Mt. Juliet split their first two district games last week, beating Gallatin, but falling to Beech.
Marshall Gei pitched six scoreless innings against Gallatin Tuesday, giving up four hits and striking out seven.
Every starter for the Golden Bears had a hit in the win, with Kote Smith, Kyle Grace and Zach Ehrhart each picking up two hits.
“Our guys came out with the right mindset tonight,“ said Jim Carter. “The temperature made it a very challenging night to play, but our entire team responded well to the challenge.”
Mt. Juliet 9
M – 021 300 3 – 9 12 2
G – 000 000 0 – 0 5 4
W: Gei (2-0) L: Harper
Mt. Juliet suffered a 3-0 loss to Beech Wednesday, and lost to Powell, 5-4, Friday.
The Bears got back on the winning track Monday with a 11-0 victory over Portland.
The Bears had a 8-run first inning sparked by Cody Carr’s leadoff home run.
Mt. Juliet is heading to the Farragut Invitational this weekend for games against Hardin Valley, Science Hill and Farragut. They are back home Tuesday against Hendersonville at 7 p.m.
Central picks up district win
Wilson Central picked up a district win over Hendersonville Wednesday, 12-4.
Jake Leffer went 2-for-4 with a RBI. Kyle Hubbuch was 2-for-3 with a double, RBI and three runs scored. Colten Morris picked up two RBIs on a pinch hit.
A.J. Franklin picked up the win with nine strikeouts in six innings pitched.
C – 410 300 4 – 12 11 2
H – 012 001 0 – 4 3 3
W: A.J. Franklin (3-0)
Hardin County’s Dylan Moore’s 3-run home run was too much to overcome for the Wildcats Thursday in a 4-3 loss.
Reynolds Wehunt was 1-for-3 for the Wildcats with one RBI. Austin Fry also picked up a RBI on one base hit.
Hardin Co. 4
C – 210 000 0 – 3 6 1
H – 301 000 X – 4 10 2
W: Smith. L: Kyle Hubbuch (1-1).