Hampton 4, Avery County (N.C.) 3 (baseball)
After seven innings wasn’t enough, the Bulldogs picked up a walkoff win on Thursday evening.
The first seven innings went scoreless and each team put a run up on the board in the eighth. Hampton saw Dalton Rouse, Caleb Royston and Landen Street record doubles and Weston Street knocked in the game winning run.
On the mound, the duo of Josh Owens and Morgan Lyons had a strong showing setting up the stage for lone senior of Devin Riddle picked up the win.
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Unaka 11, Sullivan North 1 (softball)
The Rangers put seven runs on the board and rolled to the win on Thursday.
After jumping out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first, Unaka plated seven runs to increase the lead to 9-0. UHS added two runs in the top of the sixth to secure the win.
Lillie Kiser and Kendall Bare had three hits apiece, while Madison Pierce added two hits for the Lady Ranger cause. Kiser recorded four RBIs. Noelle Collins and Tayla Potter had two RBIs apiece.
In the circle, Kailey Wilson picked up the win as she allowed just one hit in three innings of work, while Sadie Shoun also had a strong three-inning performance.
Elizabethton 12, Sullivan Central 9 (softball)
The Lady Cyclones came out on top in a game that wasn’t lacking in offense.
Elizabethton plated seven runs in the top of the third to take a 12-5 lead and then held on against the Lady Cougars in a game that featured 30 hits combined.
Marley Wagner and Maddie O’Quinn had three hits each, and Maggie Johnson, Kira Dillard, Haley Fair and Kaylen Shell had two hits each. Autumn Hensley had a team-high three RBIs.
Madisun Pritchard got the win in the circle for Elizabethton as she allowed five earned runs on five hits.
Unaka 5, South Greene 1 (baseball)
The Rangers broke a stalemate in the sixth inning to power their way to a nonconference victory.
After South Greene tied the game at 1-1 in the home side of the fifth inning, Unaka plated four runs – including two runs off a Bryson Street triple – to take the lead for good.
Reid Taylor, Davy Ensor and Street tallied two hits apiece. John Ramsey, Daniel Ensor and Nolan Bradley each had an RBI.
On the mound, Street threw a gem in a no-decision performance as he allowed just one unearned run on two hits with eight strikeouts.
David Crockett 9, Happy Valley 2 (baseball)
The Warriors were unable to overcome seven errors in the opening game of the Tribe Classic in Kingsport.
Crockett jumped out to a 4-0 lead before HV cut the lead in half with two runs in the bottom of the third. The Pioneers, however, held the Warriors at bay while slowing pulling away in the final two innings.
Dylan Willis led the HV offensive attacked with two hits. Bryce Carter allowed just four earned runs on eight hits with four strikeouts on the mound.