East Hamilton softball holds off late Walker Valley rally for 8-7 win

Monday's nondistrict softball game with Walker Valley seemed like a walk in the park for East Hamilton after scoring six runs in the third inning and carrying a 7-0 lead into the sixth, but the visitors made it interesting before falling 8-7.

The Lady Hurricanes (23-9) used a two-run single from Grace Hixson, an RBI double from Ashlynn Watkins and run-scoring singles from Henley Apps, Nikki Wasserstrom and Emma Reed to produce the big third inning.

However, the Lady Mustangs (23-14-1) chipped away with three runs in the sixth inning on Alyssa Davenport's RBI double and a two-run error and scored four in the seventh as Amy Benson, Addison Woodall and Karly Blackwell had run-scoring hits. East Hamilton's Watkins, though, secured the final out on a fly out to end the threat and the game.

Reese Knox was 3-for-4 with an RBI and run scored, Apps was 2-for-3 with an RBI and run and Chicago native Dani Wasserstrom had two hits, an RBI and run scored to lead East Hamilton. Woodall was 3-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored, with Benson, Alyssa Davenport and Sierra Brown each adding two hits for Walker Valley.

SOFTBALL

> Baylor 2, Silverdale Baptist 0: DaeDae Collins' two-run double in the first inning proved to be the lone runs. Avery Shamblin went the first five innings for Baylor (18-2) and allowed seven hits and struck out seven, with Kaylee Snyder striking out four and allowing no hits in two innings to register the save.

Addi Yates and Raven Jones had two hits each for Baylor, with Addison Keef getting two hits for Silverdale and McCade Cooper going six innings and allowing six hits and two earned runs with five strikeouts.

> McMinn County 11, Meigs County 3: Sierra Tate was 3-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored and Sadie Brazzell had two hits and drove in three runs to lead McMinn (14-9). Carliee McLemore had a pair of doubles and Lainey Fitzgerald drove in two runs for Meigs (16-4).

> Bledsoe County 4, Marion County 3: Ellas Baker pitched seven strong innings, scattering three hits and striking out six for the win. Autumn Cooley had two hits for Bledsoe and teammates Kamry Holland and Caylin Swafford each had an RBI.

BASEBALL

> Sale Creek 4, Marion County 2: The Panthers (17-5-1) scored a pair of runs in the top of the seventh inning on hits by Justin Griffin, Drew Hillian and Jakob Elrod, a passed ball and wild pitch for the game-winning runs. Hillian had two hits and two runs scored and Jake Crawley an RBI for Sale Creek. Marion, which left 13 runners on base, got two hits each from Austin Anderson, Brody Schafer and Brody Weeks.

> McCallie 14, Chattanooga Christian 1: Grayson Smith allowed three hits and an earned run while striking out nine for the Blue Tornado (18-11-1), which took advantage of 11 CCS walks. Sebastian Leinbarger drove in three runs, Zachary Porter had two RBIs and Hudson Calhoun scored three times for McCallie.

> Grace Baptist 2, Whitwell 0: Grace seniors Caleb Adams and Ramsey Brumlow combined on a three-hitter with 10 strikeouts and Wade Gaither drove in both runs. Garrett Miller had two hits for Whitwell.

TENNIS

McCallie wrapped up an undefeated regular season with a 7-0 home win over Chattanooga Christian. The Blue Tornado, ranked No. 1 in the Universal Tennis national rankings, improved to 12-0 overall as Wolf Sohlberg, Drew Holland, Joseph Milfort, David Zhou, Ander Youngblood and Ben Wade all won singles matches.

WRESTLING

Tennessee Sports Writers Association all-state wrestling teams.

Boys

Class A

106: Jojo Uhorchuk (Signal Mountain), Chris Lagorio (Hixson); 113: Ethan Uhorchuk (Signal Mountain); 120: Caleb Uhorchuk (Signal Mountain), Drew Lewis (Soddy Daisy);

126: Noah Shriner (Signal Mountain), Hunter Bankes (Soddy Daisy); 160: Maclain Otting (East Hamilton); 182: Kobe Smith, Red Bank), 285: Landon Moore (Hixson),

Class AA

106: Chase Walker (Cleveland), 113: Bryson Terrell (Bradley Central), Zach Bosken (Cleveland); 120: Bentley Ellison (Cleveland), 126: Easton Lipsey (Bradley Central), Logan Fowler (Cleveland); 132: Arlo Laxton (Cleveland), 138: Ethan Lipsey (Bradley Central); 145: Luke Belcher (Bradley Central); 160: Lucas Szymborski (Cleveland), 170: Francisco Molina (Rhea County); 182: Austin Cooley (McMinn County); 195: Tetoe Boyd (Cleveland); 285: Ashton Davis (Cleveland), Austin McClure (Bradley Central).

Division II

106: Jacob Bond (Baylor), Nolen Hardman (Boyd Buchanan); 113: Nick Cordey (Baylor), Malachi Pucket (Boyd Buchanan); 120: Judson Jarrett (Baylor); 126: Jackson Bond (Baylor), Luke Braman (Notre Dame), Carter Rowlett (Boyd Buchanan); 132: Nathaniel Askew (Baylor); 138: Garrison Dendy (Baylor); 152: Micah Tisdale (Baylor); 160: Mason Alley (Baylor); 170: Michael Kinsey (Baylor); 182: Omaury Alvarez (Baylor); 195: David Harper (Baylor); 220: Ronald Garriques (Baylor), Carson Gentle (McCallie); 285: James Howard (McCallie).

Girls

114: Melanie Val (St. Andrew`s-Sewanee); 126: Verena Pate (St. Andrew`s-Sewanee), Gabriella Rincon (Bradley Central); 152: Piper Fowler (Cleveland), Riley Burnette (St. Andrew`s-Sewanee); 235: Diamond Young (Cleveland).