Carter County Roundup: Lady Rangers roll over Bucs

Published 2:10 pm Friday, April 19, 2024

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By Ron Marvel

Star Correspondent

JOHNSON CITY—The Unaka softball team had little trouble pushing past University High Thursday night, winning 16-1. Katlyn Dugger drove in four runs while going 3-3 at the plate. The Lady Rangers scored eight runs in the top of the second inning fueled by doubles by Dugger and Mollie Buckles. Haley Taylor also added two hits to the effort. Overall, the Lady Rangers tallied 14 hits in the three-inning contest.

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Gracie Stout took the mound for the Lady Rangers. She gave up just 2 hits and one earned run with three strikeouts in 3 innings of work.

Elizabethton 9, Sullivan East 1

BLUFF CITY—Sadie Williams was a force at the plate Thursday night, going 3-4 with 3 RBIs, including a solo home run, as the Lady Cyclones took down the Lady Patriots. Lela Byrd was solid on the mound as the Lady Cyclones improved to 14-8 on the season. The sophomore hurler pitched 5.2 innings, giving up just one earned run while tallying up 11 strikeouts to add to her eye-popping 128 total this season. Lilly McDuffie closed out the contest, throwing 1.1 innings of relief work and giving up no hits. Emma O’Quinn also collected three hits in the matchup.

Cloudland 7, Twin Springs 5

ROAN MOUNTAIN—Down 5-4, the Lady Highlanders rallied with three runs in the bottom of the sixth. Reagen Turbyfill hit a double to tie the game at five all, and then Jayla Harper hit a triple, plating two more runs to give the Lady Highlanders a 2-run advantage. Reagen and Ryan Turbyfill were solid on the mound for Cloudland; the sisters combined for seven innings of work and gave up no earned runs off just five hits.

Offensively, Saharra McKinney picked up two base hits, including a home run. Isabella Christman also hit an inside-the-park home run to help top off a four-run third inning for the Lady Highlanders.


Happy Valley 17, FCA 3

ELIZABETHTON—The Warriors used a 16-run fourth inning to break out in a game they were trailing in 2-1. Colton Johnson went 3-4 in the game with a double and picked up 3 RBIs to help spark Happy Valley’s offense. Tucker Shoun also picked up two hits, including a triple that plated two. Cade Kendall, Dakota Grindstaff, and Johnson shared pitching duties, giving up just one earned run over 5.0 innings of work with eight strikeouts.

Middle School Action

TA Dugger 16, Central Middle School 2

BLOUNTVILLE—The Junior Cyclones scored early and often en route to a blowout win over the Cougars. Ryan Jones collected three hits, while Calyx Daughtery and Alister Sumner each chipped in two hits apiece.

Jones and Jakob Clevinger split time on the mound; the two hurlers gave up one earned run off just three hits.