GLADEVILLE — After losing at Mt. Juliet on Tuesday, Wilson Central got immediate retribution 24 hours later with an 8-2 victory over its archrival.
Four Wildcats crossed the plate in the first inning as Malone Smith led off with a double, Kyle Hubbuch singled and Tony Pfefferle reached on a run-scoring error.
Following a fielder’s choice, Ben Spradley blasted a two-out, two-run homer to right field for the 4-0 lead.
Kyle Schmitt took it from there, holding Mt. Juliet to single scores in the second and fourth while his teammates tacked on two-spots in the fifth and sixth as the Wildcats climbed to 16-12 for the season and 6-4 in District 9-AAA.
Schmitt allowed six hits while striking out six to improve to 6-2.
Hubbuch drove in two runs as he and Smith doubled and singled. Jake Lefler also doubled and knocked in a pair of runs.
Austin Smith took the loss for Mt. Juliet.
Central will travel to first-year Stewarts Creek, coached by former Lebanon coach Mike Bartlett, in Smyrna at 6 p.m. today. Mt. Juliet is scheduled to go to Riverdale, coached by another ex-Blue Devil coach, Barry Messer, 24 hours later.
Blue Devils bounce back to double Station Camp 6-3
Lebanon bounced back from a lopsided loss Tuesday night to subdue visiting Station Camp 6-3 Wednesday night at Brent Foster Field.
The Bison jumped to a 1-0 lead in the first inning off Jackson Arnold before Lebanon scored single runs in the first three innings, two in the fourth and one in the sixth to improve to 11-16.
Arnold scattered nine hits and a walk while striking out five in a complete-game outing.
Lebanon finished with eight hits and took advantage of six errors.
Dawson Hamilton singled in the tying run in the first inning. Caleb Young’s home run put the Blue Devils in front in the second. Jake Millay singled home Dawson in the third. Eddie McDaniels singled in Nolan Chambers in the fourth.
Leadoff batter Bryce Lester scored three times as he, McDaniels and Hamilton had three hits each.
Lebanon will play host to White House at 7 p.m. Friday for Senior Night.
Goodpasture blanks FCS 9-0
MADISON — Goodpasture held Friendship Christian to a pair of singles in a 9-0 win Wednesday.
Steven Hollis singled to lead off the game and Jacob Self singled in the third for the Commanders, who fell to 12-14.
Goodpasture got off to a 3-0 start in the first inning and 4-0 in the second off freshman Heath Johnson. Samuel Hollis fired the final five frames.
Friendship will play host to Antioch at 7 p.m. Friday.