Elizabethton 8, Cocke County 7 (softball)
The Lady Cyclones took a nonconference win in walk-off style on Wednesday.
Mailey Ingram hit a double to left field to score Emma Pendagrass in the bottom of the seventh to end a thrilling battle.
The teams traded runs in the early going before EHS took a 6-4 lead in the bottom of the third. After Cocke County played three runs in the top of the fifth, Elizabethton tied the game at 7-7 in the home side of the frame as Kallista Deprimo scored off a Cocke County error.
Neither team was able to plate a run in the sixth inning, and Madisun Pritchard recorded three straight outs in the top of the seventh to set the stage for the thrilling finish.
Kenidy Harris hit a one-out single in the bottom of the seventh, to get a runner on board which led to Ingram’s walk-off hit.
Mollie Johnson, Maddie O’Quinn, Harris, and Ingram each had two hits for the Lady Cyclones, while Emma O’Quinn and Deprimo each added a hit.
Pritchard picked up the win in three innings of relief work as she allowed three earned runs on five hits. M. O’Quinn got the starting nod in the pitching circle and allowed four earned runs on seven hits with five strikeouts in four innings of work.
Unaka 13, Happy Valley 3 (softball)
The Lady Rangers used a big third inning to pull away from a county foe on Wednesday.
Unaka plated 9 runs in the bottom of the third to add to a 4-1 lead. HV continued to battle adding runs in the fifth and sixth inning but was unable to make a rally.
Kendall Bare was 3-for-3 at the plate – including a three-run homerun in the third – with four RBI, while Sadie Shoun was 3-for-3 with two RBI.
Alana Parsons and Hailey Gilman also added two RBI apiece.
For the Lady Warriors, Maddie Lingerfelt and Reagan Street each recorded a hit and an RBI.
Kailey Wilson picked up the win in the pitching circle as she allowed three earned runs on seven hits.