From staff reports
GLADEVILLE — A.J. Franklin got the better of Dillon Hulse in a 1-0 Wilson Central victory over visiting Lebanon on Tuesday night.
Franklin scattered two hits - infield singles by Jack McKeon in the second inning and Bryce Lester in the sixth. Both were promptly picked off. The sophomore left-hander walked two and struck out eight.
He got his run in the bottom of the third inning when Cullen Smith was hit by a pitch with two out, advanced on a Kyle Hubbuch single and scored on Reynolds Wehunt's single to center field.
Jake Lefler and Dalton McCorkle singled for Central's other hits off Hulse, who struck out seven and walked none in six innings.
The teams will hook up again at 7 p.m. tonight at Brent Foster Field, whose infield was left too wet Tuesday by a malfunctioning sprinkler system, prompting last night's game to be moved to Central.
WCHS was originally scheduled to host the opener. But it was discovered Lebanon was due to host the first game of the series this year.
Meador pitches, hits Watertown past Trousdale
HARTSVILLE — Dusty Meador kept Trousdale County's bats at bay while his own produced two late-game runs in Watertown's 5-1 victory Tuesday.
Meador, who doubled home two runs in the top of the seventh, allowed three of Trousdale's five hits in 6 1/3 innings before exiting following his 10th strikeout to begin the bottom of the seventh. Justin Johnson recorded the final two outs as the Purple Tigers improved to 11-7 for the season and 5-2 in District 8-A.
Robert Caruthers cracked a two-run homer in the third inning which sailed over the center-field wall and reached the bleachers of John Kerr football field.
Leadoff batter Brannon Hill had two hits and a couple of stolen bases.
Watertown will play host to Westmoreland in a 5 p.m. double header Thursday at Three Forks Park. The teams will play a pair of five-inning games, one of which is a makeup of an early-season game postponed due to the Tiger basketball team reaching the State Tournament.
Gei pitches Mt. Juliet past Station Camp
MT. JULIET — Marshall Gei retired the first 15 Station Camp batters he faced to lead Mt. Juliet to a 9-4 victory Tuesday night.
Gei gave up a couple of runs [one earned] on three hits in the sixth inning and finished with five strikeouts to improve to 5-0.
Mt. Juliet jumped to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning and blew the game open with five in the sixth as the Golden Bears improved to 16-7 for the season and 6-1 in District 9-AAA.
Hunter Gilbert scored three runs and drove in a run, Robby Amity doubled and knocked in a run and Alex Houser tripled and picked up two RBI as each had two of the Golden Bears' 11 hits.
The game was originally scheduled to be played at Station Camp before the series was switched. The teams will hook up again at 7 p.m. tonight at SCHS.