Better late than never for Nissan

from staff reports

   Monday night's contest between Greg's Pizza and Tri-Cities Nissan ranks second to none in the Elizabethton National Little League season to this point.
   Waiting till its final turn at the plate to get on the scoreboard, Nissan got both of its runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to take a 2-1 come-from-behind victory at T.J. Burleson Field.
   Cody Hill's triple brought home Dylan Carr, who had walked, before C.J. Bowling (1-for-2) delivered the game-winning hit, scoring Hill.
   Greg's had taken an early lead in the game, getting Michael Hutchins' first home run of the season in the second frame.
   Jacob Davis pitched a no-hitter through three innings for Pizza, and was then relieved by Josh Peterson.
   Jack Miller did a commendable job on the mound for Nissan, giving up two hits and one run in the first three frames. Winning pitcher Josh Peterson closed things out by allowing only one hit and recording an impressive nine strikeouts.
   Neither team committed an error, and a Jacob Davis to Joe Guinn to Bobby Campbell accounted for Greg's double play in the fourth.
   Hutchins was 1-for-1 for Pizza, with Bowling going 1-for-2.
   KFC 11
   Valley Forge Auction
   Starter Caleb Durant and reliever Nick Campbell combined on a two-hitter for KFC in a battle between the most-improved clubs in National league.
   Durant went the first three innings in getting the win, and he and Campbell allowed one hit apiece.
   James Benge had the big bat for KFC, batting 2-for-2 with a single and a triple. Jacob Alexander, Clayton Ray and Nick Campbell all batted 1-for-2 for the winners, while Sumner Garland and Durant each went 1-for-3.
   Cameron Dugger and Aaron Garcia had one hit apiece for VFA, which held a brief 1-0 lead in the first inning. KFC, however, tallied three runs in the bottom of the frame.
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   Citizens Bank 15
   Elizabethton Lumber 10
   Elizabethton Lumber made a late charge with 10 runs over its final two at-bats, but Citizens Bank's steady run production proved to be the difference.
   Scoring at least three runs in each of their four turns at the plate, the Bankers got a 2-for-3 effort from Zak Naylor, a 1-for-1 from Tyler Ballard, who doubled, and a 1-for-2s from Jordan Taylor and Logan Carden. Justin Nave contributed a 1-for-3 showing, and Jake Hubbard pitched the win and scored four runs.
   Corey Scalf led Elizabethton Lumber with a 2-for-3 performance. He was followed by Chris Morton, who accounted for a triple and a single in four at-bats. Logan Guinn, Jarread Whitehead and Jacob Taylor added base hits.