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Roundup: Baseball, softball recaps

Baseball

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.

Softball

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.

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.

Streak ends, Lions downed in District 8-AAA tourney semis

By Maurice Patton

COLUMBIA – Over the course of his team’s nine-game winning streak, Nick Campbell had expressed concern with Columbia Central’s penchant for building and blowing big leads.

The bad habit bit the top-seeded Lions – hard — in Wednesday’s District 8-AAA Tournament semifinal matchup with visiting Tullahoma.

A 14-point cushion with six minutes to play wasn’t enough as the Wildcats went 15-for-15 from the free throw line down the stretch to seize a 66-63 victory.

With the win, Tullahoma – seeded fourth – will travel to Coffee County for Friday’s district tourney championship game and will host a Region 4-AAA quarterfinal.

Central (19-7) will host Lincoln County in the consolation game Friday, then travel to open region tournament play next week.

“Going 13 days without a game is tough, but we can’t really use that as an excuse,” Campbell said after the Lions lost for the first time since a 59-57 defeat at Tullahoma on Jan. 12. “We were up 14. We’ve got to close games out.

“We’ve talked about it all year. (When) we get up double digits, we’ve got to extend that lead.”

To the Lions’ credit, they rallied from a double-digit deficit themselves to seemingly take control of the contest.

Tullahoma (12-9) closed the first quarter with 15 unanswered points to go ahead 21-11, but Central went on its own 15-2 second-period run to lead 31-27 at halftime.

“They came out and punched us in the mouth in the first quarter. We responded pretty well,” Campbell said.

The Lions ran that margin to as many as nine points in the opening three minutes of the third quarter, led 50-40 to open the fourth quarter and went up 56-42 at the 6:34 mark on a transition layup by freshman Jordan Davis.

“We changed defenses,” Tullahoma coach Jason Welch said. “We had a defense we had worked on, but we hadn’t used it in a game. They probably weren’t prepared for it because we’d never ran it. We had guys that sold out and made plays.”

The defense – a 1-2-2 trap – keyed the Wildcats’ comeback, as Central struggled to take care of the ball.

“They picked up the pressure, and we took out foot off the gas,” Campbell said. “We turned it over like crazy. Kudos to them. They played well.”

Contributing to the Tullahoma comeback – or the Central collapse – was a charging call on Q Martin with 1:34 remaining. The Lions led 61-57 when Martin drove off the right wing to the rim and converted, but was called for his fifth foul.

The visitors went to the other end and got a three-point play from Joe Duncan, then went ahead on a pair of Krys Uselton free throws with 17.9 seconds to play. Uselton added four more foul shots to finish with a game-high 29 points, while Duncan added 18.

“It’s a big step for our kids to be able to come win a game here,” Welch said, mindful of Central’s 60-48 win on Feb. 5. “To me, it’s still something when you come to Columbia and win a game.”

Davis, who led Central with 16 points off the bench, echoed Campbell’s concerns.

“You’ve got to keep going; you can’t slow the tempo down when we’re up,” he said. “If we’re up 10, we’ve got to get up 20.

“We’ve got to learn how to be tough and mentally focused in those situations. We can’t take plays off.”

Martin added 15 points before fouling out, with Bubba Perkins scoring another 14.

Tullahoma boys 66, Columbia Central 63

T 21 6 13 26 – 66
C 11 20 19 13 – 63

Tullahoma (66) – Ethan Hargrove 2, Ryan Scott 2, Krys Uselton 29, Jacob Dixon 6, Will Partin 4, Joe Duncan 18, Brody Melton 5
Columbia Central (63) – Cam Johnson 7, Demetrius McCoy 4, Q Martin 15, Bubba Perkins 14, Omari Franklin 2, Roni Bailey 5, Jordan Davis 16
3-pointers – Tullahoma 3 (Uselton, Dixon 2), Columbia Central 8 (Johnson 2, Martin 2, Perkins 2, Bailey, Davis)

