Greeneville American held on Saturday night for a 5-3 victory over Morristown National in District 4 All-Star action.
Greeneville exploded for all of its runs in the top of the third inning. Meshach Parman led off the inning with a solid single but was erased on a fielders choice by Dalton McLain. Bryce Buchanan singled to move McLain over to second, followed by Zane Potter's single to load the bases.
Caden Ramsey got Greeneville on the board with a RBI single that plated McLain and Buchanan. After a walk to Matthew Page loaded the bases again, James Duer's single to center scored Potter and Ramsey. The scoring concluded with Page scoring on a sacrifice fly by Noah Compton.
Potter was solid in 5 1/3 innings pitching, allowing just four hits and no walks while striking out 12 batters. Ramsey came in to close the door with the go ahead run at the plate in the bottom of the sixth. He struck out the first batter he faced and then cleanly fielded a bunt attempt for the final put out.
On Friday, Greeneville shut out Rogersville 20-0.
Compton looked sharp on the mound. Rogersville managed just two hits off of Compton, who walked none and struck out five during three innings of work. Potter pitched a perfect fourth to close out the victory.
At the plate, Greeneville American combined for 19 hits and sent at least nine batters to the plate in each inning. Matthew Page went four for four with three RBI. Devin Jennings had three hits including a three-run homer. McLain, Buchanan, Potter, Duer and Ramsey each had two hits.
Greeneville American plays Morristown American in the winners bracket tonight at 7 p.m. in Morristown.
NATIONALS WIN, LOSE
On Friday, Greeneville National beat South Jefferson 10-0 in 4 innings.
Jordan Idell was winning pitcher. Austin Anderson led in hitting with two doubles. Jacques Gillespie had a double.
On Saturday, Greeneville National fell to Morristown American 6-0.
Idell was the leading hitter with a double and single. Austin Collins was the losing pitcher. Greeneville will now play tonight at 7:30 against Jefferson City.