS take a 3-2 lead in the top of the second.
    
The game seesawed until the top of the sixth when the Lady Tigers pushed across two runs.
    
Courtney Petty was tagged with the loss, scattering seven hits and striking out eight batters.
    
She helped her own cause with two hits and drove in two runs.
    
Earlier Saturday, the Lady Commanders downed Macon County 4-3 and Portland 5-1.

MJ Christian 12, Hendersonville Christian 2
MT. JULIET -- Eighth grader Caitlyn Smith threw a five-inning three-hitter and drove in two runs on a pair of hits Monday as Mt. Juliet Christian Academy topped Hendersonville Christian 12-2 in high school softball
    
The Lady Saints improved to 8-3 with the victory headed into a 4 p.m. Thursday home game with Donelson Christian.
    
MJCA blew the game open with a seven-run effort in the bottom of the fourth inning as Liz Russ drilled a three-run homer and Kendra Robertson added a two-run single.

Watertown 8, Goodpasture 4
MADISON -- Goodpasture pulled away with a three-run sixth inning and went on to claim an 8-4 home victory over Watertown High Friday, April 4 in District 8-A softball.
    
Tiffany Tomlinson took the loss for the Tigerettes, scattering 13 hits, but allowing only three earned runs. She struck out three and walked one.
McKay Hill and Tomlinson each had two hits for Watertown. Tomlinson drove in two runs.
    
The Tigerettes are scheduled to host Goodpasture Thursday afternoon at Three Forks Park.

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