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Staff photo by Matt Hamilton / Ooltewah's Bryson Smith tags McCallie's Nolan Sergeant as he slides into third base during Friday's game at McCallie.

In a matchup of two regular-season district baseball champions Friday, Silverdale Baptist Academy earned a 6-4 road win against Bradley Central.

Brody Lamb jumpstarted the visiting Seahawks with a bases-clearing double in the first inning, and Sebastian Hanks hit a two-run homer in the fifth to build a 6-2 lead.

Silverdale ace Turner Junkins was sharp in a 100-pitch outing, allowing two earned runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out four batters in 6 2/3 innings.

Coach Lance Rorex's program has the best winning percentage of any Chattanooga-area team this season, with the Seahawks improving to 26-2-1 overall and showing the look of a contender for the upcoming TSSAA Division II-A postseason.

Bradley Central's Cooper Casteel had a pair of RBIs and also had two hits, along with Dakota Peace, while Ashton Simmons had a hit and scored twice. The Bears are 17-11 overall and the No. 1 seed entering next week's District 5-AAA tournament.

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Ooltewah at McCallie baseball on April 30, 2021

Ooltewah 6, McCallie 5 (11): Zach Cates scored the winning run in the top of the 11th inning on a ground ball hit by Isaac Hughes that was mishandled by the Blue Tornado. Bryson Smith picked up the pitching win, tossing two scoreless innings with a 1-2-3 11th. Fisher Perry homered and drove in two runs for the Owls, who also received two-hit performances from Dominic Mackaluso and Hughes. McCallie's Carter Hewitt had a game-high three hits and drove in two runs, and Jaden Copeland, Nolan Sergeant and Frankie Zahrobsky all had two hits, with Sergeant scoring three runs. Hudson Calhoun struck out eight in four innings of relief for the Blue Tornado.

Chattanooga Christian School 12, Lookout Valley 7: The Chargers jumped ahead to an 11-1 lead as Henry Horne (3-for-5, two runs), William Wall, Luke Tinholt (2-for-4, three RBIs) and Cole Chandler combined for four consecutive hits in a five-run top of the fourth. Lookout Valley's Jaxon Quails doubled and scored three runs, and Jacob Winchester drove in a pair.

Karns 7, Walker Valley 3: Lane Miller's RBI triple to left field followed by an RBI single by Daniel Denton in the bottom of the fifth cut the Mustangs' deficit to 4-3. However, Karns responded with three runs in the sixth. Senior standouts Denton (3-for-4) and Miller (2-for-3, double) led the way for Walker Valley, and Denton also threw a scoreless inning in relief.

Sonoraville 5, White County 3: In the first round of the GHSA Class AAA playoffs, the host Phoenix (19-11) won the deciding game three as Cole Gross had a three-run double in the third and Trevor Childers pitched 2 2/3 innings of hitless relief to earn the win. Hayden Holsomback drove in a run and Tanner Folds scored twice for Sonoraville, which will travel to Franklin County for another best-of-three series next week.

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Southeast Whitfield vs. Chestatee boys' soccer on April 29, 2021

BOYS' SOCCER

Southeast Whitfield 7, Chestatee 0: In the second round of the GHSA Class AAAA playoffs on Thursday, the top-ranked Raiders (15-0-3), who edged Chestatee a month earlier in the regular season, got three goals from Jerry Favela and two from Lupe Beltran to ease into the quarterfinals, where they will host Benedictine next Wednesday.

"It was a matchup between No. 1 and No. 6 in the state, and we had played a month before at their place and won 1-0," Southeast coach Hector Holguin said. "We knew this would be a tough matchup, so we wanted to start fast and we did. We scored in the first five minutes and again with 15 to go in the first half. In the second half, we came out fast and scored two early in the first five minutes."

 

SOFTBALL

GPS 8, Cleveland 6: Ansley Blevins hit a two-run homer and Chapel Cunningham went 3-for-4 with a stolen base and three runs to lead the Bruisers to victory on the road.

Compiled by Patrick MacCoon and Lindsey Young. Contact MacCoon at pmaccoon@timesfreepress.com and follow him on Twitter @PMacCoon. Contact Young at lyoung@timesfreepress.com and follow him on Twitter @youngsports22.

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