Southside tops Watertown

Staff Reports • Dec 17, 2015 at 6:16 PM

Ethan Shelton and Gabe Jennings combined to pitch Southside to a 6-1 win over Watertown on Monday.

Shelton fired four no-hit innings, allowing the Purple Tigers’ run. Jennings surrendered two hits over the final three frames.

Shelton also had three hits while Matthew Winfree put the game out of reach with a two-run double. Griffin Creswell doubled and Gabe Jennings singled.

Five-run third lifts Bult, FCS

LASCASSAS — Friendship Christian did all its scoring in the third inning and the Commanders held off host Providence Christian 5-4 Tuesday at Lascassas Elementary.

Addison Fakes drove in two runs and Jackson Cherry one as Friendship backed the pitching of Ethan Bult, who worked 5 2/3 innings and struck out five.

Cherry and Hanley Sobieszczyk doubled. Chad Holcombe recorded the final four outs.

Friendship out-hit Providence 7-5 as the Commanders climbed to 10-5.

SOUTH CARTHAGE — Friendship Christian bounced back from a 2-0 first-game loss to pound host Gordonsville 14-3 in a middle-school baseball doubleheader Monday at Crump Paris Park.

The Tigers scored both their first-game runs in the first inning as Friendship was held to three hits.

Matthew Swann struck out six in 3 2/3 innings as he and Ryan Godwin [1/3 inning] combined to allow five hits.

The Commanders found their bats in the second game with eight runs in the first inning and six in the second as the game was called after three innings.

Jared Dickey pitched two of the innings for Friendship, striking out four as Gordonsville had just one hit.

Grayson Cole, Justin Seagraves and Josh Folkerts each had two of Friendship’s 12 hits. Folkerts drove in four runs and Cole two.

Friendship will go to Southside today for a 4:30 p.m. doubleheader.

Pitman, Saints crush Clarksville Academy

CLARKSVILLE — Mt. Juliet Christian spanked host Clarksville Academy 14-4 Tuesday night.

Alex Pitman led the Saints with four hits, including an inside-the-park home run. Preston Sloan supplied three hits and Gavin Sellers, Noah Michael and Tristan Mathis two each as Mt. Juliet Christian climbed to 6-2 for the season and 3-2 in conference play.

“The guys played well,” Mt. Juliet Christian coach Mike Kittrell said. “There were definitely some things we could’ve done better, but we played well.

“It’s always great to get a conference win.”

Sellers started on the mound and picked up the win before Dawson Perry finished up.

Mt. Juliet Christian will travel to Harding Academy on Saturday for an 11 a.m. game.

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