MURFREESBORO — Watertown twice rallied from deficits to catch as host Middle Tennessee Christian, but the Purple Tigers didn’t have enough outs left in the seventh as the home team took a 10-6 triumph Thursday in high school baseball.
The Cougars cracked a first-pitch homer in the bottom of a four-run first inning off freshman Seth Price, who pitched the full six innings, allowing 11 hits.
Watertown rallied with three runs in the second and caught the Cougars 4-4 with a run in the top of the fourth. But Middle Tennessee Christian went back in front with two in the bottom of the inning.
The Purple Tigers used single scores in the fifth and sixth to force a 6-6 tie before Middle Tennessee Christian took the lead for good with four in the bottom of the sixth as Watertown fell to 15-11.
WHS finished with 13 hits. Justin Johnson was a triple shy of the cycle as he cracked a solo home run to left-center field in the fifth inning. Price poked a two-run triple and Dusty Meador also drove in two runs as each had three hits. Freshman Bo Whitlock finished with two hits.
Watertown will play three games at Three Forks Park next week, starting with a Monday visit from Jackson County for a 6:30 p.m. game. East Robertson will come in Tuesday and Monterey for Senior Night on Thursday.