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Lincoln County 3, Lawrence County 1: The Lincoln County Falcons will go down in history as the last champion in the traditional District 8-AAA tournament. Each team plated a run in the first, but Lincoln County was able to get another in the second and one in the sixth to put away the Wildcats. Grant James had the lone Wildcats RBI, while he and Luke Nichols were the only two players to garner a hit off either of the Falcons’ pitchers. Both teams will advance to the regional tournament.

Loretto 14, Summertown 9: Summertown finally ran out of arms. Loretto scored five runs in the seventh to take control and take home the 12-A title. Things looked good early for the Eagles when Drake Blackwood homered as part of a three-run first. Summertown added another run in the second, but the Mustangs rallied and took the lead on a Caden Porter 3-run homer in the fourth. Blackwood homered in the bottom half and Lane Burleson added a round-tripper to take a 7-6 lead. Loretto pulled ahead with two in the fifth and another in the sixth. Grant Burleson then tied the game at 9 with a 2-run shot. Garrett Fisher had four RBIs in the game, while Porter added three.

Independence 18, Dickson Co. 4: Independence completed its improbable run to the region tournament as the No. 6-seed in the 11-AAA tournament with a massive offensive output on Wednesday. The Eagles erupted for six runs in the first and 10 in the third to grab the second and final berth in the region tournament. Cooper Hargrove and Jacob Almon combined to keep the Dickson County offense at bay from the bump, and the Eagles roughed up all but one of the six Cougar pitchers they faced. Jack Baughman hit a homer and had four RBIs to lead Indy, while Logan Molnar also added three hits of his own.


Summit 1, Dickson Co. 0 (9 inn.): A night after winning with a single run, the Spartan women thought they’d do it again. In the ninth inning, Hannah Sundberg doubled and her courtesy runner, J Pittman, moved to third on a ground out before Dixie Corbin singled her home for the game’s only run. Elena Escobar picked up where she left off on Tuesday, going the distance and giving up no runs on seven hits and striking out 11.

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Lawrence Co. 2, Coffee Co. 1: Lawrence County kept its season alive with a Luke Boswell single in the sixth that scored a run to edge Coffee County. The Wildcats managed just three hits in the game, but they were enough for the 8-AAA Pitcher of the Year Boswell to get the win. He went the distance, throwing just 87 pitches, striking out six.

Summertown 6, Loretto 2: Three hits for Summertown was plenty in Game 1 of the District 12-A tournament finals. Loretto took a 2-1 lead in the second inning, but a Lane Burleson homer in the fourth was the blast the Eagles needed. Summertown added a pair of runs when Drake Blackwood knocked a bases-loaded double and then Cory Francis drew a walk to bring in a run as well. Gavin Burleson got the win, going 6 2/3 innings and throwing 119 pitches. Francis recorded the final out of the game. Josh Porter was 3-for-3 with an RBI for Loretto, while Caleb Davis and Caden Porter had a pair of hits as well. The two teams will play a second game Wednesday.

Richland 12-4, Santa Fe 0-3: After the host Raiders forced a second District 10-A tournament title game with an early five-inning victory, they held on to edge the Wildcats for the title. Third-seeded Santa Fe advanced to the championship contest with a 9-8, 12-inning victory on Saturday.

CPA 7, Columbia Acad. 3: Kavares Tears went deep in the first inning, and Grant Wooldridge singled home a pair of runs to give CA an early 3-0 lead, but that was all the offense the Dawgs could muster in their seventh meeting with the Lions. Sophomore Braxton Orr shut down CA for the remainder of the game, giving up a total of five hits and three runs, striking out seven.


Mt. Pleasant 5, Culleoka 3: Culleoka scored three runs in the sixth inning, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the lead Mt. Pleasant built with two runs in the first, another in the third and two more in the fourth. Shelby McNeal led the way for Mt. Pleasant in the District 10-A tourney elimination game with a pair of RBIs on two hits. Kylie Brewer added two hits and an RBI as well. Katie Thomason went the distance for the Lady Tigers, giving up six hits and one earned run, while striking out six.

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Columbia Central 8, Lincoln Co. 0: A flurry of second-half netters added to an early Brewer Wall goal to advance Columbia Central in District 8-AAA tournament play. Wall was assisted by Victor Ramirez on his goal. Ramirez added a pair of goals himself as well. Other goals were scored by Collin Rowe, Alex Freyre, Brandon Carr, Benton Wall and Xavier Mora.

Page 2, Spring Hill 0: Spring Hill’s season came to a disappointing end in District 11-AA tourney play on the road Tuesday. The Raiders failed to find the net in a shutout loss at Page.

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Columbia Acad. 24, Zion Chr. 0: Bryant Beranek was perfect on Monday night, going five innings and not allowing a single baserunner to Zion Christian. The Eagles committed six errors to aid the 15 hits from the Dawgs, and CA never looked back from an 11-0 lead after two. For the Bulldogs, Kavares Tears was 3-for-3, including his ninth homer of year year, and Beranek added three hits in four trips with five RBIs in the game.

