Whaley pitches Tigers past Union County
A pair of runs in the second was all Pigeon Forge pitcher Turner Whaley needed in a 2-1 victory over Union County on Tuesday.
Whaley struck out two and walked one, allowing just two hits all day to make runs from Thomas Simms and Koleman Roach stand up. Jake Griffin added a hit while Roach and Seth Lafollette each had an RBI.
Morristown West 3, Sevier County 2
MORRISTOWN —The Smoky Bears couldn’t hold onto a 2-1 lead, surrendering a single run in the sixth and seventh innings of this loss.
Nick Osborne went the distance, giving up three hits — including the game-winning single in the seventh — while striking out five. Sevier County scored its two runs in the fifth on a two-run double from Devante Matthews.
“Tough ballgame to get beat,” said Bears coach Casey Taylor. “Sitting there in a close-game setting, we really felt we could’ve won this game but yesterday we could’ve easily lost that one. I guess it evens out.”
G-P sweeps Austin-East
GATLINBURG — The Highlanders rolled to 11-1 and 10-0 victories over the Roadrunners
Kevin Profetta and Isaiah Morris earned victories on the mound while Austin Acor was 3 for 3 with a pair of RBI and Noah Simms drove in two on two hits, including a triple.
Pigeon Forge 2, Gatlinburg-Pittman 0
PIGEON FORGE — Jessie Sharp struck out eight while Kaitlin Metcalf had two hits and an RBI to lead the Tigers to the win.
Sharp held Gatlinburg-Pittman to just two hits. Emily Hudson gave up one earned run for the Highlanders while scattering four hits but G-P couldn’t score a run of its own to match the Tigers. Jerri Leffew and Abbie Kelley had a hit each for G-P.
Seymour 13, Morristown East 1
SEYMOUR — Lauren Irwin drove in four runs while Taylor Erjavec knocked in three to lead a 14-hit Eagle attack to the win.
Emily Palmer scored three times, one of them a homer. Irwin also went deep while Bailey Pierce had two runs and drove in two. Sam Trentham got the win for Seymour, allowing three hits and a run.
South-Doyle 10, Sevier County 0 (5)
KNOXVILLE — The Bearettes ahd just two hits while the Cherokees had a grand slam in the first inning and went deep again in the fifth inning.
Emily Lavoie and Jana Watkins had hits for Sevier County while Amber Wallin took the loss in the circle.
TKA 16, Webb 4
KNOXVILLE — The Lions cruised to the win behind a grand slam from pitcher Haven Taylor.
Taylor Weekly and Sarah Morgan added two hits each. The win came following a 3-1 stay at the Bearden JV tournament over the weekend for The King’s Academy.
Sevier County 8, Cocke County 0
SEVIERVILLE — The Bears rolled to another blowout victory.
Alex Martinez led the attack with four goals while Anthony Lemus chipped in with two. Kenny Fisher and Marlon Henriquez had a goal each.
Seymour 5, Powell 0
SEYMOUR — The Eagles played what coach Drew Payne called one of their best games, if not their best game of the season.
Five different players scored with Josh Lewis-Jones, Trey Nease, Davis Blake, Kameron Grunenwald and Jake McBrayer all finding the back of the net.
“We did a lot of the little, small things,” Payne said. “We were really focusing on attention to detail going into this game and trying to put every area of the game together.”
Pigeon Forge 3, Grace Christian Academy 0
PIGEON FORGE — Melvin Gaitaho, Marcello Matut and Mateo Santizo all scored for the Tigers in this win.
“We played good,” said Pigeon Forge coach Bill Moseley. “We still have to work out a few kinks but we played pretty good.”