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"Our guys came out with the right mindset tonight," said MJ Coach Jim Carter. "The temperature made it a very challenging night to play, but our entire team responded well to the challenge."

Mt. Juliet will travel to Shackle Island Wednesday to continue their district schedule with a 4:30 p.m. game at Beech.

BASEBALL: FCS 7, Gordonsville 3LEBANON -- Four first-inning runs helped Friendship Christian's baseball team to a 7-3 win over District 8A rival Gordonsville Tuesday afternoon. Stefan Remus went 3-3 against the tigers, including a first inning homerun. He also singled in the second and doubled in the fifth inning.

Starting pitcher Caleb Snider held GHS hitless over two innings, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out four to get the decision.The leftywas followed to the mound by Austin Godwin (one inning), Remus (three innings) and Cale Mitchell (one inning). The trio of relievers held Gordonsville to four hits and struck out seven.

Tuesday action at Lebanon High was canceled as the Blue Devil baseball team was scheduled to host Beech in a District 9AAA contest. That game will be made-up Thursday afternoon at Brent Foster Field.

The LHS softball game vs. Mt. Juliet was also postponed and will be played at a later date.

CENTRAL GOES 4-0 IN WCIT -- Wilson Central closed out a perfect 4-0 in last week's Wilson County Invitational tournament with a 10-0 victory over Marshall County, Ky. Saturday.

Righthander Cody Haley got the decision with five innings of work. He allowed just two hits, struck out five and walked three, running his record to 1-1 on the season.

The Wildcats, now 5-3 on the season, struck for five runs in the bottom of the first and tacked on solo runs in fourth and sixth -- sandwiched around a three-spot in the fifth. Senior Reynolds Wehunt was 2-for-4 with an RBI while Austin Fry drilled a two-run triple.

Wilson Central is scheduled to play District 9AAA North games Tuesday at Portland and Wednesday at Hendersonville. Both games are scheduled to start at 7 p.m.

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