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Prep roundup: Seven-run fourth leads Union to win over Eastside

From staff reports • May 2, 2019 at 1:18 AM

COEBURN — Union's Bryce Guerrant put the exclamation mark on a fourth-inning, seven-run rally during the Bears’ 12-2 win over Eastside on Wednesday in a non-league contest.

Guerrant connected on a two-RBI triple in the fourth to help the Bears blow open a 9-2 lead after holding a 2-1 edge heading into the bottom of the frame. Guerrant's teammate Mason Caldwell had an RBI-single in the fourth to aid the Bears’ momentum.

The Bears went on to score three more runs over the final two innings.

Union's Brody Gibson worked his bat for a 3-for-4 showing.

On the mound, the Bears’ Austin Gibson earned the win as he worked the first four innings, giving up two walks, three hits and two runs.

Eastside's Nick Livingston and Austin Rittenberry both had a run.

Volunteer 10, Sullivan Central 3

Volunteer pitcher Eli Dixon fanned seven batters as the Falcons took a nonconference win over Sullivan Central.

Dixon earned the win as he tossed 5 2/3 innings during which he had two hits and no runs against him.

At the plate, Volunteer's Caleb Trent was 3-for-4, while his teammates Bobby Montgomery and Aaron Wills both had two hits. Montgomery finished with two runs on the night.

For Sullivan Central, pitcher Isaac Hood was given the loss.

Virginia High 8, John Battle 6

BRISTOL, Va. — Two late-game runs spelled the difference during Virginia High's win over John Battle.

With the contest tied at 6 after five innings, a grounder turned error off the bat of Virginia High's Aaron Rose allowed the Bearcats’ Austin Davidson and Jordan Dixson to score a pair of runs.

Rose finished the night going 2-for-4 with three RBIs.

For John Battle, Garrett Bowman was 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

David Crockett 4, University High 3

Grady Cash hit a walk-off single in the ninth inning to score Grady Leonard for the dramatic win.

The Pioneers had tied the game in the bottom of the eighth off Nolan Miller’s ground out, which scored Cody Wheeley.

JP Pealer had an RBI single to give the Bucs the lead in the top of the ninth after Carter Pollock had given UH a 2-1 lead an inning earlier.

Landon Quillen pitched the first seven innings throwing eight strikeouts, giving up three hits and three walks. Cash threw the final two innings and picked up the win.

Cade Larkins went 2-for-4 with an RBI to lead Crockett offensively, while Leonard also finished 2-for-4. Cash ended with two RBIs.

Shelby Valley 4, Ridgeview 3

PIKEVILLE, Ky. —  Shelby Valley rallied for four runs in the fifth and sixth innings for a nonconference victory over Ridgeview.

SOFTBALL

Gate City 10, Wise Central 2

GATE CITY — Behind the bat of Taylor Blevins, the Lady Blue Devils rolled past Wise Central for a Mountain 7 Conference win.

Blevins was perfect as she went 4-for-4 at the plate while recording an RBI double.

Blevins' teammate Avery Johnson was 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs. Gate City's Abby Davidson and Kinslee Hammonds both finished with two hits each. Hammonds recorded two RBIs on the night.

For Wise Central, Bayleigh Allison (3 innings, 6 hits, 6 runs, 3 strikeouts, 1 walk) and Jill Sturgill (3 innings, 9 hits, 4 runs, 2 strikeouts) split time in the circle.

The Lady Warriors’ Olivia Mullins finished the night going 2-for-3.

Abingdon 1, Holston 0

DAMASCUS — Abingdon took a slim victory over Holston after the Lady Falcons’ Katie Harless brought home teammate Haylee Herndon in the fifth inning.

Abingdon pitcher Ashli Linkous took the win as she tossed a shutout with nine strikeouts. She gave up two hits.

For Holston, pitcher Jordan Lowe struck out five batters and gave up six hits and a walk.

Happy Valley 8, Johnson County 7

ELIZABETHTON — Happy Valley rallied with seven runs in the sixth inning to defeat Johnson County in the opening round of the District 1-AAA softball tournament.

Maddie Lingerfelt went 3-for-3 and knocked in the winning run in the Lady Warriors’ 8-7 victory.

Laura Rice was also 3-for-3 with an RBI. Olivia Absher drove in a run and ultimately scored the game winner for the Lady Warriors (10-24).

In the circle, Abby Holt gave up seven runs and 11 hits, but stayed strong to pick up the win.

Johnson County jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning and extended it to 7-0 before the Lady Warriors scored in the bottom of the fifth.

Bella Miller went 2-for-4 with a triple and drove in two runs to lead the Lady Longhorns, who ended their season at 10-16. Natalie Winters and Lindsey Wills each had two hits and scored two runs. Emmy Miller had a triple and drove in two runs and Tiffany Price had a two-run double.

Tennessee High 5, Science Hill 4

BRISTOL — Anna Cradic hit a walk-off, two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the Lady Vikings over the Lady ’Toppers.

Sejal Neas suffered the loss but matched Cradic’s shot earlier in the game with her own two-run home run.

TENNIS

Boys

Gate City 9, Lee 0

Union 5, Ridgeview 4

Girls

Gate City 9, Lee 0

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