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Friendship falls to Hendersonville in doubleheader

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

The Hendersonville Rangers travel team scored early and often in a 12-1 win over Friendship Christian in the first game of a middle-school baseball doubleheader Friday.

Friendship’s offense came to life in the nightcap, but the Commanders could complete a seventh-inning comeback as Hendersonville took the sweep 10-9.

The Rangers scored five runs in the first inning of the opener and three in the second while Friendship had just one in the first.

Hendersonville outhit Friendship 12-3.

The Commanders led 5-2 in the first inning of the nightcap before Hendersonville scored six in the second. Friendship got three in the seventh but fell to 15-9 for the season.

Justin Seagraves and Matthew Swann each drove in two runs for Friendship while Swann had two of the Commanders’ eight hits. Swann and Seagraves doubled.

Grayson Lang and Reid Nelson each notched three of Hendersonville’s 11 hits.

Friendship will travel to Macon County on Monday for a 5:30 p.m. game in Lafayette.

Southside lefty has Wright stuff to ground Winfree Bryant 4-1

Southside left-hander Will Wright was spot on Thursday in the Saints’ 4-1 win over visiting Winfree Bryant.

Wright allowed two hits and no walks while striking out 12 Aviators in a seven-inning complete game.

He got all the runs he would need in the bottom of the first inning when  Ethan Parker Shelton followed Bryson Jones’ single to center field with a two-run homer over the left-field fence.

Shelton finished 2-for-2. Wright, Matthew Winfree, Griffin Creswell and Braden Costley also singled for Southside.

Perry pitches MJCA past Davidson

Mt. Juliet Christian defeated Davidson Academy 12-2 Thursday behind Dawson Perry’s complete-game one-hitter.

“As we near the end of our season heading into the tournament we just want to finish strong and we are very proud to be hitting our stride right now down the stretch,” Mt. Juliet Christian coach Mike Kittrell said after his Saints improved to 10-2 for the season and 7-2 in conference play. “Our guys are playing very well at this stage in the game. Of course, there are always things you can do better and we are continuously striving to do that.”

While Perry was striking out five Bears, Gavin Sellers led the Saints’ offense with two RBI on two hits while Perry knocked in a pair of scores on one hit. Cole Alsup, Noah Michael, Caylor Bates, Preston Sloan and Camden Burgess also racked up an RBI apiece.

Mt. Juliet Christian will play host to Lighthouse Christian in an 11 a.m. doubleheader today.

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