Friendship Christian scored in the first inning and Courtney Petty made the lead stand as the Lady Commanders beat visiting Upperman 4-1 Monday.
An RBI double by Kelsi Dickey and two-out, run-scoring single by Jordan Burton staked Petty and the Lady Commanders to an early 2-0 lead.
Petty scattered six hits and four walks while striking out 10. Upperman’s only run came on a home run to center field in the top of the sixth inning to cut the margin in half.
But Friendship got the run back, with 100-percent interest, in the bottom of the inning. Dickey - who tripled, doubled and singled in going 3-for-3 – got her triple here to the fence in right-center and scored on Tana Whited’s double to almost the same spot. Burton reached on an error for the final run.
Brice Dabbs also singled as the Lady Commanders collected six hits in climbing to 8-4.
Friendship will play host to Donelson Christian in an East-Middle District 1-A game at 5 p.m. today.
Tigerettes trounce MTCS
MURFREESBORO — An eight-run second inning launched Watertown to a 16-0 win at Middle Tennessee Christian on Monday.
The Tigerettes tacked on five runs in the third and three in the fourth as they improved to 5-4.
Tiffany Tomlinson picked up the win before Brittney Pryor finished.
Watertown will open District 8-A play today when Trousdale County visits Three Forks Park for a 5 p.m. game.
Lebanon goes 2-2 in Gordonsville Tournament
COOKEVILLE — Lebanon was edged by Houston 4-3 in nine innings Saturday in the Gordonsville Tournament.
Earlier, the Lady Devils shut out William Blount 7-0.
On Friday, Lebanon outscored Powell 8-6 and blanked Upperman 10-0.
Houston scored in the bottom of the ninth to drop the Lady Devils to 8-4. Kasey Squires pitched a complete game, allowing 12 hits and no walks while striking out four.
Both teams scored twice in the seventh inning.
Shelby Jones had half of Lebanon’s four hits while Sarah Aubuchon had the only RBI. Kaitlin Eakes tripled.
Against William Blount, Lebanon scored all seven runs in the top of the second inning.
Kayleigh Calvo pitched an inning and Anna Smallwood three of the four-inning game, allowing three hits.
Hannah Simmons hit a grand slam as she and Eakes had two hits each. Megan Brown drove in a run.
Against Powell, Lebanon scored four times in the top of the fourth, and final, inning.
Squires pitched 3 1/3 innings in relief for the win after Powell scored five times in the first against Anna Smallwood.
Each team had seven hits. Eakes doubled as she and Brittany Nagelhout homered and drove in three runs each. Brown knocked in a run and doubled.
Against Upperman, Lebanon jumped to a 3-0 lead in the first inning, added three more in the third and four in the fourth to run-rule the Lady Bees.
Squires allowed four hits and no walks while whiffing four in a complete game.
Aubuchon drove in three runs on a triple and single. Eakes singled twice and doubled while Nagelhout doubled as each had two RBI. Simmons also drove in a run as she and Brown banged out two hits each, including a double for Brown. Shelby Wright picked up an RBI and a double.
Lebanon will travel to Mt. Juliet today for a 5 p.m. District 9-AAA game.