Elizabethton National turns back C.C. American

from staff reports
Jordan Hodges went 3-for-3 and Drew Chambers belted a three-run home run on Wednesday night, lifting Elizabethton National to a 10-6 victory over Carter County American in the 11-year-old Mid-Summer Classic at T.J Burleson Field.
E-National took a 4-0 lead in the top of the first as Hodges and Joe Guinn singled before Jacob Davis walked, Jake Hodge lofted a sacrifice fly, then Chambers crushed his three-run shot.
A Chambers walk, singled by Cody Hyder, Chase Depew and Hodges, and a double from Davis, helped E-National extend its lead to 9-2 in the third.
CCA, though, got back in the game by plating four runs in its end of the third. Singles by Justin Pierce and Tyler Jaynes scored three runs after four errors and a pair of walks by the Nationals.
E-National tallied its final runs in the fifth, with Hyder inducing a base on balls, stealing second and coming home on a Depew base hit.
CCA put a couple of runners on base in the sixth, but Ethan Fleenor pitched a scoreless inning to cap a complete-game victory from the hill.
Depew and Hyder finished with two hits apiece for the Nationals, with Chambers, Davis and Matt Febuary all going 1-for-2.
Jonathan Chapman topped the Americans with a pair of hits. Micah Cates went 1-for-1 while Pierce and Dakota Waters both batted 1-for-2. Jaynes chipped in at 1-for-3.
Unicoi County and Johnson City National played the nightcap on Wednesday, with Unicoi riding a complete-game, nine-strikeout performance by D.W. Whitson for a 7-5 win.
E-National will take on Johnson City American at 6 p.m. tonight. Both E-National and CCA will be involved in semifinal action on Friday night. The tournament consolation will be played on Saturday at 12 p.m., followed by the championship at 2.