Spring Hill 13, Franklin 3: Spring Hill used a couple of big innings to pull away early from Franklin in 11-AAA play. The Raiders plated four in the first and seven in the third before adding another pair in the seventh. The top part of the batting lineup, which has struggled for much of the year, put together a big night collecting nine hits among the first six hitters of the lineup. Brantly Whitwell, Dawson Hargrove, Quent Mizer and Chance Bland each tallied a pair of hits. Mizer and Bland drove in three runs each as well. Hargrove pitched a gem, going the distance and striking out 15 to get the win.

Summit 6, Lawrence County 2: Summit plated three runs in the second inning, two of which came on an Sam North double, and another pair in the third to pull away from Lawrence County. The Wildcats cut the lead to a run in the top of the third with a couple of bases loaded walks, but couldn’t get a timely hit. Summit pitcher Parker Dean was able to get out of a bases loaded jam in the second inning without a run scoring. Tre Hunter added a pair of RBIs for the Spartans in the win.

Summertown 12, Mt. Pleasant 1: Drake Blackwood, have yourself a night. The senior catcher for Jason Burleson’s bunch had a homer and a double in a three-hit night that saw him drive in seven of the Eagles’ runs. Skylar Trousdale was awarded the win on the hill, going four innings and striking out six. Junior Ben Newland was 2-for-3 for the Tigers, and Codell Gilliam had the lone RBI on a single in the fourth.


Spring Hill 7, Ravenwood 0: Kat Carter struck out 21 in a two-hit shutout of Ravenwood, while walking only two hitters. Spring Hill jumped out to an early lead, scoring in each of the first four innings. The Lady Raiders took full advantage of their seven hit and two Ravenwood errors. Jeyce Brashears went 2-for-4 with a double and RBI in the game.

Cornersville 9, Culleoka 1: Culleoka scored seven runs in the fifth to put the game away for the Lady Bulldogs. Alex Skinner had a home run in the fourth to lead Culleoka at the dish, and also pitched three innings of relief, giving up two runs on four hits. Kylie Thomas took the loss in the circle for the Lady Warriors.

Columbia Acad. 2, Ardmore (Ala.) 0: The Lady Dawgs have a new home run queen after Myleah Hardy hit a solo shot in the fourth inning to surpass the previous season record of 16. Journey Mitchell struck out six and allowed just four hits in the complete game shut out.


Columbia Central 7, Lincoln Co. 2: The visiting Lions allowed their first goals in District 8-AAA competition, but were in control of the contest throughout. Gabino Sarabia led the offensive onslaught with a pair of goals, with Benton Wall, Brewer Wall, Victor Ramirez and Mason Hollandsworth each adding a scoring kick. Central improved to 12-1 (7-0) and wrapped up the league title with the win.


Columbia Acad. boys 4, Goodpasture 0: The Bulldogs opened Division II-A Middle Region tourney play with singles wins by Miles Nixon, Aaron Sullivan and Hayes Lewis along with a Nixon/Sullivan doubles victory.

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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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Middle Tennessee Chr. 5, Columbia Acad. 1: Middle Tennessee Christian was able to rough up Kavares Tears early, and held on for a win in Division II-A District 3 play. Tanner Ham had a pair of hits and scored a run for the Bulldogs in the only bright spot offensively in the game. Landon Prentice struck out 10 in 5 1/3 innings, giving up three runs — none earned — on three hits.

Mt. Pleasant 11, Hampshire 2: The Tigers plated six runs in the fourth inning to break open a 1-0 game at Hampshire on Monday. The Tigers got a 2-run single from Gaven Whitehead, RBI singles from Ryan Clark and Codell Gilliam, as well as doubles to score a run from Hayden Holt and Kobe Dowell in the inning. For Hampshire, Jed Page took the loss on the bump, but had an RBI on 2-of-3 hitting at the plate. Blake Morrow and Kennon Anderson each had hits for the Hawks. Whitehead was afforded the win, going five innings and giving up one run on three hits, striking out eight.

Spring Hill 5, Dickson Co. 2: Dawson Hargrove tossed a ‘Maddux’ on Monday, going the distance and throwing just 86 pitches. He struck out 12 and walked none in the win. Jackson Marbet led the Raiders on offense, going 1-for-3 with a pair of RBIs in the fifth to give his team some insurance after Brantly Whitwell scored on a passed ball during Marbet’s at-bat to take the lead.

Summit 7, Centennial 5: Summit jumped out to a big lead, scoring five runs in the second inning, but had to hang on late as the Cougars got four in the fifth and another in the sixth. Brady Hendrix came on in relief following the fifth run and struck out four, including the final out with the bases loaded for Centennial. Alex Runk led the Spartans, going 3-for-4 with a pair of RBIs. Six other Summit hitters added a hit each.

