Local youth all-star teams from the Greeneville Parks & Recreation Department continue play in state and district tournaments. Here are the weekend results:
9-10 AMERICAN ADVANCES
BRISTOL -- The Greeneville 9-10 American League All-Stars were victorious over Lexington 14-9 Saturday in the Little League State Tournament being staged here.
Greeneville got a single and double from Adam Hamer and two singles apiece from Chase Collins, Levi Myers and Trevor Grubbs in picking up the state tournament win.
Greeneville will advance to play Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. against a team to be determined.
Greeneville American won two games over the weekend to return from the loser's bracket to play tonight for a chance to win the right to represent District Four in the Little League State Tournament.
11-12 AMERICAN WINS TWICE
After three days of weather delay, Greeneville American faced Greeneville National in the finals of the losers' bracket on Saturday night in Morristown.
Jordan Idell, on the mound for the Nationals, held the Americans scoreless for five innings while the Nationals built a 3-0 lead. In the sixth, Greeneville American mounted a comeback.
Dalton McClain led things off by reaching on a dropped third strike. McLain went to second on a wild pitch and then scored when Zane Potter roped a double into center field with one out. Caden Ramsey then knotted the game at three with a towering home run to left field.
Both teams were unable to score in the first extra inning but in the eighth, Greeneville American loaded the bases off of three walks and James Duer took the fourth walk to give the Americans a 4-3 victory and set up a rematch with Morristown American, who sent Greeneville American to the losers bracket on Monday night.
For Greeneville National, Austin Anderson had two singles and Austin Collins had a single. Caden Ramsey earned the win for Greeneville American in relief of Zane Potter.
Sunday afternoon, Greeneville American exploded for 10 hits against Morristown American pitching en route to a 9-2 victory.
The big inning for the Greeneville American side was the fourth when they sent 11 players to the plate and scored six runs. Greeneville opened the inning down 1-2. Matthew Page led off with a single and went to second on a wild pitch. James Duer moved him to third with a sacrifice bunt. Page then scored on a wild pitch.
Dalton McLain continued the hit parade with a double that scored Noah Compton who was in as a special pinch runner for Meshach Parman, who had reached on a walk.
McLain went to third on the throw home and later scored on a wild pitch. Bryce Buchanan kept the inning going with a single and moved up to second on a wild pitch. Zane Potter then lifted a high fly ball to deep right field. The Morristown outfielder could not make the catch and Buchanan scored and Potter wound up at second. Caden Ramsey then capped the scoring in the inning with his second home run of the tournament.
Greeneville added two insurance runs in the fifth, highlighted by a line drive home run by Devin Jennings. Bryce Buchanan got the win in relief. Greeneville American takes on Morristown American at 6:00 tonight to decide the District Four champion.
On Friday night, the Greeneville National team won 4-2 over Morristown National to set up the meeting with Greeneville American.
Greeneville took the lead in the first inning when starting pitcher for Morristown, Andrew Carpenter, struggled right from the beginning walking the lead off batter Andrew Susong, giving up a single to Jacques Gillespie, and walking Jordon Idell to load the bases. Reliever Mason Jones came in the game to pitch to the fourth batter, Austin Anderson, who singled to center scoring Susong.
Austin Collins was the winning pitcher. Morristown could not figure out Collins' pitching as he cruised through three innings with only a one-out walk to the second batter for Morristown, Cade Davis.
Greeneville did not fare any better through the second and third innings with only a walk from Idell and a double from Austin Anderson to show for their efforts. Idell was thrown out at third base advancing on the double and the next batter struck out to end the inning without any runs.
In the top half of the fourth inning, Morristown briefly tied the game with a one out double by Ruston Rigney.
In the Greeneville half of the fourth inning, Collins walked and advanced to third base on a double by Lucas McPherron. Collins scored on a fielder's choice by Jordon Susong, when Collins safely avoided the tag at the plate. Andrew Susong scored McPherron on a ground out and Jordon Susong scored on a double by Jacques Gillespie.
In the top half of the fifth inning, Morristown batter Andrew Boling hit the first pitch of the inning for a home run cutting the Greeneville lead to 4-2. This was the second hit of the game given up by Collins.
Idell came in to relieve Collins on the mound. He walked the next batter, got a ground out, gave up a single to Nick Jeffers, then struck out the next two batters leaving the two runners stranded on second and third base.
Idell faced three batters in the top half the sixth inning, striking out one batter and getting two ground outs to end the game.
7-8 COACH PITCH STATE
The 7-8 Coach Pitch State Tournament continued over the weekend at Greeneville's Rotary Field.
On Sunday, Daniel Boone defeated Greeneville 12-7. Meghan Painter had a double and single for Boone. Lacy Darnell had a triple and single, Anna Willett two singles and Lauren Bailey one single for Greeneville.
Dickson County scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth and nipped Maryville 5-4. Maddie Pullum had a triple and double for the winners. Becca Williams had two hits for Maryville.
In Saturday's games, Daniel Boone defeated Giles County 11-3 behind a home run from Meghan Painter, and Dickson County scored three times in the bottom of the sixth to edge Smoky Mountain 10-9. Maddie Pullum had a double and single for Dickson, while Maddie Jenkins laced three doubles for Smoky Mountain.
13-14 JUNIOR LEAGUE DISTRICT
MORRISTOWN -- Greeneville won over Morristown 3-0 to move to the championship game on tonight at 6:00 at Sherwood Park.
Greeneville was led in hitting by Lincoln Bowman, Braxton Potter and Chase Wagner with two singles each. Jarrod Adams and Austin McCamey also had a hit each.
Lincoln Bowman was the winning pitcher, going 6 1/3 innings and allowing only four hits. Tanner Barkley came in to get the final two outs and earn the save.
7-8 COACH PITCH BASEBALL STATE TOURNAMENT
TULLAHOMA -- Greeneville American lost to Carter County on Saturday 17-4.
Greeneville was led by Hunter Richards with two singles. Isaac Collins had a double. Cooper Shepherd, Jeshua Crawford and Eli Garber also had hits.
Greeneville played Estell Springs on Sunday afternoon and fell 11-6. Jeshua Crawford led in hitting with a triple and two singles. Isaac Collins had a double and two singles.
Hunter Richards had a double and single, followed by Garrett Blackwell, Nathan Lisenby, Eli Garber, Datyn Bowman and Cooper Shepherd with a couple hits each.
Greeneville was eliminated with the loss.