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Hoppe signs with Cumberland PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Versatile Curt Hoppe, Co--MVP of District 9-AAA, signed scholarship papers Wednesday, June 18 with 2014 NAIA National Champion Cumberland University.

A third baseman / pitcher for Mt. Juliet, Hoppe hit .410 as a senior with 49 RBI and five homers while splitting time between third base and the mound.    

As a pitcher, he went 7-1 with a 1.75 ERA. He struck out 68 batters in 55 innings of work as the Golden Bears finished the 2014 season 25-8-2 overall.

“Curt is a big, strong kid, a guy who could help us in a couple of different areas,” said Cumberland head coach Woody Hunt. 

The son of Craig and Rachel Hoppe, he is playing summer baseball with the Post 281 Tennessee Riverdogs, based in Mt. Juliet.

Story courtesy of Cumberland University Sports Information

 
Central picks up win in Spring Fling, ousted in next two games PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Kenny Howell

Managing Editor

Wilson Central picked up a win over Maryville in the Spring Fling last week, but couldn’t overcome  two strong teams in Soddy-Daisy and Gibbs, ending their season.

Central jumped on Maryville early in the opener and kept the pressure on the entire game. Morgan Powell got things going with a 2-out single, and Katie Eakes drove her in with a RBI double to center field, giving the Lady Wildcats a 1-0 lead. 

In the second, Claire Smith started a rally, doubling to left center. Three straight walks brought in the second Central run. 

Maryville cut the lead in half in the fourth with a solo home run, but Wilson Central  was able able to put two more on the board in the fifth. Brooke Pfefferle drove in a run with a RBI single, and Karlie Odum was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to drive in another run. 

The Lady Rebels were able to get a run across in the seventh, but Central hel on for  the 4-2 win. 

Central got on the board first later in the day against Soddy-Daisy, but lost 3-2. 

Brittany Wiseman doubled in the first. Pinch runner Keily Preston would eventually score on an error. 

Soddy-Daisy got two runs in the fifth and one in the sixth to take a 3-1 lead. 

Central was able to get one run back when Kendall Eden scored on a passed ball. 

The loss moved the Lady Wildcats down to the loser’s bracket against Gibbs. 

Central once again was able to get the lead first. Katie Eakes homered to right in the second inning, and then started a rally in fourth with a ground rule double. Smith would eventually drive in the run. 

Central took that lead into the bottom of the seventh, but Gibbs got two runs to send it into extra innings. 

Odum gave Central the lead back in the eighth with a RBI double down the left field line, but a RBI single and an error gave the win to Gibbs. 

Central finished the season 34-17. 

Gibbs ended up losing in the finals to eventual AAA State Champion Dickson County, 4-1. 

 
Wilson Central softball earns trip to Spring Fling PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Wilson Central softball punched their ticket to the Spring Fling last week after shutouts of Clarksville and Franklin. 

Wilson Central softball hosted Clarksville Thursday night for the Region 5-AAA Championship, winning 3-0. Claire Smith walked to lead off the second inning. Karlie Odum bunted Smith to second before Kelsey Tomlin singled to right, scoring Smith.  

In the fourth inning, Karlie Odum singled to right center. Kendal Tomlin came in to pinch run for Odum. Kelsey Tomlin then had a bunt single, followed by another single by Kayla Varner, which scored Kendal Tomlin. Brittany Wiseman then scored Kelsey Tomlin with a deep fly ball to center to push the lead to 3-0.

Hannah Bodenhorn pitched for Wilson Central, limiting Clarksville to two hits, both by Peyton Wilson. Bodenhorn struck out six batters.  

Central 3 Clarksville 0 

CL - 000 000 0 - 0 2 1

CE - 010 200 x - 3 11 1

W: Hannah Bodenhorn. L: Heather Norris.

Wilson Central hosted Franklin High School Friday night with a chance to go to Murfreesboro on the line.  Central wasted no time getting on the board as Brittany Wiseman singled up the middle before Morgan Powell hit a 2-run homerun in the first inning. That proved to be more than enough for Hannah Bodenhorn. Central added three more runs in the third inning before scoring five in the fourth to win 10-0 in five innings. Powell finished 2-for-2 with three runs and three RBIs while Brooke Pfefferle was also 2-for-2 and scored twice while driving in a run as well. Also getting hits for Wilson Central were Kendall Eden, Claire Smith, Karlie Odum, and Kelsey Tomlin.

Central 10 Franklin 0

F - 000 00 - 0 4 0

C - 203 5x - 10 9 0 

W: Bodenhorn. L: Sherwood. HR: Morgan Powell (5)

Central will start the Spring Fling Wednesday at 10 a.m. when they take on Maryville at the Starplex fields in Murfreesboro. Win or lose, they would play again later in the day. If they lose, they would play at 4 p.m. on the Starplex field, and if they win they would play right after that game at 5:30 p.m. 

 
MJ soccer 1 win short of state PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

An Overton goal in the second overtime Saturday ended Mt. Juliet’s postseason run. 

The Bears lost 2-1 to visiting Overton, who will move on to the Spring Fling. 

Mt. Juliet earned their way to the game by winning the Region 5-AAA title over Rossview Thursday, 3-1. 

Austin Coleman had a goal and an assist in the win. 

Cameron Woodfin and Tanner Dabell had the other goals. Chandler Bauer and Zack McGhee also had assists. 

Dylan Cole had eight saves in net. 

Saturday, the Bears season came to an end. 

They fought to the end, as the game went into two overtimes before Overton ended it with four minutes to go. 

Woodfin had the Bears only goal. 

Mt. Juliet held the lead until the Bobcats scored with 15 minutes to go in regulation. 

Dylan Cole had 14 saves in goal.

 
MJCA MS wins MTIBL championship PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Mt. Juliet Christian Academy Saints middle school baseball team are the 2014 Middle Tennessee Independent Baseball League Champions.

The Saints finished their season with a record of 16-2 over all and 13-2 in conference play.  They finished the regular season tied for first with Middle TN Christian in the MTIBL but Middle TN Christian held the tie breaker and were seeded first in the tournament bracket.  MJCA went on to defeat and run rule the number one seeded Middle Tennessee Christian School by a score of 13-2 in six innings of play in the championship game on Saturday in Clarksville.   

Gavin Sellers pitched the complete game for the win. In six innings of play he posted 7 strikeouts, three walks, and the defense played very strong behind him posting no errors. The Saints were led on offense by Cole Alsup who went 3-for-5 and two RBIs. Alex Pitman, Gavin Sellers, and Dawson Perry went 2-for-5. Pitman had one RBI, Perry had two RBIs, Sellers doubled and had three RBIs. Camden Burgess went 2-for-4 on the day and one RBI. Preston Sloan 1-for-4, Noah Michael 1-for-4 with a double. 

“This is a huge win for us,” Coach Mike Kittrell said. “I can’t say enough about these guys and their efforts. I’m excited to see what the future holds for this groups of kids, they are a very special group of young men. Our coaching staff is great and I really appreciate all that they did through the season. The good Lord has truly blessed us and I’m so thankful to be a part of what God is doing here at MJCA.” 

 
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