By Andy Reed
WATERTOWN — The District 8-A softball tournament will resume Monday at Red Boiling Springs. Watertown made sure the host Lady Bulldogs won't be playing then.
The Tigerettes survived a brief downpour to hold off Red Boiling Springs 3-2 in the District 8-A softball play-in game Thursday at Three Forks Park.
The Tigerettes scored all their runs in the third inning as Shelby Hamlet's double was followed by infield singles by Tiffany Tomlinson and Hailey Lasater.
Tiffany Tomlinson had Red Boiling Springs under control until rain hit in the top of the fifth inning. Play was halted with two out but resumed a few minutes later.
But the rain was still falling and Tomlinson was having trouble issues as the Lady Bulldogs scored both of their runs.
Tomlinson recovered and Watertown won to advance to Monday's 5 p.m. semifinal against top-seed Gordonsville at Red Boiling Springs. Trousdale County will face Friendship Christian at 7.
The double-elimination tournament will run through Thursday with the top two teams advancing to the Region 4-A tournament the following week.
Lebanon, MJ at home, Central on road in 9-AAA tourney today
The District 9-AAA tournament will resume in full force today at home sites.
Gallatin played at Beech on Thursday night.
Wilson Central, seeded third in the South Division, will travel to North No. 2 Hendersonville for a 4:30 p.m. game at Drakes Creek Park. They are in the bracket with Gallatin and Beech, so the winners will hook up, as will the losers, Monday when the tournament moves to Portland.
Mt. Juliet, No. 2 in the South, will play host to Portland at 5 p.m. today while South No. 1 Lebanon will entertain Station Camp at 7 with all four playing at Portland early next week.