|SPRING FLING -- Local baseball, softball teams eliminated Wednesday|
|Tuesday, May 22, 2012|
Class AAA softball
Trailing 4-0, Mt. Juliet mounted a comeback in the bottom of the fourth as Rachel Atnip tripled and Lauren Woodard’s RBI groundout was followed by Ashton Stowe’s run-scoring single.
Boone second baseman Hannah Montoya’s error allowed another run to score and it was 4-3. Mt. Juliet had a golden opportunity in the bottom of the fifth inning- with runners on first and second with no outs, but couldn’t score.
The Lady Bears dropped their tournament opener to Munford 6-5 on Tuesday. Madison Taylor was robbed of a 3-run homer on a great catch by Munford outfielder Tori Ray.
Class AAA baseball
The Golden Bears opened tournament play Tuesday night with a 14-10 loss to Farragut High at Siegel. Mt. Juliet led 5-0 before the Admirals mounted a comeback and turned the contest into a slugfest thanks to an eight-run outburst in the fourth.
Surprising Riverdale High eliminated Mt. Juliet 4-3 Wednesday morning. The win marked the first for the Warriors in five trips to the state tournament.
Riverdale led 4-0, but Cody Carr singled and scored on Zach Tompkins’ single to make it 4-1 after five innings. Mt. Juliet then scored two more in the bottom of the seventh as Tomkins grounded out to score Carr, who had reached on a fielder’s choice.
Kyle Smith singled in Hunter Gilbert, who had reached on an error -- but the Bears couldn’t force extra innings.
Class A baseball
Xander Helton and Bryson Slagle combined for five hits and seven RBIs for Grace. Slagle added a three-run homer. The Rams broke open a 1-1 contest with four runs in the fourth before scoring six more times in the sixth inning.
Friendship starter Austin Godwin (8-1) worked three and two-thirds innings and was tagged with the loss.
On Tuesday, FCS dropped a 2-1 decision to Huntingdon -- falling in 10 innings. Brennan Swindoll started and went nine and scattered eight hits, before giving way to Caleb Snider (7-2) who was saddled with the loss.