By Andy Reed
Campbell Scholl held Lebanon to three hits Wednesday night as Mt. Juliet run-ruled the host Blue Devils 10-0 at Brent Foster Field.
Using an assortment of fastballs and breaking pitches, Scholl struck out eight and hit two batters as Mt. Juliet improved to 14-7 for the season and 5-1 in District 9-AAA.
Mt. Juliet took advantage of a pair of errors to score five first-inning unearned runs off Connor Harris, who retired the first two Golden Bears of the game.
But a two-out error, a walk and a double steal set up Alex Houser's two-run single to center field. A wild pitch scored Houser before back-to-back RBI singles by Chris Johnston and Eli Mason plated the fourth and fifth runs.
Kyle Grace reached on an infield single to lead off the Mt. Juliet second and scored on Zach Ehrhart's RBI grounder which became an error.
Mt. Juliet tacked on four more in the third as the Bears batted around to chase Harris. Houser was hit by a pitch on the helmet and Marshall Gei singled. Both scored on a triple to the wall in right-center by Johnston, who doubled the next inning to complete his 3-for-3 night. Mason followed with an RBI double and scored on Cody Carr's single to left.
Jack McKeon relieved Harris four batters into the third and got out of the inning before Nolan Chambers pitched the fourth and fifth.
Eddie McDaniels singled in the first inning, Bryce Lester singled in the third and Grant Partlow boomed a double to deep right field in the bottom of the fifth inning for the Blue Devils, who dropped to 5-10, 2-3.
Both teams are scheduled to play Friday night. Lebanon will play host to LaVergne at 6 p.m. in a game rescheduled from Monday night due to a conflict on the Wolverines' end. Mt. Juliet will travel to Brentwood for a 7 p.m. first pitch.
Wildcats complete sweep of Station Camp
GLADEVILLE — Colten Morris and Reynolds Wehunt drove in all seven Wilson Central runs and Kyle Hubbuch held Station Camp to three in a 7-3 Wildcat win Wednesday night.
Morris had four RIB and Wehunt three as they and Braxton McFarlin had two hits each. One of McFarlin's hits was a double as the Wildcats collected 10 hits in climbing to 9-8 for the season and 4-1 in District 9-AAA.
Hubbuch allowed six hits and two walks while striking out two in a complete-game outing. He spotted Station Camp, which was no-hit by A.J. Franklin on Tuesday in a home loss to Central, two runs in the top of the first inning before the 'Cats cut the margin in half in the bottom half and took the lead with four in the third.
Central will travel to Portland on Friday for a 6 p.m. game.
Purple Tigers double up Red Boiling Springs 10-5
WATERTOWN — Watertown scored a third-inning touchdown Wednesday to launch the Purple Tigers to a 10-5 win over Red Boiling Springs at Three Forks Park.
The seven-run inning broke a scoreless tie and made a winner of sophomore right-hander Brant Martin, who struck out five in three innings. The big inning included a two-run single by Colin Jennings.
Dennie Holcomb hit a pinch-hit, solo home run in the fifth. Dusty Meador delivered two of the Tigers' eight hits as Watertown pulled even for the season at 7-7, 4-2 in District 8-A.
Watertown will travel to Gainesboro for the Alex Cassety Classic this weekend. The Purple Tigers will open with host Jackson County at 7:30 p.m. Friday. They will return Saturday for a noon game against Smith County and a 2 p.m. meeting with McMinn Central.
Martin drives in 5, Swindoll spins shutout for FCS
EAGLEVILLE — Friendship Christian made the most of six hits to back the pitching of Brennan Swindoll in a 10-0 triumph over Eagleville on Wednesday.
Tanner Martin drove in five runs on three hits, including a pair of doubles and a three-run homer in the third inning. Stefan Remus cracked a two-run homer in the fourth. Swindoll swatted an RBI triple and Jacob Self a run-scoring single as Friendship drew six walks.
Swindoll allowed two hits and two walks while striking out 13 in seven innings as the Commanders climbed to 13-5 for the season, with all 13 wins coming in the last 14 games.
The teams will hook up in a rematch at 6:30 p.m. Friday at FCS.