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Fanchier single lifts LHS to 9-inning win over WC
May 02, 2007 12:00 am
GLADEVILLE — Garrett Fanchier's ninth-inning single to center field broke a tie Monday night and lifted Lebanon to a 3-2 win over Wilson Central.
Brent Morris singled with one out in the Lebanon ninth and was safe at second on a dropped throw on Chase Hudson's fielder's choice grounder. The pair pulled off a double steal as J.J. Fish got his second strikeout of the inning before Fanchier singled up the middle. Hudson was thrown out at the plate to end the inning.
Cody Ferrell fired the full nine innings for Lebanon. But the 27th out was hard to come by as Central's Matt Wood and Cody Liddle singled and Andrew Sloan walked with two out before a 6-4 forceout ended the game.
Ferrell finished with nine hits and three walks allowed while striking out 12 as the Blue Devils ended a 16-19 regular season.
Fish fired three innings in relief, surrendering three hits and no walks while fanning five. Starter Nick Goins worked the first six frames, allowing two runs on four hits and three walks with four punchouts as Central slipped to 8-26.
The teams traded single runs as Lebanon never led until the ninth. Sloan and Liddle had RBI singles in the first and third for Central. Brent Morris scored for Lebanon in the second when Gabe Thompson was caught in a rundown. Fanchier re-tied the score for the Blue Devils with a fifth-inning sacrificd fly.
Morris managed two hits for Lebanon while Fanchier, Ferrell, Thompson, Drew Brockette and Dexter Cross collected one apiece.
Wood, Liddle and Sloan supplied two hits apiece for Central while Goins, Marty Bell and Bobby O'Neal added one each.
The Wildcats will close out their regular season at 6:30 p.m. tonight when District 9-AAA leader Smyrna comes in. Central will go to either Beech or Mt. Juliet on Friday to start the league tournament.
Lebanon is seeded seventh in District 7-AAA and will visit No. 2 Siegel on Friday. No. 6 Cookeville and No. 3 Riverdale are the other teams in the Siegel half of the bracket.
Cravens shuts out Watertown; Commanders collect 20th triumph
Brian Cravens handcuffed visiting Watertown to three hits Monday afternoon as Friendship Christian collected its 20th triumph of the season with a 10-0 trouncing of the Tigers.
The right-hander walked two and struck out nine before Friendship run-ruled Watertown in the sixth inning.
The Commanders climbed to 20-11 for the season and 11-0 in District 8-A with Gordonsville coming in for a 4 p.m. league game today.
Friendship scored four times in the first inning and at least one Commander crossed the plate in each of its six at-bats against Justin Breece, who surrendered 10 hits and four walks while striking out seven.
Watertown finished the regular season 6-15, 3-9. The Purple Tigers are the No. 5 seed for the upcoming district tournament and will go on the road Friday for a first-round game against the No. 4 seed.
Cravens helped his cause with three hits, two RBI and two runs scored. Wade Mitchell and Jessie Coe also drove in two runs apiece. Coe doubled while Stephen Pryor poked a solo home run.
Designated hitter Eric Morgan managed two of the Tigers' hits with Taylor Rowland racking up the other.
Big innings lift Hill, Bears past Gallatin; MJ hosts Beech tonight for second place in 9-AAA
MT. JULIET — Two big innings propeled Mt. Juliet and Taylor Hill to a 9-2 win over Gallatin on Monday night.
The Golden Bears scored three times in the third inning and six in the fourth to make things easy for Hill, who improved to 6-3. The Vanderbilt-signee allowed both runs [in the sixth] on five hits and no walks while striking out eight. Logan Gray tossed the seventh as Mt. Juliet improved to 29-9 for the season and 9-2 in District 9-AAA.
The Bears will host Beech at 7 p.m. tonight with the winner taking the No. 2 seed and a home game Friday against Wilson Central in the first round of the district tournament. Gallatin, coached by former Lebanon High and Cumberland University player Scott Hunt, is 24-14 and 4-7. The Green Wave will face Hendersonville in the first round at top-seed Smyrna.
Leadoff batter Tyler Carr singled home a run in the third inning and cracked a three-run double in the fourth. Hill and Holden Richmond each racked up two singles, one of which drove in fourth-inning runs. Dustin Murphy doubled and Lance Harrington singled.