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Dulaney homer in eighth sends Crockett past D-B

From staff reports • Apr 13, 2019 at 2:49 AM

KINGSPORT — Ashlyn Dulaney launched a tiebreaking, two-run home run in the top of the eighth inning on Friday, ushering David Crockett toward a 6-2 Big 7 Conference softball victory over Dobyns-Bennett.

Dulaney’s one-out blast broke a 2-2 tie, and the Lady Pioneers padded their lead when Jenna Davis stroke a two-run single.

Kara Weems dominated from the circle, allowing just two hits. One was Kassidy Miller’s first-inning single that brought in two runs, both unearned.

Alyssa Suits cut Crockett’s deficit in half with an RBI double in the third. An inning later, Dulaney scored on an error by the D-B catcher.

Weems paced a 10-hit Lady Pioneers output, going 3-for-4 with a double.

Sullivan Central 14, University High 4

BLOUNTVILLE — Behind stellar offensive work from Courtney Willis (4-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs) and Jasmine Sheffield (3-for-5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs), the Lady Cougars got the job done in six innings.

View Cheryl Gray’s photo gallery from the Central-UH game

Willis and Sheffield each pounded out two doubles and a triple. Central turned nine of its 13 hits into extra bases — six doubles and three triples.

Faith Campbell batted 2-for-3 with two RBIs in the victory. Ashley Steadman contributed a three-run double and two runs.

Willis pitched five innings of relief to get the decision, surrendering three runs but just one that was earned.

Emily Morgan went 2-for-2 and scored twice for the Lady Bucs.

Daniel Boone 7, Anderson County 3

KNOXVILLE — Nickolette Ferguson, McKenna Dietz and Greyson Stevens had two hits apiece for the Lady Trailblazers, who used Jaycie Jenkins’ three-run, fourth-inning home run to separate from Anderson County in the Gibbs tournament.

Daniel Boone took a 2-0 first-inning lead with the aid of a Megan Ackerman double. It was a 3-1 game before Jenkins delivered her big blow.

Ackerman did the pitching for Boone, giving up seven hits and two earned runs. She had one strikeout and one walk.

The Lady ’Blazers amassed 11 hits.

Twin Springs 4, Volunteer 1

CHURCH HILL — Aubrey Powers allowed just two hits and the Lady Titans got a pair of RBIs from Alyssa McCracken in the interstate win.

McCracken finished 3-for-3, including a triple. Belle Austin was 2-for-3 with a double and Powers also went 2-for-3.

Alli Chandler had a hit and drove in the Lady Falcons’ run in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Cloudland 4, Happy Valley 3

ROAN MOUNTAIN — Jasmine Birchfield went 2-for-3 with two runs scored to lead the Lady Highlanders.

Singles from Heaven Caraway and Birchfield combined with a Kristi Bare RBI double were part of a two-run Cloudland sixth that snapped a 2-2 tie.

Kadie Havner homered to lead off the top of the seventh. Maddie Lingerfelt singled her way aboard with two outs, then the Lady ’Landers induced a game-ending fielder’s choice.

Claire Johnson and Lingerfelt collected two hits apiece for the Lady Warriors, with Johnson driving in a pair of runs.



Elizabethton 11, David Crockett 0

JONESBOROUGH — Lawson Wagner (3-0) held the Pioneers (6-12) to two hits in the mercy rule-shortened game. The side-armer didn’t allow a hit until the fourth inning, didn’t walk a batter and struck out three.

The Cyclones (16-4) won their sixth straight.

Evan Perkins was 1-for-1 with four RBIs despite not having an extra-base hit. Perkins drove in two runs with a first-inning single, added a sacrifice fly in the third, and was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the fifth inning.

Matthew Dailey totaled two hits and three RBIs, and leadoff man Karson Dillard also added three RBIs.

The Cyclones stole six bases, including two each by Evan Carter and Perkins.




Eastside 9, J.I. Burton 0 (Thursday)


John Robert Kilgore (E) def. Keaton Ingle 6-0, 6-1; Shane Campbell (E) def. Austin Quillen 8-0; Jordan Rasnick (E) def. Caleb Barnette 8-2; Chris Swann (E) def. Owen Lindsey 8-6; Erik Jones (E) def. Bryson Roberson 8-4; Luke Kirk (E) def. Josiah Kyle 3-1;


Kilgore/Rasnick (E) def. Ingle/Barnette 6-0, 6-1; Campbell/Jones (E) def. Quillen/Lindsey 8-0; Swann/Kirk (E) def. Roberson/Kyle 8-6.

Wise Central 8, Lee 1 (Thursday)


Tanner Fee (L) def. Qasim Qureshi 9-8; Brody Alliston (C) def. Will McQueen 8-1; Gabe Daniels (C) def. Taylor Bowles 8-5; Grayson Bailey (C) def. Seth Garrett 8-2; Ben Stallard (C) def. Tyler Hammonds 8-0; Colton Culbertson (C) def. Shawn Hampton 8-0.


Qureshi/Stallard (C) def. Fee/McQueen 9-8; Allison/Bailey (C) def. Bowles/Hampton 8-0; Culbertson/Daniels (C) def. Garrett/Hammonds 8-2

Eastside 9, Dobyns-Bennett 0 (Friday)


JR Kilgore (E) def. Ben Allen 6-3, 6-4; Shane Campbell (E) def. Cole Ridings 6-0, 6-0; Jordan Rasnick (E) def. Omkar Bhat 6-3, 6-0; Chris Swann (E) def. Jake Smith 7-5, 6-1; Erik Jones (E) def. Matthew Frye 6-1, 6-4; Luke Kirk (E) def. Mason Robinette 6-1, 6-1


Kilgore/Rasnick (E) def. Allen/Ridings 8-1; Campbell/Jones (E) def. Bhat/Smith 8-4; Swann/Kirk (E) def. Frye/Robinette 8-6.

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