COEBURN - Rye Cove has seen the Light.
Coeburn freshman pitcher Hannah Light fanned 15 batters as the Lady Blue Knights edged the Lady War Eagles 2-1 on Tuesday in their non-district softball matchup.
Clutch baserunning helped secure the victory for Coeburn (1-0), which trailed in the fourth inning. Haley Skeen singled, and Lauren McCoy followed with an RBI single that tied the score at 1. McCoy eventually moved to third and then scored the winning run on a sacrifice fly by Olivia Stallard.
Catherine Nixon had a double for Coeburn.
Shelly McDavid led Rye Cove (0-1) offensively, going 2-for-3 and scoring a run.
Pound 4, St. Paul 3
POUND - Lakreisha Isaac hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh inning to drive home Brooke Stidham and give the Lady Wildcats a win in their season opener.
Stidham went 3-for-4 - all doubles - and had an RBI for St. Paul. Sarah Hartsock finished 1-for-3 with an RBI, while Sarah Bentley (1-0) picked up the win on the mound.
St. Paul pitcher Courtney Evans (0-1) and Lindsey Dickenson had two hits apiece while Haley Kiser finished with a pair of RBIs for the Lady Deacons.
Tennessee High 3, Central 2
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The Lady Vikings rallied in the final two innings to upend the Lady Cougars in Big 9 Conference action.
After being held scoreless for five innings, Sullivan Central (1-1) scored twice in the top of the sixth to take the lead. Tennessee High (2-0) scored two in the bottom half of the inning and added the winning run in the seventh.
Maranda Hutton (1-0) picked up the win for the Lady Vikings after striking out six.
Sam Gilmartin went 2-for-4 for the Lady Cougars. Calgary Collins (1-1) fanned six in the loss.
Volunteer 5, Sullivan East 1
CHURCH HILL - Paige Copas turned in a solid pitching performance and Rebekah Hillman knocked in four runs to help the Lady Falcons earn their first win.
Hillman was 3-for-3 with a double, while Rose Lawson and Chanoa Bledsoe had two hits each.
Copas (1-1) allowed just one run on five hits while striking out seven for Volunteer (1-2, 1-0 Big 9).
Lindsay Loudermilk was 2-for-3 for Sullivan East (0-2, 0-2).
West Greene 8, Sullivan North 2
KINGSPORT - The Lady Raiders fell behind early and could not catch up to West Greene in their Watauga Conference opener.
The Lady Buffs (2-0, 1-0) scored five runs over the first three innings.
Brianna Gordon had a fourth-inning double that scored both runs for North (1-1, 0-1).
St. Paul 14, Clintwood 3
CLINTWOOD - Josh Brooks homered and Brandon Phillips drove in three runs to lead St. Paul past Clintwood.
The Deacons polished off the win with a six-run uprising in the seventh.
St. Paul outhit the Green Wave 11-7 while Clintwood contributed to its demise by committing nine errors.
Jacob Robinson, Chris Robinson and Ryan Lyle had two hits apiece for Clintwood.
Pound 14, Rye Cove 0, 5 innings
POUND - Caleb Stanley hit a leadoff homer and threw a no-hitter as the Wildcats pounded the War Eagles in an abbreviated, non-district game.
Stanley's homer ignited the Pound offense, and the Wildcats (1-0) erupted for 11 runs in the first frame. Stanley finished 2-for-4 with three RBIs.
South 12, Tennessee High 8
BRISTOL, Tenn. - The Rebels broke open a tie game with five runs in the top of the sixth inning to upend the Vikings.
Sullivan South (2-0) led 7-2 after five innings only to see Tennessee High tie the contest.
The Rebels had a three-run homer from Seth Pearson in the first and two-run blasts from Tyler Ball and Jordan Kitzmiller in the sixth.
Grant Walters had a two-run shot in the fifth for Tennessee High.
Tristan Archer (1-0) came on in relief in the fifth and picked up the win for South.
Science Hill 15, Volunteer 0 5 innings
JOHNSON CITY - Matt Rice and Paul Hoilman each finished 3-for-4 with three RBIs to lead the Hilltoppers past the Falcons (0-2, 0-2 Big 9) in convincing fashion.
Rice added a double and a triple for Science Hill (2-0, 2-0), while Lucas Anderson took the pitching win.
SoccerSullivan Central 5, Daniel Boone 1
BLOUNTVILLE - Kenneth Long scored two goals and Brent Baker added two assists as the Cougars opened District 1-AAA play with the win over the Trailblazers.
Austin Culberson, Parker Camp and Amos Muncie each scored a goal for Sullivan Central (1-0-0).