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Watertown takes 8-A No. 2 seed with 8-inning victory over Gordonsville
May 01, 2007 12:00 am
SOUTH CARTHAGE — Watertown scored twice in the top of the eighth inning to hand Sarah Reeder a hard-earned 4-2 win over Gordonsville on Friday and give the Tigerettes a first-round bye in the upcoming District 8-A tournament.
After Gordonsville scored in the bottom of the seventh to tie the score 2-2, Olivia Hall led off the Watertown eighth with an infield single and moved up on Laura Clark's sacrifice bunt. Sara Patchen poked the tiebreaking single to right and moved to third on a bad throw. Katie Drown's infield single scored Patchen.
Ashley Clark followed with Watertown's fourth hit of the inning. The Tigerettes entered the eighth with just one hit, a fourth-inning infield single by Ashley Clark which, combined with a throwing error, resulted in Patchen scoring for a short-lived 1-0 lead.
Reeder survived Gordonsville's 12 hits by walking no one while notching nine strikeouts as Watertown improved to 13-14 for the season.
More important, the Tigerettes finished the district schedule 6-4 and in second place, giving them the No. 2 seed behind undefeated Friendship Christian and a bye into the double-elimation round of the tournament May 8 at FCS. Gordonsville, Mt. Juliet Christian, Trousdale County and Westmoreland will congregate at the Coles Ferry Pike School next Friday in the elimination round with the winners advancing to face Friendship or Watertown.
In the meantime, the Tigerettes will return to the same Crump Paris Park field today for a noon makeup game with Smith County to close the regular season.
Couch breaks sixth-inning tie as Friendship wins finale
NASHVILLE — Jessi Couch's two-run single broke a tie in the sixth inning Friday and Friendship Christian closed its regular season with a 5-1 win over Davidson Academy.
Couch's hit was followed by Hailey Rutledge's RBI single. Camille Cross cracked a home run in the seventh to pad the lead as Friendship finished a 30-9 season.
Carrie Fry fired 2 2/3 innings in relief of Rutledge for the win. She allowed a hit while striking out three. Rutledge led after 4 1/3 frames in a 1-1 tie, having allowed three hits and striking out six.
Davidson Academy scored on a second-inning double to the fence. Friendship tied the score in the third.
Rutledge and Kelcey Lee each had two hits while Kenzie Dye singled to round out the Lady Commanders' seven-hit attack.
Friendship will host the District 8-A tournament and will play at 4 p.m. May 8 in the double-elimination round.
Lady Saints hold off Scarabs
MT. JULIET — Mt. Juliet Christian spotted St. Cecelia an early lead, built a four-run advantage in the second inning and watched the Scarabs whittle all but one run off the margin in a 7-6 Lady Saints victory Friday afternoon.
St. Cecelia led 3-0 after the first half inning before the Lady Saints scored five times in the bottom of the first and twice in the second to go up 7-3. The Scarabs scored single runs in the third, fifth and seventh before Mt. Juliet Christian escaped with a 6-16 record.
Leanna Sanders pitched the first four frames for the win before Paige Hudson hurled the final three for the save. The pair allowed seven hits, matching Mt. Juliet Christian's total.
Caitlin Hammer and Kelly Adkisson doubled and singled for the Lady Saints while Danielle Adkisson and Cali Beard doubled and Hannah Staggs singled.
Mt. Juliet Christian will travel to Metro Christian on Monday for a 4:30 p.m. game to close the regular season.