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Roundup: Baseball, softball and tennis scores

Baseball

Siegel 15, Spring Hill 2: Siegel put up big run totals in the second (4), third (3) and fourth (5) innings on Wednesday as the Raiders dropped a Jim Painter Classic tilt with the Stars. Jackson Marbet went yard in the third inning. Marbet, Brantley Whitwell and Dawson Hargrove each managed one hit to lead Spring Hill.

Clarksville 7, Summit 6: Clarksville took advantage of seven Summit errors on Wednesday en route to a win over the Spartans in the Jim Painter Classic. Devin Thrain took the loss on the bump, despite going four innings and giving up just one earned run while striking out three. Drew Plummer had a pair of hits and an RBI to lead Summit.

Giles Co. 6, Loretto 4 (9 inn.): Jacob Cardin signled home a pair of runs in the ninth to lift Giles County over Loretto. The Mustangs led 4-0 after five innings, but the Bobcats tied the game in the sixth with four runs of their own. Caleb Davis led Loretto offensively, as he had three of the Mustangs’ six hits in the game.

Softball

Dickson Co. 3, Spring Hill 2 (8 inn.): Despite Katherine Carter’s best efforts, the Spring Hill Lady Raiders could not earn a District 11-AAA win on Wednesday. Carter went 3-for-4 at the dish and struck out 13 from the circle in the loss. She scattered six Cougars hits, and gave up two earned runs.

Tennis

CA sweeps BGA: Columbia Academy’s boys and girls tennis teams earned wins over BGA Wednesday. The boys improved to a perfect 5-0 on the season, while the girls match now stand at 3-2 overall. The CA girls won 7-0, with wins from Piper Brock, Abby Burgess, Anna Claire Butt, Hallie Butterfield and Caroline Prince in singles, while Brock/Burgess and Butt/Butterfield earned doubles wins. For the boys, Miles Nixon, Aaron Sullivan, Hayes Lewis and Nathan Thomas earned wins in singles action, while Lewis/Thomas won their doubles match. CA won the match 5-2.

Roundup: Soccer, Baseball, Softball, Tennis results

Soccer

Columbia Central 5, Franklin Co. 0: After a scoreless first half, the host Lions took control of their District 8-AAA contest Tuesday with quick back-to-back goals from Victor Ramirez and Brewer Wall. Ramirez went on to score twice more, giving Central (5-0, 2-0) its second hat trick of the season. Brandon Carrascoza added a goal, with Dane Holley picking up his fourth shutout of the year in the net.

Baseball

Mt. Pleasant 13, McEwen 3 (5 inn.): Following an 11-10 comeback victory Monday at McEwen, their first under coach Kennedy Mathis, the Tigers struck for 11 fourth-inning runs Tuesday. Kevin Reed and Brady Clark each drove in three runs for the hosts, with Reed striking out four in 4 2/3 innings to earn the mound decision.

Columbia Acad. 4, Grace Chr. 1: The Bulldogs completed their sweep of GCA as Bryant Beranek and Tyler Stephens each homered in Tuesday’s victory. Beranek went the distance on the mound, striking out 11 and giving up just three hits in seven innings.

Independence 9, Spring Hill 1: Cooper Hargrove threw a four-hitter for the Eagles, striking out six, with Logan Molnar and Jack Baughman providing the offensive support — Baughman with three hits, Molnar with a home run off Raiders starter Dawson Hargrove. Quent Mizer homered for Spring Hill.

Summit 5, Franklin 3: Devin Thrain and John Cannella each had a pair of hits for the Spartans as they edged Franklin for the second straight night. Starter Max Fell, Parker Dean and Brady Hendrix combined to limit the Admirals to four hits, with Fell striking out eight in 4 1/3 innings.

Softball

Columbia Acad. 4, Middle Tenn. Chr. 3: Myleah Hardy homered and Averi Slaughter scattered 10 Lady Cougar hits while striking out nine as CA picked up the Division II-A District 3 victory Tuesday. Chloe Carter and Karli Quillin each had three hits for the Lady Bulldogs.

Richland 8, Culleoka 2: The Lady Raiders broke open Tuesday’s District 10-A matchup with four fifth-inning runs off Kendall Reischman and Michaela Mitchell. Alexis Oliver and Macee Spencer each had a pair of hits in the loss.

Tennis

Columbia Acad. boys 6, Watertown 0: Miles Nixon and Aaron Sullivan each had dominant singles victories and teamed for a doubles win against the Purple Tigers. Keyton Kodatt and Hayes Lewis also won singles matches, with Lewis and Nathan Thomas winning in doubles.

Watertown girls 4, Columbia Acad. 3: Anna Claire Butt won her No. 3 singles match and Addison Morgan won at No. 5, with the Lady Bulldogs’ No. 1 doubles pairing of Piper Brock and Abby Burgess also posting a victory, but it wasn’t enough in the nailbiter.

Roundup: Baseball, softball, tennis results

Baseball

Summit 3, Franklin 1 (9 inn.): Summit outdueled district foe Franklin on Monday night, getting a pair of runs in the top of the ninth to steal a road win.

