Morgan Powell pitched visiting Wilson Central to a 3-1 win over Lebanon in the Lady Wildcats’ regular-season finale Thursday.
Powell allowed three hits while striking out six as the Lady Wildcats climbed to a final 25-16 for the season and 9-1 in District 9-AAA, tied with Mt. Juliet for the lead. The West Wilson rivals split their season series.
Central snapped a scoreless tie in the fourth inning against Anna Smallwood when Claire Smith walked, moved up on a single by Karlie Odum and Keily Prestno out before Kayla Varner drove her in with a groundout.
Smith opened the sixth with a walk and moved up on another Odum hit. Smith stole third before scoring on another Varner grounder. Brittany Wiseman broke from the fourth-inning script by singling home Kelsey Tomlin.
Lebanon broke the shutout in the seventh when Sarah Aubuchon doubled with two out and scored when Brittany Nagelhout reached on an error. Powell ended the game with a strikeout.
The Lady Devils are scheduled to visit defending state champion Smyrna at 4:30 p.m. today.
Central will play at home in a first-round district tournament game Wednesday before the tourney shifts to Station Camp the following day.
Tigerettes top Trousdale 5-2
WATERTOWN — Watertown scored three first-inning runs to take the lead in a 5-2 District 8-A win over Trousdale County on Thursday at Three Forks Park.
The Lady Jackets scored in the top of the first before the Tigerettes seized the lead in the bottom half.
Tiffany Tomlinson tossed the first six innings, allowing two runs [one earned on a Macey Hawkins homer] on seven hits for the win. Brittany Pryor gave up two hits in a scoreless seventh for the save.
Watertown finished with 10 hits, including two each by Bailey Griffin and Shelby Hamlet. Hamlet and Allison Bouton doubled.
The Tigerettes are scheduled to go to Dickson County this weekend for a tournament. They are set to open at 4:30 p.m. today against Harpeth.
Friendship falls to Gordonsville in regular-season finale
SOUTH CARTHAGE — Gordonsville scored often enough early enough to survive a four-run onslaught in a 7-4 win over visiting Friendship Christian on Thursday at Crump Paris Park.
The Tigerettes led 5-0 through two innings against Kendall Kelsh.
The Lady Commanders climbed to within 5-4 as they got four of their five hits in the third inning against Cori Jennings.
Analise Jarnigan led off the Friendship third with a single. Three errors and a walk scored a run and loaded the bases. Kelsi Dickey was hit by a pitch to force in one score before Tana Whited and Brice Dabbs delivered back-to-back RBI singles.
Friendship’s only other hit was a Jordan Burton single to right field in the seventh.
Whited relieved Kelsh in the fourth and held former district rival Gordonsville to a Jennings home run in the sixth as Friendship finished a 24-11 regular season in the Lady Commanders’ first season in Division II.
Friendship will enter the East-Middle District 1-A as the No. 1 seed and will play at 3 p.m. Monday at Donelson Christian between the winner of Sunday’s 3:30 p.m. contest between King’s Academy and host Mt. Juliet Christian.
Sanders pitches Mt. Juliet to 10-0 Senior Night triumph
MT. JULIET — Mt. Juliet celebrated Senior Night with a 10-0 triumph over Gallatin.
Savannah Sanders surrendered one hit while striking out eight and hitting one in the five-inning game as the Lady Bears committed no errors.
Mt. Juliet scored four runs each in the first and second innings and two in the third a the Lady Bears improved to 26-6 for the season and 9-1 in District 9-AAA.
Ashton Stowe was hit by a pitch to open the Mt. Juliet first inning and scored on Emily Bombard’s single. Shelby Woodard doubled home two runs and Savanna Oliver an RBI triple.
Stowe reached on a bunt single to open the second and scored on Kelsie Craighead’s triple. Bombard singled in Craighead. Oliver and Kristen Hammer hit back-to-back RBI singles.
Stowe led off her third straight inning with a third-inning single and scored on Craighead’s second triple. Bombard’s fielder’s choice sent Craighead home.
Mt. Juliet will play host to White House at 5 p.m. Monday in the Lady Bears’ regular-season finale. They will play at home in the district tournament opener Wednesday before the scene shifts to Station Camp the following day.