Ninth grader leads Central comeback
GLADEVILLE -- Unfazed after giving up an opposite field three-run homer in the top of the first Wednesday against Lebanon, you might say Wilson Central pitcher Kaylee Richetto settled down.
A ninth grader with apparently limitless potential, Richetto held Lebanon to just one hit the rest of the way in a 13-3 victory over the Lady Devils. She struck out two and walked just one hitter.
Batting cleanup, Richetto helped her own cause with a pair of solo homers as the Lady Wildcats improved to 12-6 overall, 4-1 in District 9-AAA.
Lebanon took an early 3-0 lead as Brianna Nagelhout followed up one out singles by Sarah Aubuchon and Hannah Simmons with a long homer to left.
Central calmly responded with two runs in the bottom of the second, four in the third and six runs in the fourth.
It was a long two-run shot over the hitter's eye in center by Eboni Jordan that broke a 3-3 tie and sent the Lady Wildcats on their way.
WCHS pounded out 15 hits in the five-inning game -- including three from Kayla Varner and two by Lily Bombard who drove in three runs.
Weather permitting, Wilson Central is scheduled to host Ravenwood High today at 5:15 p.m.
The Lady 'Cats return to District 9-AAA play Monday, April 4 as they host Station Camp in a 5 p.m. contest.
Lebanon dropped to 7-9 overall, 1-2 in the district in the loss.
Wilson Central 12, Mt. Juliet 8
MT. JULIET -- Wilson Central scored five runs in the top of the seventh inning Tuesday and went on to record a 12-8 victory at Mt. Juliet High.
Eboni Jordan went 4-for-4 to lead Wilson Central's 15-hit attack. Kaylee Richetto and Claire Smith each drove in two runs.
Kailey Brimm slugged a pair of homers for the Lady Bears and finished with four RBI.
Friendship 9, E. Robertson 0
CROSS PLAINS -- Friendship Christian moved to 11-3-1 on the season following Wednesday's 9-0 win at East Robertson.
The Lady Commanders pounded out 14 hits, including three homers off the bats of Bayley West, Riley Walker and Brice Dabbs.
FCS took the lead with two runs in the top of the second, then added five in the fourth and two more in the sixth.
Courtney Petty went the distance for the decision, limiting ERHS to six hits, striking out five with no walks.
The Lady Commanders are scheduled to play this weekend in the Chattanooga Summit of Softball -- hosted by Ooltewah High.
Two games are on tap Friday, against Sequatchie County at 5:30 pm and Bradley County at 7:30 p.m.
Watertown 14, Goodpasture 6
WATERTOWN -- Tigerette hitters combined for 22 hits in Tuesday afternoon's 14-6 home victory over District 8-A rival Goodpasture.
Watertown broke open a 2-2 game with three runs in the fifth, three in the sixth and five in the bottom of the sixth.
Jada Moss led the hit parade with four hits, while Bailey Griffin, Alicia House, Amber Wright, Lauren Webster and Aaron Cherry each had three hits.
House went the distance for the decision, scattering eight hits, walking one and striking out four.
Watertown's scheduled Friday game with Gallatin has been moved to April 11. The two teams will play a doubleheader beginning at 4:30 pm.
Tuesday, April 5 the Tigerettes will entertain Red Boiling Springs at 5:30 p.m.