Summit pitchers combined for 17 strikeouts, while Franklin’s AJ Russell was pulled in the eighth inning with a no-hitter and 15 strikeouts in the game. He’d thrown 107 pitches to that point in the contest.

Brady Hendrix singled home the go-ahead run in the ninth for the Spartans.

Summertown 10, Wayne Co. 0 (6 inn.): Cory Francis threw a two-hit shutout for the Eagles, striking out 15 in the team’s District 12-A opener. Summertown broke the game open offensively with a five-run fourth inning as Grant Burleson and Gavin Burleson each had RBI doubles in the rally and Lane Burleson added a run-scoring base hit.

Loretto 16, Perry Co. 0 (3 inn.): Loretto scored eight runs in both the second and third innings to earn a win in their District 12-A opener. The Mustangs had just five hits, but took full advantage of 10 Vikings errors. Caden Porter and Austin McDow each had a pair of hits and three RBIs for Loretto. Garrett Fisher got the win, going two full innings and striking out three.

Softball

Columbia Central 13, Tullahoma 3 (6 inn.): Saviya Morgan was a force Monday night, as the youngster was 4-for-4 at the plate with an RBI and seven stolen bases in the game.

In addition to Morgan’s monster performance, Tashiya Lyles, Samaria Davis and Summer Hooten each drove in a pair of runs for the Lady Lions.

Hooten got the win in the circle, giving up three runs — only one earned — on four hits and striking out two Lady Cats.

Lincoln Co. 9, Lawrence Co. 5: Lincoln County scored three runs in the first inning and the Lady Falcons held off a late Lawrence County rally to get a District 8-AAA win. Josie Hall hit a two-run homer in the first for Lincoln County to open scoring. Lawrence County was led by senior Taylor Hine, who went 2-for-2 with an RBI and Carley Fields added another pair of hits and an RBI as well in the loss.

Tennis

Columbia Acad. boys 7, Summertown 0: Miles Nixon and Aaron Sullivan each picked up singles victories and teamed for a doubles win Monday for the triumphant Bulldogs.

Keyton Kodatt, Hayes Lewis and Garrett Hixson also win in singles, with Kodatt and Lewis claiming a doubles victory.

Summertown girls 6, Columbia Acad. 1: Ella Konig and Gracie Kelly led the way for the Lady Eagles, winning their singles matches in addition to a doubles victory. Summertown’s Hope Jones and Emma Perry also won in singles, with Sassy Dotson and Libby Konig earning a doubles decision.

Anna Claire Butt picked up a singles win for Columbia Academy.

Indy baseball, softball take wins over Spring Hill

By Chris Yow

THOMPSONS STATION — Will Tobin found himself with a chance for redemption after surrendering five runs to visiting Spring Hill on Monday night.

With the bases loaded, a full count and two outs, Tobin singled home the decisive run for the Eagles, giving them a 6-5 win to open District 11-AAA play.

Spring Hill pitcher Brantley Whitwell was able to retire the first two hitters of the seventh inning, but an error by second baseman Swoish Ethan allowed Jack Baughman to reach base. Whitwell walked the next two Indy hitters to set up Tobin — who was hitless in the game to that point.

“He’s been a three-year starter for us, and he hit in the ‘2’ hole for the majority of his time. He hasn’t been swinging it well, but hopefully this will get him going,” Independence coach Mike McLaury said.

An early pitchers’ duel was broken open in the fifth inning when the two teams combined for five runs. Spring Hill was the beneficiary of one passed ball and an error, giving the Raiders a 5-2 lead in the inning.

“We are fortunate to have hung around. They had a chance to break the game open and they didn’t,” McLaury said. 

Independence responded by loading the bases on a pair of walks and a hit batsman by starting pitcher Jackson Marbet. The Eagles then scored on two passed balls and a fielder’s choice to tie the game at five runs each.

“Both teams played about the same,” McLaury said. “Walks and errors were a big part of their runs, and walks and passed balls were a big part of ours.”

Each team had four hits in the game, and no player on either team had a multi-hit game. 

While his players haven’t struggled too much with rust thanks to a nearly full summer schedule last year, McLaury said he has had trouble feeling out his roster.

“I’m struggling to figure them out as players,” he said. “It’s one thing to do it in practice, but when the feet are to the fire, you kind of figure out who’s who and what’s what.”

Independence will travel to Spring Hill on Tuesday where Cooper Hargrove and Dawson Hargrove will duel it out on the bump for their respective teams.

Indy busts out early, earns win at Spring Hill

In what was supposed to have been a home softball contest for Independence, a field maintenance issue forced a sudden change of venue.

The Lady Eagles didn’t let that faze them, making themselves at home with five first-inning runs en route to an 11-3 win host Spring Hill.

Morgan Brown did plenty of damage both with her bat and in the circle for Independence. The senior singled in her first at-bat, and scored when her sister Ryan Brown, a sophomore, sent a line drive to center field. 

