Mt. Juliet hit five first inning runs Wednesday and hosts Lebanon spent the rest of the game catching up as the Golden Bears prevailed 12-6 at windy Brent Foster Field.
The game was brought forward by 2½ hours due to threatening weather.
Mt. Juliet immediately threatened as Lebanon made three errors on the first inning and Jackson Lee doubled the alley for two runs.
Austin Hunley kept the Blue Devils at bay through the third inning when Brody Hays hit a two-run homer and Copeland Bradford hit a solo shot to put Lebanon 7-3.
But the Bears kept adding, scoring in five of the seven innings and finishing with 13 hits from four Blue Devil pitchers.
Tannor Meyer had one double and three singles while Lee played doubles and singles twice. Easton Krenzke rode a double and a single in three runs.
Hays led Lebanon’s seven-hit attack with three hits while driving in four runs. His other RBIs came in the Blue Devils’ three-run sixth. Bradford landed two hits.
Hunley threw five innings for the win, allowing three runs with five hits and two walks with 10 strikeouts. Keaton Reese gave up the three unearned runs in the sixth with two hits and a walk while hitting two in the last two frames.
Logan Sullivan pitched the first two innings and took the loss. He was charged with seven runs, although only one was earned, on six hits and one walk.
Gordon rides in five as a friendship run rules community
UNIONVILLE — Adam Gordon scored and drove in five runs in Friendship Christian’s 13-2 win over the host community in game one of the Vikings tournament on Friday morning.
Community took a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Friendship took a four-point lead in the third and scored in every inning thereafter, topped by a seven in the sixth to end the game.
Elijah Stockton rode to three singles in two runs. Max Duckwiler and Chase Eakes doubled, Gordon and Storm Sellars each had two hits, while Friendship ended up with 12 knocks. Carter Kring had three RBIs.
Quin Long threw the full six innings for the win, allowing five hits and a walk while striking out five.
Watertown falls early with a 7-5 loss at Macon
LAFAYETTE — Watertown went into catch-up mode on Thursday as host Macon County scored five goals in the second inning and the home side clinched a 7-5 win.
The Purple Tigers took a 1-0 lead in the first inning after Kendal Bayse made a sacrifice flight.
Two errors and four hits allowed Macon County to take a 5-1 lead in the second game.
The Purple Tigers returned to the game with two points in the third and sixth innings. Macon County countered with two in the fifth.
Mason Murrell doubled as he and KJ Wood scored twice each for Watertown. Brady Watts doubled as the Purple Tigers finished with eight hits.
Bret Price pitched the first 12/3 innings to take the loss. Will Weir and Zack Self are done. The trio gave up seven hits and five walks.
Bears comeback falls short 4-3 BRENTWOOD — Ravenwood took a second inning lead on Thursday night before Mt. Juliet’s visit fell short 4-3.
The Raptors hit all four runs in the second inning ahead of starter Coen Baldwin, who gave up two hits and hit five in three innings. Andrew Dudas hit a two-run homer
Mt. Juliet halved the deficit in the fourth and closed in on one in the sixth through Tannor Meyer’s doubles.
Each team finished with three hits. Ravenwood left-hander Joe King knocked out 13 Golden Bear batters in five innings.
Joey Losurdo followed Baldwin to the mound, allowing a hit and a walk while hitting four in three innings.