Roundup: Taylor lifts Daniel Boone to Tribe Classic victory

Johnson City Press • Updated Apr 21, 2018 at 11:19 PM

Zach Taylor went 2 for 3 with a home run and three RBIs on Saturday, fueling Daniel Boone’s 9-5 triumph over Morristown East in the Tribe Classic baseball showcase.

Hunter Adams added a 2-for-3 effort that included two RBIs and Eric Rigsby had a two-run single — which represented the go-ahead score for the Trailblazers — in the fifth inning.

Cade Elliott scored two runs and Nolan Miller picked up the win, giving up just three hits but four runs in 4 1/3 innings. Miller pitched well until running into trouble in the fifth.

Morristown West 7, 

David Crockett 6, 8 inn.

The Trojans rallied with two runs in the top of the sixth and then scored the go-ahead run in the extra inning to down the Pioneers at the Tribe Classic.

Grady Cash went 2 for 4 to lead Crockett, while James Broyles, Will Long, Tanner Treadway and Sean Hayes all drove in runs.

Cade Larkins threw 3 2/3 innings in a no-decision before turning the game over to Sean Hayes.

Sullivan East 10

South Doyle 9

BLUFF CITY—Seven runs in the bottom of the seventh inning lifted the Patriots to an improbable Tribe Classic comeback.

Two-run doubles from Perry Casaday and Drew Hatcher combined with Hudson Standbridge’s RBI two-bagger pulled East within a run in the seventh. Two hit batters, an Everett Hunt single and, lastly, Eli Milhorn’s bases-loaded walk completed the rally.

The final five Patriot runs occurred with two outs.

Casaday (2 runs) and Standbridge both went 2 for 3. Hatcher nabbed the pitching win with 2 2/3 innings of relief (1 run allowed).

Karns 6

Morristown West 1

Karns pitcher Matt Eubanks was just one batter shy of a no-hitter in Saturday’s early game of the Tribe Classic.

After 6 2/3 innings of no-hit baseball, a blooper between second base and center field proved to be the undoing.

Jonathan Nelson had three hits and Jared Culp had two RBIs for the Beavers.

Dobyns-Bennett 8 

Greeneville 5

KINGSPORT—Brogan Beckner went 2 for 4 with a key two-run home run in the fifth inning to lift the Indians over the Greene Devils.

Jackson McDavis and Aaron Farley were also 2 for 4 with two RBIs in the Tribe victory.

Aiden Scanlen picked up the win before Jeremiah Ball came in relief in the fifth and Tanner Doran closed in the seventh.

Jordan Idell suffered the loss for Greeneville, although he aided his cause by going 3 for 4 with a home run and scoring two runs. 

Other games

Unicoi County 13

Cherokee 5

ERWIN—Owen Nicholson and Keaton Casey each batted 3 for 3 as the Blue Devils turned away Cherokee.

Caleb Crain contributed a pair of hits in three at-bats for Unicoi. Ramon Avila proved victorious from the mound.

The Chiefs were headed by JaPheth Curtsinger at 3 for 4 with two RBIs. Steve Owen was 2 for 3, scoring twice.

Happy Valley 13

FCA Flames 12, 8 inn.

ELIZABETHTON—With Will Hampton going 5 for 5 and Bailey Conley driving in five runs, the Warriors survived a back-and-forth game with the FCA Flames.

Hampton’s day included four runs, two doubles and a pair of RBIs while Conley inflicted his damage with a 4-for-5 showing.

Hayden Holtsclaw was 3 for 5 with a double while Travis Whitson (2 runs), Landon Morefield and Jacob Absher had two hits apiece on the winning side. After Jacob Godsey hurled 2 1/3 innings of effective middle relief (1 unearned run), Holtsclaw pitched the final three to pocket the win.

The Flames scored three times in the top of the seventh, but the Warriors answered with two runs to tie the game at 12. The two teams combined for 35 hits (HV 19, FCA 16) and 10 errors (FCA 6, HV 4).

Sullivan North 3

Northview Acad. 2

KODAK—Braydon Wilhoit tossed a complete-game win, holding Northview to five hits and walking none.

The Golden Raiders’ Peyton Robinson supplied a two-run double in the top of the sixth.


Wayne Hodge State Farm Classic

David Crockett 12

Happy Valley 4, 3 inn.

ELIZABETHTON—The Lady Pioneers scored an early knockout, putting up 11 runs in the top of the first inning.

Nine Crockett hits were divided between eight players, with Kara Weems going 2 for 3 with a double and three RBIs. Mackenzie Baldwin went 1 for 1, also producing three runs, two RBIs and a pair of walks.

