Tuesday Round-up: Lady ‘Lander softball takes thriller over Unaka



Cloudland 7, Unaka 6 (softball)
Cloudland and Unaka worked overtime as CHS claimed the win in the extra-innings thriller on Stony Creek Tuesday afternoon.

Heaven Caraway gave Cloudland an early lead with a two-run homerun in the top of the first, and Kenzie Bare pushed Jasmine Birchfield across home plate with a fielder’s choice. A Caraway double gave Cloudland a 4-0 lead after two innings of play.

The Lady Rangers got on the board in the bottom of the fourth as Madison Pierce and Erika Potter scored off a CHS error and B. Lowe crossed the plate courtesy of an Alana Parson hit.

Neither team scored until the bottom of the seventh as Lillie Kiser hit a single to score Sadie Shoun to force extra innings.

After two scoreless innings, the Lady ‘Landers plated three runs as Leah Birchfield, Taylor Hicks and Kenzie Birchfield scored.

Pierce and Potter scored for Unaka, but the Lady Rangers were unable to add another run in the home side to force an 11th inning.

Caraway led Cloudland with three hits, while Karah Fields tallied two hits. In all, nine Lady ‘Landers recorded hits. Pierce had two hits for the Lady Rangers. Taylor Shanks, Kiser and Potter each had a hit in the game.

In the circle, K. Birchfield threw a gem for Cloudland as she allowed just one earned run on five hits with eight strikeouts in a complete game effort.

Shoun had an impressive game in the circle for Unaka as she allowed just two earned runs on six hits with six strikeouts.

Unaka 2, North Greene 1 (baseball)
The Rangers had the winning edge in a pitcher’s duel on Tuesday afternoon.

John Boy Ramsey allowed just one run on three hits while striking out 12 batters to power the Rangers to the win.

Ramsey gave Unaka their first run off a Daniel Ensor single in the bottom of the fourth, and the Rangers plated the winning run as James Seigfried crossed the plate off a balk in the bottom of the sixth.

Devin Ramsey, Bryson Street, Daniel Ensor and Davy Ensor each had a hit for Unaka.

Sullivan North 8, Hampton 2 (Baseball)
The Bulldogs were unable to answer a tough fifth inning at Sullivan North.

Morgan Lyons allowed just four earned runs on six hits with five strikeouts on the mound for the Bulldogs, while Dalton Rouse and Josh Owens each had a 2-for-3 performance.


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