Elizabethton 10, Unicoi County 7
The Lady Cyclones won an extra-innings thriller on Thursday afternoon.
Elizabethton and Unicoi were tied at 5-5 after seven complete, and a scoreless eighth inning added an extra inning.
In the ninth, the Lady Cyclones quickly loaded the bases with one out, and Emma O’Quinn used a sac fly to score Cheyenne Poiroux to break the stalemate. Mollie Johnson hit a single that drove in two runs, while Kenidy Harris put an exclamation point with a two-run home run to cap the inning.
Unicoi was able to get two runs back, but Elizabethton was able to hold on for the win.
Ember Jensen had five hits with an RBI to pace EHS, while Maely Ingram and Poiroux each had three hit.
Harris finished with three RBI. O’Quinn and Johnson added two RBI.
Lela Byrd picked up the win in the pitching circle.
Cloudland 14, Happy Valley 4
Cloudland used a pair of big innings to pull away and take the win on Thursday evening in Roan Mountain.
After Aleah Grindstaff scored for HV in the top of the first, Ryan Turbyfill, Ella Benfield, and Kendall Birchfield scored in the home side of the frame to counter for Cloudland as CHS held a 3-1 lead after an inning of play.
After a scoreless second and third, HV got a run back in the top of the fourth as Reagan Street took advantage of a Cloudland miscue and scored to pull HV within one.
The Lady ‘Landers, however, answered with seven runs in the home side of the frame to take full control.
HV scored two runs in the top of the fifth, but CHS added four more to take the walk off.
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Patrick Henry (Va) 8, Unaka 6
Unaka was unable to edge back ahead on Thursday afternoon.
The Lady Rangers jumped out to a 2-0 lead after an inning of play, but Patrick Henry used a methodical approach to take an 8-4 lead after five. Unaka continued to battle but was unable to complete a rally in the closing innings.
Kendall Barton had four hits to lead the way for Unaka, while Mattie Salyer and Lyndie Ramsey had three hits apiece.
Kylie Blevins and Haley Taylor had two hits each.
Trinity Bowers struck out six batters in the circle and allowed just four earned runs on six hits.
Happy Valley 10, Unaka 0
The Warriors took a county win on Thursday.
Happy Valley was able to use consistent innings to take the win on Warrior Hill.
Gabe McDouglad, Cade Kendall, Ty Johnson, Regan Ensor, and Pedro Colunga each had a hit for HV with Johnson and Kendall each having an RBI.
On the mound, Aiden Paul struck out 12 batters in six innings of work.
Landon Ramsey had the lone hit for Unaka.
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