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Lady Spartans win eighth straight Cumberland title

From staff reports • May 7, 2019 at 3:05 AM

COEBURN — The Eastside Lady Spartans swept themselves to an eighth consecutive Cumberland District softball title.

In doubleheader action Monday, Eastside beat Thomas Walker 15-3 and 18-4, racking up 29 hits on the night.

In Game 1, Reiley McCoy went 3-of-3 with three runs scored and three RBIs for Eastside. Kacie Jones was 3-of-4 with one RBI. Eastside’s Taylor Perry used two hits to churn out four RBIs.

Tinley Hamilton was the winner after working five innings and striking out six. She gave up seven hits, three runs and one walk.

Courtney Long was 3-for-3 with an RBI for Thomas Walker.

In Game 2, Eastside’s Carrie Boyd and Anna Whited each recorded five RBIs and a home run. Perry posted four hits and two RBIs and Jones had three hits.

Maggie Odle worked the first four innings en route to a win, striking out five batters with four hits and four runs against her.

Ridgeview 1, Abingdon 0

CLINTWOOD — Shae Sutherland made a winner of Ridgeview’s Nikole Counts in the Mountain 7 District pitcher’s duel.

Over seven innings of work, Counts struck out five batters while having three walks and four hits against her.

For Abingdon, Ashli Linkous tossed six frames during which she struck out six batters and gave up one run and four hits.

The game-winning run came in the bottom of the fifth. Sutherland connected on a line-drive single to center field to score Bailey Frazier.

Sutherland, Brook Frazier, L.J. Swiney and Counts had the hits for Ridgeview (9-9, 5-5), which will play at Gate City on Tuesday.

Linkous, Alley Yeary, Katie Harless and Lauren Woodall each connected for a hit for Abingdon.

Twin Springs 17, J.I. Burton 5

NORTON — The Lady Titans unleashed 19 hits in their Cumberland win.

Twin Springs’ Bailey Compton was 4-for-4 with two doubles and three runs scored. Emaleigh Powers went 3-of-4 with two doubles, three RBIs and two runs scored. Bell McCoy and Natalie Adams both recorded two hits, Adams connecting on a home run.

McCoy and Adams finished with three and two RBIs, respectively.

In the circle, Twin Springs’ Aubrey Powers earned the win with four strikeouts against four hits and three walks.

Castlewood 7, Rye Cove 5, 9 innings

CLINCHPORT — A record setting night for Rye Cove’s Ashley Smith was overshadowed by the Lady Eagles’ loss to Cumberland foe Castlewood.

Smith smacked two home runs while going 3-for-3 with three RBIs.

Smith’s two dingers gave her 33 career homers, a Cumberland District record.

Wise Central 12, Honaker 5

WISE — Central’s Olivia Mullins collected three hits to help the Lady Warriors scamper past Honaker.

Mullins finished with two RBIs. Olivia Basham added two hits with three RBIs, and Brittany Mullins and Hannah Carter drove in two runs apiece.

Central pitcher Bayleigh Allison produced five innings of work for the win. She struck out six.


 

BASEBALL

Twin Springs 9, Thomas Walker 7

EWING — The Titans pushed across two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to top the host Pioneers in a Cumberland District matchup.

Tanner Collins led Twin Springs with two hits and four RBIs. John Lane also had two hits.

On the mound, Justin Reed earned the win after throwing the final four innings and retiring 11 batters.

Castlewood 11, Rye Cove 4

CLINCHPORT — Gunnar Jessee and Ethan Fields had three hits apiece and Jessee drove in four runs to propel the Blue Devils to the Cumberland road win.

Logan Horner and Landon Taylor each had two hits for Castlewood.

Virginia High 10, Graham 0

BRISTOL, Va. — Jordan Dixon tossed a five-inning no-hitter for the Bearcats.

Dixon fanned 11 and issued just two walks.

Aaron Rose led Virginia High’s nine-hit attack by going 3-for-3 with two RBIs. Michael Bradley and Jean Mulumba had two hits apiece. Mulumba drove in a pair of runs and Bradley tallied one RBI.

Holston 13, Honaker 4

DAMASCUS — The Cavaliers scored in every inning to sped past the Tigers.

Levi Price and Logan Trent each went 3-for-3 and Holston piled up 13 hits. Trent had two RBIs and Price recorded one. Holston's Dylan Richardson finished 2-for-3 with three RBIs.

Trent tossed 3 2/3 innings to earn the win.

Chase Miller, who took the loss, had a hit and two RBIs for Honaker.

Unicoi County 8, Happy Valley 1

JOHNSON CITY — The Blue Devils stayed alive in the District 1-AA baseball tournament with the losers’ bracket win at TVA Credit Union Ballpark.

The Blue Devils (12-18) moved into the losers’ bracket semifinals to play Sullivan East on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

In Tuesday’s winners’ bracket final at 5 p.m., Elizabethton plays Sullivan South. The loser of that game will play the Unicoi-East winner on Wednesday at 5 p.m.

The loss was a season-ender for the Warriors (8-18). They had earned their shot at Unicoi with a 5-2 victory over Johnson County in Monday’s first game.


 

GIRLS SOCCER

Gate City 4, Lebanon 0

GATE CITY — The Lady Blue Devils celebrated Senior Night with a breezy win.

Leading the charge was Jamie Watts, who totaled two goals and an assist. Caroline Dishner and Amanda Vermillion rounded out the total.

Katelyn Parton had four saves and Brooklyn Smith two while manning the goal.

Wise Central 8, Ridgeview 0

NORTON — Lauren Webb recorded a hat trick, Carlee Salyers and Lauren Mulkey scored two goals apiece and Amalia Nylen also found the back of the net for the Lady Warriors.

Mary Studemann notched two assists and Hope Collins, Webb, Nylen, Isabella Sturgill and Caitlynn Maggard had one each.

Ridgeview took a 4-2 win in the boys’ match.

John Battle 6, Virginia High 0

BRISTOL Va. — Battle’s Michaela Monk scored two goals in the Lady Trojans rout.

Madison Chappell, Jasmine Wiles, Melina Turner, and Jules Lemmon all got in on the action with a goal each.

Lady Trojans Colleen Haderer turned out a shut out as goal keeper while Turner also finished the night with an assist.


 

BOYS SOCCER

Gate City 1, Lebanon 0

GATE CITY — The Blue Devils rode a penalty kick from Noah Jones to the nondistrict win over the Pioneers.

David Crockett 4, Daniel Boone 2

JONESBOROUGH — Dalton Williams had two goals and an assist to lead the Pioneers to the District 1-AAA tournament win.

Yovany Delatorre scored on an assist from AJ Boyd, who also scored a goal. Hunter Harris had an assist.

Jack Roney finished with eight saves.

Alan Gerlock scored for the Trailblazers with a goal in the 39th minute.

Unicoi County 4, Volunteer 0

ERWIN — Daniel Meza, Martin Porras and Juan Ponce each finished with a goal and an assist to lead the Blue Devils’ to the District 1-AA win.

Jordan Hensley recorded a shutout with four saves to keep a clean sheet.

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