Photos by Ric Beu / SM-Tn Sports

Monday on the hardwood

Summit girls 65, Ravenwood 53

R 10 4 16 23 — 53
S 15 13 16 21 — 65

Ravenwood (53) — Lexi Erickson 16, Rachel Hillman 8, Elizabeth Flynn 4, Mary Prestegaard 1, Ava Lavigne 3, Reghan Grimes 21
Summit (65) — Myah Kratzig 5, Delaney Noe 18, Bergen Allee 9, Emma Kate Bratton 3, Claudette Runk 10, Cydney Wright 3, Ellie Colson 12, Nicole Rizane 5
3-pointers — Ravenwood 5 (Erickson 2, Hillman 2, Lavigne), Summit 6 (Alle 3, Bratton, Runk 2)

Santa Fe girls 35, Mt. Pleasant 33

MP 7 10 6 10 — 33
SF 8 3 9 15 — 35

Mt. Pleasant (33) — Kielee Bradley 3, Emily Crossman 2, Kenzie Gray 8, Addison Workman 8, Ayanna Jones 6, Maggie Simpson 4, Kiyanna Armstrong 2
Santa Fe (35) — Gracie Mills 5, Elise Adkison 3, Emmy Bates 18, Aniston Slaughter 7, Emily Hopkins 2
3-pointers — Mt. Pleasant 1 (Bradley), Santa Fe 4 (Bates 4)

Lawrence Co. girls 56, Shelbyville 38

S 8 5 13 12 — 38
L 12 11 20 13 — 56

Shelbyville (38) — Lilly Brown 4, Kelsey Hardin 9, Paige Blackburn 14, Kendall Dearing 7, Zoe Reed 4
Lawrence Co. (56) — Carson Gobble 10, Katie Criswell 14, Madison Tidwell 11, Chloe Willis 13, Janie Scott 5, Payton Morgan 3
3-pointers — Shelbyville 4 (Hardin, Blackburn 2, Dearing), Lawrence Co. 5 (Tidwell 3, Willis 2)

Tullahoma boys 63, Lawrence Co. 43

L 14 5 9 15 — 43
T 16 11 16 20 — 63

Lawrence Co. (43) — Alex Carr 1, Kade Shultz 6, Elijah Reynolds 10, Ty Cobb 4, Luke Boswell 9, Harrison Hagan 4, Mac Shultz 6, Charlie Brewer 2, Kobe Carroll 1
Tullahoma (63) — Ethan Hargrove 2, Ryan Scott 8, Krys Uselton 15, Jacob Dixon 2, Will Partin 11, Keishawn Cummings 2, Joe Duncan 12, Brody Melton 11
3-pointers — Lawrence Co. 4 (K. Shultz 2, Reynolds, M. Shultz), Tullahoma 6 (Scott 2, Uselton 2, Partin, Duncan)

Dickson Co. boys 51, Spring Hill 38

SH 6 11 12 9 — 38
DC 13 7 12 19 — 51

Spring Hill (38) — Landen Secrest 4, Jaylen Rucker 7, Quintaveous Simmons 5, Kai’Seanne Brashear 22
Dickson Co. (51) —Jamison Burum 1, Brock Holley 6, Jessie Stewart 5, Josh Cope 21, Joe Carr 9, Mason Herbert 2, Wyatt Harman 4, Dylan Beard 3
3-pointers — Spring Hill 3 (Simmons, Brashear 2), Dickson Co. 7 (Holley, Cope 4, Carr, Beard)

Mt. Pleasant boys 76, Hampshire 32

M 21 24 13 14 — 76
H 9 11 10 7 — 32

Hampshire (32) — Cameryn Bass 16, Blake Morrow 3, Errette Delk 2, Ethan Bowden 7, Jed Page 2, Peyton Morton 2
Mt. Pleasant (76) — Keevan Cooper 11, Kentra Frierson 15, Tip Marlow 8, Hayden Holt 2, Chris Andrews 18, Demarkus Brown 2, Chandler Hughes 2, Gavin Alderson 4, Bennett Hughes 5, Hardin Hughes 5, Kyler Baker 4
3-pointers — Hampshire 4 (Bass 2, Morrow, Bowden), Mt. Pleasant 6 (Frierson 4, B. Hughes, H. Hughes)

Postseason plans paused for District 8-AAA, District 11-AAA

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Basketball tournament schedules for District 11-AAA and District 8-AAA have been set and reset, respectively, in consideration of the current and upcoming weather conditions.

