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Crockett, Boone earn softball victories

Jeff Birchfield • Apr 12, 2018 at 9:49 PM

Reagan Miller was 4-for-4 with three RBIs to lead David Crockett to a 10-3 win over Volunteer in Big Seven Conference softball action on Thursday night.

Kara Weems went 3-for-4 with a pair of RBIs, while Alyssa Suits opened up the scoring with a three-run triple in the second inning and was driven home herself by Makenzie Baldwin’s RBI single. Baldwin and Sydney Fox provided Crockett with its other score with a solo home run in the sixth inning.

Raenah Barton was 3-for-4 with a RBI and Jersey Wines and Morgan McDavid each finished 2-for-2 with a RBI to lead Volunteer.

Weems threw the first two innings before giving way to Maddie McKee. Alli Chandler suffered the loss for Volunteer after being rocked for 15 hits and 10 runs in 5 1/3 innings.

Daniel Boone 5, Cherokee 1

Jaycie Jenkins went 3-for-4 with a double, a RBI and three runs scored. Megan Ackerman picked up the win, tossing 5 1/3 innings with five strikeouts and nine hits. Nickolette Ferguson added a RBI double and picked up the save after striking out the final two batters with bases loaded in the sixth.

She gave up one hit in the seventh before ending the game with a strikeout, pop up and a picked off base runner to Bug Hubbard.

Unicoi County 17, Happy Valley 2

Sydney Miller went 4-for-4 with five RBIs and three runs scored to lead the Lady Devils’ romp over the Lady Warriors.

Tanya Chavez drove in three runs as she and Miller each belted home runs. Allee Griffith was 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

Halie Hawkins scored three runs, while Kaylia Street and Chavez each scored two runs. The Lady Devils blew the game wide open with 10 runs in the third inning.

Halie Padgett earned the win, while Abby Holt was tagged with the loss.

University High 18, Hampton 3

Emily Morgan hit 4-for-5 and scored four times as the Lady Bucs tamed the Lady Bulldogs. Liz Burns joined the hit parade by going 3-for-4 with a double, a triple and three RBIs.

Sydney Trosin was 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBIs, and Kensington Dailey was 2-for-4 with a double as both players scored three times. Aly Alba added a double and a RBI.

Dailey also did her part in the circle with 11 strikeouts, while giving up all three runs in the first inning and then shutting down Hampton afterwards.

Sullivan Central 6, Johnson County 4

Ashley Steadman had a RBI single for the go-ahead run as the Lady Cougars downed the Lady Longhorns in the first game of a double header.

Sydney Snapp went 3-for-4 pitched a complete game to lead Central. Faith Campbell, Courtney Willis, Jasmine Sheffield and Maddie Flannagan each had multiple hits.

Brooks had two hits, including a solo homer, to lead Johnson County.

Johnson County 11, Sullivan Central 2

The Longhorns gained revenge in the nightcap as Courtney Brooks gave up just two runs on eight hits, striking out five and walking one. Brooks also led the Longhorns by going 2-for-4 at the plate. Johnson County had six stolen bases with two by Bella Miller.

Courtney Willis took the loss, while Ashley Steadman led Central by going 3-for-3.

Unaka 12, Cloudland 0

Corie Schuettler gave up just three hits and the Lady Rangers gained firm control of the Watauga Valley Conference softball standings.

Cloudland 27, Avery County, N.C. 2

Jasmine Birchfield hit a grand slam and Reign Strickland pounded a three-run home run as the Lady’Landers routed their North Carolina neighbors. Kenzie Birchfield threw seven strikeouts.

Baseball

Sullivan Central 7, Happy Valley 0

Trey Sells gave up just five hits in a complete game shutout for the Cougars against the Warriors.

Noah Vaughan provided the offense, going 2-for-4 with three RBIs. Parker Mumpower, Cody Pugh and Sells also drove in runs, while Matt Long and Pugh each scored two runs.

Bryce Carter suffered the loss for Happy Valley, while Travis Whitson threw the final 4 1/3 innings.

Will Hampton was 2-for-4 at the plate.

Providence Academy 6, Hampton 2

John Trent struck out 11 in a complete game to lift the Knights over the Bulldogs.

Colby Backus, Ben Jones and Trent all had two hits to lead Providence at the plate. Gavin Hardin and Caleb Oaks each had two hits for Hampton.

Chuckey-Doak 4, Johnson County 0

Jacob Willett threw 10 strikeouts in a four-hit shutout and along with Jameson Cobble, led the Black Knights with two hits each.

Ben Howard suffered the loss, while Josh Tierney came in for an inning of relief.

Sullivan East 5, Sullivan North 1

Sullivan East freshman Luke Hale went the distance, striking out five and giving up just three hits in the win over the Golden Raiders.

The Patriots scored runs on sacrifice flies by Everett Hunt and Perry Casady and then got a big lift offensively when Eli Milhorn rocked a two-run double. Hunter Dingus had two hits to lead North.

Girls soccer

Providence Academy 8, Virginia High 0

Nikki Chambers had a hat track and Maddie France had two goals to lead the Lady Knights to the rout of the Lady Bearcats.

Madi Runnels had a goal and an assist, while Lita Lemmon and Hope Olds also found the back of the net.

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