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Blue Devils win two to close WCI

Staff Reports • Dec 15, 2015 at 2:44 PM

Lebanon closed the Wilson County Invitational on Saturday with a 5-4 walk-off win over DeKalb County and a 9-0 shutout of Eagleville at Brent Foster Field.

Caleb Young’s double to left field drove in Taylor Bryan and Bryce Lester to hand Tristan Warden the win in relief. Lester dropped a single into left field to drive in Eddie McDaniels with the first run of the inning.

Warden struck out two and walked two in the top of the seventh after starter Dawson Hamilton allowed four runs on four hits with six walks and five strikeouts in six innings.

Peyton McCullough’s two-run single staked Lebanon to a 2-0 second-inning lead.

DeKalb County got on the board in the fourth inning and took the lead with three in the sixth.

Lester doubled as he and Hamilton had two hits each as the Blue Devils notched nine hits.

Against Eagleville, Lebanon scored three times in the first inning and six in the second as the Blue Devils moved to 7-4.

McDaniels scattered four singles and a walk while fanning four in seven innings.

Hamilton drove in two runs on three hits, including a triple and a double, from the No. 9 hole. McDaniels, Lester, Bryan and Jackson Arnold each had two hits and Grant Partlow a double in the Blue Devils’ 13-hit attack.

Lebanon will travel to the Gallatin Municipal Park on Wednesday for a 7 p.m. game against District 9-AAA rival Gallatin.

Wildcats double up Page

GLADEVILLE — Wilson Central lost to Summit 7-1 Saturday but bounced back to double up Page 8-4 Saturday to wrap up the Wilson County Invitational.

The Wildcats scored three times in the bottom of the third inning to take a 5-2 lead over Page.

Ben Spradley spanked a two-run triple and freshman Ryan Hill a tow-run single. Tony Pfefferle, the losing pitcher against Summitt, had three RBI on two hits, including a double. Kyle Hubbuch joined Pfefferle and Hill with two hits each.

Hill won his first decision by allowing three hits and striking out four in three innings.

Central faced District 9-AAA rival Portland at Vanderbilt’s Hawkins Field on Monday night. Wildcat junior left-hander A.J. Franklin has committed to the Commodores.

The Wildcats are scheduled to play host to Glenboork North [Ill.] at 7 p.m. tonight.

Bears go 4-0 in Invitational

MT. JULIET — Mt. Juliet went 4-0 in the Wilson County Invitational, outscoring opponents 44-7.

Marshall Gei, Curt Hoppe, Jonathan Smith and Zach Austin won on the mound for the Golden Bears.

Hoppe led the offense by going 6-for-13 with four doubles, a home run and 11 RBI. Alex Houser finished 6-of-8 and reached base 11 times in 13 plate appearances.

Mt. Juliet improved to 9-2 going into Monday’s home game against Gallatin, a game moved up from tonight. The Bears will play host to Dobyns Bennett at 6 p.m. Thursday as part of the Warrior Classic.

MCJA sweeps Pearl-Cohn, Hillwood

MT. JULIET — Mt. Juliet Christian pounded Pearl-Cohn 12-2 in five innings Friday and outscored visiting Hillwood 10-8 Saturday.

The Saints scored nine times in the second inning against Hillwood to lift Michael Gallione to the win. Gallione allowed two hits in six innings before the Toppers scored six times in the seventh.

Elliott Lee singled twice for the Saints while Race McLean racked up a single, two runs, a walk and two hit-by-pitches.

Mt. Juliet Christian scored four times in the first inning and eight in the second against Pearl-Cohn. Peyton Sloan drove in three Saint scores on three doubles to help Zach Jones to the win.

The Saints faced Ezell-Harding in an East-Middle District 1-A series, facing the Eagles at MJCA on Monday and at EHCS at 4 p.m. today.

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