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The softball team has won three of its last four games and will host Gallatin on Thursday at 6pm for Senior Night. There could be changes due to weather related issues so stay tuned for any changes.
The Lady Bucs beat HHS yesterday 12-1. Carly Sperlich and Claire McDonnell had the big sticks with 4 rbi each. Sperlich had two doubles and McDonnell had a HR. Kailey Brown, Ella Bishop and Tessa Haley had 2 hits apiece to aid the offense.
Sydney Johnson’s 2 run HR carried the Bucs to a 4-1 win over the Lady Bison on Monday.
9AAA district tourney play will begin next week.
The Baseball Bucs won 9 of their last 10 games to close the regular season at 18-15. The team has steadily improved over the course of the season and is ready for the 9AAA tournament starting on Saturday.Why is the prom always during the district tournament??
The Bucs finished tied for 2nd with Station Camp and Mt. juliet. The Bison hold the tiebreaker over Beech, but the Bucs have swept MJ and will get the #3 seed. The entire tournament field is being determined today – we will update this story later with more specifics.
Beech vs Gallatin 11am Saturday
Station Camp vs Lebanon 2pm Saturday
IF it gets rained out – Sunday at 3pm and 6pm
The last two nights Beech has defeated Lebanon 3-1 and 6-3 behind two good pitching performances by Matt Riley and Drew Robertson. Josh Maskill was 2/2 with 2 rbi. Haven Mangrum and Caden Cutrell each had 2 hits and scored two runs in last nights 6-3 win.
Monday night the Bucs took advantage of Lebanon’s poor defense and pitching in the 5th inning to score 3 runs with one hit. It was enough as Beech won 3-1 on the road.
The Lady Bucs shutout Portland 5-0 on Monday. Robyn Atkins pitched all 7 innnings and Kailey Brown (3/4 2rbi) and Carly Sperlich (2/3 rbi) lead the offense for the Bucs.
On Wednesday, the Lady Bucs fell 10-6 to Mt. Juliet. Carly Sperlich went 2/3 with a solo HR and a grand slam, 5 rbi for the game. Kailey Brown had 2 hits for Beech.
The Lady Bucs will play at Portland this afternoon and travel to Hoover, Alabama for a tournament this weekend.
On Tuesday the Bucs hosted the Bears and won 5-3. Matt Riley tossed 6 strong innings before giving way to closer Jeffrey Adams. Adams sat down both batters he faced to end a 7th inning MJ threat.
Drew Robertson and Caden Cutrell drove in 2 runs each to lead the Buc offense.
On Wednesday the Bucs travelled to Mt. Julet and Robertson duplicated Riley’s Tuesday effort. Adams again came in to save the game, inducing a game ending double play as BHS won 6-3.
Luke Fleming and Zaki Anderson drove in two runs apiece and Robertson had 2 hits to lead the offense.
The Bucs play at Father Ryan on Monday at 4pm.
Station Camp used 2 first inning runs to hold off the Bucs 3-2 in the first game of the two game series at BHS last night. Brady Haris lead of the game with and opposite field HR that just barely cleared the 315 sign down the rf line.
The second hitter for Camp, Hunter Lautzenheiser, walked and stole second, advanced to third on an error on catcher Jackson Bryan’s wild trhrow to second base. He later scored on a wild pitch to give the Bison a 2-0 lead before Beech even picked up a bat. Geting out of the first half inning has been a huge problem throughout the season for the team and it reared it’s ugly head again last night.
The Bucs got one back in the third after two consecutive walks Caden Cutrell’s sacrifice bunt moved runners to second and thrd base with one out. After a Connor Ward walk the bases were loaded. Jackson Bryan struck out and Z Anderson was hit by a pitch to score Haven Mangrum. Drew Robertson grounded out to end the inning.
The Bucs failed to capitalize again in the 4th as Kannon Lewis and Cutrell singled and were sacrificed over by Connor Ward. Once again the Bucs failed to get a hit with runners in scoring position and trailed 2-1 after 4.
In the fifth, Beech had runners on first and second but again failed to capitalize. In the bottom of the sixth Cutrell lead off with a hit by pitch and Ward sacrifice bunt was successful. Pinch runner Bradley Wheeler took advantage of the Bison not holding him on very well and stole third base and scored when nobody covered 3b and catcher L Smith’s throw sailed into left field. The game was tied at 2 and momentum had shifted.
Momentum is a funny thing, sometimes you lose it quickly and the Bucs did when SC’s 7th inning came around. It started well with a strikeout, but then a walk and a single and boom…. TROUBLE…. then an infield hit and the bases were loaded. Momentum where are you? A Brady Harris line drive (sac fly) scored Cooper Jackson and the Camp led 3-2.
The Bucs could not muster any offense and lost 3-2. Matt Riley pitched well, allowing 6 hits while striking out 8 but walked 4 SC batters (1 intentional) of which, two scored. SC starter Ryan Ginther lasted only 1.2 innings as he had trouble throwing strikes. He was replaced by Jalen HIrtz who threw well. HIrtz allowed 4 hits and struck out 4 batters. Most of the strike outs occured when Beech had runners on second and third ready to score. Big time punch outs for him.
Game 2 tonight at Station Camp at 7pm