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Rangers rally to top Hampton in Watauga Valley play

Johnson City Press • Updated Apr 11, 2018 at 10:45 PM

ELIZABETHTON—Bryson Street accounted for two hits and six innings of one-hit relief on Wednesday, leading Unaka to an 8-5 Watauga Valley Conference conquest of Hampton at Claude Holsclaw Field.

Street earned a decision as the Rangers (12-4, 5-1 WVC) pulled within a game of University High for first place in league play.

Blake King topped Unaka offensively with a three-hit performance. Adding two hits apiece, in addition to Street, were Davy Ensor and John Ramsey.

It was a tough loss for the Bulldogs (6-7, 4-4), who coughed up a 5-0 lead in the latter part of the game. They got the first career home run (two-run shot) from sophomore Caleb Oaks.

Elizabethton 6

Johnson County 1

ELIZABETHTON—Pitcher Evan Carter’s five good innings combined with two RBIs from both Ryan Wetzel and Evan Perkins propelled Elizabethton past Johnson County.

Carter held Johnson County to a run on three hits before Lawson Wagner kept the Longhorns at bay over the final two frames.

Logan Estep was 2 for 3 and Ethan Eggleston 2 for 4 for the Cyclones. Gabe Reese had an RBI single for the ’Horns.

Sullivan East 3

Sullivan Central 0

BLOUNTVILLE—Dylan White hurled a no-hitter for the Patriots, racking up seven strikeouts in the process. He worked around five walks to get the shutout and also smacked a pair of doubles.

Eli Milhorn went 3 for 3 with a two-bagger.

Tuesday

Unicoi County 2

Happy Valley 0

ERWIN—Caleb Wilson ripped a solo home run and pitcher Clay Simpson pushed his record to 3-0 on the season.

SOFTBALL

Sullivan North 10

Hampton 5

KINGSPORT—Alyssa Bean accounted for two triples and three RBIs for Sullivan North, which shattered a 5-5 tie with a five-run sixth.

Kaitlyn Vaughn chimed in at 2 for 2, Callie Stone went 2 for 3 (double) with two RBIs and Gracie Monk socked a two-run homer.

The Lady Bulldogs’ Kaylee Graybeal batted 2 for 2, driving in two runs.

Union, Va. 17

Sullivan East 7

BRISTOL—Cayden Bawgus and Kylie Wolfe homered for the Lady Patriots, who couldn’t contain Union’s bats in the State Line Classic.

Wolfe finished 2 for 3 with two runs while Autumn Moore (2 for 3, double) and Bawgus (2 runs) each collected three RBIs.

Virginia High 4

Sullivan East 3

BRISTOL—The Lady Bearcats broke a 3-3 tie in the bottom of the seventh to deny Sullivan East, which lost despite outhitting Virginia High 11-3.

Going 2 for 4, Kylie Wolfe belted her second home run of the day. East teammate Jillian Shackleford batted 2 for 4.

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