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MJ baseball splits first two district games PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 2, 2013

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 

Gallatin 0

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. 

Central 12 

Hendersonville 4 

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 

Central 3

C - 210 000 0 - 3 6 1

H - 301 000 X - 4 10 2

W: Smith. L: Kyle Hubbuch (1-1).

 
MJ, Central pick up wins at Wilson County Invitational PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 26, 2013

(from The Wilson Post)

Mt. Juliet High’s baseball team will open District 9AAA play Tuesday night with a road trip to Gallatin High. First pitch is set for 7 p.m. at the Gallatin Municipal Park.

Coach Jim Carter’s team improved to 8-2 on the season following a couple of wins in the Wilson County Invitational tournament.

On Saturday, Hunter Gilbert drove in Cody Carr with the go-ahead run in the bottom of the fifth as the Golden Bears defeated Clarksville 6-3. Carr added a two-run double in the sixth inning.

Zack Austin (2-0) earned the win out of the bullpen, going 4.1 innings, giving up only two hits and no runs. Brandon Smith picked up the save by getting the final out in the seventh with the tying run at the plate.

On Friday, Mt. Juliet run-ruled Marshall County, KY. 10-0 as Austin Smith (1-1) pitched a five-inning two-hitter.

Mt. Juliet put the game on ice with seven runs in the bottom of the second inning. Robby Amity had a big day at the plate with three RBI while Carr and Chris Johnston had two hits each.

Central goes 4-0 

WC 3 Macon Co. 1

MC 000 000 0 - 0 3 1 

WC 300 000 X - 3 7 2

W: A.J. Franklin (2-0) 7 IP, 3H, 14K

Malone Smith 2-3, R, RBI

Kyle Hubbuch 1-3, R, 2B, RBI

Cullen Smith 2-3, RBI

WC 1 White House 0

WH 000 000 0 - 0 5 0

WC 000 000 1 - 1 4 2

W: Kyle Hubbuch (1-1) 7IP, 5H, 6K

Malone Smith 1-2, SAC

Austin Fry 1-3, 2b, R

Braxton McFarlin 1-3, RBI, walk-off 2b 

Cold weather and a little bit of snow slowed down hitters in the Central/White House game. The only run came in the bottom of the seventh as Junior Austin Fry hit a double to the wall in left center with one out. After a flyout, Junior Braxton McFarlin doubled to left-center to walk-off White House. 

WC 5 Clarksville 4

CHS - 101 100 1 - 4 3 1

WC - 300 000 2 - 5 9 5

W: Jake Lefler (1-1)

Malone Smith 2-4, 2R, RBI(drove in tying run in bottom of 7th)

Kye Hubbuch 2-4, R, 2B, 2 RBI(drove in walk off run in 7th)

Dramatic walk off win for the second consecutive game.  Dalton McCorkle started the final frame with an opposite field single followed by a well-executed sacrifice bunt by Jared Williams.  After a pop-out, Malone Smith laced a single to right to score pinch runner Colt Russell.  His younger brother Cullen Smith then singled sharply to right as well, putting the winning run in scoring position. Hubbuch laced yet another single to right scoring pinch runner Ben Spradley just ahead of a strong throw to move WC to 3-0 in the WCIT.

WC 10  MC 0

MC - 000 000  - 0 2 2

WC – 500 131 – 10 10 1

W: Cody Hailey (1-1). 5IP, 2H, 0R, 3BB, 5K

Reynolds Wehunt  2-4, RBI

Austin Fry 1-3, 3B, 2 RBI.

Central softball gets wins at Disney

This past week Wilson Central’s softball team competed at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla. The Lady Wildcats finished the week 4-1.  Central’s overall record now stands at 7-4 heading into Wednesday’s matchup with district rival Mount Juliet.

