Five run third powers Purple Tigers past Eagleville

Staff Reports • Updated Mar 22, 2014 at 12:17 AM

A five-run third inning lifted Watertown to an 8-3 win over Eagleville in the Wilson County Invitational on Friday evening at Lebanon’s Brent Foster Field.

The big inning broke a 1-1 tie and lifted freshman Seth Price to victory. The right-hander allowed three runs while striking out five in six innings. Robert Caruthers gave up two runs while striking out the side in the seventh as the Purple Tigers improved to 4-5. The pair allowed seven hits.

Colin Jennings singled in two runs in the big inning. Justin Johnson had three of Watertown’s 13 hits and Cameron Jennings two as each drove in two scores.

Price and Dusty Meador each knocked in a run on two hits.

Watertown will return to Foster Field today for a 10 a.m. game against White House.

Lebanon holds off Page 11-9

A late night for Lebanon ended with an 11-9 win over Page in the Wilson County Invitational Friday night at Brent Foster Field.

The visiting team, Lebanon took the lead for good with four runs in the top of the third inning. But Page kept on the Blue Devils heels, loading the bases in the bottom of the seventh inning before a 6-4-3 double play saved the day for LHS.

Zane Potter, the last of three Lebanon pitchers, fired the final 5 1/3 innings for the win as the Blue Devils moved to 5-4 for the season.

Caleb Young homered, doubled and drove in two Blue Devil runs. Bryce Lester had four of LHS’ 11 hits, two of which were doubles, and two RBI. Jackson Arnold also knocked in a pair of runs while Taylor Bryan doubled.

Lebanon will wrap up the Invitational with two games today – at 12:30 p.m. against DeKalb County and 3 o’clock vs. Eagleville.

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