In District 11-AAA, brackets were established at Wednesday’s seeding meeting after the majority of teams in the nine-team league were unable to complete their pandemic-interrupted schedules because of this week’s snow and ice.

“The agreement we came up with at the beginning of the season was that, if we couldn’t get all our games in, we’d (seed) on win percentage rather than total wins,” Ravenwood boys coach Patrick Whitlock said. “At that time, it was because of COVID, but now it’s because of weather.”

Page, which earned home games for both the boys and girls quarterfinals, was the only program to get in 16 district games. Franklin, ranked fourth in the Associated Press Class AAA statewide poll, was the clearcut No. 1 seed on the boys side, while fifth-ranked Brentwood is the girls top seed – just ahead of the Lady Patriots by virtue of the Lady Bruins’ one less loss.

The tournament will open Sunday with 3 p.m. play-in games – Spring Hill boys at Dickson County, Independence girls at Centennial – followed by boys and girls quarterfinals on Monday, semifinals on Tuesday and championships and consolations on Wednesday. All games will be played at higher seeds.

“That was really the only time you could do it,” Whitlock said. “We’re thinking Saturday is going to be the first day we could get back to practice. No one really wanted to play with no practice.”

Sunday

Boys play-in, Spring Hill (9) at Dickson Co. (8), 3 p.m.
Girls play-in, Independence (9) at Centennial (8), 3 p.m.

Monday

Girls quarterfinal, Independence/Centennial winner at Brentwood (1), 5:30 p.m.
Girls quarterfinal, Dickson Co. (7) at Page (2), 5:30 p.m.
Girls quarterfinal, Ravenwood (5) at Summit (4), 7 p.m.
Girls quarterfinal, Franklin (6) at Spring Hill (3), 7 p.m.
Boys quarterfinal, Spring Hill/Dickson Co. winner at Franklin (1), 7 p.m.
Boys quarterfinal, Centennial (6) at Ravenwood (3), 7 p.m.
Boys quarterfinal, Independence (5) at Page (4), 7:30 p.m.
Boys quarterfinal, Summit (7) at Brentwood (2), 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday

Girls semifinals at higher seeds
Boys semifinals at higher seeds
*5:30 p.m. (girls) and 7:30 p.m. (boys) tips if higher seed hosts both; 7 p.m. tip for single game

Wednesday

Girls championship at higher seed
Girls consolation at higher seed
Boys championship at higher seed
Boys consolation at higher seed
*5:30 p.m. (girls) and 7:30 p.m. (boys) tips if higher seed hosts both; 7 p.m. tip for single game

● District 8-AAA, which held its play-in games on Feb. 13, intends to resume tourney action Friday with boys and girls quarterfinals at higher seeds. Saturday and Sunday are set as alternate dates if the games cannot be played Friday, with semifinals scheduled for Monday and championship and consolation games Tuesday.