Getting a district win to start play is a positive, but not something unusual for Indy coach Shane Buchanan. It’s not how you start the year, but how you finish, the veteran coach said.

“We’ve played really well at the beginning of the season the last couple of years, but faltered at the end,” he said. “We need to be playing as well at the end of the year as we do the beginning.”

With such a young team — Buchanan said he started six players as freshmen or sophomores — the fourth-year Independence coach is looking for a bright future from his team.

“We are missing two seniors right now who would probably be starting, but we’re a young team and we will be young all season,” he said. “Every year I’ve been here we’ve started at least one freshman.”

Spring Hill went with a young pitcher as well in the contest with freshman Marissa Elllis. Ellis went 5 1/3 innings before taking a line drive to the midsection and being removed from the game. According to teammates after the game, she was luckily not injured too badly.

In relief, senior Katherine Carter, a Jacksonville State signee, struck out both hitters she faced. She was a perfect 2-for-2 at the plate as well, laying down a bunt that died on top of the third-base line before she crushed a two-run double off the left-field fence.

Spring Hill fell to 1-5 on the year, while Independence picked up its first win of the season.

Photos by Chris Yow / SM-Tn Sports

Roundup: Friday baseball, soccer

Baseball

Loretto 8, Spring Hill 5: Loretto used a five-run third inning to put away Spring Hill on Friday.

The Raiders walked the bases loaded in the second and third innings, leading to seven runs. Two runs plated in the second on a fielder’s choice and a wild pitch. In the third, the Mustangs scored on a walk, error and passed ball, along with a Tristan Green single mixed in.

Spring Hill got a run back in the fourth and a pair in the fifth. Brantley Whitwell was hit by a pitch and scored on a Dylan Hargrove double. He would score on a Quent Mizer single. Spring Hill was able to cut the lead to 8-4 later in the fifth when Mizer scored on a ground out.

Clint Seymore got the win on the hill for Loretto, going four innings and striking out six.

Summit 5, Green Hill 2: Cameron Lee singled in the top of the seventh to break a 2-2 tie and an error allowed Tre Hunter and Austin Kincaid to add a pair of insurance runs for Summit before Parker Dean shut down Green Hill in the bottom half to close out the win.

Alex Runk opened the scoring in the first after A Nephew was hit by a pitch and stole second base. The Hawks tied the game and took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the second on an error and a bases-loaded walk.

The Spartans tied it back in the fourth with a Kincaid single that scored Logan Franzoni. Kincaid finished with a pair of hits and the RBI.

Devin Thrain went four innings for Summit, striking out five for the Spartans.

Columbia Acad. 11, Hillwood 0: A nine-run third inning broke open a scoreless game for the Bulldogs, who improved to 4-0 on the season with the win on Friday.

Mason Raffauf got the start on the bump for the Bulldogs, earning the win, while Jacob Wair and Tyler Stephens helped complete the one-hit shutout. Raffauf struck out six and Stephens sat down the side on strikes in the fifth to end the game.

Tennessee signee Kavares Tears continued his hot start to the season with an RBI double in the third and later scoring on an error. Stephens added a pair of hits to his stellar pitching line, going 2-for-3 and scoring two runs.

Soccer

Columbia Central 3, Murfreesboro Central 0: Kameron Smith and Victor Ramirez got the Lions on the scoreboard late in the opening half, Mason Hollandsworth added a second-half goal and Dane Holley posted his second shutout of the season as Central moved to 2-0 with a win in the Meet Me In the Middle Classic at the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex in Murfreesboro.

Central, which opened the season Tuesday night with a 3-0 victory at District 8-AAA rival Shelbyville, returns to Murfreesboro for an 11 a.m. contest Saturday against Gallatin, followed by a 5 p.m matchup against Siegel.

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No slowing Brake: Bulldog senior gets hat trick vs. Zion

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Columbia Academy’s offense continues to produce, as the Bulldogs stayed unbeaten on the young season with Thursday’s 6-1 win over visiting Zion Christian in Division II-A District 3 play.

Senior forward Joshua Brake scored twice in the opening 40 minutes to give CA a 2-0 lead. He completed his hat trick with a goal in the second half, with classmates Will Garrison and Christopher Modeste each finding the back of the net as well.

The ‘Dawgs extended the lead to 6-0 on an ‘own-goal’ off a corner kick, before Zion Christian broke up Harrison Diles’ shutout attempt with a late Aidan Brown goal.

CA moves to 2-0-1 (2-0) with the win, following a 5-3 victory Monday over district foe Middle Tennessee Christian and a 3-3 draw Tuesday against the Middle Tennessee Crusaders. It marked the first loss for the Eagles, who played Community to a 2-2 deadlock Tuesday.

Columbia Academy returns to the pitch Friday at 7 p.m. against visiting Summit. Zion Christian resumes action Monday with league foe Christ Presbyterian Academy visiting for a 6 p.m. contest.

Photos by Vanessa Beach / SM-Tn Sports