Thursday Round-up: Warriors, Lady ‘Landers and Lady Rangers take wins



Happy Valley 11, Unaka 6 (baseball)
The Warriors saved the best for the last.

Happy Valley rallied with seven runs in their final side to take the win over county foe Unaka at Cardinal Park.

After HV took a 3-2 lead into the fourth inning, Unaka plated four runs in the top of the frame to take a 6-3 lead. HV cut into the lead in the bottom of the fifth with a single run, and then exploded for seven runs in the bottom of the sixth to take the win.

Bart Wilson was 3-for-3 with three RBI to lead HV at the plate, while Zac Workman and Travis Whitson had a hit a piece. Eli Ayers earned the win on the mound as he allowed just four hits with six strikeouts with just over three innings of work.

John Ramsey, Bryson Street, Daniel Ensor each had two hits apiece for the Rangers. On the mound, Ramsey allowed just three earned runs on three hits with eight strikeouts.

Unaka 12, South Greene 2 (Softball)
Slow and steady won the race for the Lady Rangers on Thursday.

Unaka slowly pulled away from the Lady Rebels scoring in all but one inning in the six-inning contest. UHS took a 2-0 lead in the first and held a 4-1 advantage after the third inning.

Three runs in the fourth inning and four more in the fifth left no doubt.

Madison Pierce was 3-for-3, while Erika Potter added two hits and six RBI to the Lady Ranger cause. Sadie Shoun, Kendall Bare, Kailey Wilson, Tayla Potter and Sarah Elliott each added two hits apiece.

In the circle, Wilson pitched a gem of a game as he allowed just one earned run on eight hits in five innings of work.

Cloudland 9, Sullivan North 0 (softball)
The Lady ‘Landers picked up a shutout win on Thursday evening in Kingsport.

Cloudland saw Kaylen Fields go 2-for-2 at the plate with four RBI to power the way. Jasmine Birchfield had two RBI, and Heaven Caraway recorded a double, sac fly and a RBI.

Kenzie Birchfield allowed just six hits in the complete game effort.

Johnson County 11, Hampton 0 (Baseball)

The Bulldogs were unable to keep pace with a hot Johnson County squad on Thursday evening.

Johnson County plated seven runs in the first two innings and was able to keep the Bulldogs off the board despite a hard-fought Hampton effort.

Parker Henry and Weston Street each had a hit for Hampton.
Reise Stout and Bradley Lavorsi had two hits apiece for Johnson County.

Richlands 12, Elizabethton 0 (Softball)

The Lady Cyclones were unable to keep pace with a hot Richlands attack on Thursday.

Richlands jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first two innings and never looked back.

Kira Dillard went 2-for-2 at the plate to pace EHS, while Maddie O’Quinn was 1-for-2.


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