Lebanon put away visiting Watertown with a 12-run fourth inning in a 17-6 victory in the Wilson County Invitational at Brent Foster Field.
The Purple Tigers had just scored four times in the top of the fourth to grab a 6-5 edge.
Tristan Warden pitched the final 1 1/3 innings in relief of starter Connor Harris for the win. Warden allowed one hit and a walk as Lebanon pulled even for the season at 4-4.
Lebanon outhit Watertown 19-9. Zane Potter drove in four Blue Devil runs on three hits, including a double. Batting from the No. 9 hole, Dawson Hamilton doubled twice among three hits and Peyton McCullough singled twice as each knocked in three scores.
Eddie McDaniels drove in three runs and Taylor Bryan two as each had a pair of singles. Nick Sanders also singled three times.
Leadoff batter Seth Price drove in two Watertown runs on three hits, including a double. Justin Johnson went 3-for-3. Luke Turner had a double.
Lebanon will play host to Page at 8:30 p.m. tonight, DeKalb County at 12:30 p.m. Saturday and Eagleville at 3. Watertown will return to Foster Field today for a 6 p.m. game against Eagleville and a 10 a.m. contest against White House.
Four-run first launches Wildcats to win
GLADEVILLE — Wilson Central used a four-run first inning to launch itself to a 7-1 win over visiting White House in the Wilson County Invitational on Thursday.
The Wildcats added two runs in the third and one in the fourth to lift Kyle Schmitt [2-0] to victory. Schmitt allowed four this in six innings.
Central finished with nine hits, including two each by Malone Smith, Kyle Hubbuch and A.J. Franklin two each. Ben Spradley tripled and Tony Pfefferle doubled as each drove in two runs. Hubbuch also picked up an RBI as he and Smith doubled. Franklin added an RBI as well.
The Wildcats will carry a 2-4 record into today’s 2 p.m. game against visiting Giles County. White House will follow with a 4:30 p.m. game against Giles before DeKalb County and Hendersonville close out the night with a 7 o’clock contest.