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Wilson Central earns second straight trip to state PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Mason Taylor

Intern Writer

Wilson Central softball punched their second straight ticket to state over the weekend, winning the region and substate games. 

Central knocked off Mt. Juliet Wednesday in the Region Championship, 2-0. It was the third straight 2-0 win for Wilson Central over the rival Lady Bears. 

The Lady Wildcats first jumped into the scoring column after scoring on an error in the bottom of the first inning following an errant throw in the infield by the Lady Bears.

Wilson Central would score the final run of the game when Morgan Powell hit an RBI single in the bottom of the third inning.

Mt. Juliet had a chance to answer the Wildcats scoring in the bottom of the fourth inning but could not capitalize after loading up the bases. 

Central’s Morgan Powell pitched a scoreless five innings with four strikeouts for the Wildcats before being relieved by senior Hannah Bodenhorn, who closed out the game for the Wildcats.

Mt. Juliet’s Savannah Sanders pitched the entire game for the Lady Bears giving up only one earned run and ending with three strikeouts.

Central had no trouble in the sectional game against Ravenwood, winning 9-2. 

Morgan Powell led the way for the Lady Wildcats, going 3-for-4 with four RBIs. She was a home run short of the cycle, notching a single, double and triple. 

Katie Eakes was 3-for-4 with three RBIs. Brooke Pfefferle and Morgan Stokes each had one RBI. 

Wilson Central started the Spring Fling Championships Tuesday against Collierville. That game completed after press time. That game determined what time the Lady Wildcats will play Wednesday. Check www.tssaa.org for schedule information. 

 
Wilson Central, MJ softball to face off for region title PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Mt. Juliet and Wilson Central will face off for the Region 5-AAA title Wednesday after battling their way through the postseason. 

Central won the District 9-AAA title, having to beat Mt. Juliet twice to grab the championship. 

The only runs of the first game came on a Morgan Powell two run home run, as Central won 2-0. 

Mt. Juliet stayed alive by beating Beech, 7-2, but Central came out on top again in the district finals, 2-0. 

Both teams came up winners in the Region Tournament Monday. 

Shelby Woodard gave Wilson Central the walk off win with a homer in the bottom of the seventh for a 2-1 victory. 

Mt. Juliet had no trouble with Henry County, winning easily, 11-0. 

Central will host Mt. Juliet Wednesday at 6 p.m. to determine the region champion. 

WC baseball still alive

The Wilson Central baseball team will also play for a Region title Wednesday after knocking off Rossview 5-2 Monday. 

Central made it to the District 9-AAA Finals, but lost to Hendersonville, 2-0. 

The Wildcats will face the Commandoes once again for the region title. That game will be at Hendersonville, 7 p.m.

 
Mt. Juliet, Wilson Central softball advance in District 9-AAA tourney PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Staff Reports

Mt. Juliet and Wilson got first round wins in the District 9-AAA Tournament Friday. 

The Lady Bears beat Portland 10-2, advancing them to the second round Tuesday night. That game was completed after press time. 

Wilson Central beat the Lady Bison of Station Camp, 14-0 in five innings.  

Central received stellar performances from three seniors on the night while scoring in every inning.  Morgan Powell got the party started in the first with a 2-run home run, one of her four hits on the night. Fellow senior Shelby Woodard hit a 2-run home run of her own in the third inning while Hannah Bodenhorn held Station Camp to three hits in five innings, striking out five.

Paige Robinson led off three straight innings with a single, and scored each time, while Lily Bombard also scored three runs for the Lady Wildcats.  

Central played their second round game Tuesday night as well. 

The finals will be played Friday, with an extra game Saturday if it is needed. 

Central eliminates MJ baseball

Mt. Juliet baseball was eliminated from the District 9-AAA Tournament by Wilson Central Monday. 

The Bears started the tournament strong when Jonathan Smith no hit Portland in the opener. Mt. Juliet won 6-0, but fell in the second round game against Wilson Central, 5-4. 

The Bears stayed alive with a 7-2 win over Beech Monday afternoon, but lost to Central a second time in the late game, 4-1. 

Central will now face Hendersonville in the District 9-AAA Championship Wednesday, 7 p.m.

 
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

 
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