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Mt. Juliet Christian outscores Purple Tigers
Apr 03, 2007 12:00 am
WATERTOWN — Mt. Juliet Christian and Watertown put on a hitting clinic Thursday with the visiting Saints taking a lead in the first inning and never letting go in an 11-8 triumph at Three Forks Park.
The Saints jumped to a 4-0 lead in their first at-bat and sophomore right-hander Chris Frazier withstood the Tigers' 11-hit attack as Mt. Juliet Christian climbed to 3-3 for the season and 1-3 in District 8-A.
Eighth-grader T.J. Roberts got a two-out, two-run single in the first inning for Mt. Juliet Christian. Junior Jonathan Roberts hit his first career homer in the second inning. He also delivered a sacrifice fly.
Daniel Shedd drove in three runs on a pair of hits and a sacrifice fly. Codye Sullivan knocked in a score on two hits while Tyler Holloway also had two hits and scored three times. Philip Harnage drove in a run on a groundout as he and freshman Rahul Vanmali rounded out the Saints' 10-hit parade with one each.
"Big, big game," Mt. Juliet Christian coach Mike Jones said. "We finally brought our offense around.
"It was spread through the line up, top to bottom."
Frazier, one week after he was hit in the face by a line drive against Trousdale County, gave up six earned runs and struck out seven. All three of his walks were issued in the bottom of the seventh when the Purple Tigers scored three times.
Left-hander Justin Breece pitched the first 3 2/3 innings to take the loss. Adam Martin went the final 3 1/3 frames as Watertown fell to 1-5, 0-3.
Taylor Rowland went 3-for-3, including an RBI double in the third, for Watertown. Jesse Scott singled home two runs in the seventh as he and Caleb Hughes each finished 2-for-4. Shelby Anderson added a two-run single in the fifth and Cory Lasater an RBI double in the seventh. Justin Martin and Eric Morgan each added a hit.
Both teams will be in non-district action Saturday. Watertown will travel to Monterey to take on Jackson County at 3 p.m. and the host Wildcats at 5. Mt. Juliet Christian will host Red Boiling Springs at noon.
Lebanon's Harrell shuts out Harriman on two hits
Callen Harrell held Harriman to two hits Thursday night as Lebanon shut out the visitors 4-0 in a battle of the Blue Devils in the Warrior Classic at Veterans Field.
The junior left-hander walked three and struck out 11 as Lebanon improved to 7-5.
Lebanon scored three times in the first inning on an RBI single by Cody Ferrell and a two-run single by Chase Hudson. The hosts tacked on an insurance score on Brandon Corley's RBI single in the fourth.
Christian Jennings and Dexter Cross each collected a pair of hits while Garrett Fanchier rounded out Lebanon's eight-hit parade.
Lebanon will continue the Classic, hosted by Riverdale but played at several sites [including Veterans, Wilson Central and Mt. Juliet], at 7 p.m. tonight when the Blue Devils host Hendersonville. The Commandos will take on Warren County at 4:30. LHS will take on Mercer County [Ky.], hosted by former Friendship Christian and Cumberland pitcher Spence Chitwood, at 1:30 p.m. Saturday and Pope John Paul II at 4.
Lebanon's District 7-AAA series with Cookeville was rained out earlier this week at both sites. The Blue Devils will host the Cavaliers April 9 and go to Cookeville on April 21. Both games begin at 6:30 p.m.
Commanders' Cravens no-hits Trousdale
HARTSVILLE — Brian Cravens pitched a five-inning no-hitter Thursday as his Friendship Christian Commanders shut out Trousdale County 12-0.
The right-hander walked one and struck out six while the Commanders committed one error as they improved to 5-7 for the season and 2-0 in District 8-A.
He was backed by a 10-hit parade which included Stephen Pryor's home run. Leadoff batter Bryant Alsup drove in four runs on four hits, including a double and a triple. Cleanup hitter Wade Mitchell also knocked in four scores on three singles. Lee Maasen went 2-for-3.
Four Commanders crossed the plate in the second inning and five in the third.
Friendship will travel to Mt. Juliet Christian on Monday for a 4 p.m. game.