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Prep Softball, 4/23

From The Wilson Post

Lebanon High broke loose in the late innings for an 8-5 victory at Mt. Juliet Thursday in District 9AAA softball action.

With the game tied at 3-all after five innings, LHS hung a four-spot in the top of the sixth inning and added two insurance runs in the top of the seventh — improving to 14-9 overall / 5-1 in the district.

Lebanon freshman Sarah Jones went 3-for-4 and scored two runs while Kearson Yahola was 2-for-4 with three RBI. Bethany Anderson and Megan Brown each had two hits for the winners. All told, the Lady Devils pounded out 13 hits against Mt. Juliet’s Lauren Woodard.

Anderson started for LHS and got the decision, working four innings and allowing just one earned run. She was relieved by Beth Swartwout who allowed two hits over three innings.

The Lady Bears fell to 17-10 overall, 4-3 in District 9AAA with the loss and will be back in action this weekend in Cookeville’s Duff Tournament — as will Lebanon.

WC falls to Beech, beats 



Central fell to defending district champ Beech Tuesday, 7-3. 

Central was led offensively by Morgan Powell and Rachel Tichenor, who each had two hits. Freshman Katie Eakes hit her first home run of her high school career. 

Beech 7 Central 3

C – 000 111 0 – 3 8 2

B – 131 020 X – 7 7 1

W: Ashley Graves. L: Hannah Bodenhorn (8-7). HR: B – Montgomery, Spicer. C – Katie Eakes.

Central bounced back Thursday with a 12-0 victory over Gallatin. 

Hannah Bodenhorn went the distance, striking out nine. Central pounded out 19 hits. 

Central got on the board in the first after Allie Bennett doubled and scored on a single by Lauren Stavinoga.  After Stavinoga stole second, Morgan Powell singled her in.  

The Lady Wildcats scored four more runs in the third inning, this time starting with Stavinoga’s single before she stole second and once again scored on a single by Powell.  Rachel Tichenor singled and both Powell and Tichenor were knocked in by Kendall Eden’s double to the fence.  Eden scored on a bunt by Brittany Wiseman.  

The Lady Wildcats were held scoreless until scoring three more runs in the sixth  and seventh innings.  Ashley Eldridge got the sixth inning started with a triple and scored on Stavinoga’s double down the line.  Kelsey Tomlin followed with an infield single before Tomlin and Stavinoga executed a double steal.  Tomlin later scored on Tichenor’s sacrifice fly. Wiseman started the scoring in the seventh inning with a single before courtesy runner Jordan Hatcher went to second on Keily Preston’s infield single. Both runners advanced on Bennett’s single to left field.  Stavinoga then got her 4th hit of the night, driving in Hatcher before Preston and Bennett each scored on a pass ball.  

Central 12 

Gallatin 0

C – 204 003 3 – 12 19 0

G – 000 000 0 – 0 3 1

W: Hannah Bodenhorn (9-7).

Wilson Central hosted Williamson County power Ravenwood Monday night and came away with a 4-1 win.  

Central wasted no time getting things going when they scored two runs in the first inning. Stavinoga got things going with a 2-out walk, followed by a walk by Powell.  Tichenor then doubled off the wall on an 0-2 pitch to drive in both Stavinoga and Powell.  

The score stayed 2-0 until Ravenwood scored a run in the top of the fourth inning, making the score 2-1 in Central’s favor.  

The Lady Wildcats were able to add two more runs in the bottom of the fifth when Bennett singled.  She was moved to second by Powell’s second walk of the game.  Then with two outs again, Tichenor drove in Bennett for her third RBI and a 3-1 lead. Eden followed that up with a single of her own, scoring pinch runner Preston from second base to secure a 4-1 lead.  Hailey Hubbell had the other of the five hits that Central managed against Susan Huddleston and Raygan Greer.

That proved to be all that Bodenhorn and the Central defense would need.  Bodenhorn scattered four hits in seven innings, giving up one unearned run while striking out eight batters.  

Central 4 Ravenwood 1 

R – 000 100 0 – 1 4 1

C – 200 020 x – 4 5 1 

W: Hannah Bodenhorn (10-7). L: Susan Huddleston

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