|PREP BASEBALL -- FCS no-hits TCHS 3-0|
|Tuesday, April 3, 2012|
HARTSVILLE -- Pitchers Brennan Swindoll and Austin Godwin combined on a no-hitter Tuesday as Friendship Christian blanked Trousdale County High 3-0.
Swindoll struck out 12 with three walks. Godwin struck out two of the three batters he faced in the seventh.
Drew Erie and Stefan Remus each drove in a run as the Commanders improved to 12-1 on the season.
Beech 8, Wilson Central 0
The Trevecca signee was two batters short of a perfect game, and that started from batter No. 1. Dunn hit the leadoff batter to open the game and hit another in the fifth to give the Wildcats their only two runners of the evening.
Dunn said it was his fastball and cutter pitches that were working on Tuesday as he added 15 strikeouts in the win. But the thought of a no-hitter as the game was in progress never entered his mind, he said.
“I don’t think about it I just throw strikes and try to help my team win,” Dunn said. “I was just doing the best I could do to help my team out.”
Dunn got support from the offense with two runs in the second and a six-run third. Altogether, the Bucs put up eight runs on eight hits and six Wildcat errors. Beech got RBIs from David Lankster, Chris O’Guin and Jackson Caldwell. Leadoff batter Alec Meadows was 2-for-4 with a double.
“Tonight we hit the ball very well,” Dunn said. “Everybody came in and got hits when we needed them.”
Dunn (3-1) has both 9AAA victories for the Bucs and has combined for 29 strikeouts and no runs in those two games. He threw a 14-strikeout shutout against Lebanon last week.
Beech (11-4, 2-1) is at Station Camp (9-3-1, 2-1) Wednesday night.
Wilson Central fell to 8-7 overall / 1-2 in District 9AAA with the loss. The Wildcats visit Gallatin High Wednesday for a 7 p.m. single game.
Watertown 9, Cannon Co. 5
The Purple Tigers (5-4) scored four in the top of the third and tacked on four more in the top of the seventh.
Bain (1-2) went the distance, striking out three and scattering 10 hits.
Nolan Allison and Logan Grantham each went 2-for-4 while Ty Jobe went 2-for-3.
Watertown downs LCA 8-2
The Purple Tigers of Coach E.J. Wood scratched out eight hits against LCA, three off the bat of senior catcher Logan Grantham.
“We weren’t hitting with men on base,” Wood said, “we couldn’t get the clutch hit. So we started running. We forced their defense into a couple of mistakes that kept innings going for us."
Leading 1-0 after three innings, Watertown struck for two runs in the top of the fourths and four more in the top of the fifth.
“We had to push the issue some, we did that when we managed to get people on,” Wood said.
Grantham finished 3-for-3 with a sacrifice fly and one run batted in. Dusty Meador had a double in three trips to the plate.
Freshman Colin Jennings (1-1) picked up the pitching decision with six innings of work. The lefty scattered six hits, struck out six with two walks.
Senior Chase Meador pitched a 1, 2, 3 seventh for his first appearance on the hill this season due to a tender arm.
“Chase looked good. We might be using him more in that role as the season goes along,” Coach Wood said.
This weekend -- Watertown will participate in the Blackman Class A Bash. The Tigers will play three pool games at Middle Tennessee Christian, including an 11 a.m. game Friday vs. host MTCS, followed by a 1:30 p.m. contest with Wayne County. Saturday morning, Watertown will take on Adamsville, followed by single elimination play.
Last weekend -- Watertown’s junior varsity played in a tournament in Cookeville, downing Smith County’s JV 7-5, then battling host Cookeville to an 8-8 tie that was halted due to time constraints.
Lebanon High is scheduled to play at District 9AAA rival Portland High Tuesday at 7 p.m.; then will host Hendersonville High Wednesday in a 7 p.m. game at Veterans Field in the Baird Park Complex. The Blue Devils of Coach Brian Black dropped to 0-8 on the season following Friday night’s 4-1 loss at Sycamore High.
Wilson Central will be in District 9AAA action tonight with a 7 p.m. game at Gallatin High at the Gallatin Municipal Park. The Wildcats picked up two wins Saturday in the Riverdale Warrior Classic.
Central improved to 8-6 overall by defeating Hilliard High of Ohio 6-0. Senior Toby Muhler threw a complete game, six-hit shutout. Soph Kyle Hubbuch did most of the heavy lifting for the Wildcats, driving in four runs with three hits.
Tyler Fish and A.J. Franklin combined for a 9-0 blanking of Coffee County 9-0 on Saturday. Fish allowed five hits in five innings for the decision as Franklin struck out six in two innings of relief. Again, Hubbach had three RBI on three hits. Eric Guethlein added two hits and two RBI while Fish added two RBIs as well.
Mt. Juliet High will play in the Kessler’s Classic in Knoxville this weekend. The Golden Bears will play Rabun Gap, GA Friday at UT’s Lindsey Nelson Stadium, then will play at Knox Webb later in the day. A game vs. Sevier County at Farragut is planned for Saturday morning.
MJ stood 12-2 overall and 3-0 in 9AAA after winning 13-3 (six innings) at Portland Monday.
Friendship Christian School will participate in the Lookout Valley Tournament April 5, 6 and 7. The Commanders will play East Robertson Thursday afternoon at South Pittsburg, followed by two games Friday vs. Cascade at Lookout Valley and vs.. South Pittsburgh at South Pittsburg. The final scheduled game is a early Saturday afternoon contest vs. Cincinnati Hills at Lookout Valley.