William Blount 5 

WC 1

WB – 000 410 0 - 5 8 1 

WC – 000 001 0 - 1 6 3

W - Kasey Miller. L-Hannah Bodenhorn (2-2)

Rachel Tichenor was 2-for-3 with an RBI and a double. Hannah Bodenhorn pitched all 7 innings, giving up eight hits, five runs (0 earned), and striking out 11

WC 9 William 

Blount 4

WC – 043 002 0 - 9 12 3 

WB – 102 100 0 - 4 10 0

W - Morgan Powell (2-2). L - Erin Hill

Tichenor was 3-for-4 with 2 runs and an RBI. Kelsey Tomlin was 2-for-3 with a run and two RBIs. Morgan Powell was 2-for-3 with two runs and an RB.I Katie Eakes drove in two runs. Powell pitched all seven innings, giving up 10 hits, and four runs (two earned) while striking out four.

WC 9 Blair Academy 7

BA – 310 000 3 - 7 8 5 

WC – 201 003 3 - 9 12 5

W - Bodenhorn (3-2). L - Jade

Kelsey Tomlin was 2-for-5 with two runs and an RBI. Hailey Hubbell was 2-for-4 with two runs Karlie Odum had a hit, scored two runs and had one RBI Kendall Eden drove in two runs with a single

WC 9 Weyauwega 7

WE – 110 230 0 - 7 13 2 

WC – 250 200 0 - 9 13 5

W - Morgan Powell (3-2). L – Kelsey

Freshman Keily Preston was 2-for-3 with two stolen bases, a run and an RBI. Ashley Eldridge was 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs. Tomlin was 3-for-5 with two runs, two stolen bases and an RBI. Hubbell hit a double that scored two runs. Tichenor had an RBI double. Powell was on base three of four times and pitched all seven innings, allowing 13 hits, seven runs (three earned), while striking out eight batters.

WC 11 Weyauwega 9

WC – 401 150 x - 11 11 1 

WE – 210 402 0 - 9 13 1

W - Hannah Pryer (1-0). L – Akey. HR: WC - Morgan Powell (1), Hailey Hubbell (1). WE - Macey (1).

Tomlin was 3-for-4 with two runs and an RBI along with two stolen bases. Hubbell was 2-for-4 with four RBI and two runs, including a 2-run homerun. Powell was 1-for-2 with a 2-run homerun. Bodenhorn was 2-for-2 scoring a run and hitting an RBI double Central stole six bases this game without getting caught for their season high.

 
Kirkpatrick of Golf RX included in World’s Top 100 ClubFitters for 2013 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Custom Club Fitter and PGA Professional Steve Kirkpatrick has been named to the “World’s Top 100 ClubFitter” list for 2013. Each year KZG honors 100 worldwide professionals for their superior skill, integrity and passion for clubfitting. This is the eighth year in a row that KZG has honored the best of the industry’s clubfitters. 

This year’s honorees hail from 20 countries around the world, including 36 from the UK/Europe, 37 from the United States, 13 from Canada, 7 from Asia, 6 from Australia, and 1 from Africa. Winners range from small shops serving rural areas to large performance centers with multiple fitters and instructors.

An independent panel of industry experts determined the criteria necessary to be considered for this award. The panel included Clay Long, renowned club designer and personal fitter for Jack Nicklaus; Gene Parente, President of Golf Laboratories, Inc. a testing facility used by major equipment manufacturers; Jennifer King, KZG’s President; and Dr. Christian Reichardt, author and doctor of sports medicine and fitness.  

Kirkpatrick, a 24 year member of the PGA of America, has been featured in PGA Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and Tee Times Magazine. He has taught on two cable TV shows, and has written three instructional books: The Dimpled Sphere, Why Bad Swings Happen To Good People, and The Pocket Caddy – Cures for players most common faults and shot problems. 

He is the owner of Golf Rx, a full service golf facility in Mt. Juliet offering instruction, custom fitted golf equipment and club repair services. Golf Rx is located at 11972 Lebanon Road in Mt. Juliet, TN. For more information visit www.kirkpatrickgolf.com or call (615) 288-4539.  

 
MJ, Central baseball, softball in full swing PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Mt. Juliet baseball is off to a 5-1 start after going 4-0 in the Scenic City Classic in Chattanooga over the weekend. 

