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Offensive prowess ushers Science Hill past Bearden

Johnson City Press • Mar 31, 2018 at 11:02 PM

KNOXVILLE—Matthew Levi, Kolten Keller and Chance Hall cranked out three RBIs apiece in Science Hill baseball’s 14-8 conquest of Knox Bearden on Saturday.

David Bryant had two hits, two runs and two RBIs for the Hilltoppers, who got two hits, two runs and a pair of walks from Ben Grable.

Levi, who scored twice, and Keller each accounted for two hits while Hall launched a three-run homer, supplied two runs and drew two bases on balls. Caleb Marmo went 1 for 1 with three runs and a trio of walks.

Bryant, Keller and Levi all doubled. The ’Toppers used an eight-run third inning to erase a 3-0 deficit, then followed up with three runs before Bearden struck for five in the bottom half of the fourth.

Pitchers Brandon Feathers (1 1/3) and Joshua Francisco (2) combined for 3 1/3 scoreless frames in relief of winner Garrett Stiltner.

Maryville 4

Science Hill 3

MARYVILLE—The Hilltoppers played a second game on Saturday, losing on a fielder’s choice in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Jackson Hill went 2 for 2 and drove in two runs for Science Hill. Kolten Keller chimed in at 1 for 1 and Chance Hall doubled before scoring on a fourth-inning single by Hill, making it a 3-3 game.

Unicoi County 5

Morristown East 3

ERWIN—Caleb Wilson struck out nine batters and batted 2-for-2, underscoring Unicoi County’s win against Morristown East.

Wilson upped his pitching record for the season to 3-0.

Hunter Higgins was 2 for 3 with a pair of RBIs for the Blue Devils. Owen Nicholson went 1 for 2.

Hanahan, S.C. 1

David Crockett 0, 9 inn.

CHARLESTON, S.C.—Hard luck was determined to Cade Larkins on Friday. The David Crockett pitcher worked eight shutout innings before giving up a ninth-inning run and absorbing the loss.

Larkins held Hanahan to four hits over 8 1/3 innings, recording seven strikeouts against six walks. Luke Adams pitched a third of an inning in relief, allowing one hit.

The Pioneers were held to four hits, with Grady Cash going 2 for 4.

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