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Collins goes distance in Chiefs' win over 'Blazers

From staff reports • Mar 28, 2019 at 12:59 AM

ROGERSVILLE — One day after dropping a tight Big 7 Conference matchup at Daniel Boone, Cherokee’s baseball team turned the tables.

Japheth Curtsinger and Jesse Forgety drove in two runs apiece to lead the Chiefs to a 5-3 win over the visiting Trailblazers on Wednesday.

Nick Collins was strong on the hill for Cherokee, going the distance and allowing only six hits while striking out four.

Brody Goodman went 1-for-2 with a two-RBI double and a pair of walks for Boone, which edged Cherokee 2-1 on Tuesday in Gray. Colby Backus contributed a hit and an RBI.

DOBYNS-BENNETT 9, PHILLIP SIMMON (S.C.) 6

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Brogan Beckner, Jackson McDavid and Derick Thurston all smacked doubles in the Indians’ spring break win.

Dobyns-Bennett totaled 12 hits on the day and put nine baserunners on via walk.

McDavid came through with three RBIs, and freshman Jake Timbes and Dalton Harkleroad drove in two runs apiece.

Matthew Moore went the distance for the Tribe, giving up six hits and six unearned runs. He struck out eight.

SULLIVAN SOUTH 23, SULLIVAN CENTRAL 9

KINGSPORT — A 15-run third inning launched the Rebels to the five-inning Three Rivers Conference win over the Cougars.

Sullivan South’s offense churned out 19 hits, highlighted by a Chase Bowery home run in the third inning.

Cory Williams picked up his third win of the season.

SULLIVAN EAST 10, JOHNSON COUNTY 0

BLUFF CITY — The Patriots made quick work of Three Rivers rival Johnson County behind the arm of Luke Hale, who allowed three hits and struck out six in five innings.

Dylan White totaled four hits and an RBI. Perry Casaday and Eli Millhorn homered and had three RBIs apiece.

SCIENCE HILL 17, DAVID CROCKETT 1

JONESBOROUGH — The Hilltoppers scored 10 runs in the sixth inning of their Big 7 rout at Sonny Miller Field.

Landon Slemp led Science Hill (7-4, 4-0), going 4-for-4 with five RBIs and two runs scored. His totals included a three-run shot to left in the final inning.

Quinn Boyle struck out eight and allowed just two hits. Dustin Eatmon threw the final inning.

Cade Larkins and Micah Robinson had the hits for Crockett (3-6, 1-3). Cody Wheeley’s sacrifice fly scored Larkins for the Pioneers’ run.

Luke Adams suffered the loss.

TENNESSEE HIGH 17, VOLUNTEER 7

CHURCH HILL — Davis Hall went 4-for-4 and drove in three runs in the Vikings’ Big 7 win.

CJ Hess finished 3-for-5 and scored three times.

BIBB COUNTY 11, UNIVERSITY HIGH 1

GULF SHORES, Ala. — Brant Hare was the only Bucs player with multiple hits, going 2-for-3 with a pair of singles, and drove in his team’s run.

Three University High hurlers combined to give up nine hits and seven unearned runs.

EASTSIDE 15, HOLSTON 9

COEBURN — Austin Rittenberry threw 5 2/3 of relief, allowing three runs — two of them earned — while striking out nine and walking two.

Nick Livingston went 2-for-3, had four RBIs and scored three runs in Eastside’s first win of the season. Teammate Nick Raymond also went 2-for-3, driving in two runs and scoring three times.

Leo Ezzell was 3-for-5, including a double, and drove in a run for Holston (6-1). Logan Trent, Carson Blackburn, and Ryan Millinger added two hits each.

LEBANON 14, LEE 0

LEBANON 6, JOHN BATTLE 4

BRISTOL, Va. — Casey White allowed the Generals’ only three hits in the Pioneers’ first FCA Baseball Bash win of the day. White also scored twice and drove in a run.

Dewayne Garrett, Cameron Byington and Kade Martin accounted for Lee’s hits.

In the second game, Lebanon rallied from a 4-3 deficit to remain unbeaten and advance to Saturday’s FCA semifinals.

SOFTBALL

SCIENCE HILL 4, DANIEL BOONE 3

JOHNSON CITY — In the top of the second with the game tied at 2, Emma Cullop made a spectacular catch to rob the Lady Trailblazers’ McKenna Dietz of a home run, and the Lady ’Toppers went on to take the Big 7 win.

In the third with the score still tied, Science Hill’s Jayden Salts hit a flyball to left-center. Dietz tried to make a running, over-the-shoulder catch, but the ball hit her glove, went over the fence and put the ’Toppers up 4-2.

Kasey Bennett and Mackenzie Powell each had two hits for Science Hill (13-3, 3-0), which moved into first place in the conference.

Dietz and Megan Ackerman each totaled two hits for the Lady ’Blazers (13-3, 2-1).

COLEMAN 8, SULLIVAN EAST 5

GULF SHORES, Ala. — Kylee Wolfe went 3-for-3 for the Lady Patriots and Katelyn Loudy helped herself out in the circle by going 1-for-3 with a two-RBI double, but Coleman proved to be too much in the end.

Loudy was roughed up for 12 hits and seven runs. She struck out three.

GATE CITY 6, EASTSIDE 2

GATE CITY — Kiersten Quillen went 3-for-4, all singles, and Avery Johnson homered in the first inning of the Lady Blue Devils’ nondistrict win.

Kate Pendleton scattered six hits and struck out eight for Gate City (4-0), which is competing in the Eastman Invitational this weekend.

Tinley Hamilton took the loss for the Lady Spartans.

UNION 2, TWIN SPRINGS 0

BIG STONE GAP — Marleigh Duncan allowed just four hits and struck out an even dozen in the Lady Bears’ nondistrict win.

Brooke Light rapped out two hits and scored for Union.

Aubrey Powers took the loss.

RIDGEVIEW 26, TWIN VALLEY 1

PILGRIMS KNOB — Freshman Brooklyn Frazier had an inside-the-park home run and finished with five RBIs, and the Lady Wolfpack pounded the Lady Panthers in a nondistrict rout.

SOCCER

DAVID CROCKETT 4, HAMPTON 1

JONESBOROUGH — Dalton Williams had two goals and an assist in the Pioneers’ win.

John Plasted added a goal and an assist for David Crockett, which led 2-1 at the half. AJ Boyd notched Crockett’s other goal.

Blake Gentry had the Bulldogs’ only goal, which forged a first-half tie.

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