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Watertown, Mt. Juliet outscore opponents
Apr 12, 2007 12:00 am
HENDERSONVILLE — Watertown outscored Merrol Hyde for the second straight day, grounding the host Hawks 13-9 Tuesday at Drakes Creek Park.
Cory Lasater drove in five runs on three hits for Watertown while Jesse Scott swatted a two-run homer in the third inning. Winning pitcher Adam Martin drove in two runs on three hits, including a pair of doubles. Taylor Rowland knocked in a run on three hits as the Purple Tigers picked up 17 safeties in improving to 4-9 for the season and 2-5 in District 8-A.
Martin pitched the first five innings – allowing two unearned runs on a hit and a walk while striking out four – and turned a 13-2 lead over to Justin Breece, who surrendered six runs in the sixth. Andrew Jennings started the seventh, failed to record an out and left with the bases loaded before Breece returned to pick up the save.
Watertown will travel to Carthage on Thursday for a 5 p.m. game against Smith County.
Overstreet drives in six for Golden Bears
MT. JULIET — Getting away from the strong pitching staffs of District 9-AAA, Ryan Overstreet drove in six runs Tuesday night to power Mt. Juliet to an 11-6 win over Overton.
Overstreet hit a three-run double to stake the Golden Bears to a 4-0 first-inning lead and blasted a three-run homer to cap a five-run fifth as Mt. Juliet amassed nine hits to move to 14-7 for the season.
"We swung the bats well," said Mt. Juliet coach Mark Purvis, whose Bears host rival Wilson Central at 7 p.m. tonight.
Josh Cotham clubbed a solo home run in the third inning. Winning pitcher Dustin Murphy managed a two-run single in the fourth. Taylor Hill had a pair of singles, one of which drove in the game's first run. Tyler Carr, Lance Harrington and Jeff Murphy rounded out the offense with a single apiece.
Dustin Murphy [4-1] pitched the first five innings, allowing two earned runs on a walk while striking out eight as he left with an 11-2 lead. B.J. Boston worked a perfect sixth before Overton roughed up the bullpen in the seventh with four runs as the Bobcats finished with six hits.
Stars shut down Blue Devils
Siegel broke open a close game in the final three innings Tuesday as the Stars struck down host Lebanon 10-0 at Veterans Field.
The Stars carried a 2-0 lead into the fifth inning before they chased starter Cody Ferrell with four scores.
David Pierce poked a two-run homer in the seventh as he and Wesley Tobitt each had three of Siegel's nine hits agianst a quartet of Lebanon pitchers.
Dexter Cross doubled and singled for Lebanon while Ferrell, Garrett Fanchier and Christian Jennings singled as the Blue Devils dropped to 11-12 for the season and 1-5 in District 7-AAA going into tonight's 6:30 p.m. rematch in Murfreesboro.
Josh McKenzie pitched the shutout, allowing five hits and no walks while striking out six in seven innings.