After splitting their first two games, beating Siegel 2-1 and losing to LaVergne, 4-1, the Bears rolled right through the Scenic City Classic. 

Mt. Juliet beat Northwest Whitfield (Ga.), 2-1, St. Benedict, 8-5, McCallie, 3-0 and Rabun Gap Nacoochie (NC), 6-1. 

Mt. Juliet kicks off the Wilson County Invitational Thursday against Brentwood, 7 p.m.

Central started the season 1-3 on their trip to the Gulf Shores Nike Classic in Gulf Shores, Ala. 

The Wildcats lost to Gulf Shores (Ala.) 7-6, Petal (Ms.), 13-1, beat Forrest County, Ms., 8-0, and lost to Evangelical Christian, 5-3. 

The Wildcats kick off the Wilson County Invitational by hosting Macon County Thursday, 7 p.m.

Mt. Juliet softball is off to a 7-4 start after playing in the Commando Classic last week. 

Mt. Juliet lost to Riverdale, 8-1, but beat White House 9-2, and LaVergne, 7-4. Following a 3-1 loss to Lincoln County, the Lady Bears beat Blackman, 6-0, Bolton, 4-0 and Maryville 4-1. 

Coffee County beat Mt. Juliet, 2-1, but the Lady Bears bounced back with a 4-0 win over Oakland. In the round of 32, Mt. Juliet beat Upperman, 3-2. They lost in the Sweet 16 to Smyrna, 4-1. 

Mt. Juliet hosts Portland Friday, 5 p.m.

Wilson Central softball came out on the wrong end of two 2-1 games Wednesday night. The first one was at the hands of Riverdale, and the second game was a 2-1 loss against Dickson County.  

In the first game, Central picked up a run in the first inning and kept the lead until the bottom of the third, when the leadoff batter was walked, which was followed by a couple errors by the defense and then the score was 2-1.  

Central was led offensively by Allie Bennett’s two hits in two at bats with an RBI. Ashley Eldridge had a double and Lauren Stavinoga also contributed a hit for the Wildcats.

In the nightcap, Wilson Central scored their one run in the third inning in which they had runners on second and third with no outs. Once again, Central held the lead heading into the last inning and gave up two runs again. Sophomore pitcher. 

Central split their games at the Commando Classic with a 3-3 record after splitting it’s games Thursday night with a 4-3 win over Dobyns-Bennett followed by a 7-4 loss against LaVergne.  Hannah Bodenhorn got the win in the first game, giving up three runs on four hits.  

In the second game, LaVergne put up three in the first inning followed by two more in the second, proving to be too much for the Wildcats to overcome.  Morgan Powell took the loss for Central, which had a season high five errors, leading to only three earned runs. All four hits came in the fourth inning.

Lauren Stavinoga was 1-for-2 with a 2-run home run Allie Bennett, Morgan Powell, and Hailey Hubbell each hit safely.

Central is now on Orlando, Fla. at Disney’s Wide World of Sports. 

 
MJ Lady Bears, Central Wildcats fall one game short of state PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Mt. Juliet Lady Bears and the Wilson Central Wildcats came up one win short of a return to the state tournament. 

Saturday, the Lady Bears traveled to Brentwood and lost 64-50. 

The Lady Bears played without Ronjanae DeGray, who suffered an injury in the region finals. 

Mt. Juliet had the lead in the first half, but a 25-7 third quarter in favor of Brentwood would put the Lady Bruins in control. 

Sally McCabe led the way for Mt. Juliet with 16 points. Savannah Sanders added 14. Tyia Waller had 13. 

Mt. Juliet finished the season 24-10. 

The Central boys also had to travel to Brentwood and came up short, 60-54. 

Jacob Williams led the Wildcats with 17 points. Ben Palmer had 15 and Matthew Hall ended with 12 points. 

The win earned Brentwood their first state tournament appearance. 

Central ended the season 24-10. 

 
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