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REGION 5AAA -- Mt. Juliet teams reach finals

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Mt. Juliets baseball and softball teams find themselves just one win away from return appearances in the TSSAA Spring Fling -- thanks to wins Monday in their respective Region 5AAA semifinal games.

The Golden Bears (36-4) pounded out 15 hits and thumped visiting Clarksville Northwest 12-2. Mt. Juliet will play at Rossview Wednesday for the region title.

Rossview (27-7) needed 10 innings to defeat Station Camp in Tuesday's 5AAA semifinal contest.

MJHS and Rossview are both assured of a berth in Fridays TSSAA sectional.

The Lady Bears went on the road and defeated Clarksville High 4-1 -- improving to 33-13-1 overall. Coach Brad Rowletts team will play at Beech Wednesday in the Region 5AAA championship game.

First pitch is set for 6 p.m. at Shackle Island. Beech reached the region finals with an 8-0 win over Clarksville Northeast.

Win or lose Wednesday, Mt. Juliet will play in a TSSAA sectional game Friday with the winner earning a spot in the Spring Fling.

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