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Prep roundup: Cyclones best Rebels for second straight night; Lady Cougars rout North

Staff reports • Apr 11, 2019 at 1:02 AM

KINGSPORT — The Elizabethton Cyclones baseball team took another Three Rivers Conference clash from Sullivan South with a 9-0 victory over the Rebels on Wednesday.

Matthew Dailey got things started for Elizabethton with a two-RBI double in the first inning. Ashton Wilson got in on the action with a single to left that drove in another run.

Dailey was also strong on the mound for Elizabethton, allowing six hits and striking out four.

Evan Carter had a single, double and scored three runs for the Cyclones. Bryson Rollins had a double and also scored three runs.

James Seto reached base all four times for the Rebels, and Shawn Reed went 2-for-3.

Tennessee High 7, Science Hill 6, 8 innings

BRISTOL — Tennessee High received a line-drive single from Davis Hall with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning, lifting the Vikings to an important Big 7 Conference defeat of the Hilltoppers at Tod Houston Memorial Field.

The teams are tied in the Big Seven with 6-2 league marks, a game back of Dobyns-Bennett.

Matthew Levi immediately pointed the Hilltoppers, 11-8 overall, in the right direction with a two-run homer out of yard in the top of the first, only to see Tennessee High (17-5) storm back with four runs in the bottom of the inning.

Cole Presson ripped a bases-loaded triple to erase Science Hill's short-lived edge, before scoring on a wild pitch for a 4-2 Viking advantage.

Presson finished with two hits and four RBI.

Science Hill created a 6-6 tie with a run in the top of the seventh on a wild pitch, but the Hilltoppers stranded two runners in scoring position when winning pitcher Gavin Cross recorded back-to-back strikeouts to end the threat.

Cross picked up the win in relief of Presson, who pitched the first 4 2/3 innings.

University High 5, Unaka 1

ELIZABETHTON — The Bucs got a key Watagua Valley conference road win over the Rangers behind the arm of Kaleb Meredith, who limited Unaka to just five hits while striking out eight.

Carter Pollock went 2-for-2 at the plate with a double and two RBIs.

Alex Garcia finished with a pair of hits for Unaka, while Harley Berry recorded the Rangers’ only RBI.

Sevier County 12, Cherokee 2

JEFFERSON CITY — The Chiefs were limited to just two hits as they dropped a nonconference game to the Smoky Bears.

Noah Webb finished 2-for-3 with three RBIs to lead Sevier County.

Four different Cherokee pitchers saw time on the mound.

Sullivan North 2, North Greene 1

BAILEYTON — Braydon Wilhoit was tough on the mound for the Golden Raiders, throwing a complete game one-hitter in a Watagua Valley victory over the Huskies.

Dale Potter and Hunter Dingus had the RBIs in the sixth inning that pushed Sullivan North over the top.

Twin Springs 9, J.I. Burton 6

NORTON — Connor Gilmer scored twice and drove in two runs for the Titans in a Cumberland District win over the Raiders.

Tanner Dingus struck out seven for the Titans.

Derrick Allen retired 10 for the Raiders.

SOFTBALL

Daniel Boone 10, Cherokee 0

Nickolette Ferguson pitched a one-hit shutout en route to the Lady Trailblazers’ Big 7 Conference win over Cherokee. Ferguson recorded six strikeouts, and she also hit a homer and had  two RBI.

Savannah Jesse and Cameron Sykes also went deep for Boone (27-5, 4-1) — which racked up nine hits on the evening.

Megan Ackerman went 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs and runs scored for the Lady Trailblazers.

Cherokee’s only hit came off the bat of Haley Vigil.

The other Lady Chiefs’ runner to reach base was Jacey Moncier on a walk.

Sullivan East 11, Elizabethton 2

ELIZABETHTON — Kylee Wolfe had quite the offensive performance with two home runs, including a grand slam in the sixth inning. Altogether, she finished 2-for-4 with six RBIs and two runs scored.

Chelsea Sams was also clutch with a pair of doubles and four RBIs on the night.

Wolfe was also great in the circle for the Lady Patriots, going the distance and allowing seven hits while striking out four.

Maddie O’Quinn, Maggie Johnson and Kira Dillard each had two hits for the Lady Cyclones.

Sullivan Central 20, Sullivan North 3

BLOUNTVILLE — The Lady Cougars were all over their county rivals in the non-conference victory behind four-RBI days from both Jasmine Sheffield and Ashley Steadman.

Sheffield also had a solid day in the circle, allowing four hits and fanning seven batters.

Alexa Chandler was also good for three RBIs for Central. Eight different Lady Cougars recorded an RBI in the game.

Kendall Nash and Presley Crawford each finished 1-for-3 with an RBI.

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