Five-run fourth lifts 'throwback' Lady Devils past Central

From staff reports GLADEVILLE— Wearing jerseys from the 1990s, Lebanon scored all its runs in the fifth inning of a 5-1 win at Wilson Central on Thursday afternoon. The old jerseys were found stashed away when the school switched campuses and the seniors decided to wear them, ...
Apr 25, 2013
Eakes dives for home  Photo: Andy Reed • The Lebanon Democrat

Lebanon's Katlin Eakes prepares to dive past Wilson Central catcher Brittany Wiseman to bring the Lady Devils into a 1-1 tie in the fourth inning.

From staff reports

GLADEVILLE— Wearing jerseys from the 1990s, Lebanon scored all its runs in the fifth inning of a 5-1 win at Wilson Central on Thursday afternoon.

The old jerseys were found stashed away when the school switched campuses and the seniors decided to wear them, though the jersey numbers didn't match the players normal digits.

But the numbers fell Lebanon's way in the fourth inning after Katlin Eakes walked and Sara Aubuchon singled. They scored on back-to-back fielder's choices hit by Shelby Jones and  Hannah Simmons in which Central went for the out at the plate but came up empty. Megan Brown's two-run single gave the Lady Devils some breathing room.

Bethany Anderson spotted Central a third-inning run on her 18th birthday in holding the Lady Wildcats to four hits and a walk while striking out seven as Lebanon improved to 19-11 for the season and  7-1 in District 9-AAA.

Lauren Stavinoga singled home Kendall Eden for Central's score. But starter Morgan Powell [7-5] was chased after 3 1/3 innings before Hannah Bodenhorn finished as the Lady Wildcats fell to 18-14, 4-4.

Lebanon will travel to Hendersonville to take on Beech at 4:30 p.m. Monday. Central will play host to Hendersonville at around 6 p.m. Monday for Senior Night.

Lady Commanders climb into first-place tie with Gordonsville via 2-1 win

SOUTH CARTHAGE — Friendship Christian scored twice in the top of the sixth inning to lift Courtney Petty past Cori Jennings and host Gordonsville 2-1 in a meeting of the top two teams in District 8-A Thursday at Crump Paris Park.

Kristian Watkins reached on a Gordonsville error and Petty, who had two of Friendship's three hits, reached on a bunt single. Tana Whited singled in Watkins before Petty scored on an error.

Petty allowed five hits and a walk while striking out six as the Lady Commanders, who lost by two runs at home to Gordonsville earlier this season, climbed to 16-11 for the season and a final 7-1 in the district, tied with the Tigerettes.

Allison West doubled in the Gordonsville fourth and scored on Robin Hoard's single.

Jennings walked one and struck out nine.

Friendship will travel to Manchester for the Coffee County Invitational today and Saturday. The Lady Commanders will face Greenbrier at 5:30 p.m. in their first game and play again at 8:30.

Woodard, Richardson, Payne lead MJ's Senior Day assault

MT. JULIET — Mt. Juliet's seniors played big roles in the Lady Bears' 14-4 Senior NIght win over Gallatin on Thursday.

Senior Lauren Woodard allowed four hits in the six-inning game while suppling a pair of singles and a home run on offense. Senior Morgan Richardson helped get Mt. Juliet off on the right foot with a two-run single in a three-run first inning. Lauren Payne, the third senior, singled twice and scored a pair of runs.

Junior Ashton Stowe was hit by a pitch, walked and hit a solo home run, one of three runs she scored. Junior Emily Bombard doubled home a run in the fourth and junior Kristen Jackson homered in the fifth.

Kelsie Craighead and Kristen Hammer each had a hit as Mt. Juliet moved to 24-12 for the season and 6-4 in District 9-AAA, assuring the Lady Bears a first-round home game in the district tournament next Friday before the event moves the Portland the following Monday.

But first, Mt. Juliet has a visit from Riverdale on tap for a 5 p.m. contest.

Lady Saints suffer 1-hit loss on Senior Day

MT. JULIET — Mt. Juliet Christian was held to one hit by Ezell-Harding in an 18-2 home loss thursday.

Freshman Liz Russ' single represented the only hit for the Lady Saints, who honored third baseman Shelby Leech and catcher Audrey Hess on Senior Day.

Ezell-Harding scored in all five innings and finished with 14 hits off of Caroline Scott, who walked four and struck out two as the Lady Saints slipped to a regular-season final 6-11.

Mt. Juliet Christian will travel to Donelson Christian at 6 p.m. Monday for a Division II District 1-A tournament game.

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