Monday Roundup: Rangers, Warriors pick up wins



Cherokee 12, Unaka 5 (softball)
The Lady Rangers were unable to overcome a six-run fourth inning at Cherokee on Tuesday. Unaka jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the third, but the Lady Chiefs scored 10 unanswered over the third, fourth and fifth innings.

Unaka put three runs on the board in the top of the sixth, but was unable to keep the rally going.

Katlyn Weaver was 3-for-4, while Haley Fair had a 2-for-3 performance at the plate. Savannah Tipton and Madison Pierce both recorded two hits.

Happy Valley 2, Sullivan North 1 (baseball)
The Warriors jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first and then held on to pick up the win.

Sage Haun drove in Dustun Sams to get the first run on the board, and Landon Morefield hit a single to push Haun across home plate. From there, it was a defensive battle.

Haun went 2-for-3 at the plate, while Sams had a 1-for-2 performance. Kevin Whitaker and Tyler Hurley also added a hit a piece.

On the mound, Sams picked up the win with a complete game effort as he struck out nine batters and allowed just two hits.

Unaka 3, North Greene 1
The Rangers jumped ahead in the sixth inning of a pitching duel to remain unbeaten on Monday afternoon.

After the Rangers took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth, North Greene tied the game in the fifth. Unaka plated two runs in the sixth to take the win.

John Boy Ramsey picked up the complete game win as he allowed just one run on one hit and recorded eight strikeouts.

Blake King and John Wesley Hardin went 2-for-3 at the plate for Unaka.

For the Huskies, Zane Potter was handed the loss despite allowing just three runs on four hits.


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