• Saturday, March 18, 2023
  • Dennis Norwood

Baseball, Softball Round-up: Saturday, March 18th


Ooltewah 15, Hixson 4

The Owls grabbed an early lead behind a high-powered offense to defeat Hixson in the Wildcat Classic. Ooltewah got things started in the first inning hen Drew Wood doubled on a 2-0 count to drive in a run that started a five run onslaught.

Ooltewah added a rub in the second, three in the third and in the fifth Wood, Luke Parr, Rhashaad Hinton, Ethan broom and Hudson Spears had RBIs in a six run rally.

Dallas Rucker led the Wildcat offense, going two for two with an RBI.

Wood led the Owls with a single, double and home run for three RBIs, while G Fields had two hits and E Broom had three RBIs.

Wood was the winning pitcher, throwing three innings and striking out three. He gave u three runs on four hits.

Ooltewah 12, Soddy Daisy 8

A late rally by Soddy Daisy wasn’t enough to overcome the 7-6 lead that the Owls had built and a six run sixth inning sealed the “W.”

Austin Robinson and Caleb Beavers sparked the Ooltewah offense, while Mason Arnold’s triple added three RBIs. Robinson had a double and triple

The Trojans were led by Kale Johnson’s three of four at the plate resulting in three RBIs. Keith Scoggins added two hits.

Luke Parr threw four innings for the Owls to earn the win.

Walker Valley 13, Providence Academy 1

The Mustangs pounced on Providence for 11 runs in the first three innings for a runaway win in the Wildcat Classic.

Tucker Ownby was perfect at the plate for Walker Valley, going three for three for three RBIs. Landon Franklin and Luke Smith added home runs for the Mustangs.

C Cantrell and Braxton Smith combined for a one hitter with seven strikeouts.

Cleveland 13, Boyd Buchanan 11

The Bucs’ comeback fell short as they fell to Cleveland in a Wildcat Classic matchup. The Blue Raiders raced out to an 11-3 lead after three and a half when Boyd Buchanan’s offense got busy and scored eight unanswered runs.

Cleveland’s Micah Jordan sparked the offense with a three hit day at the plate accounting for one run and three RBIs. Jamison Eidson, Henry Pirtle, Evan Liner and Cutter Womack all had two hits for the Raiders.

Haden Griffith led the Bucs with three hits, three runs and three RBIs, while Xavier Embry had three hits and Brodie Johnston added a homerun and a double.

Andrew Wenger went five and two thirds innings for the pitching win.

Soddy Daisy 7, South Pittsburg 5

The Pirates’ almost stole the show with a rally in the bottom of the fourth before Soddy Daisy shut them down. The Trojans were leading 7-2 when South Pittsburg’s Kamden Wellington sent a three run line drive over the centerfield fence to close within two of Soddy Daisy.

The Trojans started out the game with a grand slam by Gage Welch that followed a run scoring single by Kale Johnson giving Soddy daisy a five run lead.

Welch and Drew Lewis each had two hits for the Trojans. Zach Tierney and Luke Rector led the Pirates with two hits each.

The Trojans used four pitchers in the contest with Keith Scoggins starting and picking up the win. Dagan Nunley, Noah Stephenson and Lewis all saw some time on the hill in relief.

Kody Summers absorbed the loss the for the Pirates with Brett Mashburn pitching in relief.

South Pittsburg 3, Hixson 2

South Pittsburg bounced back against Hixson to pick up a close win. The Wildcats battled to the end, but the Pirates had a strong showing in the top of the seventh.

With Hixson holding a 2-0 lead, Jase stone started out the seventh for the Pirates with a single and advanced to second when Kamden Wellington drew a walk. Next Jayden Mount drew another walk loading the bases. Stone scored on a Zach Tierney single, with Wellington taking home on the throw. Mount would then score on a Luke Rector sac fly to center to close out South Pittsburg’s scoring.

Wellington started on the mound for the Pirates and went six innings, striking out six. Alex Phillips got the win in relief.

Chase Barnard took the loss for Hixson in relief, going two and two thirds innings following the start by Grayson Kamper.

Walker Valley 19, Notre Dame 3

The Mustangs put 2 runs across home plate in the first inning as they steamrolled Notre Dame.

Walker Valley had 16 hits in the contest, led by Luke smith, Carson Minnix, Jordan Smith, Braxton Smith and Felipe Castellanos with multiple hits. Minnix and Braxton Smith had three hits each to pace the effort, with smith doubling twice.

