Spotlight belongs to pitchers

from staff reports

   Eli Osborne tossed a no-hitter to propel Carter County Bank to an 18-1 decision over Valley Forge Auction in Monday's Elizabethton National Little League nightcap at T.J. Burleson Field.
   Chase Depew banged out 3-for-4 effort, including am inside-the-park home run.
   Derek Mann went 2-for-4 with a home run over the center-field fence for CCB. Landon South added two hits and Austin Johnson chipped in with one to lead Carter County Bank.
   Valley Forge Auction played good defense, but gave up too many hits.
   Greg's Pizza 4
   KFC 1
   In a game that was close from start to finish, Greg's Pizza outlasted Kentucky Fried Chicken in the early NL contest.
   Corey Beam fired a one-hitter to lead Greg's while Clayton Ray pitched a super game for KFC.
   Michael Hutchins was 1-for-1 to lead Greg's while Jacob Davis and Josh Peterson had the only other hits for the pepperonis.
   James Benge had the only hit -- an inside-the-park home run -- for KFC.
   Beam struck out 11 batter on the night.
   CARTER COUNTY AMERICAN
   T-N-C Lawn Care 14
   Elizabethton Lumber 1
   Joseph Wilson hurled a one-hitter, and he, Justin Pierce and Kelly Rains banged out two hits apiece to lead T-N-C Lawn Care to a victory over Elizabethton Lumber in a Carter County American Little League game at Jim Ensor Field.
   Wilson racked up seven strikeouts, with Pierce collecting a double among his hits and scoring three runs.
   Knox Eryasa and Tyler Jaynes added a double apiece, and Austin Nanney and Franky Covarrubias chipped in a hit each for the winners, who scored at least one run in all five innings.
   Jacob Taylor had the lone hit for Elizabethton Lumber. Cody Guess accounted for the one E-Lumber run.