GALLATIN — Wilson Central will play to repeat as District 9-AAA softball champions tonight after knocking off Hendersonville 5-1 in the winner’s bracket final Wednesday night at Station Camp.
Hendersonville will take on Beech, which ousted Mt. Juliet 2-0 earlier Wednesday, at 5 .m. today with the winner facing the Lady Wildcats at 7.
Central [30-15] needs one win to take the title. Should the Lady Wildcats lose, they will return Friday for a 6 p.m. winner-take-all contest.
But regardless of the next two days, the Lady Wildcats will play next week in the Region 5-AAA tournament with the district champions playing at home Monday.
Hannah Bodenhorn held Hendersonville to two hits and three walks, keeping the Lady Commandos off the board until the top of the seventh inning. She struck out 11.
Kelsey Tomlin had two of Central’s six singles and drove in three runs as the Lady Wildcats scored single runs in the first, second and fourth innings and two in the sixth.
Brooke Pfefferle had a single and a walk and was hit by pitch before scoring three times. Claire Smith singled and laid down two sacrifice bunts. Morgan Powell produced an RBI single and Katie Eakes rounded out Central’s offense.
Tigerettes ousted in eight by Trousdale
HARTSVILLE — Trousdale County, playing on its home field but the visiting team on the scoreboard, broke a tie with two runs in the top of the eighth inning and held Watertown to one score in the bottom half for a 5-4 win in the District 8-A softball loser’s bracket final Wednesday.
The Lady Jackets advanced to face Gordonsville for the championship today while Watertown’s season is over.
Trousdale County scored single runs in the third-through-fifth innings. Watertown took a 1-0 lead in the first and pulled into a brief 2-2 tie with a pair in the fourth.
Watertown outhit Trousdale 9-8. Haley Lasater drove in two runs as she doubled and singled. Allison Bouton also doubled as she and Katie Dalton had two hits each. Leanna Warren had the Tigerettes’ other RBI.
Leadoff batter Angie Rodriguez drove in two Trousdale runs on three hits, including a pair of doubles, and scored twice.
Watertown pitcher Tiffany Tomlinson walked one and struck out three in a complete game. Just two of Trousdale’s runs were earned as the Tigerettes committed six errors.
Lady Bears ousted by Beech 2-0
GALLATIN — Beech ousted Mt. Juliet from the District 9-AAA softball tournament with a 2-0 win Wednesday afternoon.
Both Lady Buccaneer runs came in the fourth inning as Mt. Juliet committed a couple of errors behind Savannah Sanders.
Mt. Juliet had opportunities. Once, the Lady Bears loaded the bases with none out and the middle of the order coming up. But three straight infield popups ended the threat.
The Lady Bears staged a two-out rally in the seventh before Kelsie Craighead flied out to the warning track in left field to end Mt. Juliet’s season at 28-8.