Hubbuch walk-off HR lifts Central past Bears

From staff reports GLADEVILLE — Kyle Hubbuch's leadoff home run in the bottom of the seventh inning lifted host Wilson Central to a 7-6 win over Mt. Juliet on Tuesday night. Hubbuch's blast to right field lifted Central to 16-9-1 for the season and 8-1 in District 9-AAA going...
Apr 23, 2013
Hubbuch homers  Photo: George Page • The Lebanon Democrat

Kyle Hubbuch hits a walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift Wilson Central to a 6-5 win over Mt. Juliet.

From staff reports

GLADEVILLE — Kyle Hubbuch's leadoff home run in the bottom of the seventh inning lifted host Wilson Central to a 7-6 win over Mt. Juliet on Tuesday night.

Hubbuch's blast to right field lifted Central to 16-9-1 for the season and 8-1 in District 9-AAA going into tonight's 7 p.m. rematch at Mt. Juliet. The Golden Bears are 7-2 and another loss would give the South Division championship to the Wildcats. An MJ win would force a series of tiebreakers.

Beech is in control of the North Division.

A.J. Franklin pitched a complete game to beat Marshall Gei. The sophomore left-hander walked three and struck out seven as both pitchers surrendered eight hits.

Hubbuch finished with two RBI on three hits, including a double. Jake Lefler hit a two-run double while Colten Morris added an RBI on a hit and Malone Smith finished with two hits.

Blue Devils fall to Station Camp 8-5

Visiting Station Camp jumped to a three-run first-inning lead and Lebanon spent the rest of its 8-5 loss playing catch-up Tuesday night at Brent Foster Field.

The Blue Devils drew within 3-2 in the bottom of the third when Jack McKeon reached on an error and Taylor Bryan hit an RBI single.

Station Camp put up another three-spot in the top of the fourth before Lebanon answered with one in the bottom half on Eddie McDaniels' single.

The teams traded two runs in the sixth. Bryce Lester hit an RBI single and Jay Pittman a sacrifice fly for the Blue Devils, who will make the return trip to Station Camp tonight for a 7 p.m. game.

Dillon Hulse allowed all eight runs on all 12 hits with no walks and five strikeouts to take the loss. Adam Cassetty retired the Bison in order in the seventh.

McDaniels and Lester each had two of Lebanon's nine hits.

Purple Tigers run-rule Jackson County

WATERTOWN — Watertown scored in every inning after the first Tuesday as the Purple Tigers run-ruled visiting Jackson County 13-3 at Three Forks Park.

Ben Bain was twice hit by pitches, giving Watertown 55 of those this season. He got even in the fourth inning with a grand slam home run. Dusty Meador hit a two-run walk-off double in the fifth as the Tigers improved to 15-7-2.

Robert Caruthers hit a ground-rule double as he, Dennie Holcomb, Tanner Rowland and Justin Johnson singled.

Rowland pitched four innings for the win before Nolan Allison struck out two in the fifth. The pair gave up five hits.

Watertown will take on Friendship Christian at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Cumberland's Woody Hunt Stadium.

Friendship posts matching 17-0 wins over RBS

Friendship Christian posted a pair of 17-0 wins over visiting Red Boiling Springs on Tuesday.

Fourteen Commanders crossed the plate in the first inning of the opener and 11 did so in the nightcap as Friendship moved to 21-5 for the season and 7-0 in District 8-A.

Gunner Osborne doubled in the first game as he and Austin Godwin each drove in four runs on a pair of hits. Brennan Swindoll, who pitched the first 1 2/3 innings for the win, also singled and doubled.

Caleb Snider followed Swindoll to the mound and struck out eight in 3 1/3 innings to complete the one-hitter.

Osborne drove in three second-game runs on a pair of first-inning singles. Winning pitcher Michael Hawks hit a pair of RBI singles. Hunter Watts singled as he and Tanner Martin each had a run-scoring double. Joseph McNamee knocked in a run on two singles.

Hawks fanned four in three innings before Jackson Vance whiffed two in two frames. Each allowed a hit.

Friendship will face Watertown at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Cumberland's Woody Hunt Stadium.

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