Friday

Girls quarterfinal, Shelbyville (6) at Lawrence Co. (3)
Girls quarterfinal, Lincoln Co. (5) at Columbia Central (4)
Boys quarterfinal, Shelbyville (7) at Lincoln Co. (3)
Boys quarterfinal, Lawrence Co. (5) at Tullahoma (4)
*game times to be determined; makeup dates Saturday or Sunday if needed

Monday

Girls semifinal, Shelbyville/Lawrence Co. winner at Tullahoma (2)
Girls semifinal, Lincoln Co./Columbia Central winner at Coffee Co. (1)
Boys semifinal, Shelbyville/Lincoln Co. winner at Coffee Co. (2)
Boys semifinal, Lawrence Co./Tullahoma winner at Columbia Central (1)
*game times to be determined

Tuesday

Girls championship at higher seed
Girls consolation at higher seed
Boys championship at higher seed
Boys consolation at higher seed
*game times to be determined; makeup date Wednesday if needed

Friday on the hardwood

Richland girls 60, Mt. Pleasant 27

R 20 7 28 5 — 60
M 3 17 4 9 — 27

Richland (60) – Gracie Braden 3, Katie Garner 5, Jesse Jennings 25, Kristen Garner 5, Allie Garner 6, Kylee Hall 1, Halle Braden 5, Shelby Higgins 8, Ava Shrader 2
Mt. Pleasant (27) – Kielee Bradley 4, Emily Crossman 6, Addison Workman 2, Kenzie Gray 4, Ayanna Jones 8, Mary Rogers 3
3-pointers – Richland 8 (Jennings 5, Ka. Garner, Kr. Garner, Braden), Mt. Pleasant 2 (Crossman, Rogers)

Richland boys 78, Mt. Pleasant 48

R 14 25 22 17 — 78
M 11 11 13 13 — 48

Richland (78) — Tyrell Randolph 4, Logan Helton 23, Daniel Nicholson 16, Trey Luna 17, Stevie Ballinger 9, Carter Edwards 5, Jace Derryberry 2, Gage Kirk 2
Mt. Pleasant (48) – Keevan Cooper 5, Kentra Frierson 2, Tip Marlow 5, Chris Andrews 20, Hayden Holt 7, Quinn Johnson 2, Kyler Baker 2, Demarkus Brown 5
3-pointers – Richland 11 (Luna 5, Helton 4, Nicholson, Edwards), Mt. Pleasant 5 (Holt 2, Marlow, Cooper, Brown)

Tullahoma girls 47, Columbia Central 33

T 11 12 11 13 — 47
C 4 5 11 13 — 33

Tullahoma (48) – McKenna Buckner 11, Liv Bowen 12, Elle Fults 2, Kailyn Farrell 14, Lucy Nutt 8
Columbia Central (32) – Saviya Morgan 3, Ryleigh Hamm 10, Janiyha Riley 4, Jenice Bailey 9, Kiyanah Edwards 1, Josie Parks 6
3-pointers – Tullahoma 3 (Buckner, Bowen 2), Columbia Central 2 (Hamm 2)

Columbia Central boys 60, Tullahoma 49

T 8 14 12 15 — 49
C 11 17 9 23 — 60

Tullahoma (49) — Ryan Scott 8, Krys Uselton 22, Will Partin 4, Keishawn Cummings 4, Joe Duncan 8, Brady Melton 3
Columbia Central (60) — Cam Johnson 3, Demetrius McCoy 5, Carter Szydlowski 8, Q Martin 9, Omari Franklin 1, Bubba Perkins 9, Roni Bailey 10, Jordan Davis 15
3-pointers — Tullahoma 3 (Uselton 3), Columbia Central 4 (Johnson, Perkins, Bailey 2)

Battle Ground Acad. boys 63, Columbia Acad. 54

C 16 10 14 14 — 54
B 17 13 18 15 — 63

Columbia Acad. (54) – Chase Duncan 4, Hayden Morgan 5, Drew Butt 10, Will Jackson 21, Collins Malone 6, Andre McClellan 2, Griffin Cooper 5, Canon Lansdell 1
Battle Ground Acad. (63) – Sean Williams 18, Tre Williams 5, Braden Iverson 3, Jackson Brown 6, Alex Krause 4, Xavier Shaw 10, Kavien Jones 17
3-pointers – Columbia Acad. 3 (Morgan, Jackson 2), Battle Ground Acad. 5 (T. Williams, Iverson, Shaw 2, Jones)