T-N-C downs David's Auto

from staff reports


   Pitcher Justin Pierce and T-N-C Lawn Care held David's Auto Sales to two hits on Saturday, en route to a 15-2 triumph in Carter County American Little League activity at Jim Ensor Field.
   Besides picking up the win, Pierce had a 2-for-3 game at the plate. Josh Peterson and Franky Covarrubias also went 2-for-3, and Jonathan Chapman chipped in at 1-for-3.
   Lawn Care was trailing 2-1 before scoring five runs in the third, then eight more in the fifth to win going away.
   Jordan Taylor accounted for both of David's Auto's hit in a 2-for-3 performance.
   Cline-Holder 9
   Elizabethton Federal 1
   With Zack Boles going 3-for-3 and Greg Sams getting the job done on the mound, Cline-Holder cruised to victory against Elizabethton Federal.
   Sams notched the win, and turned in a 2-for-3 game at the plate. Michael Bowers added a 1-for-2 showing, with Nick Jenkins going 1-for-3.
   Brett Price was tops for Elizabethton Federal, batting 2-for-3. Nathan Shoun was 1-for-1, Travis Tolley 1-for-2 and David McInturff 1-for-3.
   KFC 16
   Inland 6
   Sam Adams led the KFC's booming bats with a three hits in four at-bats, and Micah Cates pitched well enough to contain Inland and pick up a win.
   Cates and Alec Whitehead contributed 2-for-3 efforts while Bruce Crumley finished up at 2-for-4.
   Britt Yelton led Inland with a 2-for-3 effort. Jordan Pearce was 1-for-2, with Sam Parlier and Jaymon Wilson going 1-for-3.
   A nine-run third underscored the KFC performance.
   Citizens Bank 17
   Summers-Taylor 6
   Adam Colbaugh and Franky Birchfield provided the muscle while Hunter Peters banged out three hits in four at-bats as Citizens Bank subdued Summers-Taylor.
   Colbaugh (2-for-2) homered in the second and fourth innings, and Birchfield (2-for-3) helped set the tone for this game with a home run in the first. Steven Brickey chipped in a 1-for-2 showing, and Jacob Taylor pitched the win.
   Leaders for Summers-Taylor were Dakota Waters, D.J. Puckett and Shane Wilkes at 2-for-2. Josh Taylor followed with a 1-for-2 clip.
   Citizens tallied 10 runs in the second inning.
   Friday's Game
   KFC 7
   Cline-Holder 3
   A 2-for-2 showing by Dan Campbell coupled with a 2-for-3 effort from Micah Cates propelled KFC past Cline-Holder.
   Bruce Crumley, Jordan Adams and Greg Sams each contribued 1-for-3 games for KFC, which got a solid win on the hill from Andy Hardin.
   Leading the way for Cline-Holder was Michael Bowers at 1-for-2. Greg Sams and Logan Andrews chipped in at 1-for-3 apiece.
   Thursday's Games
   Summers-Taylor 7
   Inland Containers 2
   Winning pitcher Josh Taylor hurled a good game while Daniel Murray had a 2-for-2 day at the plate, lifting Summers-Taylor to victory.
   Shane Wilkes added a 1-for-1 effort for S-T, with Dakota Waters and D.J. Puckett each going 1-for-3.
   Britt Yelton led Inland with a 1-for-2 clip.
   Citizens Bank 5
   T-N-C Lawn Care 0
   Two errors led to a heartbreak loss for Lawn Care, which gave up just one earned run.
   Adam Colbaugh took care of business on the mound for Citizens, striking out 14 batters and walking just one while collecting the win.
   T-N-C's Justin Pierce and Josh Peterson combined for 15 Ks.
   Franky Birchfield went 2-for-3 to pace the Bankers at the dish. Colbaugh followed at 1-for-1, Jacob Taylor batted 1-for-2 and Hunter Peters was 1-for-3.
   Pierce and Franky Covarrubias led Lawn Care. They each went 1-for-3.