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Jr. Wildcats take 2 from Van Buren
Cats reach 10-10 record after season’s slow start
LA Soccer dominates opponents
LA sweeps double-header from Cannon County Lions

 

Jr. Wildcats take 2 from Van Buren

The Jr. Wildcats baseball team won 4 of 6 games last week, ending with a doubleheader sweep over Van Buren County. 

With the 4-2 week, the Jr. Cats ran their season record to 10-11.

 The week started with a home doubleheader against White County. 
Game 1 saw the Cats take a 14-2 drubbing as the Jr. Warriors got a 4-hitter
from Jason Roberts. Roberts also homered to help his own cause. 

The losing pitcher was Colby Reeder. Reeder recorded 6 strikeouts in his 2 1/3 innings of work. 

Offensively, the Jr. Cats hits were picked up by Reeder, Hayden Hill, Marshall Cannon, and Jim Officer. 

Game 2 saw the Jr. Cats salvage a split with a 6-3 win behind a complete game performance from Justin Savage. Savage struck out 4 in his 5 innings. 

Offensively, the Cats didn’t light it up, as they picked up only 5 hits, led by Hill who had 2. Justin Perdue scored 3 runs and stole 3 bases.

 The second doubleheader of the week came the following night at Cornerstone Elementary. Again the Jr. Cats dropped the first game. This time Cornerstone scored 7 third inning runs, and pitcher Brent Youngblood made it stand up as Cornerstone won the game 7-1. 

The Jr. Cats offensive woes continued as Officer recorded the Cats’ only hit of the game.

Hill was the losing pitcher as he walked 5 hitters in 2 1/3 innings.

As the typical pattern, the Cats came back to take game 2 by the score of 5-3. The Cats rode another complete game outing, this one coming from Josh Johnson. Johnson struck out 4 and allowed only 1 earned run. 

The Cats broke a scoreless tie in the third inning on a 2-run double by Hill. The Cats recorded 8 hits in the game, led by 2 apiece from Hill and Johnson. Cannon, Savage, Justin Timmons, and Reeder had 1 each.

 The last doubleheader was Thursday against Van Buren County at Livingston City Park. The Jr. Cats scored 4 runs in the bottom of the fifth to win the first game 4-3. 

Reeder went the distance, striking out 7 to pick up the win. 
Cannon’s ground ball to second base plated Savage with the winning run. The Jr. Cats had 5 hits. 

The Jr. Cats totally overmatched Van Buren in the second game, defeating them 13-1. Savage picked up his second win of the week with three strong innings. The Cats also got a scoreless inning from Lucas Dailey. 

Offensively, the Cats benefited from 6 walks and 4 Van Buren errors. The Cats had 7 hits, led by Carson Bailey with 2.

 

 

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Cats reach 10-10 record after season’s slow start

Dewain E. Peek/OCN Sports
LA’s Griffin Lee drives home a run against Stone Memorial in Thursday’s win.

By DEWAIN E. PEEK,
OCN Sports

After a dismal start in the 2007 high school baseball season, the Livingston Academy Wildcats have reached the .500 mark with two wins last week.

“We had a good week,” LA Baseball Coach Pat Swallows said. “We’ve battled back to 10-10 after an 0-7 start. I think that’s a pretty big step for these guys because they’ve worked hard to get there.”

That good week started Monday, April 9 with an away game at Warren County, where the Cats pulled out a 5-4 victory.

“It was a big win for us,” Coach Swallows said. Warren is a very good triple-A program that’s always solid.

“We got behind 4-0, and I didn’t know how we would respond to that because we haven’t been getting behind. Lately, we’ve been playing ahead.

“The problems we were having early in the year were, when we got behind, we didn’t know what to do and didn’t respond to it very well. But we did this time. We came back and got some big key hits.”

And the home team wasn’t sitting around letting LA hit at will.

“Warren County made some great defensive plays to keep it to 5-4.” Coach Swallows said. “We could have scored a few more runs, but they did a
good job in making some big plays.

“We were happy with the 5-4 win.”

Andrew Neff was the winning pitcher, recording his first win of the year.

“ He’s pitched well, but he’s just not been able to get over that hump,” Coach Swallows said. “So that was big for him, and big for us as well.”

Livingston Academy hosted Stone Memorial High School on Thursday, April 12 and won 8-3.

“We played okay, but we didn’t play as well as we had on Monday night,” Coach Swallows said. “We actually got outhit. They got 11 hits and only scored 3 runs. We scored 8 runs on 8 hits.”

Smart play in the field made a difference for LA, according to Coach Swallows.

| “We kept defensively making a big play or doing something to get ourselves out of trouble enough to win the game,” he said.

Clint Durham was the winning pitcher for LA, and hit a home run as well.

“He had a good day,” Coach Swallows said.

But the credit went all around for the Wildcats.

“It was a good, solid team victory, in that everybody contributed in one way or another, offensively or defensively, to get that win for us,” Coach Swallows said.

Durham went 2 for 3, with 3 runs batted in, and Joe Reynolds went 2 for 3, and scored 2 runs.

“Griffin Lee had a big RBI hit early that put us up,” Coach Swallows said.
A planned second varsity game Thursday evening was not played.

