Central sweeps Trojan Classic pair

Staff Reports • Dec 17, 2015 at 6:21 PM

SODDY-DAISY — Wilson Central edged East Hamilton 4-3 and routed Red Bank 13-3 Friday in the Trojan Classic.

The Wildcats scored single runs in the fifth and sixth innings against East Hamilton to hand Kyle Schmitt his fifth win in seven decisions. Cullen Smith singled home the go-ahead run in the sixth inning. Drew Trice stole second and third in the fifth, bringing home the tying tally on an errant throw.

Schmitt allowed two earned runs on four hits in a full seven-inning outing with a walk and five strikeouts.

Colten Morris hit a two-out two-run double to put Central in front 2-1 in the second inning.

East Hamilton went up 3-2 with two in the bottom of the third.

Central scored a run in the first and six in the third against Red Bank to lift Dalton McCorkle to 2-2 for the season.

McCorkle scattered five hits and fanned five in six innings.

Ben Spradley drove in four runs on three hits while Austin Fry tripled and knocked in three runs.

The Wildcats climbed to 14-11 for the season and will wrap up their trip this morning with a 9 a.m. game against host Soddy-Daisy.

Community beats Purple Tigers 5-3

UNIONVILLE — Community scored all its runs in the middle innings of a 5-3 win over Watertown in the Walking Horse Classic on Friday.

Though Community was playing on its field, Watertown coach E.J. Wood won the coin flip for home field.

It didn’t matter as the Vikings scored three times in the third inning against Seth Price and twice more in the fourth against Colin Jennings. Justin Johnson pitched the sixth, and final, inning as the trio allowed seven hits.

Watertown was held to two hits, RBI singles by Price and Cameron Jennings, in the fifth inning when the Purple Tigers scored all their runs.

The Tigers will take a 13-10 season record to Trousdale County at 5 p.m. Monday for a District 8-A game. The Yellow Jackets will make the return trip to Three Forks Park 24 hours later.

Commanders salvage split at Knoxville Webb

KNOXVILLE — Jacob Self drove in three runs as Friendship Christian came from behind in the second game to salvage a double-header split at Knoxville Webb.

The Spartans won the opener of the East-Middle District 1-A doubleheader 2-1 before Friendship, the home team in the nightcap, rallied for a 9-5 victory.

Webb jumped to a 4-0 lead in the top of the second inning to chase starting pitcher Marshall Taylor.

But left-handed reliever Michael Hawks shut Webb down to a fifth-inning run the remaining six innings as the Commanders climbed to 11-13 for the season and 6-3 in the district.

Friendship fought back with two runs in the bottom of the second on Colton Gaines’ sacrifice fly and Milam Copeland’s RBI single. Hawks’ RBI triple brought the Commanders a run closer in the third.

Three Commanders crossed the plate in the fourth for a 6-3 lead as Self singled in one run and Taylor doubled in the other two. Self hit a two-run double and Steven Hollis an RBI groundout in the fifth.

Cody Walker contributed a double and single.

Hollis doubled to open the doubleheader and scored on a couple of wild pitches.

Jackson Vance held the 1-0 lead until Webb parlayed three singles into two sixth-inning runs. Vance allowed five hits and no walks.

The Commanders were coming off a 12-inning 12-7 win over DeKalb County on Thursday night in Smithville.

Friendship will travel to Ezell-Harding at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to close out the district schedule.

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