Sydney Fox coupled two runs with two RBIs while Maddie Roy stroked an RBI double. Reagan Miller’s two-bagger knocked in a run and Maddie McKee picked up the win from the pitching circle.

Kadie Havner socked an RBI double in a 2-for-2 effort for the Lady Warriors.

David Crockett 11

Sullivan South 4, 5 inn.

ELIZABETHTON—Lenzie Jenkins homered, doubled, scored twice and totaled four RBIs in a 2-for-4 performance as Crockett avenged a loss to Sullivan South from the previous day.

Maddie McKee went a perfect 3 for 3 with a double and three runs for the Lady Pioneers. Batting 2 for 3, Riley Hope doubled and registered two RBIs while Sydney Fox turned in a 2-for-4 showing.

Crockett pitcher Kara Weems struck out six batters and drove in two runs.

The Lady Rebels’ Laura Dade and Maddie Townsend each collected two hits.

David Crockett 3

Sullivan East 1, 6 inn.

ELIZABETHTON—Kara Weems had one of her top outings of the season, keeping the Lady Patriots off the scoreboard till the bottom of the sixth.

Weems surrendered six hits and posted four strikeouts against one walk. Crockett’s offensive catalyst was Sydney Fox, who doubled and drove home two runs in a 3-for-4 effort.

Riley Hope and Lenzie Jenkins also doubled for the Lady Pioneers.

Sullivan East got a double from Chelsea Sams.

Elizabethton 10

Sullivan Central 5, 4 inn.

ELIZABETHTON—The Lady Cyclones opened the game’s scoring by erupting for 10 second-inning runs and coasted from there.

Hannah Edwards was 2 for 3 with a pair of runs for Elizabethton, which got a two-run double from Haley Fair.

Yielding two runs on four hits and totaling six strikeouts, Lauren Brickey pitched 3 2/3 innings for the victory.

Central’s Alexa Chandler and Maddie Flannagan both batted 2 for 3, with Chandler adding two RBIs. Flannagan scored twice.

Unaka 7

Sullivan East 4, 5 inn.

ELIZABETHTON—Erika Potter got the Lady Rangers off to a nice start, ripping a three-run homer in the first inning.

Madison Pierce and Katlyn Weaver each batted 2 for 3 to help Corie Schuettler prevail from the pitching circle. Schuettler allowed two earned runs while holding East to four hits.

The Lady Patriots’ Jana White accounted for two hits and two runs in three at-bats. Going 1 for 1, Chelsea Sams slammed a two-run homer and drew a pair of walks.

Morristown East 5

Sullivan East 0, 5 inn.

ELIZABETHTON—Autumn Gobble had the lone Sullivan East hit against the Lady Hurricanes.

It was a 1-0 game before Morristown East pushed across four runs in the bottom of the fifth.

Sullivan East 11

Sullivan Central 2, 4 inn.

ELIZABETHTON—Samantha Smith led a 10-hit Lady Pats output by going 3 for 3, adding two RBIs in the process.

Kylee Wolfe finished 2 for 2 with two runs and a double while Amber Turner (double) and Chelsea Sams each totaled three RBIs. Katelyn Loudy went 1 for 1, scored three times and drew two walks.

Jillian Shackleford pitched her way to victory.

Central’s Maddie Flannagan had a 2-for-3 game. Katie Horne socked a two-run double.

Sullivan Central 14

North Greene 8, 5 inn.

ELIZABETHTON—Behind 3-for-4 production from Faith Campbell, Madison Horne and Sydney Snapp, the Lady Cougars racked up 17 hits.

Campbell accounted for two doubles, two runs and three RBIs. Horne and Snapp each registered a two-bagger.

Maddie Flannagan (2 runs), Ashley Steadman and Alexa Chandler each added a pair of hits to the victory. Winning pitcher Snapp surrendered one earned run and one hit over three innings.

Megan Whaley topped the Lady Huskies by going 2 for 3.

Gibbs Invitational

Knox Halls 11

Daniel Boone 6

CORRYTON—Daniel Boone endured a rough start against Halls, surrendering six unearned runs in the first inning — and four more in the third.

The Lady Trailblazers struck for six hits with Megan Ackerman going 2 for 2 with two RBIs. Greyson Stevens added a two-run single.

Nickolette Ferguson took the loss for Boone, giving up just one earned run.

Jefferson County 4

Daniel Boone 2

CORRYTON—The game was tied at 1 before Jefferson County struck for three fourth-inning runs.

Ashley Starnes had a double for the Lady Trailblazers, who were limited to three hits.

Scattering six hits, Megan Ackerman absorbed the loss.

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