Yahola, Aubuchon go deep as Lady Devils advance in 9-AAA
From staff reports
Efforts to Skype Lebanon's first-round District 9-AAA tournament game to Bethany Anderson's mother in Vanderbilt Medical Center's intensive care unit proved to be an exercise in frustration Friday night.
Anderson's efforts on the field went much smoother as the senior, with her team for the first time since her mother, brother and his friend were involved in a severe car accident on Hunters Point Pike last Friday night, held Station Camp to five hits in the Lady Devils' 10-0 run-rule victory.
Anderson walked two and struck out nine hours after her mother underwent shoulder surgery. She also doubled as Lebanon pounded 18 hits in improving to 21-13 for the season.
Lebanon jumped to a 3-0 first-inning lead, two of which came home on Kearston Yahola's home run. Sara Aubuchon blasted a three-run homer to end the game in the sixth.
Katilin Eakes went 4-for-4, including two doubles, with an RBI. Aubuchon added three singles to her home run while Yahola, Beth Swartwout and Hannah Simmons each singled twice and Megan Brown and Bethany Nagelhout once apiece.
Lebanon will take on Wilson Central at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the winner's bracket semifinal at Portland.
Bodenhorn one-hits Hendersonville as Central prevails 10-0
HENDERSONVILLE — Wilson Central made fast work of host Hendersonville, run-ruling the Lady Commandos 10-0 in six innings Friday in the District 9-AAA tournament at Drakes Creek Park.
The Lady Wildcats scored three runs in the second and fourth innings and four in the sixth on 12 hits while Hannah Bodenhorn held Hendersonville to just one hit while striking out nine as the sophomore improved to 12-8.
Back-to-back doubles by Kendall Eden and Hailey Hubbell were followed by three straight singles by Ashley Eldridge, Allie Bennett and Lauren Stavinoga in the Central second.
The Lady Wildcats did their fourth-inning damage with two out as Eldridge walked and stole second base. Bennett banged an RBI double before Stavinoga stroked her sixth home run of the season.
Kelsey Tomlin opened the Central sixth with a triple and scored on Eldridge's bunt single. Stavinoga singled Eldridge to third, from where she was driven home by Morgan Powell. Stavinoga scored on an errant throw and Powell on a passed ball.
Central will face Lebanon at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Portland in the winner's bracket semifinal.
Portland drops Mt. Juliet into 9-AAA loser's bracket
MT. JULIET — Portland jumped to a first-inning lead and Mt. Juliet ended up with the tying run stranded on second base by the time the Lady Panthers finished up a 4-3 win Friday night in the District 9-AAA tournament.
"We're streaky," Mt. Juliet coach Brad Rowlett said. "We down, but not out."
The Lady Panthers parlayed three singles and a double into a 3-0 first-inning lead. A one-out double and single made it 4-1 in the t hid.
Savanna Oliver singled and scored on Desiree Kasper's single in the second to put the Lady Bears on the board.
Singles by Lauren Woodard and Kristen Jackson, sandwiched around a walk to Shelby Woodard, set up Kelsie Craighead's two-run single in the sixth.
Lauren Woodard scattered eight hits in seven innings while striking out four for the Lady Bears, who finished with five hits.
Mt. Juliet fell to 24-13 and will face Gallatin at 4 p.m. Monday in an elimination game at Portland.