Carson Minnix went three innings for the win, striking out six.

Signal Mountain 8, Mt. Juliet Christian 6

The Eagles put eight runs on the board in the first inning and then hung on for the win.

Ben Timblin and Jake Edmondson led Signal Mountain’s offense with two hits each.

T Curtis earned the win for the Eagles, with Blake Wolfard getting the save.

Boyd Buchanan 11, Signal Mountain 1

Boyd Buchanan opened up the scoring in the first inning with two runs, and then scored four in the second, four more in the fourth and a lone run in the fifth, while the Eagles managed one run in the third.

Haden Griffith, Brodie Johnston and Xavier Embry all had two hits apiece for the Bucs. Carter Hinsley threw five innings of six strikeout ball for the pitching win.

Providence Academy 7, Central 6

The Purple Pounders fifth inning rally fell a run short in their Wildcat Classic loss to Providence. Trailing 7-3, Central’s Keaton Hesson led off being hit by a pitch and advanced to second on Dylan Brown’s sac bunt to first. Following a strikeout for out number two in the inning, Elijah Dill drew a walk Landen Poythress’ infield fly single loaded the bases.

The Pounders’ Caiden Marler followed with a line drive single to left, scoring Hesson from second and moving Dill to third with the bases loaded. Treshaun Gearing was inserted as a courtesy runner for Poythress. Cole Bellomy walked on a full count, plating Dill for Central’s fourth run. Gearing ended the Pounders’ scoring, crossing home on a passed ball.

Poythress and marler each had two hits for Central. Dill tossed four and two thirds innings for the Pounders to take the loss, while Ethan Wold came on in relief.

Central 12, Notre Dame 7

The Pounders erased an early four run Irish lead, knotting the score at 4-4 in the third and then surging to a four run lead in the fourth. Notre Dame would pull to within one in the fifth, only to see Central add four more tallies in the bottom of the inning.

The Pounders banged out 14 hits in the game, led by Keaton Hesson, Dylan Brown, Caiden Marler and Wyatt Ford, all with two each. Hesson, Brown and A.J. Copeland all had three RBIs, Copeland’s coming a three run homer. Hesson also added a home run.

Notre Dame’s Keagan Smith and Rily Roberts each had a pair of hits to lead the Irish offense.

Brown went five innings in relief for the Pounders to gain the win, while Larry Johnson got the loss for Notre Dame.

Rabun Gap (GA) 9, McCallie 0

McCallie was the victim of a two hit shutout by a combination of two Eagles’ pitchers in the Scenic City Classic.

Michael Pierce had both Blue Tornado hits

Rabun Gap (GA) 15, East Hamilton 0

The Eagles continued their stroll through the Scenic City Classic with a shellacking of East Hamilton. Aiden Kitchings and Lewis Rodriguez combined for a one hit shutout of the Canes, as Rodriguez struck out eight for the save. East Hamilton used five pitchers in the loss.

McCallie 15, Franklin Co. 0

The Blue Tornado scored in each of the four innings played to pummel Franklin Co.

Reece Jordan, Zach Porter, Hayden Choate and Bryce Sanders all had two hits for McCallie, with Sanders going yard.

Hudson Calhoun had no problems going the distance on the mound for the Blue Tornado. The right-hander hurled a no hitter with 12 strikeouts.


Silverdale 5, East Hamilton 2

Ella Cunningham’s second inning home run got the Lady Seahawks off and running against East Hamilton, Silverdale struck for three more in the fourth on a Jaliyah Whitaker home run, then added a lone tally in the sixth

The Lady Canes got two runs in the top of the sixth when Bailey Poschke scored on an infield error after doubling to center and an Ashlyn Watkins double that scored Grace Hixson who had earlier reached on a single and made it to third on the error.

Cunningham went five innings in the circle, notching eight strikeouts for the win. Watkins struck out seven for East Hamilton in the loss.

Silverdale 13, Hixson 3

Silverdale’s Addie Keef went four for four in the Lady Seahawks’ win over Hixson. Her teammate, Kennedy Stinson, was three of four at bats, including a double and home run.. Keef and Stinson each scored three runs and had three RBIs. Eighth grader Jaliyah Whitaker added a home run.

Ella Cunningham and Avery Danz also had two hits, including a double, for the Lady Seahawks who collected 15 hits on the day.

Allie Weber and Bitta Cox combined for a two hit win for the Lady seahawks.

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