Grace Chr. 14, Zion Chr. 0: Luke Gill tossed a no-hitter on Monday to down Zion Christian in league play. Gill went five innings and struck out nine in the win. Blake Barton had five RBIs for the Lions, including a grand slam in a nine-run third inning.


Summit 4, Ravenwood 2: Morgan Woodside’s third-inning triple scored a pair of runs that would prove to be the difference for the Spartan women on Monday. Claudette Runk added a single later that would score Woodside for some insurance. That three-run third was the biggest blemish in an otherwise solid outing from Raptors’ pitcher Avery Weissmar. She sat down 14 Spartans on strikes, including all but one of the Summit starting nine at least once. Lily Kate Richards got the win in the circle, going seven full and giving up two runs on seven hits and five strikeouts.

Columbia Acad. 1, Ardmore (Ala.) 0: Averi Slaughter was dominant in the circle for the Lady ‘Dawgs. She struck out eight and scattered three hits in the win. A scoreless game saw its only run in the sixth on a Myleah Hardy single to score Karli Quillin. Hardy was 2-for-3 in the game to lead the Bulldogs.

Zion Chr. 12, Culleoka 0: A fourth-inning walk was all that stood between Ashleia Coble and a perfect game Monday. She threw a no-hitter, striking out 12 in a five-inning win over the host Lady Warriors. Becca Hazard continued her hot streak, going 4-for-4, including a home run and three doubles. Coble added three RBIs on two hits as well.

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Columbia Acad. 11, Franklin Road Acad. 1: Bryant Beranek sat down 13 of Franklin Road’s hitters on strikes Tuesday. The Bulldog tossed six innings, giving up one run on two hits in the outing. Max Ballard provided an offensive gem, going a perfect 4-for-4 at the dish with four RBIs. He and Kavares Tears had home runs in the win. Tanner Ham added three hits, two RBIs and two runs scored.

Summit 10, Spring Hill 6: Alex Runk drove in four runs with a bases-clearing double and a sacrifice fly for Summit to help his team to a big 11-AAA win over Spring Hill. The double put Summit ahead 10-1 in the sixth. Spring Hill did not go away quietly, however, putting up four runs in the bottom half of the inning, including a Dawson Hargove double and Nathaniel Huntinger 2-RBI single. Jason Hamm pitched two innings for the Spartans, and Parker Dean went five full. Jackson Marbet took the loss on the hill, going three innings and giving up two earned runs while striking out three and walking five Summit hitters.

Lincoln Co. 9, Columbia Central 1: A five-run third inning for Lincoln County put the Falcons in front comfortably and they cruised to an 8-AAA win Tuesday. Columbia Central managed just two hits in the game, though one was a solo home run from Ta’Vin Barner in the fourth inning. Sam Pale tallied the only other Lions hit of the game. Barner took the loss, giving up seven earned runs on six hits. He did notch six strikeouts as well.

Lawrence Co. 5, Tullahoma 4: Bryson McFall walked and then found his way home in the 8th inning on a Tullahoma error to lift his Wildcat team to an 8-AAA win. Colton Moore shut down the host Wildcats in the bottom half with a 1-2-3 inning on a ground out and two strikeouts. Moore was also 2-for-4 at the plate with a pair of RBIs.

Zion Chr. 11, Providence Chr. 1: Luke Perko pitched a gem and helped himself at the plate in his team’s win Tuesday. Perko was 2-for-4 with three RBIs in the win, while also pitching five innings and giving up no earned runs on just three hits. Jackson Hughes was 3-for-3 and also had three RBIs for the Eagles.

Independence 1, Dickson Co. 0: Senior pitcher Will Tobin tossed a no-hitter against Dickson County, striking out nine and walking just one.


Zion Chr. 18, Riverside Chr. 0: Rebecca Hazard was hazardous with a bat in her hand on Tuesday. The Lady Eagles’ cleanup hitter certainly lived up to her title, as she went 2-for-3 in Zion’s win with six RBIs. She drove in two runs on a triple in the first inning, another when she was hit by a pitch later in the same inning, which the Eagles plated eight runs. She also had a three-run home run later in the game. Kyndall Daranovich and Claire Boyd combined for the four-inning shutout in the circle.

Columbia Acad. 8, Middle Tenn. Chr. 1: Averi Slaughter was dominant in the circle for Columbia Academy, pitching a complete game and giving up one earned run on four hits and striking out eight for the Lady Bulldogs. At the plate, Journey Mitchell, Chloe Carter and Laney Turner each had a pair of hits, while Karli Quillin drove in three runs with a bases-clearing triple in the fourth.

Franklin 3, Summit 2: Following seven scoreless innings, both teams awakened their bats in the eighth inning with the host Lady Admirals getting the extra run they needed on a Summit error that allowed two runs to score on a ground ball in the infield. In the top of the eighth, Summit got an RBI on a suicide squeeze from Ellery Stephenson, and she would later score on a Franklin error to give the Spartan women a 2-0 lead. Lily Kate Richards went seven innings for Summit, giving up no earned runs and scattering four hits.