Mt. Juliet went 3-1 over the weekend at the Knoxville Kessler’s Classic. The Bears beat the Webb School, 9-1, Rabun Gap, Ga., 8-3 and Noblesville, Ind., 5-3.
The only loss came in a 9-inning affair against Sevier County, 3-2.
Against the Webb School, Mt. Juliet got two runs in the first, four in the third, one in the fifth and two in the seventh. The Webb School’s only run came in the third. Kyle Smith, in his third game back from an injury, hit his second home run in three games, and dominated the opposition on the mound. Smith went five innings, only giving up one hit and striking out 10. He also picked up a double and was hit by a pitch. He had three RBIs.
Cody Carr was 3-for-5 and had three RBIs. Zach Tompkins was 1-for-4 with two RBIs. Forrest Goodwin was 2-for-4 with a RBI. Against Rabun Gap, Mt. Juliet picked up a run in the first, third and fifth inning, and closed the game out with a five-run sixth. Rabun Gap got three runs in the bottom of the seventh.
Hunter Gilbert was 2-for-4 with four RBIs. Goodwin was 2-for-3 with two RBIs.
Smith was 1-for-4 with a RBI and Robby Amity was 1-for-3 with a RBI. Mason Barber got the win on the mound, going six innings and striking out seven.
Sevier County got a run in the top of the ninth to break a 2-2 tie for the Bears only loss of the tournament. Their other runs came in the first and fifth.
Mt. Juliet got runs in the second and seventh.
Barber and Kyle Grace had the only Bear RBIs. Goodwin was 2-for-4.Campbell Scholl pitched the first seven innings, striking out three. Mt. Juliet closed the tournament with the win over Noblesville. The Bears got one run in the first and four in the third for the win. Noblesville got runs in the first, fourth and seventh. Carr and Gilbert picked up RBIs for the Bears. Carr had two doubles on a 2-for-3 day. Smith was 2-for-3 as well.
Mt. Juliet 9
Webb School 1
M – 204 010 2 – 9
W – 001 000 0 – 1
Kyle Smith, Josh Smith (6), Austin Smith (7). W: K. Smith (2-0). HR: K. Smith.
Mt. Juliet 8
Rabun Gap, Ga. 3
M – 101 015 0 – 8 9 1
R – 000 000 3 – 3 3 2
Mason Barber, Austin Smith (7). W: Barber (2-1).
Sevier Co. 3
Mt. Juliet 2
S – 100 010 001 – 3 6 0
M – 010 000 100 – 2 6 1
Campbell Scholl, Connor Sugg (8). L: Sugg (2-1).
Mt. Juliet 5
Noblesville, Ind. 3
N – 100 100 1 – 3 10 0
M – 104 000 X – 5 9 1
Josh Smith, Connor Sugg. W: Smith (2-0). SV: Sugg (7).