PORTLAND — Wilson Central scored six runs in the first two innings to launch itself to an 8-3 win over Portland in District 9-AAA softball.
Kendall Eden capped a bases-loaded, no-out situation in the first inning by cracking a two-run double.
After Portland cut the lead in half in the bottom half, Central scored four in the second to put Morgan Powell in control.
Keily Preston singled and Kayla Varner, Brittany Wiseman, Katie Eakes and Eden hit four doubles to make it 6-1.
Powell allowed seven hits while striking out seven as the Lady Wildcats climbed to 25-15 for the season and 8-1 in district play going into their regular-season finale at Lebanon at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
Central finished with 18 hits, including three each by Varner, Powell, Eakes and Eden.
Big inning lifts Lady Commanders
CROSS PLAINS — Friendship Christian batted around in the fifth inning to score four runs in a 7-2 win at East Robertson.
Sarah Hall opened the inning with a single with the score tied 2-2. Following a walk to Brooke Eakes, Jordan Burton, Kelsi Dickey and Tana Whited whacked consecutive RBI singles. Following a walk to Brice Dabbs, Brittany Petry pulled an RBI single through the hole for a 6-2 lead.
Freshman Kendall Kelsh pitched the first four innings for the win, allowing both East Robertson runs in the third inning on a hit and five walks. Following the big inning, Whited worked the final three frames, surrendering two hits, as the Lady Commanders climbed to 23-10 for the season.
Friendship scored single runs in the second and fourth frames, sandwiched around East Robertson’s runs.
Whited started both innings. She singled in the second and scored on Petry’s single. She doubled in the fourth and came home on an error.
Hall led off the sixth by reaching on an error. Eakes’ sacrifice bunt was thrown away, as was Burton’s grounder which scored Hall.
Friendship will play host to Macon County at 6 p.m. today with Senior Day festivities set for 5:30.
Sanders, Lady Bears blast Beech 10-0
HENDERSONVILLE — Coming off a perfect weekend in Louisville, Ky., life continued to rock and roll for Mt. Juliet in a 10-0 triumph over longtime District 9-AAA queenpin Beech on Tuesday night.
Savannah Sanders allowed three hits and two walks in six innings while striking out 12 as Mt. Juliet improved to 25-6 for the season and 8-1 in district play.
The Lady Bears banged out 12 hits, including three by Emily Bombard.
They broke a scoreless tie with four scores in the third inning and finished off the Lady Buccaneers with five in the sixth.
Kristen Jackson was hit by a pitch in the third and moved around on infield hits by Ashton Stowe and Kelsie Craighead. Riley Walker’s sacrifice fly to right field scored the first run before Woodard whacked a two-run double and Savanna Oliver an RBI two-bagger.
Singles by Woodard and Sanders made it 5-0 in the fifth.
Stowe and Craighead cracked back-to-back one-out singles in the sixth before three straight doubles by Bombard, Walker and Woodard scored four runs and Kristen Hammer’s single plated the final score.
The Lady Bears went 3-0 against the state of Ohio in the Louisville Ballard Super Prep last weekend, beating Mathews [Cleveland] 4-1, Glen Este [Cincinnati] 9-5 and Westerville [Columbus] 1-0.
Mt. Juliet will focus on Tennessee the rest of the way, starting with Thursday’s Senior Night visit from Gallatin. Festivities will begin at 5 p.m. before the first pitch at 5:30.
Central’s Bodenhorn dominates Station Camp on senior night
GLADEVILLE — Wilson Central celebrated senior night Monday with a 9-1 win over visiting Station Camp in District 9-AAA softball.
The Lady Wildcats led 6-0 after two innings and 8-1 through three to help Hannah Bodenhorn to the two-infield-hit win with 14 strikeouts.
Kayla Varner led off the Lady Wildcat first with a double. A Brittany Wiseman single and Morgan Powell walk set up Kendall Eden’s bases-loaded free pass. Brooke Pfefferle squeezed home Keily Preston, who was running for Wiseman. Claire Smith singled home the inning’s final two scores.
Central scored twice in the second without a base hit leaving the infield. Varner walked and Wiseman reached on a bunt single. Powell laid down a sacrifice bunt before Varner scored on a passed ball. Katie Eakes’ sacrifice fly scored Preston.
Wiseman’s two-run double made it 8-1 in the third after singles by Karlie Odum and Kelsey Tomlin.
Smith singled with two out in the Central sixth and scored on Tomlin’s single.
Wiseman had three of Central’s 13 hits while Varner, Pfefferle, Smith and Tomlin each had two.
Trousdale tops Tigerettes 6-1
HARTSVILLE — Trousdale County broke a tie in the third inning and broke the game open in the fourth as the Lady Jackets pulled away from visiting Watertown 6-1 in District 8-A softball Monday.
The teams traded first-inning runs with Bailey Griffin opening the contest with a home run to power the Tigerettes to a 1-0 lead.
Trousdale tied the game in the bottom of the first, went in front 2-1 in the third and 5-1 in the fourth off Tiffany Tomlinson, who was charged with six runs [three earned] on eight hits in 4 1/3 innings. Brittany Pryor pitched the final 1 2/3 innings.
Lyndsey Hall scattered five Watertown hits and struck out nine.
Macey Hawkins and Hannah Brooke Ellis homered while Hannah Gregory homered twice for Trousdale.
Tomlinson had two hits for Watertown while Mallory Josey and Hailey Lasater had the Tigerettes’ other singles.
Watertown will celebrate senior day between games of today’s 5:30 p.m. doubleheader at Three Forks Park.