BRISTOL, Tenn. — Dobyns-Bennett rallied with five runs in the bottom of the third inning and went on to eliminate host Tennessee High 7-2 in the first round of the District 1-AAA softball tournament Saturday.
The Lady Indians (23-15) advanced to play Science Hill on Monday at 7:30 p.m.
The Lady Vikings jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first but the Lady Indians answered two innings later.
Makaylah Darnell led off with a walk, Madi Kilby and Cydnee Morrisette singled and Tennessee High committed four errors and had a passed ball to help the Lady Indians score their runs.
The big inning ended when Makayla Frye was tagged out at home on a Darnell single.
D-B got another run in the fifth, capped by an RBI single by Brianna Patterson, and Kilby led off the sixth with triple and was knocked home by Abby Stratton.
Darnell finished 3-for-3, and Kilby, Morrisette and Frye added two hits each. Frye knocked in a pair of runs.
Marissa Honeycutt picked up the win inside the circle, allowing two unearned runs on three hits and three walks while striking out nine.
Mackie Carr was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI for the Lady Vikings (15-19).
Elizabethton 9, Sullivan East 8
MILLIGAN COLLEGE — Down to its last out with nobody on base and trailing by four runs, Elizabethton rallied to tie it in the bottom of the seventh, and then overcame a one-run deficit in the extra inning for a dramatic District 1-AA tournament victory.
After the Patriots’ Austin White scored in the top of the eighth, Quincy Jackson’s long sacrifice fly tied the game. Chris Lanthorn won it with a slashing walk- off RBI single down the right field line in the bottom of the frame.
Jackson finished with three hits. Eric Carter had two hits and three RBIs for the Cyclones (23-10).
The Patriots (18-11), who play Johnson County Sunday at 6:30 p.m., got two hits each from Brady McGrew and Will Ellis. Tanner Whittaker knocked in two runs.
Johnson County 4, Sullivan North 3
MILLIGAN COLLEGE — Johnson County rallied for four runs in the fifth to beat Sullivan North in a District 1-AA elimination game.
Jacob Henson’s RBI single started the rally and he scored the tying run by stealing home on the back end of a double steal for the Longhorns (7-15).
Daniel Helm then delivered the eventual game-winning hit, an RBI single that made it 3-2.
The Golden Raiders (8-21) scored a run in the bottom of the sixth and threatened to tie the game. But Longhorns pitcher Ryan Mahala got a pair of clutch strikeouts to preserve the win.