Roundup: Baseball, softball action in Southern Middle Tennessee


Battle Ground Acad. 3, Columbia Acad. 1: Ethan Harden went seven innings to outduel Columbia Academy’s Bryant Beranek in Div. II, District 3 play. Harden also homered in the first inning, and his solo shot was matched in the second by Parker Daniel, which was all the offense Harden would need for the win. Kavares Tears tripled and Drew Toombs got an RBI with a groundout in the sixth for the Bulldogs’ only run.

Loretto 10, Wayne County 1: A couple of big innings for the Mustangs’ offense put away Wayne County. A four-spot in the second and five more in the fourth helped Loretto to a win to back up a solid pitching performance by committee. Carter Daniel went three innings, giving up the lone Wildcats’ run. Austin McDow and Connor Clemens also tossed in the win. McDow sat down five on strikes and Clemons three. The Mustangs K’d 10 in the game. Garrett Fisher had three ribbies on a pair of triples, while Ty Fulks was 2-for-4 at the plate with a pair of RBIs.

Huntsville 10, Spring Hill 2: A six-run first inning blew open the game early for Huntsville (Ala.). The Raiders couldn’t muster enough offense to get back into the game following a dreadful road start for Connor Gaia. The Panthers were solid on the mound, as the bottom of the Spring Hill lineup put together all of the offense. Brandon O’Brien was 2-for-2 in the game and scored the lone run when he stole home on a double steal.

Ravenwood 6, Summit 4: A three-run sixth inning wasn’t enough to mount a comeback after Summit fell behind 6-1 in the third on Monday. Devin Thrain drove in a pair of runs on a single in the sixth. Austin Kincaid doubled to put himself as the tying run in scoring position and Max Fell walked to load the bases before a fly out ended the threat.

Middle Tenn. Chr. 18, Zion Chr. 0: James McCracken and Jake Hussain combined for a five-inning no-hitter at home against Zion on Monday. A 12-run fourth inning helped to end the game early. The Cougars struck out 13 of the 15 batters faced in the game.


Summit 5, Franklin 4 (9 inn.): Malia Scott drove in Abby O’Reilly in the ninth inning to walk off with an 11-AAA win Monday. Franklin took a 4-2 lead in the top of the seventh, but Summit would not go away quietly. Down to their final out, an error on a ground ball allowed Emma Beach to reach and O’Reilly doubled to score a run. Scott singled and O’Reilly scored on an error to tie the game. Elena Escobar was solid, as per usual, in the circle. She have up two earned runs on three hits and struck out 15 while walking just one hitter.

Summertown 4, Ardmore (Ala.) 3 (8 inn.): Claire Woods gave herself and her team the win in extra innings on Monday night. She hit a walk off home run in extra innings to help improve her pitching record to 10-1 on the year. Hailey Jones tied the game in the third inning with a 2-run homer and later tied it again in the fourth with a sac fly. Hannah Lindsey had three hits and was driven in on both of Jones’ RBI hits.

Columbia Acad. 18, Battle Ground Acad. 0: Myleah Hardy, Karley Harakas and Kaitlyn Cathey each tallied home runs in a rout of the Lady Wildcats on Monday Pitchers Journey Mitchell and Anna Brewer retired all nine batters they faced for a three-inning combined perfect game with five total strikeouts. Hardy was 2-for-2 with five RBIs in the game, while Cathey added all three of her RBIs on her homer in the third.

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