From staff reports
GLADEVILLE — Wilson Central's bats had the final word, but Friendship Christian's spoke just a little bit louder as the Lady Commanders held off the host Lady Wildcats 10-9 Monday.
Friendship jumped to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Central surged in front 7-3 with six in the second. The Lady Commanders went up 8-7 with five in the fourth and added two insurance scores in the sixth.
The insurance paid off as Central scored twice in the bottom of the seventh and left the t yin run on second base.
Friendship outhit Central 15-13 as the Lady Commanders, who were shut out by Central in a weekend tournament, climbed to 14-10 while the Lady Wildcats fell to 15-11.
Kaity Woodall drove in four Friendship runs on three hits, two coming on a fourth-inning double. Kaylee Davenport added an RBI as she and Courtney Petty also picked up three hits apiece. Tana Whited drove in two runs and Brianna Stovall one as they and Jordan Burton each banged out a pair of hits.
Morgan Powell drove in a Central score as she and Katie Eakes had three hits each. Allie Bennett banged out a pair of hits, including a two-run triple in the second. Lauren Stavinoga added a RBI on a hit.
Petty pitched 5 2/3 innings in relief of starter Woodall for the win. Powell, the second of three Central pitchers, worked three frames and took the loss.
Both teams will be in district action today. Central will travel to Beech at 4:30 p.m. in 9-AAA while Friendship entertains Red Boiling Springs in 8-A at 5.
Wilson Central was coming off a 3-3 weekend in the Sonic Showcase Friday and Saturday.
The Lady Wildcats opened play with a 4-3 extra-inning loss to Ravenwood before a 1-0 win over Independence.
Hannah Bodenhorn allowed two hits to Independence in six innings while striking out 15.
Brittany Wiseman's second single of the game led off the bottom of the fifth inning and runner Kelsey Tomlin was advanced to second base, from where she scored on one of Lauren Stavinoga's two hits.
Allie Bennett and Kendall Eden also hit safely for Central.
The Lady Wildcats had a chance to beat Ravenwood in the bottom of the fifth inning after Wiseman scored the tying run on a single by losing pitcher Morgan Powell. Central loaded the bases with one out, but couldn't push the winning run across.
Powell, who fell to 4-4 after allowing seven hits while fanning five in six innings, went 2-for-3 at the plate with two RBI. Stavinoga, Ashley Eldridge, Rachel Tichenor and Katie Eakes also had hits.
Central returned on Saturday to shut out Friendship Christian 7-0, lost to Dickson County 2-0, beat Arlington 5-1 and fell to Richland 3-1.
Powell blanked Friendship on two hits and struck out seven in five innings before Hannah Pryer pitched the sixth.
Powell also drove in four runs on two doubles as she and Bennett each went 3-for-3. Tomlin totaled two hits. Eakes drove in two runs and Eden one as they and Odum each added a hit.
Bodenhorn took the loss against Dickson County despite allowing just three hits and striking out seven as the Lady Wildcats were held hitless.
Central bounced back with nine hits against Arlington, including three by Stavinoga, two by Bennett and one apiece by Powell, Eden, Eakes and Wiseman.
Powell pitched a four-inning one-hitter.
Richland snapped a scoreless tie with three runs in the top of the sixth inning, all unearned. Bodenhorn took the loss to slip to 8-6 despite six strikeouts.
Stavinoga had two of Central's three hits, including a double and an RBI in the bottom of the sixth. Hailey Hubbell had the other hit.
Central will travel to Beech today and Gallatin on Thursday in District 9-AAA action.
Mt. Juliet run-rules McGavock
MT. JULIET — Mt. Juliet run-ruled visiting McGavock 10-0 in five innings Monday.
Lauren Woodard scattered four hits while striking out three in front of an errorless defense as Mt. Juliet improved to 17-8.
Woodard doubled during a two-run first inning before her sister, Shelby, doubled in a four-run fourth. Emily Bombard doubled in a four-run fifth.
The Woodard sisters and Bombard banged our two hits apiece while Ashton Stowe, Savanna Oliver, Desiree Kasper and Lauren Payne pitched in with one each.
The Lady Bears were coming off a 3-1 weekend in the Gibbs Tournament in Knoxville.
Mt. Juliet opened with an 11-2 win over Kingston. Woodard homered in the fourth for one of her three hits and picked up the win.
The Lady Bears wrapped up Friday night with a 13-7 thumping of Heritage as Mt. Juliet scored 12 times in the second inning to hand Hannah Shepard the win.
Mt. Juliet returned Saturday to beat eventual-champion Gibbs 10-4 as Lauren Woodard got the win and hit a couple of home runs. Stowe also homered. The Lady Bears scored four times in the first inning and six in the third.
Unicoi County ousted the Lady Bears with a 4-3 victory, holding off a Mt. Juliet rally from 4-1 down in the final inning as MJ left the tying and winning runs in scoring position.
Mt. Juliet will travel to Drakes Creek Park today for a 4:30 p.m. game against Hendersonville.
DCA downs MJCA
DONELSON — Donelson Christian jumped to an eight-run lead in the first inning Monday and the Lady Wildcats never looked back in a 16-1 win over Mt. Juliet Christian.
DCA collected 11 hits off of Caroline Scott, who walked seven in four innings as the Lady Saints slipped to 5-9.
Scott and fellow freshman Kendra Robertson doubled and Ashley Walling singled for the Lady Saints.
Mt. Juliet Christian will next travel to Christ Presbyterian at 4 p.m. Wednesday.