Cyclones split weekend contest; Unaka’s Ramsey tosses no-hitter, HV’s Harrah records first win

Published 1:40 pm Monday, April 16, 2018

The Elizabethton Cyclones took to the diamond Friday and Saturday against University High and Sullivan East, respectively.
It was a blow out kind of day for the Cyclones Friday as they stormed past University High,16-7, in a nonconference tilt.
The win was highlighted by a five-RBI showing by Cyclones Corey Russell, who with just two hits brought in a quintet of teammates.
Overall, the Cyclones smacked 19 hits on the Bucs. Swinging the heaviest bats were EHS’s Ethan Eggleston and Nick Johnson who both had four hits apiece. Eggleston finished the day with three RBIs. Cyclones Ryan Wetzel, Evan Carter, Russell, and Logan Estep all had two hits each as Johnson and Carter each struck for triples.
Eggleston pitched the first four innings for the Cyclones Friday as he picked up the win. Eggleston finished with two strikeouts against one walk while giving up six hits and three runs.
Johnson came and tossed the final three innings as he picked up a strikeout against seven hits and four runs.
Sullivan East 5, Elizabethton 4
Despite a three-run homer in the seventh inning for the Cyclones, the Sullivan East Patriot posted two runs in the bottom to take a walk-off victory over Elizabethton in a conference matchup.
After two, the Cyclones had taken a small 1-0 lead over East with EHS’s Evan Perkins hitting a double to net Russell.
The Patriots tied things up at 1-1 in the fourth on a sacrifice fly before East used an RBI double to climb out 2-1 after five. The Patriots tacked on another run in the sixth to go up 3-1 over the Cyclones.
Elizabethton, however, quickly regained the lead as Carter blasted a three-run homer out of right field to score both Eggleston and Jacob Mullins. The Patriots followed up EHS’s fireworks with an RBI double and an RBI single in the bottom of the seventh to claim the walk-off victory.
The Cyclones finished the contest with seven hits as Russell and Perkins each had two.
On the mound, the Cyclones worked through three pitchers Tre Shoun (4.2 IP, 2 BB, 2 H, 2 R), Lawson Wagner (1.1 IP, 1 H, 2 R), and Russell (0.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R).
Unaka 12, Cloudland 0
In some conference action Saturday in Stoney Creek, the Unaka Rangers shut out Cloudland,12-0.
Rangers John Ramsey was in top form as he threw a no-hitter to help Unaka to victory.
Ramsey struck out 13 batters over five innings of work as he moved to 7-0 on the season. It was Ramsey’s second no-hitter of the season.
With the win, the Rangers moved to 13-7 overall and 6-1 in the Watauga Valley Conference.
Happy Valley 14, South Greene 4
The Warriors picked up a nonconference win Friday as they hosted South Greene to Cannon-Gouge Park.
Happy Valley’s Michael Harrah (4.2 IP, 5 BB, 5 H, 4 R) picked up his first win on the mound for Warriors.
At the plate, the Warriors posted 13 hits as HV’s Will Hampton had three hits and one RBI. Hampton finished with a double and triple. Warriors Eli Fleenor also had three hits for HV as he recorded two RBIs.
The Warriors Nolan Easlic had a solo home run out of right field for Happy Valley as he went 2-of-2 with three RBIs.

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