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MJ wins two extra inning thrillers PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Mt. Juliet got extra inning shut out wins in back to back days Wednesday and Thursday of last week, knocking off Lebanon and Smyrna. 

The game against Lebanon Wednesday stayed scoreless until the ninth when Aaron Brown followed Zach Ehrhart’s triple with a RBI single. The Bears would get another run on an error, and come away with the 2-0 victory. 

Runs were at a minimum Thursday as well as Mt. Juliet beat Smyrna, 1-0.

Jonathan Smith went the distance for the Bears, pitching all nine innings in the win. 

In the bottom of the ninth, the Bears got the bases loaded, and Tyler Brown came to the plate.  On the first pitch, Brown was hit in the leg by a pitch, bringing in the winning run. 

Saturday, the Bears traveled to Clarksville, and came up short, 8-4. 

The Bears had the lead early thanks to a Zach Ehrhart home run, but couldn’t hold onto it. 

The Bears are 16-6 on the season, 6-0 in District 9-AAA play. 

The Bears will host Station Camp Wednesday at 7 p.m. and will travel to the Trojan Classic at Soddy-Daisy High School this weekend for games against Soddy-Daisy, East Hamilton, Hixson and Lincoln County. 

MJ soccer takes 2nd at McGavock Spring Classic PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Mt. Juliet’s soccer team took second place in the McGavock Soccer Spring Classic over the weekend. 

Things started slow for the Bears as they fell to University School of Nashville, 4-1. The only goal for the Bears came from Curtis Hudson on an assist from Landon Bauder. 

Mt. Juliet came up big in the next game, knocking off undefeated Antioch, 4-2. Antioch was 9-0 on the season going into the match. 

David Siever had two goals, including the go ahead goal early in the second half. 

Chase Earles had a goal and an assist. Bauder had the other goal. Scotty Wilson and Zack McGhee also had assists. 

Mt. Juliet earned a spot in the championship by beating Clarksville 1-0 Saturday morning. Freshman Teddy Kominsky got the only goal on an assist from Siever. 

The Bears fell in the finals to No. 1 Station Camp, 8-0. 

MJ baseball shuts out defending state champ Farragut PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Mt. Juliet baseball team kept on rolling through the Demarini/Diamond Classic in Farragut, going 4-0 and beating defending state champion Farragut. 

Mt. Juliet kicked off things by beating Bearden, 7-4 Thursday. 

The Bears fell behind 3-0, but battled back, and the game was tied 4-4 going into the seventh. Aaron Brown sealed the victory for the Bears, blasting a three-run home run to make it 7-4. Ethan Smith came in and shut the door to give the Bears the victory. 

Friday, Mt. Juliet fell behind again, this time 2-0 to Sycamore. After tying it up, Brown once again broke the tie with a two-run double to make it 4-2. The Bears kept their foot on the gas and ended up with a 10-4 victory. 

Later in the day, Jacob Cole got a complete game shutout over defending state champion Farragut, 5-0. 

Cole only gave up three hits over the game and struck out eight. 

Alex DeRiggi got the scoring started with a 2-RBI single. Logan Brooks also had a RBI single, and Brown capped off the scoring with a 2-RBI single of his own. 

The Bears’ victory gave Farragut its only loss to Tennessee team this year. 

Mt. Juliet got another 5-0 victory Saturday, this time over Grace Christian. 

Zach Ehrhart got the Bears on the board with one swing, as his solo home run made it 1-0. The Bears would also get RBI singles from DeRiggi and Trey Pruitt in the contest. 

Mt. Juliet hosts Lebanon Wednesday at 7 p.m., Smyrna Thursday at 5 p.m. and travel to Clarksville Saturday for a 7 p.m. game. 

Other scores

Watertown 11 MJCA 1

Big Wilson Central rally downs Friendship Christian, 8-5 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Wilson Central used a seven run sixth inning to knock off Friendship Christian, 8-5, Wednesday. 

The game was low scoring until late in the game. Friendship held a 2-1 lead going into the bottom of the sixth inning, but Central exploded for seven runs. Friendship was able to add three runs of their own in the top of the seventh, but couldn’t overcome the big deficit. 

Katie Eakes led the Lady Wildcats, going 3-for-4 with three RBIs. She had two doubles in the contest. 

Savannah Tidwell was 1-for-2 with two RBIs. 

Brooke Pfefferle was 2-for-3 with one RBI. 

Claire Smith and Morgan Stokes also picked up RBIs. 

Courtney Petty led Friendship, going 3-for-3 with one RBI. Tana Whited had a home run for the Lady Commanders. 

Hannah Bodenhorn got the win for the Lady Wildcats, going all seven innings and striking out nine. 

Central travels to Lebanon for a district contest Thursday, 6:30 p.m.

Other scores

MJCA 17 Glencliff 3

MJCA 10 Glencliff 0

MJ Bears baseball remain undefeated in district PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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. 

Other scores


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

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