C.C. Bank edges Nissan

from staff reports

   Trailing by two runs and running out of opportunities, Carter County Bank turned its hitting up a notch to score four runs in the bottom of the fifth and capture a 6-4 decision against Tri-Cities Nissan at T.J. Burleson Field on Tuesday night.
   Isiah Osborne carried the big stick for Carter County on this night, going 3-for-3 with two doubles and a single. Zack Livingston went 2-for-3 and Derek Mann 1-for-2, and Chase Depew pitched his way to a relief victory.
   Depew relieved Livingston in the second inning with the bases loaded and the Bankers up 2-1. Nissan, though, tied things up in the second, then went ahead with two runs in the fourth.
   However, Depew hunkered down the final two innings to give his team a chance to rally.
   Logan Bowling went 1-for-1 to lead Nissan, which received 1-for-2 showings from Brooks Cochran and Taylor Gouge.
   Ethan Laws suffered a broken ankle while sliding into home plate in the first inning. The league sends best wishes and hope for a speedy recovery.
   Carter County Motors 6
   Six Sigma 2
   Carter County Motors got off to a good start, scoring three runs in the first inning of a 6-2 conquest.
   Jake Hodge earned the pitching win while joining Cody Hyder, Chris Pierce, Casey Sheffield and Bobby Campbell in 1-for-2 offensive showings.
   Brandon Woodby, Jake Howell, Matt Plaas and Ethan McKinney each batted 1-for-2 for Six Sigma.
   Monday's Games
   Drew Chambers and Benjamin McKinney were simply on fire with pitching excellence in Elizabethton Natoinal Little League action on Monday night.
   Racking up 18 strikeouts, Chambers spurred Burgie Drug to an 8-4 win over Cash Express, while McKinney's 15 strikeout performance carried the Elizabethton Twins to a 3-0 shutout of Valley Forge Auction.
   Burgie grabbed a 3-0 lead in the top of the first and never trailed.
   Casey Crapps topped the winning bats by going 2-for-3. Matt Febuary added a 1-for-2 effort, and Chambers chipped in offensively with a 1-for-3 game.
   Jacob Miller's 1-for-1 led the way for Cash Express. Joe Guinn and Jacob Davis contributed at 1-for-2 apiece.
   Doing all their scoring (on three hits) in the fourth inning, the Twins produced more than they would need with McKinney on the mound.
   McKinney also paced the Twins at the plate, batting 1-for-1. Lance Reed, Zack Montgomery, Craig Sheets, Skylar Dugger and Phillip White all went 1-for-2 for the winners.
   Dugger had two RBIs.
   Working a good game for VFA wsa Chris Dunbar, who racked up 11 strikeouts. The Auctioneers totaled two hits, with John Robinson collecting a double and Bradley McVey a single.