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Prep roundup: Johnson County defeats Central to take softball play-in game

From staff reports • May 4, 2018 at 12:55 AM

ELIZABETHTON — Johnson County defeated Sullivan Central 15-5 in five innings to win the 1-AA softball play-in game 15-5 behind a sterling performance by Emmy Miller.

Going 3-for-3 and scoring three times, Miller garnered all four of her RBIs on one swing of the bat — a fifth-inning grand slam that put the game away.

Abby Cornett was 3-for-4 with two RBIs for the Lady Longhorns. Courtney Brooks and Cassidy Lakatos added two hits apiece while Hannah Brooks belted a two-run homer in a 1-for-1 showing, drew three walks and scored three times.

Courtney Brooks pitched all six innings for Johnson County, totaling five strikeouts and yielding only two earned runs.

The Lady Cougars’ Jasmine Sheffield batted 3-for-4. Courtney Willis had two RBIs in a 2-for-3 effort.

Rye Cove 3, Patrick Henry 0

CLINCHPORT — Ashley Smith hit a solo home run in the bottom of the fourth inning that gave her the single season home run record for Rye Cove Thursday with eight. It also gave her the career lead for the school with 21.

Hailey Byington went 2-for-3 at the plate with an RBI, and she also got the win in the circle, pitching a one-hitter.

Wise Central 5, Twin Springs 4

WISE — The Central Lady Warriors picked a non-conference win at home over Twin Springs with Haley Mullins notching the win and striking out seven batters.

Hannah Carter and Olivia Basham each went 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI.

Aubrey Powers went 3-for-4 with two RBIs for Twin Springs.

Cloudland 12, Sullivan North 2, 5 innings

KINGSPORT — Kenzie Birchfield gave up just one hit and Cloudland made quick work of Sullivan North.

Birchfield was one of four Cloudland players to go 2-for-4 at the plate. The others were Leah Birchfield, Rein Strickland and Jasmine Birchfield. Gracie Cook added a two-run triple.

North made its one hit count, getting a two-run home run from Kaitlyn Vaughn.



Ridgeview 11, Lee 1, 6 innings

CLINTWOOD — The Wolfpack claimed a Mountain 7 District victory over the Generals behind Mason Jones’ three RBI day. Jones went 2-for-2 with two runs scored, and Mckenzie Sproles hit a solo home run in the bottom of the third inning.

Sproles also got the win on the mound, pitching the full six and striking out six. He allowed four hits.



University High 7, KACHEA 0

JOHNSON CITY — Pate Anglin coupled a pair of goals with an assist, leading University High to a 7-0 whitewashing of KACHEA at East Tennessee State’s Taylor Stadium.

Reed Bushore Maki, who opened the scoring, and Malachi Heath added two goals apiece in the Junior Buccaneers’ regular-season finale.

Pablo Rivas recorded a goal while Sam Rojas, Walker Page, Will Owen and Bracken Burns each contributed an assist. Tyler Barnes, Viraj Brahmbhatt and Wes Estes all had a turn as net-minders, keeping the Wildcats off the scoreboard.

Crockett 1, Elizabethton 1

ELIZABETHTON — David Crockett closed its regular-season slate with a 1-1 tie at Elizabethton, which scored an equalizer in the 79th minute.

The Pioneers gained the upper hand when Gio Ortiz knocked in a penalty kick about nine minutes earlier.

Next up for the Pioneers is the District 1-AAA tournament. Seeded fourth, Crockett hosts fifth-seeded Daniel Boone on Monday at 5:30 p.m. The winner advances to play Dobyns-Bennett the following day at Tennessee High.

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