Grindstaff upsets C.C. Bank

from staff reports


   Grindstaff Motors had just one hit on Saturday, but Logan Bowling's pitching and just enough defense carried the team to a 3-2 victory over first-place Carter County Bank in National League action at T.J. Burleson Field.
   Grindstaff tallied all three of its runs in the second inning after Carter County Bank had taken a 2-0 lead in the first.
   Devin Wagner (1-for-2) got the only hit for Motors as Chase Depew hurled a one-hitter in a losing cause.
   Isiah Osborne, Tyler Blevins and Justin Fuqua each batted 1-for-2 to lead the Bankers.
  
Elizabethton Twins 2
6-Sigma 1


   Benjamin McKinney totaled 15 strikeouts and surrendered just two hits to outlast Daniel Simerly in an old-fashioned pitchers' duel.
   Simerly threw a two-hitter of his own.
   The Twins, who took a 2-0 first-inning lead and made it hold up, got their hits from Lance Reed and McKinney.
   William Wagner went 2-for-2 to pace 6-Sigma.
  
Valley Forge Auction 9
Cash Express 1


   Christopher Dunbar hurled a two-hitter and VFA broke open a close game in the final two innings.
   Garrett Dykes and Daniel Roberts were both 1-for-2 for the winners, while Bradley McVey, Jordan Hopson and Chris Brumit all added 1-for-3 efforts.
   C.J. Campbell provided a Cash Express highlight, tagging a home run over the center-field fence. Daniel Wilson chipped in at 1-for-2.
  
BET Welding 12
Burgie Drug 1


   Justin Bailey pounded out a 3-for-3 effort and Casey Crapps got the job done on the mound, sending the Welders to a convincing victory.
   Jake Davis and Josh Sorah contributed 2-for-3 showings for BET. Ryan Thomas and Matt Febuary topped Burgie, going 1-for-2 apiece.
  
Friday's Games

Carter County Motors 15
Burgie Drug 6


   Chris Bucky Pierce batted 2-for-2 and Casey Sheffield did some solid work on the mound, pushing Carter County Motors to a solid win.
   Adrian Hopson, 2-for-3, and Sheffield, 1-for-1, did their part in helping Motors prevail.
   Zack Miller, at 2-for-3, showed the way for Burgie. Matt Febuary and Aaron Vaughn each went 1-for-3.
  
Elizabethton Twins 11
Grindstaff Motors 10


   Grindstaff, trying to make a big comeback, tallied five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, but the Twins held on to win a high-scoring, back-and-forth affair.
   Benjamin McKinney's 3-for-4 effort led the 'Betsy sticks, with Dalton Luster, Philip White, Roy Edwards and Lance Reed chipping in 1-for-3 showings.
   Devin Wagner, 2-for-3, was tops for Grindstaff. Drew Clark batted 1-for-2, Corey Blevins 1-for-3 and Cody Collins 1-for-4.
   Pitcher Zack Montgomery picked up the win.

AMERICAN LEAGUE
  
Saturday's Games
  
Citizens Bank 14
KFC 0


   Adam Colbaugh fired a no-hitters and struck out nine batters as Citizens rolled to a shutout win.
   Banging out a single, double and a triple in three at-bats, J.D. Scalf also tallied three runs to spark the Bankers offensively.
   Hunter Peters, who went 1-for-1, and Brandon Cole, also scored three times apiece for Citizens, which got a 1-for-1 effort from Stephen Brickey. Marcus Hill dented a double.
  
T-N-C Lawn Care 19
Summers-Taylor 0


   The Lawn Care boys cracked out 15 hits while Justin Pierce limited Summers-Taylor to just two.
   Jeff Peters homered and doubled in a 3-for-3 showing, with Bryant Collins going 3-for-3 and doubling twice. Cory Miller also batted 3-for-3 for the winners, adding a triple to the cause.
   Franky Covarrubias, Josh Peterson, Knox Erysha, Josh Lipford, Kevin Largent and E.J. Newborn all added a pair of T-N-C hits.
   Peters tossed a two-hitter as Dustin Arnett accounted for both S-T hits.
  
Elizabethton Federal 18
A-1 Auto 1


   Nathaniel Morefield was 3-for-3 and Chris Dishman 2-for-2, providing E-Fed the necessary firepower to thump A-1 Auto.
   Brett Price and Holden Vines each batted 1-for-1 and scored three runs.
   Price picked up the win for E-Fed, which tallied nine runs in the second frame.
   Aaron Taylor carried the big stick for A-1, going 2-for-2.
  
Expert Express 12
Cline-Holder 3


   Nick Papantoniou unloaded for two home runs, and Hunter Taylor and Brent Thomas also went deep as Expert Express flexed its offensive muscle.
   Papantoniou enjoyed a 3-for-3 day, while Taylor (1 triple), Dustin Carden, Blake Russell, Brit Yelton and Thomas contributed two hits apiece.
   Yelton was the winning pitcher.
   Cody Marley, going 2-for-2, paced the Cline-Holder outfit. Thomas Roddy added a double.
  
Elizabethton Federal 13
A-1 Auto 2


   While Jake and Holden Vines held the A-1 bats in check, Chris Dishman went 2-for-3 with a double and three runs, lifting Federal to a solid victory.
   Nathan Shoun played a big part in the win, batting 3-for-3. Dustin Milhorn and Matthew Fair walked three times apiece, with Milhorn collecting three runs and Fair two.
   Mathias Maines tagged a double and Jake Vines earned the decision.
   Aaron and Brandon Taylor had one hit apiece for Auto.
  
Friday's Games

T-N-C Lawn Care 18
Summers-Taylor 3


   T-N-C Lawn Care ripped 18 hits in their 17-3 win over Summers-Taylor as Bryant Collins, Jeff Peters, Justin Pierce were each 3-for-3.
   Lawn Care's Franky Covarrubles went 2-for-3, while Josh Lipford chipped in a 1-for-2 effort. Daniel Jenkins, Dakota Waters and Dillon Sellers each collected one hit for Summers-Taylor.
   Pierce was stellar on the mound giving up only three hits, as the game was shortened to four innings.
  
OTHER ACTION
  
Expert Express 5-19
Cline-Holder 4-3


   Expert Express took a couple of decisions from Cline-Holder, winning 5-4 on Tuesday and 19-3 on Thursday.
   Hunter Taylor got the decision on Tuesday with Nick Papantoniou picking up the save in the last inning. Aaron Bradford 1-for-2, Taylor 1-for-3 and Dustin Carden 1-for-3 led the offensive charge for Expert.
   Thursday's contest saw Franky Birchfield pitch a complete game. Crystal Covington, Taylor and Bradford each were 3-for-3 in this game, with Taylor putting one over the fence.