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MJCA's Staggs drives in winner in 9th vs. Watertown
Mar 29, 2007 12:00 am
MT. JULIET — In a battle of Wilson County rivals which saw Mt. Juliet Christian answer every Watertown score, the Lady Saints finally did the Tigerettes one batter in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday.
Hannah Staggs' long single to left-center field scored Danielle Adkisson with the winning run in a 4-3 Lady Saint victory.
Watertown had just taken a 3-2 lead in the top of the ninth when Leanna Sanders singled to open the ninth and scored the tying run on Adkisson's triple. After a walk to Cali Beard, the only free pass issued by Sarah Reeder, Staggs stroked her winning hit. She circled the bases for a possible three-run, inside-the-park home run, but the game ended as soon as Adkisson crossed the plate with the go-ahead run, lifting the Lady Saints to 3-6 for the season and 1-3 in District 8-A.
Watertown fell to 5-7, 0-2.
Ashley Clark, who singled home sisters Sarah and Hannah Reeder in the second inning to stake the Tigerettes to an early lead, scored on a ninth-inning throwing error to temporarily put Watertown up.
Mt. Juliet Christian tied the score in the bottom of the fourth when Sanders tripled home one score and scored on Adkisson's single.
Paige Hudson had three of Mt. Juliet Christian's nine hits while Caitlin Hammer hit a third-inning single.
Olivia Hall had two of the Tigerettes' six hits. Sara Patchen, Sarah Reeder and Brittney Trusty had the other hits.
Courtney Harris pitched the full nine innings for Mt. Juliet Christian, walking two and striking out 12, including 11 looking.
Reeder worked the full 8 2/3 innings, striking out seven.
Watertown will travel to last year's Class A state runner up, Columbia Academy, at 6 p.m. Friday.
The Lady Saints were coming off a 9-6 loss at home to Gordonsville on Monday.
Hudson took the loss after striking out four. The Tigerettes outhit the Lady Saints 13-11.
Staggs tripled and doubled for Mt. Juliet Christian while Adkisson singled twice and doubled. Sanders doubled and singled while Hammer doubled. Harris and Ashley Hudson each singled twice.
Gordonsville led 7-0 after the first two innings. Mt. Juliet Christian scored five times in the sixth and seventh.
The Lady Saints will remain in the district Thursday when Trousdale County comes in for a 4 p.m. start.
Devilettes handcuffed by Riverdale's Hosford
Lebanon was handcuffed by Riverdale's Cat Hosfield in a 5-0 Lady Warrior win Tuesday at Baird Park.
Hosfield, who has committed to Tennessee, held the Devilettes to Mallory Mason's third-inning single to right field. She faced 22 batters, one over the minimum, striking out 14.
Meghan Maynard allowed 11 hits and struck out nine as the Devilettes dropped to 10-5 for the season and 2-1 in District 7-AAA.
Kelsey Woodruff went 4-for-4 for the Lady Warriors, who scored single runs in the first, second and sixth innings and two in the fourth.
Lebanon will travel to Mt. Juliet tonight. The junior varsity will play at 5:30 p.m. with the varsity going at 7.
Fry holds fort until Lady Commanders club Westmoreland 10-0
It took a while for Friendship Christian's batters to heat up. But with Carrie Fry in the circle, it probably wouldn't have mattered.
The Lady Commanders' senior hurler allowed just two hits in six innings as Friendship run ruled visiting Westmoreland 10-0 Tuesday.
The All-State pitcher struck out eight and hit two batters as the Lady Commanders climbed to 9-3 for the season and 2-0 in District 8-A.
Shelby McDonald drove in four runs and Kelsey Lee three as each went 3-for-4. Hailey Rutledge raced out a two-run, inside-the-park homer as she and All-Stater Jessi Couch collected two hits apiece.
Friendship scored single runs in the first two innings and doubled the score in the fourth before breaking it open with four in the fifth and ending it with two in the sixth.
The Lady Commanders will travel to Donelson Christian at 5:30 p.m. Friday.
Lady Bears lose 1-0 in 10 innings
HENDERSONVILLE — Hendersonville pushed across the only run in a 1-0 Lady Commando victory over Mt. Juliet on Sara Nicholson's RBI single down the right-field line in the bottom of the 10th inning Tuesday at Drakes Creek Park.
To Mt. Juliet coach Kacey Pedigo, the game was lost earlier when her Lady Bears were at bat.
"What cost the ballgame was running," Pedigo said after her Lady Bears fell to 7-4 for the season and 2-1 in District 9-AAA. "We did not run the bases well today. A team as talented as Hendersonville, you can't give them outs."
Kaci Meek allowed Mt. Juliet three hits, a hit batter and a walk while striking out only three. Her Lady Commando defense played errorless ball.
Mt. Juliet's Kenzie Roark was on fire with 15 strikeouts, no walks and six hits in 9 2/3 innings.
The Lady Bears received singles from Amy Buwalda, Britney Young and Merrick Martin, a transfer from Father Ryan who became eligible Tuesday.
Mt. Juliet will host Lebanon at 7 p.m. tonight at MJ League Park.