Columbia Central 10, Shelbyville 6: The host Lions overcame Shelbyville’s four runs in the top of the first inning with eight in the bottom, keyed by Konnor Bowden’s two-run home run, and put veteran coach Mark Pickle within one victory of his 500th. Nick Butler led the 11-hit offensive attack, going 3-for-4 with a pair of runs and an RBI. Sam Pate added a pair of hits.
Columbia Acad. 2, Middle Tenn. Chr. 1: Bryant Beranek threw a six-hitter, striking out 11, and tripled home the game-tying and eventual winning runs in the fourth inning as CA earned a split of its series following the Bulldogs’ loss Monday in Murfreesboro. The Cougars broke on top with a third-inning run, but Beranek’s drive to deep center scored courtesy runner Drew Butt and Damon Toombs. Kavares Tears, forced out of Monday’s loss with a first-inning ankle injury, started and went 0-for-1 with a pair of walks.
Mt. Pleasant 6, Hampshire 0: The Tigers broke open a scoreless affair with six runs in the bottom of the fifth, with Kobe Dowell doubling home a pair of runs and Gavin Whitehead adding a two-run base hit in the rally. Ryan Clark had two hits for Mt. Pleasant and struck out seven in five innings. Hayden Holt worked two hitless innings to close the contest out. Cameryn Bass, Errette Delk and Payden Seamen each had hits for the Hawks.
Summertown 3, Loretto 2: Drake Blackwood scored the gamewinning run on a Caleb Davis wild pitch in the top of the seventh, after Davis tied the game with a two-run double in the fifth. The Mustangs were unable to do further damage against Eagles starter Cory Francis, who struck out 11 in the complete game victory. Gavin Burleson had two hits for Summertown, as he and Grayson Burleson each drove in a run early.
Spring Hill 6, Dickson Co. 0: Luka Boylan threw five shutout innings, striking out six, and Dawson Hargrove and Jackson Marbet each had three hits to pace the Raider offense.
Summit 4, Centennial 0: Parker Dean went the distance for the Spartans, scattering three hits with a pair of strikeouts in the victory. Cameron Lee went 2-for-3 to lead the way offensively.
Coffee Co. 6, Lawrence Co. 2: The visiting Wildcats fell behind early, but cut into the deficit with a two-run fourth. Luke Nichols and Luke Mattox each had two hits for Lawrence County in the loss.
Zion Chr. 16, Grace Chr. 6: Becca Hazard’s hot tear continued Tuesday, as she went for the cycle and finished 5-for-5 with a couple of homers and seven RBI. Five Lady Eagles had multi-hit efforts, with Isabella Cecil going 4-for-4 and Peyton White 3-for-3. Kyndall Danarovich struck out eight in six innings to earn the victory in the circle.
Mt. Pleasant 7, Culleoka 0: Shelby McNeal had three hits and Addison Holt, Abigail Workman and Eden Wood each added two for the Lady Tigers, with Katie Thomason blanking the hosts on seven hits. McKenzie Stutts had a pair of hits to lead the Lady Warriors.
Spring Hill 6, Franklin 3: Kat Carter struck out 10 over five innings and drove in a pair of runs in a four-run fourth inning. Stephanie Williams also had two hits, with D’Naijah Wade scoring twice in the Lady Raiders’ win.
Summit 4, Dickson Co. 3: Morgan Woodside walked it off, singling with the bases loaded to drive in the winning run. Elena Escobar struck out five in the complete game win, giving up four hits. Dixie Corbin led the Lady Spartan offense with three hits.
Columbia Central 2, Franklin Co. 0: The Lions stayed unbeaten on the year as Victor Ramirez and Brewer Wall each scored goals – Ramirez putting the visitors on the scoreboard just before intermission and Wall adding an insurance score inside the final minute of the contest.
Columbia Acad. girls 6, Grace Chr. 1: Anna Claire Butt and Hallie Butterfield led the way for the Lady Bulldogs, each picking up singles victories and teaming for a doubles win.
Grace Chr. boys 4, Columbia Acad. 3: Aaron Sullivan, Hayes Lewis and Nathan Thomas turned in singles wins.
Courtesy photos by Buffy Holt, Matthew White