Austyn Dyer got a complete game shutout Wednesday as Mt. Juliet downed Beech, 4-0. Dyer only gave up four hits across seven innings and struck out three. Mt. Juliet got one run in the first, one in the fifth and two in the sixth.
Zach Tompkins led the Bears at the plate, going 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Derek Bailey and Kyle Grace also picked up RBIs.
Cody Carr had two stolen bases.
Mt. Juliet 4 Beech 0
B – 000 000 0 – 0 4 6
M – 100 012 X – 4 6 1
Austyn Dyer and Zach Tompkins. W: Dyer (2-1).
Despite only suffering one loss this season, the Mt. Juliet bats have been a little slow to get going. Before Thursday, the Bears had only scored more than four runs once this season. That changed the opening day of the Warrior Classic Thursday, as Mt. Juliet blasted Clarksville Northwest, 14-2. The Bears scored multiple runs in all four innings they saw at the plate.
In the first, Hunter Gilbert got things started with a single to center, followed by a single to left by Tompkins. After a double steal, Robby Amity brought in both of them with a 2-RBI double. Mason Barber moved him up with a sacrifice bunt, and Carr smashed a RBI double. Carr eventually scored on an error to make the lead 4-0 after one.
In the second, Northwest got two runs of their own, but the Bears matched it in the bottom half. The Bears got a RBI double by Tompkins, and he eventually scored on an error. It was 6-2 after two.
Carr got things started with a blooper single to start the third, and Forrest Goodwin got a single, putting runners on first and third. An error brought in Carr and a RBI single a few batters later by Grace plated another run. Another error brought the third run in of the inning.
The Bears shut it down in the fourth with five runs. Cody Smith reached on an error and a Carr single put runners at first and third. Goodwin drew a walk to load the bases, and Chris Johnston drew another to bring in a run. Two batters later, Garrett Jernigan drew a bases loaded walk as well. Gilbert plated two runs with a RBI single, and the last run came on a passed ball.
Caleb Chowbay got the win on the mound for the Bears, going five innings and striking out seven. Mt. Juliet picked up a 3-2 win over Mason, Ohio, then a 13-6 win over Hilliard, Ohio Friday. Saturday, the Bears suffered a 9-2 loss to University School of Jackson, but rebounded with a 5-4 win over St. Benedict.
Mt. Juliet 14 Clarksville Northwest 2
CN – 020 00 – 2 2 6
MJ – 423 5X – 14 11 0
Caleb Chowbay and Chris Johnston. W: Chowbay.