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Mt. Juliet 6, Wilson Central 4 -
MT. JULIET -- Down 2-0 early, Mt. Juliet rallied, then held off a late Wilson Central surge to come away with a 6-4 home win over the Lady Wildcats Wednesday.
With the victory, the Lady Bears improved to 6-5 overall / 2-1 in District 9-AAA while WCHS slipped to 9-6 / 0-2 in the district.
Central grabbed an early lead with single runs in each of the first two innings, only to see Mt. Juliet push across one run in the third, then bunch together a few hits for three in the bottom of the fifth for a 4-2 lead.
MJ tacked on two more in the fifth as Molly Back rifled a two-run single down the line to give her team a 6-2 lead.
Kaylee Richetto answered for Central in the top of the seventh with a two-run homer,
Tyffany Cargile paced the Mt. Juliet offense with three hits. Alyssa Costley, Stephanie Phelps and Back each had two hits for the winners.
Alaina Morris finished 3-for-3 at the plate for the Lady Wildcats, Claire Smith added a pair of hits and Richetto drove in three runs.
Central will host Lebanon Tuesday, April 4 while Mt. Juliet plays at Beech Monday, April 3.

Lebanon 5, Hendersonville 1 -
HENDERSONVILLE -- Lebanon improved to 6-4-1 on the season and 3-0 in District 9-AAA play following Wednesday's 5-1 victory over Hendersonville Wednesday at Drakes Creek Park.
Kearsten Granstaff worked five and two-third, scattering six hits for the Lady Devils, walking one and striking out one.
Addison Fuller retired the only batter she faced in the seventh to earn a save.
LHS scored two runs in the top of the second, then added three more in the fifth.
Brianna Nagelhout slammed a pair of singles for the winners while Macy Lee popped a two-run double.

Watertown splits two -
WATERTOWN -- Upperman and Watertown split a doubleheader Wednesday, with WHS taking the opener 2-1, and the Lady Bees winning the nightcap 6-4.
Alicia House picked up the pitching decision threw a three-hitter.
Jada Moss paced the offense going 2-for-2 with RBIs from Ridge Morgan and Amber Wright.
The nightcap found Upperman scoring four runs in the fourth to take the lead for good at 6-1. Wright drove in a pair of runs for the Lady Tigers in the fifth.

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