SODDY-DAISY — Wilson Central’s hitters enjoyed a field day with 12 hits in a 16-0 win over Rhea County in the Trojan Classic on Thursday.
It wasn’t a bad day for pitcher Tony Pfefferle either as he allowed a single hit in the five-inning game with four strikeouts for his first win of the season in four decisions.
Central scored seven times in the second inning, two in the third and fifth and five in the fourth to run-rule the Golden Eagles.
Kyle Hubbuch hit his fifth homer of the season and Austin Fry his first as each drove in two runs. Malone Smith knocked in three runs on two hits, including a double. Dalton McCorkle and Colten Morris put up matching numbers of two RBI, two hits and a double. Jake Lelfer went 3-for-3.
The Wildcats climbed to 12-13 for the season and will face East Hamilton and Red Bank today.
Nine-run fifth powers Purple Tigers past Moore County
EAGLEVILLE — Playing in Cascade’s Walking Horse Classic, Watertown galloped past Moore County 10-4 Thursday.
Robert Caruthers spotted Moore County two runs in the first inning and allowed two more in the top of the fifth.
But Watertown’s hitters took him off the hook and gave him the win with nine in the fifth. Austin Brown’s two-run double was the big blow in the inning.
Caruthers struck out five in 5 1/3 innings before Jarred Bradshaw got the final two outs of the three-hitter as the game ended in the sixth due to a time limit.
Justin Johnson had two of the Tigers’ seven hits, including a double, as Watertown improved to 13-9 for the season.
Watertown will travel down the road to Unionville today to take on host Community at 1:30 p.m. today.
Golden Bears outscore Oakland 8-6
MURFREESBORO — Mt. Juliet’s three-spots trumped Oakland’s twos Thursday night as the Golden Bears outscored the host Patriots 8-6 at Mack Hawks Field.
The Bears, coming off a 5-1 district win at Station Camp the night before, trailed 5-3 before scoring three times in the top of the sixth inning and twice in the seventh. Josh Gastley drove in the go-ahead run with two out in the sixth.
Curt Hoppe went 3-for-4 with an RBI. C.J. Kastner and Eli Mason homered and had to hits apiece.
Zach Austin pitched 1 1/3 innings in relief of starter Logan Harris to pick up the win and go to 3-0. Tyler Overstreet threw a scoreless sixth for a hold and Eli Schreiber picked up his third save despite allowing a run in the seventh as the Bears improved to 19-4 for the season.
Mt. Juliet will take the weekend off before playing host to Wilson Central at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the start of a home-and-home District 9-AAA South series.