In Coeburn, Drew Richards went 3-for-4 and drove in four runs to power Eastside to a 15-2 quarterfinal victory over Holston. Dakota Moore was 2-for-3, also plating four runs, and Noah Rasnick picked up the pitching win after striking out 11 batters and allowing four hits over 5 1/3 innings for the Spartans.
Host Chilhowie scored all of its runs over the first three innings and Daniel Boardwine was 2-for-3 with two RBIs in a 6-2 victory over J.I. Burton. Jonah Cochran went 2-for-3, but no Raiders player had an RBI in the game. Andrew Cavins scored the game’s first run when he stole home.
In Honaker, the Tigers pushed across three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning of a 5-3 win over Rye Cove. Jacob Dishner had two of the Eagles’ three hits and Holton Carter drove in a pair of runs.
REGION 1D SOFTBALL
Eastside outlasted Holston 6-1 and Chilhowie outslugged Twin Springs on Thursday in the opening round of the Region 1D softball tournament.
In Coeburn, Jaymee Salyers and Carrie Boyd recorded two hits apiece for the Lady Spartans and Hannah Buchanan drove in two runs. Liz Brace hurled a four-hitter against the Lady Cavaliers.
In Chilhowie, after falling behind 6-0 against the Lady Titans, the Lady Warriors exploded with a 12-run fourth inning that included a three-run homer by Jenna Gollehon.
MOUNTAIN 7 SOFTBALL
BRISTOL, Va. — Union and John Battle dominated in their Mountain 7 softball semifinal matchups Thursday to set up Friday’s championship clash at Battle.
Marleigh Duncan pitched a complete-game shutout in the Lady Bears’ 6-0 win over Ridgeview. Duncan scattered three hits and struck out seven. Emilee Brooks and Brooke Light had two hits apiece to lead the Union offense.
The Lady Trojans broke open their game by scoring four runs in the fifth inning of 10-4 victory over Central.
The Lady Wolfpack and Lady Warriors face off at 11:30 a.m. in Friday’s consolation game, which was moved up in the day because of Ridgeview’s graduation. Union and Battle meet at 7 p.m. for the championship.
TSSAA SPRING FLING XXV
CLASS AA BASEBALL
RIVERSIDE 7, ELIZABETHTON 3
MURFREESBORO — Raleigh Odle allowed just two hits and three runs — one earned, on Logan Estep’s second-inning solo homer — with two walks and six strikeouts for the Panthers, who ended the Cyclones’ deepest postseason run since 1958.
Elizabethton (28-10) committed four errors.
Lee Derryberry drove in three runs, Will Long had two RBIs, and Owen Bartholomew totaled two hits for Riverside (27-9), which plays Greeneville (27-11) in Friday’s championship at 3 p.m. at Middle Tennessee State’s Reese Smith Field.
Greeneville earned its spot with Jacques Gillespie-Taylor’s walk-off three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning to beat Forrest 7-5.