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MJ Bears baseball finish district play 8-2 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Mt. Juliet suffered their first district losses of the season, but still came out on top with an 8-2 record. 

A day after beating rival Wilson Central 3-1, the Wildcats came away with a 5-1 win over the Bears with Trey Pruitt’s RBI double the only run producer for the Bears. 

Thursday, the Bears suffered their second district loss of the season, 6-0 to Station Camp. 

Mt. Juliet got payback Friday, as they beat the Bison 3-0. 

Three RBI singles were the difference for the Bears, as they came off the bats of Zach Ehrhart, Aaron Brown and Tyler Warmath. 

Right after that game, the Bears faced off against Riverdale. 

The Bears held the lead for most of the game, but a 5-run seventh by Riverdale put them on top 7-4. 

After falling behind 2-0, the Bears got a run on a wild pitch and another on an error to tie it up. 

In the bottom of the fifth, Warmath gave the Bears the lead with a 2-RBI single, making it 4-2. 

However, Riverdale would have the big inning and came out with the win. 

The Bears got their 20th win of the season Monday, beating LaVergne, 5-0. 

The game stayed a pitcher’s duel for the first six innings, but Mt. Juliet broke it open in the bottom of the sixth inning, pushing four across. 

Josh Gastley got the scoring started with a 2-RBI single, followed a few batters later by Alex DeRiggi’s 2-RBI double. 

Daniel Graves capped off the scoring with a RBI single. 

Tyler Overstreet, Jacob Cole and Ethan Smith combined for the shut out for the Bears. 

The District 9-AAA Tournament kicks off Friday night.  

MJ softball knocks off Wilson Central, 2-0 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Staff Reports

Mt. Juliet softball completed the season sweep of Wilson Central Thursday with a 2-0 win.

Savannah Sanders led the way for the Bears, striking out 11 batters in the complete game win.

The Bears followed that with another shut out Monday, 8-0 over Station Camp.  

Central came away with a win the night before against Hendersonville, 3-1. 

Central scored all three runs in the bottom of the third inning after Claire Smith’s single was followed by a single by Brooke Pfefferle before three straight walks by Morgan Powell, Katie Eakes, and Kayla Varner helped push two runs across the board.  Morgan Stokes followed that with a sacrifice fly to score Powell.

Senior Hannah Bodenhorn held Hendersonville to one hit over 6.1 innings, while striking out seven batters.  Powell came in to pitch the seventh but gave way after retiring two batters and giving up three hits and a run before Bodenhorn came back in to get the final out. 

Wilson Central beat Gallatin 14-0 in four innings Monday night at Municipal Park in Gallatin. 

Powell increased to 16-0 on the season by limiting The Lady Wave to two hits, while striking out nine batters.  Shelby Woodard connected on her third home run of the season, a three-run shot to center in the fourth inning.  

The District 9-AAA Tournament starts Thursday at Wilson Central High School

MJ soccer beats Beech, falls to Wilson Central PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Mt. Juliet knocked off Beech, but couldn’t overcome Wilson Central in penalty kicks last week. 

In the game against Beech, Curtis Hudson got the Bears on the board on an assist from David Siever. 

Siever had the game winner on a 25-yard free kick just before the half. 

The defense locked down Beech during much of the game, including Scott Wilson, Brandon Tarver and center backs Nathan Smith, Riley Muncher and Matthew Malone. 

Regulation time couldn’t decide the game against Wilson Central, as the two teams were forced into penalty kicks. 

Wilson Central came out on top, 5-4 to notch the win. 

Mt. Juliet also suffered a 3-1 loss to Stewarts Creek Saturday, but bounced back with a 3-2 win over Portland Monday. 

MJCA MS softball run rules Lipscomb PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

It only took Mt. Juliet Christian Middle School softball three innings to beat Lipscomb Academy last week. 

MJCA MS won 16-3 in the run ruled game. 

Allison Brake had four RBIs on the day, including a bases clearing double. 

Kara Jo Alsup also had a double, and had two RBIs. 

Abby Jones and Sydney Cullen both had RBIs as well. 

Abby Jones pitched the first two innings, and Megan Blackwell closed the game out. 

Mt. Juliet baseball knocks off White County, 5-4 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Mt. Juliet’s trip to the Trojan Spring Classic in Chattanooga was canceled, but the Bears were able to pick up a win against White County Saturday. 

Three White County errors brought in runs, including the game winner in the 5-4 victory. 

The first run of the game came on an error in the first inning, as Brock Fortner got the first run for the Bears. 

White County tied it up in the top of the second, but Josh Gastley’s RBI single gave the lead back to Mt. Juliet in the bottom of the inning. 

White County once again took the lead in the top of the third with two runs to take a 3-2 lead. However, an error in the bottom half scored Zach Ehrhart and tied the game back up. 

Once again, White County got a run across in the fourth to go up 4-3. Following suit, the Bears got a run to tie it in the bottom of the fourth. Alex DeRiggi hit a sac fly to bring in Ehrhart and make it 4-4. 

The game stayed tied until the bottom of the seventh when an error brought in Tyler Warmath to give the Bears the victory. 

The Bears are now 17-6 on the season. 

Mt Juliet will host Wilson Central Wednesday for a 7 p.m. game. 

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