The Mt. Juliet Bear baseball team kept their district record unblemished, and picked up two more wins last week.
The Bears scored plenty of runs starting Wednesday, knocking off Beech 11-1, losing to Buckhorn, Ala., 7-6, then beating Knox. Catholic, 10-0. They picked up another win Saturday, 4-3 over Centennial.
Wednesday, Zach Ehrhart got things going with a RBI single, scoring Brock Fortner. Fortner kept it going with a RBI single of his own. Later, Ehrhart plated another run with a sacrifice fly, and Fortner added a RBI double. Tyler Warmath picked up a RBI single as well, scoring Fortner.
Later in the game, Aaron Brown had a 2-RBI double, and Sean Hunley picked up a RBI double as well.
The Bears then hosted games for the Warrior Spring Classic. After the loss to Buckhorn, the Bears run ruled Knox. Catholic.
Caleb Turner picked up a RBI with a groundout, scoring Alex DeRiggi. Josh Gastley got a RBI single, and Tyler Brown had a RBI double.
Logan Brooks scored one with a RBI single, and Ehrhart brought in two with a single. Warmath scored Ehrhart with a single, and Tyler Brown added another RBI basehit with another single.
Saturday, the Bears fell down 2-0 to Centennial before DeRiggi hit a 2-run home run to tie it up.
Later, the Bears were able to take the lead when Fortner scored on a fielder’s choice.
Aaron Brown extended the lead with a sacrifice fly that scored Ehrhart.
Centennial was able to get the bases loaded in the seventh with just one out, but the Bears were able to get out with the 4-3 win.
Monday, the Bears traveled to Vanderbilt University to play a district game against Portland.
The Bears extended their district record to 4-0 with a 9-3 win.
The Bears got going quick, as a Ehrhart double brought the first run in. A Warmath RBI single brought Ehrhart in, and an Aaron Brown triple brought the third run in for the inning.
In the bottom of the third, the Bears got another run on a wild pitch, a Brooks RBI single and a Fortner RBI groundout.
Portland cut the lead to 6-2 in the fourth, but Mt. Juliet got both back in the bottom of the fifth. Fortner and Tyler Brown had RBI singles. The last run for the Bears came on an Aaron Brown fielder’s choice.
Mt. Juliet will travel to the Demarini Diamond Classic in Farragut Thursday through Saturday for games against Bearden, Sycamore, Farragut and Grace Christian.
Wilson Central also played in the Warrior Spring Classic.
The Wildcats lost to Briarcrest Christian, 3-1, but defeated Spring Hill, 7-4, and Kate D. Smith DAR (Ala.), 7-0.
Friendship Christian 9 MJCA 5
Mt. Juliet 3 Clarksville 2
Mt. Juliet 4 Pope John Paul II 0
Mt. Juliet 4 Clarksville 1
Wilson Central 7 Ravenwood 3
Wilson Central 13 Blackman 0
Wilson Central 12 Summertown 4
Wilson Central 13 Smyrna 0