Tuesday at the Commando Classic
HENDERSONVILLE -- Lebanon High's softball team split a pair of games Tuesday in the annual Commando Classic at Drakes Creek Park.
The Lady Devils dropped a 4-3 decision to Class AA power Creek Wood High, then topped Pope John Paul II 6-1 -- giving new head coach Chris Spurlock his initial victory at LHS.
Brianna Nagelhout drove in three runs in the win over JP2, including a two-run double in the first. Nagelhout picked up the pitching decision with 3.2 innings of work. Sarah Aubuchon added an RBI single.
LHS is scheduled to be back in action Friday with a 4 p.m. game vs. Harpeth High and a 5:30 p.m. meeting with St. Benedict.
Wilson Central 10, White House 2
HENDERSONVILLE -- Down 2-0 early, defending Class AAA state champion Wilson Central scored four times in the bottom of the second and tacked on five more in the third for a 10-2 win over White House Tuesday in the Commando Classic at Drakes Creek Park.
Lily Bombard ripped three hits and drove in three runs Claire Smith and Kayla Verner each had two hits and two RBI.
Ashley Foster picked up the pitching decision, allowing seven hits over four innings.
Earlier in the day, Greenbrier hung a 4-3 loss on the Lady 'Cats.
Kaylee Richetto was saddled with the loss. She gave up just two earned runs and allowed five hits. Varner and Richetto had two hits each and drove in a run. Katie Eakes contributed an RBI single.
WCHS is scheduled to play Blackman High Friday at 4:30 on Field 12 at Drakes Creek, followed by a 7:30 p.m. game with Ravenwood.
Wilson Central will wrap up pool play Saturday with an 8:30 a.m. game vs. Knox Gibbs.
Friendship 5, Riverdale 1
HENDERSONVILLE -- Defending Division II-A state champion Friendship Christian School opened the 2016 season in fine fashion Tuesday, defeating Riverdale High 5-1 in the Commando Classic at Drakes Creek Park.
The Lady Commanders scored two runs in the bottom of the first, then padded a 2-1 lead with a three-spot in the fourth.
Riley Walker placed Friendships's seven-hit attack with two hits while winning pitcher Kendal Kelsh helped her own cause with a hit and two runs batted in.
Hannah Alexander had a hit and an RBI.
Kelsh struck out two and allowed just two Lady Warrior hits over five innings of work.
Also on Tuesday, FCS and Maryville battled to a 0-0 draw after seven innings.
Courtney Petty went the distance, striking out eight while scattered five hits.
FCS is slated to play at Ezell-Harding Friday at 4 p.m.