The Purple Tigers were edged by Jackson County 6-5 earlier Saturday in pool play. They outscored host MTCS 9-6 Friday after dropping a 6-4 decision to defending Class A state champion Scotts Hill.
Junior Owen Queen struggled with his control early against Summertown, but it was errors which was his undoing as the Eagles scored four runs in the first inning and never scored an earned run against Queen.
Sophomore Heath Price broke up Summertown’s no-hitter in the fourth inning and senior Bo Whitlock had Watertown’s other hit in the fifth.
Watertown fell behind by four runs in the fourth inning to Jackson County. The Purple Tigers rallied on a fielder’s choice by Seth Price in the fourth and a Tyler Vastola homer in the seventh.
Junior Lain Hindsley allowed all nine Jackson County hits in six innings, allowing two earned runs as the Tigers committed seven errors.
In addition to his home run, Vastola also doubled twice.
Watertown jumped to an early lead over Middle Tennessee Christian before the Cougars rallied with five runs in the seventh inning on two walks, an error, two singles and a double.
Vastola and Seth Price produced three hits apiece for the Purple Tigers.
Scotts Hill scored six times in the top of the second inning on two walks, two hits and four errors. Watertown’s three-run sixth wasn’t enough in the timed game.
Seth Price allowed two hits and no earned runs while striking out seven in four innings.
Mt. Juliet splits Saturday pitching gems
MT. JULIET — Left-hander Luke Seed retired all 21 Mt. Juliet batters he faced in a perfect game for McCracken County in a 2-0 Mustangs win Saturday in the Kentucky-Tennessee Challenge.
The Golden Bears bounced back later with a 4-0 win over Highlands.
Seed struck out 12, needing, and getting, only a two-run single by Mason Vinyard in the fourth inning off Dylan Bonds, who allowed five hits and no walks while fanning four. Aiden Raines retired all 10 Mustangs he faced, whiffing two.
Mt. Juliet finally found some offense in the fourth inning against Highlands as the Bears scored once. They added three in the sixth as John Dowless improved to 3-0.
Dowless struck out 10 and walked two while allowing three hits as Mt. Juliet improved to 11-3 for the season.
Alex DeRiggi drove in two runs on as many hits while Cade Hoppe doubled among the Bears’ six hits.
Mt. Juliet will return to District 9-AAA action at 7 p.m. Tuesday when Hendersonville pays a visit.