Sports Roundup

Published 9:41 am Tuesday, April 16, 2019




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The Lady Cyclones traveled to Knoxville over the weekend and came away victorious in Friday afternoon play by defeating Sweetwater, 6-4.

After pulling even in the top of the second inning on a fielder’s choice by Hannah Edwards, the Lady Cyclones managed to gain separation in the top of the third inning by plating two runs.

A sacrifice fly by Autumn Hensley and Haley Fair’s groundout helped to account for the runs.

Elizabethton’s Marley Wagner slugged a home run in the top of the sixth inning to provide a cushion for her team.

Maddie O’Quinn tossed three innings from the pitching circle giving up five hits and two runs while issuing a base on balls.

Edwards came in relief to close out the contest throwing the remaining three innings.

Elizabethton had seven hits in the game with O’Quinn and Kallista Deprimo going 2-for-3 to show the way. Kira Dillard, Hensley, and Wagner accounted for the remaining three hits.

Knox Halls……9


The Lady Cyclones showed a lot of grit battling back from a 9-0 deficit before coming up short in their rally as ‘Betsy dropped the 9-7 contest to Knox Halls.

Halls built a 9-0 lead by the third inning before Elizabethton mounted their charge.

Marley Wagner and Hannah Edwards walked and both runners crossed the plate on a triple by Maggie Johnson.

Kira Dillard’s single plated Edwards. Kaylen Shell followed with a single after a fielder’s choice resulted in the second out of the inning.

Autumn Hensley loaded the bases before Kallista Deprimo cleaned the base path with a double to right field.

The Lady Cyclones added their final run in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Johnson and Dillard had two hits apiece. Shell, Hensley and Deprimo added a hit each in the 7-hit attack.


Happy Valley…3

In a county clash between Cloudland and Happy Valley, the Lady Highlanders had to dig down deep to stave off a late rally by the Lady Warriors to hold on for a tight one-run victory.

Krisi Bare gave her Lady ‘Landers a 4-2 lead in the sixth inning, but Happy Valley had more in the tank in the seventh as Lady Warrior catcher Kadi Havner continued to show off her power-hitting as she slugged a solo home run to lead off the inning to draw HV within 4-3.

Maddie Lingerfelt reached base with the potential tying run before Cloudland worked out of the jam to secure the win.

Cloudland received a 2-for-3 performance from Jasmine Birchfield while Claire Johnson and Lingerfelt finished with two hits apiece for the Lady Warriors.



David Crockett….0

In a game that didn’t reflect a lot of hitting, the Elizabethton Cyclones took advantage in different ways to back the strong pitching of senior Lawson Wagner as the Cyclones downed the Pioneers of David Crockett, 11-0.

Getting only six hits, the Cyclones managed to score three runs in the first, 1 in the second and third, 5 in the fourth, and 1 in the fifth inning to end the game by the Mercy Rule.

Matthew Dailey went 2-for-3 in the contest to lead Elizabethton. Karson Dillard, Bryson Rollins, Evan Perkins, and Jaden Hensley added one hit each for the Cyclones.

Wagner, meanwhile, was in control from the pitching rubber as he allowed only two hits to the Pioneers while striking out three and walking none.


Hancock Co. ..2

Hampton’s Bulldogs are one of the hottest teams around as the ‘Dogs pulled off another win, this time on the road for a convincing 14-2 victory over Hancock Co.

Led by the one-two punch of Mitchell Tolley and Morgan Lyons who both banged out a pair of hits, the Bulldogs did a great job of backing the solid pitching of Devin Riddle.

Hancock Co., meanwhile, struggled as they were able only to pick up three hits off the Bulldog pitching.

Parker Henry knocked in a pair of ‘Dogs in the win. Hampton has won four of their last five games.

Happy Valley…5


After Unaka took the early 1-0 lead after the first inning, it was all Happy Valley as the Warriors added a pair of runs in the top of the second inning and tacked on three more in the top of the fourth to take the win.

Both teams struggled offensively collecting only three hits each in the contest.

Bryce Carter took the win on the mound for Happy Valley pitching the complete game allowing only the one run while giving up the three hits. Carter fanned four Ranger batters.

Bryson Street worked four innings for Coach Tee Blevins Unaka squad giving up all the Warrior runs while ringing up seven Happy Valley batters on strikeouts.

Dylan Willis, Zac Workman, and Carter collected the hits for the Warriors.