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Crockett softball keeps rolling with 11-0 win over East

Douglas Fritz • Apr 27, 2018 at 9:43 PM

Maddie McKee tossed a two-hit shutout and Riley Hope cracked a grand slam as David Crockett continued its strong softball season with an 11-0 whipping of Sullivan East on Friday.

McKee walked three and struck out four. Hope’s blast came during an eight-run second-inning outburst.

Lenzie Jenkins also had a memorable day at the plate, going 4 for 4 with an RBI and two runs scored. Sydney Fox, Reagan Miller and Kara Weems each added two hits with Miller collecting two RBIs.

David Crockett 14, Unaka 0

The Lady Pioneers scored 10 times in the first inning and got a grand slam from Kara Weems in the blowout win.

In the circle, Weems didn’t allow a baserunner in the 3 1/2 inning game. She struck out seven batters.

Alyssa Sults had three hits and two RBIs while Riley Hope and Reagan Miller each had two hits and two RBIs. Lenzie Jenkins added added two hits as Crockett improved to 24-8 on the season.

Daniel Boone 4, Sullivan East 0

Megan Ackerman rocked the shutout train, allowing three hits with six strikeouts and one walk.

She got support at the plate from Dannah Persinger, who had two hits and an RBI. Makenna Dietz also had two hits for Boone, which improved to 26-12.

Sullivan South 12, Sullivan Central 2

Taylor McConnell worked five strong innings in the circle and her teammates supported her with eight hits and 12 runs.

South broke open a 2-1 game with a 10-run fourth-inning outburst.

Mackenzie Compton and Brynna Teal each had two RBIs while Nicole Troutman totaled two hits.

BASEBALL

Daniel Boone 10, Unicoi County 4

Pounding out 17 hits, the Trailblazers manhandled the Blue Devils.

Seven Trailblazers’ batters had multi-hit games, led by Zach Taylor’s three-hit effort. Cade Elliott, Eric Rigsby, Hunter Adams and Easton Harrell each had two hits and two RBIs. Matt Cox and Logan Rivers also joined the two-hit parade. 

Caleb Wilson had three hits and an RBI for Unicoi. Troy Podvin drove in two runs. 

Greeneville 7, David Crockett 6

The Pioneers made quite a comeback in the top of the seventh inning, but fell just short after scoring three times with two outs.

Landon Quillen had a RBI single to make it 7-4, and Will Long followed with a home run over the left field fence. Grady Cash singled to put the potential tying run on base before the final out.

Long finished with three hits while James Broyles also homered for the Pioneers.

Hampton 7, Happy Valley 0

Sophomore lefty Dalton Rouse tossed a four-hitter with nine strikeouts and one walk.

At the plate, Dru Owens went 2 for 4, scored twice and drove in two runs.

“It was good for my kids,” said Hampton head coach Nick Perkins. “Today was a big win.”

Hampton travels to play Mountain Heritage, North Carolina, in two five-inning games Monday at 4:30 p.m.

For the Warriors, Jacob Absher went 2 for 3 with a triple.

University High 19, Cosby 1

An 11-run third inning made this game a runaway for the Buccaneers.

The Buccaneers finished with 16 hits, including five triples. Leading the way at the plate was Hunter Seehorn, who totaled three hits and three RBIs with a pair of runs scored. Lewis Wessner had two hits, three RBIs and scored three times. Wessner was also the winning pitcher with 4 2/3 strong innings of work.

Leadoff hitter A.J. Simerly reached base four times, scored four runs, and added two hits and an RBI. Also getting two hits were Jakob Hare and Carter Pollock.

Greeneville’s Avery Collins hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the fifth to give the Greene Devils a 5-3 lead. Augustus Fraley and Jacques Gillespie-Taylor each had two hits.

Providence 6-6, Hancock County 0-5

In game one, John Trent allowed one hit in four innings to get the win.

Trent and Josh Gregory had two hits apiece. Colby Backus had a triple and Ben Jones added a double.

In the second game, Jack Torbett had a walk-off RBI single. Ben Jones had three hits. Cameron Patterson got the win in relief.

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