Fast start fuels Citizens

from staff reports

   Nine runs in the bottom of the first inning by Citizens Bank spelled doom for the Summers-Taylor team, with the Bankers taking a 14-2 decision in Carter County American Little League action Thursday night at Jim Ensor Field.
   Tyler Ballard led the scoring onslaught with three runs, while Justin Nave, Dustin Vaughn and winning pitcher Jake Hubbard each crossed the plate twice for Citizens.
   KFC 12
   Elizabethon Lumber 7
   Alec Whitehead's fourth inning home run powered KFC to the win in the nightcap. Whitehead, Micah Cates, Cody Vance, Dan Campbell and Chris Rasnick all scored twice for KFC.
   Elizabethton Lumber dropped the contest despite a six-run effort in the third inning. Jacob Taylor with a triple and Anthony Cole with a single provided hits in the inning for the 2x4 haulers.
   Elizabethton National
   Carter County Bank 12
   Valley Forge Auction 11

   With Valley Forge Auction playing its best game of the season, Carter County Bank escaped with a victory at T.J. Burleson Field.
   Scoring five runs in the first inning and six more in the second, VFA held an 11-6 lead after two innings, but CCB scored three runs in both the third and fourth frames to pull out the win.
   Conner Campbell's two-run triple finished off the rally.
   Matthew Potter went 1-for-1 for the winners, while Chase Depew, Caleb Palm and Campbell were each 1-for-2.
   Aaron Garcia batted 2-for-3 to pace the Auctioneers. Jordan Austin was 1-for-2, followed by Cody Jenkins and Mike Austin at 1-for-3 apiece.
   Austin Johnson's relief pitching earned him a win, and Depew earned a save.
   Greg's Pizza 14
   KFC 0
   Joe Guinn totally stifled KFC, hurling a no-hitter and allowed just three batters to reach base.
   Greg's finished off its win in style, erupting for seven runs in the top of the fifth. Josh Peterson and Guinn each batted 3-for-3 to lead the pizza boys, with Jacob Davis and Bobby Campbell adding 2-for-3 efforts. Luke Goulds chipped in at 1-for-3.