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SOFTBALL -- WLocal softball at a glance

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Watertown advances to Region 4-A

GALLATIN -- Down 10-8 headed into the seventh inning, Wilson Central struck for five runs in the top of the frame to eliminate Lebanon 13-10 Wednesday at Triple Creek Park.
The Wilson County rivals combined for 29 hits and six errors as WCHS used the big inning twice -- scoring five in the top of the second and seventh.
Laney Tucker and Alaina Morris had three hits apiece for the winners while Kaylee Richetto drove in a pair of runs.
Megan Jalselskis delivered a single, a double and a triple with three RBI for the Lady Devils.
Brianna Nagelhout added a pair of singles to drive in three.
With the win, the Lady Wildcats (24-15-1) advanced to tonight's finals of the District 9-AAA losers' bracket against Mt. Juliet, an 11-3 winner over Gallatin.
The game will be played at 7 p.m. at Volunteer State Community College.
Lebanon's season ended at 17-18-1 overall.

Mt. Juliet 11, Gallatin 3
GALLATIN -- Mt. Juliet scored four runs in the bottom of the first and added five more in the fifth to eliminate Gallatin 11-3 Wednesday in the loser's bracket of the District 9-AAA tournament.
Alyssa Costley threw a complete game six-hitter for the Lady Bears, striking out eight and walking two.
Tyffany Cargile belted a homer and a double to drive in four runs; Camryn Cernuto went 3-for-3 and scored three runs while Kyli Biggs and Makayla Draper bopped triples.
Mt. Juliet improved to 24-10 on the season headed into a Thursday showdown with Wilson Central.

Watertown advances to Region 4-A
WATERTOWN -- Goodpasture won the District 8-A softball championship Wednesday night, defeating host Watertown 8-7 in the finals.
WHS earned a berth in the finals by eliminating Gordonsville 12-10 Wednesday afternoon -- a game that found Watertown moving ahead 4-0, then swapping the lead back and forth.
WHS scored three runs in the sixth and six more in the seventh to secure the win.
Ridge Morgan finished with three hits while Aaron Cherry belted a two-run homer.
Sydney Murrell and Alicia House split the pitching duties with House earning the win in relief.
Gordonsville committed 10 errors -- accounting for 10 unearned runs.
In Wednesday's championship game, the Lady Tigers committed five errors, opening the door for an 8-7 Goodpasture victory.
Jada Moss had a single and a double, driving in three runs.
As the district runner-up, Watertown will go on the road for the opening game of the Region 4-A tournament.

FCS hosts DCA at 5 pm for 3rd place
SEYMOUR -- Friendship Christian dropped into the consolation game of the East-Middle Region 1-A tournament following Wednesday's 5-2 loss to Davidson Academy.
The Lady Commanders (19-10 overall) will host Donelson Christian Academy 5 p.m. Thursday -- with both teams going on the road next week to West Tennessee for a Division II sectional best-of-three series.
Davidson Academy pitcher Skylar Sopko limited the Lady Commanders to just three hits including a two-run homer by Sydney McCormick.
Bryce Dabbs and Hannah Alexander had the only other hits for Friendship -- both singles.

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