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Bears wins twice in Chattanooga
Mar 18, 2013 4:30 pm
From staff reports
CHATTANOOGA — Mt. Juliet defeated St. Benedict 8-5 and host McCallie 3-0 Friday in the Scenic City Classic.
Against St. Benedict, Curt Hoppe went 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles and three runs scored. Eli Mason managed two hits and scored twice while Zach Ehrhart drove in two runs on as many hits.
Zack Austin pitched 3 1/3 innings of relief for the win and Logah Harris picked up the save.
Against McCallie, Hoppe threw a two-hit shutout with six strikeouts. Cody Carr scored twice and drove in the other run with a double.
Mt. Juliet improved to 4-1 and will wrap up the Classic today against Rabun Gap, Ga.
Raymer squeezes home go-ahead score for Saints
MT. JULIET — Peyton Raymer squeezed home the go-ahead run Friday to help lift Mt. Juliet Christian past Riverside Christian 5-3.
The Saints overtook a 3-1 deficit with three runs in the bottom of the third and added another talley in the sixth. Elliott Lee doubled and drove in two runs. Raymer also doubled among his two hits.
Zack Jones pitched six innings for the win, allowing seven hits while striking out four. Ryan Jordan tossed the seventh for the save as the Saints climbed to 2-0.
Mt. Juliet Christian was coming off a season-opening 14-3 home win over Lighthouse Christian on Tuesday.
Lee drove in three runs on two hits while Josh Sanders allowed two hits and struck out four in four scoreless innings.
Mt. Juliet Christian will travel to Antioch today to face Lighthouse in a 1 p.m. rematch.
Commanders conclude spring trip with 12-2 loss
FOLEY, Ala. — Friendship Christian wrapped up its season-opening spring break trip with a 12-2 loss at Foley on Thursday.
Austin Godwin's RBI single staked the Commanders to a short-lived 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning.
But Foley got three runs in the bottom of the first, four in the third and five in the fifth to end it against left-hander Caleb Snider, who was charged with seven earned runs in 4 1/3 innings. Michael Hawks pitched to one batter as the Lions run-ruled the Commanders.
Friendship committed six errors while the Lions lashed 13 hits as the Commanders fell to 0-4.
Stefan Remus' RBI triple in the third was Friendship's second, and final, hit.
The Commanders have returned home and will open their final District 8-A schedule at Watertown's Three Forks Park at 4 p.m. Tuesday against the Purple Tigers.