MJ plays "loser-out" game Monday
HENDERSONVILLE -- Mt. Juliet's Lady Bears are scheduled to take on Station Camp 7 p.m. Monday at Sumner County's Veteran's Park in a "loser=out" game of the District 9-AAA softball tournament.
Mt. Juliet slipped to 17-24 on the season following Friday's 6-5 loss in eight innings to Wilson Central Friday in the tournament's opening round.
The Lady Bears held an early 4-0 lead, only to see the defending state champs claw back into contention, then score the winning run on a pair of fielding errors.
Katie Eakes drove in four runs for WCHS with a three-run homer and an RBI singles. Clair Smith went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and Kenzey Meador added a pair of singles.
Sophomore Ashley Foster went the distance for the Lady Wildcats, scattering nine hits and striking out two.
Tiffany Cargile went 3-for-4 for Mt. Juliet with a double and a pair of singles.
Starter Kaylee Critcher (three innings) and Kyli Biggs (four innings) split the pitching duties, surrendering 10 hits and walking four.
Wilson Central (25-10) moved into Tuesday's second round against tournament host Beech High in a 7 p.m. contest.
Lebanon will take a record of 24-16-1 into Tuesday's 5 p.m. game vs. Hendersonville High.
The Lady Devils are coming of a 7-5 victory over Portland Friday, a contest that found LHS pounding out 14 hits.
Freshman Anna Bennett and senior Sarah Aubuchon each had three hits as Bennett drove in three runs.
Anna Smallwood got the win, working the full seven innings and scattering 10 hits. Smallwood walked one batter and struck out two.
DII -- Friendship 13, FRA 0
Friendship Christian improved to 33-7-1 on the season with a lopsided 13-0 home win over Franklin Road Academy Friday afternoon in the opening round of the East-Middle Regional.
The Lady Commanders are scheduled to play Donelson Christian Academy Tuesday at Franklin's Battle Ground Academy.
FCS pounded out 12 hits, including a pair of doubles by Courtney Miles and two hits from Kennedy West, who finished with three RBI. Brooke Eakes and Brice Dabbs each had two hits.
Starter Courtney Petty (three innings) and Charisssa Martin (two innings) combined to limit FRA to just two hits.
District 9-AAA Monday, May 9
Games at Veteran's Park Hendersonville
adjacent to Drakes Creek Park
5 pm Gallatin vs. Portland
7 pm Station Camp vs. Mt. Juliet
Tuesday, May 10
5 pm Hendersonville vs. Lebanon
7 pm Beech vs. Wilson Central
Wednesday, May 11
5 pm Loser's bracket quarterfinal
7 pm Loser's bracket quarterfinal
Thursday, May 12
5 pm Loser's bracket semifinal
7 pm Winner's bracket final
Friday, May 13
5 pm Loser's bracket final
7 pm Championship game
Saturday, May 14
TBA "If necessary" game
Possibility this game could be played at Vol State