“We were scheduled to play a double-header, but we ended up playing a JV game for the second game,” Coach Swallows said.

The following evening, Greenbrier came to town and quickly ran up a 7-0 lead on the home team. But rain put a stop to the game in the third inning, sparing LA from an almost certain loss.

“We weren’t playing very well at all,” Coach Swallows said. “We got a big break.

“Greenbrier is a very solid club, and jumped on our mistakes real quick. We made three errors in the first inning, and all of them cost us.

“We were lucky to escape that without losing the game.”

After taking on District 7-AA’s undefeated leader, DeKalb County, at home on Monday, April 16, and at the Tigers’ home field Tuesday, April 17, Livingston Academy will host White County’s Warriors at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 19. A junior varsity game is planned for 4:30 p.m.

The following evening, the Cats will travel to Grundy County. Then LA will host Bledsoe County on Saturday, April 21 in a 1 p.m. game.

The Cats will travel to Woodbury for a district game against Cannon County on Monday, April 23, then LA will host the Lions the following evening in a game scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.

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LA Soccer dominates opponents

Dewain E. Peek/OCN Sports
Livingston Academy scores another in a string of 8 goals scored against Smith County.

Hogeye Soccer dominated last week’s play, winning two games with 8 goals scored in each.

Livingston Academy’s Wildcats traveled to Gainesboro on Tuesday, April 10 to take on Jackson County’s Blue Devils. Hogeye rolled over the home team with an 8-0 shutout victory.

Aeric Gunnels scored half of LA’s 8 goals, and Josh Huitt, Cory Cross, Jeremy Murphy, and Logan Huffman provided the rest.

Blake Vaughn made 4 assists, Jeremy Murphy dished 2, and Daniel Elder made an assist.

Livingston Academy hosted Smith County on Thursday, April 12, and won 8-1.

Aeric Gunnels and Colton Cross scored 2 goals each, and Cory Cross, Josh Huitt, Cody Penticuff, and Blake Vaughn each scored a goal.

Assists were provided by Gunnels, Huitt, Jeremy Murphy, and Daniel
Elder.

A home game scheduled for Saturday, April 14 against Hume Fogg was cancelled due to rainy weather.

After hosting DeKalb County on Tuesday, April 17, the Cats will travel to Warren County on Friday, April 20.

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LA sweeps double-header from Cannon County Lions

Dewain E. Peek/OCN Sports
Kendria Kilgore looks back as she scores a run for LA.

By KYLE STEPHENS,
OCN Sports

Over the course of the past month the Livingston Academy softball team has had their share of wins and losses. Even with their share of losses the team strives to improve their wins.

On April 2, the team faced off against York, and lost 6-0 to the Dragons.

Games that followed the game with York ended in success. Upperman was the first of the competitors to be taken down. The game ended with a final score of 6-1 in favor of Livingston Academy.

Clinton County was the next on the list for the Livingston girls. The final score of LA versus Clinton County was 7-0 in favor of the Cats.

LA played a double-header at Cannon County on Tuesday, April 10.

The Wildcats defeated the Lions 11-0 in the first game.
Kaylie Wilson was the winning pitcher, striking out 3, walking none, and
allowing only 2 hits.

Kendria Kilgore hit a double and a triple and drove in 4 runs. Liz Hall hit a home run, ending the game with 3 runs batted in. Rebecca Savage hit a double and drove in 2 runs.

In the nightcap, LA won 7-3.

Katie Vaughn was the winning pitcher. She struck out 6, walked 4, allowed 3 runs on 3 hits, but only 1 was earned.

Kendria Kilgore had 2 hits and scored 3 runs, and Autumn Webb had a hit and 2 RBI.

Livingston Academy hosted Macon County on Thursday, April 12, and lost 5-2.

Kaylie Wilson took the loss as the pitcher of record. She had 2 strikeouts and allowed 5 runs, only 2 earned, on 6 hits and 2 walks.

Kendria Kilgore had 3 hits and scored a run, Wilson had a hit and a run batted in, Lyndsey Nelson had 2 hits and scored a run, and Abbey Jolley drove in a run.

LA played in the Plateau Invitational Tournament at Crossville on Friday, April 13.

In the first game for the Cats, Rhea County won 10-1.

Katie Vaughn took the loss as the pitcher of record. She struck out 3, but allowed 10 runs, 7 earned, on 9 hits.

Liz Hall had a hit and drove in a run.

Stone Memorial defeated LA 4-2 in the Cats’ second game.

Kaylie Wilson took the loss, giving up 4 runs, but none earned, on 6 hits. She didn’t give up a walk and struck out 2.

LA won their final game of the invitational 7-5 over Cookeville.

Katie Vaughn was the winning pitcher. She struck out 4 and allowed 3 walks, 7 hits, and 5 runs, 4 earned.

Liz Hall had a hit and 3 RBI, and Kendria Kilgore had 2 hits, 2 RBI, and scored 2 runs.

After traveling to Smithville on Tuesday, April 17 to take on DeKalb County in a District 7-AA game, Livingston Academy will host Smith County in another district game at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19. Then, LA will host Pickett County at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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