PREP SOFTBALL -- Tournaments start on Friday
Mt. Juliet pushed across five runs in the bottom of the third inning to put the game on ice. Rachel Atnip and Brittney Graves each had two-run singles for Mt. Juliet.
On Tuesday, Mt. Juliet knocked off Riverdale High 4-2 in Murfreesboro as Lauren Woodard threw a four-hitter
Wilson Central hosts Portland --Wilson Central High (31-13 overall) is scheduled to host Portland High Friday evening.
The Lady Wildcats wrapped up the regular season with a 3-1 victory over visiting Donelson Christian Academy. Morgan Powell (16-7) worked four innings, scattering four hits, to get the win. Ninth grader Hannah Bodenhorn finished up for the save with three innings of no-hit ball.
Trailing 1-0, Wilson Central scored a run in the bottom of the first inning when Ashley Eldridge led things off with a triple followed by Allie Bennetts single.
Central tacked on two more in the bottom of the second when Powell led off with a double and was moved to third on a sacrifice bunt before scoring on Kelci Swaffords ringing double.
Swaffords courtesy runner scored on a nicely executed squeeze bunt by Carmen Ruby.
LHS visits Station Camp --Lebanon High will be on the road tonight for a 6 p.m. first round game against Station Camp High. LHS closed out the regular season with a 12-2 victory over District 9AAA rival Hendersonville High Monday at Drake Creek Park.
Now 16-18-1, Lebanon scored eight times in the top of the third to put the game away.
8A tourney opener --Watertown High will host Red Boiling Springs Friday in a District 8A tournament play-in game.
First pitch is set for 5:30 p.m. at Three Forks Park. Pregame ceremonies will honor Jamie Reed -- the team's only 12th-grader. The winner advances to 8A double-elimination tournament at Crump Paris Park in Smith County.
Tonights winner will play Monday at 7 p.m. vs. number-one seeded Friendship Christian School. The 5 p.m. game on Monday features Trousdale Co. vs. Gordonsville. Tournament finals are set for Thursday, May 10.
District 9AAA softballfirst round games at higher seedsFriday, May 4Game 1Gallatin High at Beech HighGame 2Portland High at Wilson CentralGame 3Hendersonville at Mt. Juliet High; 5 pmGame 4Lebanon High at Station Camp; 6 pm
Monday, May 7all games at Mt. Juliet HighLoser G1 vs. Loser G2 at 5 pmLoser G3 vs. Loser G4 at 7 pm
Tuesday, May 8Winner G1 vs. Winner G2 at 5 pmWinner G3 vs. Winner G4 at 7 pm