Elizabethton 10, Johnson County 2 (softball)
Lauren Brickey powered the Lady Cyclones to an impressive Three Rivers Conference win.
The Lady Cyclones plated four runs in the first inning and never looked back against the Lady Longhorns.
Brickey had five RBIs – including a three-run homerun – to round out a 2-for-4 performance at the plate. In the pitching circle, Brickey allowed just two earned runs on seven hits and recorded nine strikeouts.
Kira Dilliard was 3-for-4 for EHS, while Macie Herrmann and Maci West were 2-for-3.
Unaka 4, Volunteer 1 (softball)
Science Hill 4, Unaka 0
The Lady Rangers split a pair of opening games for the East Tennessee Classic on Thursday evening.
In the win against Volunteer, Unaka plated two runs in the sixth and two more in the seventh to side past.
Erica Potter was 2-for-3, while Sarah Tipton, Katlyn Weaver, Tayla Potter and Taylor Shanks all added a hit. Corie Scheuttler picked up the win in the circle as she allowed just one earned one on two hits.
Against Science Hill, the Lady Rangers were unable to capitalize on base runners against a tough Lady Hilltopper squad.
Weaver and Madison Ensor were 2-for-3 while Sidney Markland added a hit. Scheuttler was handed the loss while allowing just one earned run and striking out eight Science Hill batters.
Happy Valley 6, Hampton 2 (Baseball)
The Warriors edged Hampton in a tight game on Warrior Hill.
After the teams plated a run apiece in the first inning, HV added a solo run in the third and two more in the fifth to get some breathing room. Hampton put a run on the board to trim the Warrior lead in the visiting side of the sixth, but they were unable to keep the rally going.
Kevin Whitaker was 2-for-4 for the Warriors, while Bailey Conley was 1-for-2. Will Hampton, Landon Morefield, Nolan Easlic and Caden Ward all went 1-for-3.
For the Bulldogs, Gavin Hardin and Josh Owens each had two hits.
On the pitching mound, Hayden Holtsclaw picked up the win in six innings of work as he allowed two earned runs on seven hits with six strikeouts.
Dylan Rouse was handed the loss despite striking out 10 Warrior batters.