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Coach: Keith Jeffers
Assistant Coaches: Jerry Cohee, Wayne Mast
The following article was printed in the May 5th Johnson City Press:
HIgh school baseball
District 1-A: UH teams, Lady Highlanders advance
Gene Renfro • May 5, 2018 at 9:31 PM
Dailey, Birchfield flourish in first-round wins
ELIZABETHTON—The District 1-A softball tournament at Ronnie Hicks Field opened with a pair of one-sided whitewashings.
After Kensington Dailey keyed University High's 10-0 conquest of Sullivan North, Kenzie Birchfield hurled a no-hitter as Cloudland pinned a 14-0 loss on Hampton.
While the winners advance to the double-elimination portion of the tournament, North and Hampton were eliminated.
Piling up 11 strikeouts while pitching a two-hitter, Dailey aided her cause with a 2-for-2 effort that featured a grand slam. She also walked twice and scored two runs.
Macy Falin went 3 for 4 with three RBIs for the Lady Junior Bucs, who got a 2-for-3 (RBI) showing from Sydney Trosin. Ryleigh Owen scored and had an RBI, with Liz Burns, Emily Morgan, Alaina Alba and Jaz Laughren scoring the other UH runs.
Gracie Monk and Makayla Estep accounted for the Lady Golden Raiders' two hits.
Cloudland and Hampton tossed aside the rule rule for their contest, so Birchfield's no-hitter was a seven-inning job. If not for an error that allowed a Lady Bulldogs batter to reach base, she would have authored a perfect game.
Recording seven strikeouts, Birchfield contributed offensively as well — going 2 for
3. Krisi Bare crafted a 3-for-3 performance, Rein Strickland and Gracie Cook both
went 2 for 3 and Leah Birchfield socked a three-run, inside-the-park homer.
The following article was printed in the May 7th Johnson City Press:
HIgh school baseball
1-A baseball/softball: Jr. Bucs earn regional berth
Gene Renfro • May 7, 2018 at 10:34 PM
University High 1
ELIZABETHTON—Erika Potter batted 4 for 4 in support of pitcher Corie Schuettler's three-hitter, and the Lady Rangers advanced to the winners' bracket final at Ronnie Hicks Field.
Potter doubled and stole a pair of bases. Madison Ensor was 2 for 2 while Katlyn Weaver, who tripled, and Sarah Tipton each batted 2 for 4 as Unaka cranked out 13 hits.
Savannah Tipton contributed a pair of RBIs, which is all Unaka needed with Schuettler operating from the circle. She amassed nine strikeouts against no walks and the run she surrendered was unearned.
"It was a good team effort," said Unaka coach Kenneth Chambers. "Everybody played solid. It was a good game."
The Lady Jr. Bucs got hits from Liz Burns, Kensington Dailey and Ryleigh Owen. Ciara Kennedy drove home Burns in the fifth inning.
North Greene defeated Cloudland 9-2 in additional action Monday, forging a matchup with Unaka in today's winners' bracket final. That contest is scheduled to begin after Cloudland and UH play in a 5 p.m. losers' bracket semifinal.
High School Sports
Crockett, Boone earn softball victories
Jeff Birchfield • Apr 12, 2018 at 9:49 PM
University High 18, Hampton 3
Emily Morgan hit 4-for-5 and scored four times as the Lady Bucs tamed the Lady Bulldogs. Liz Burns joined the hit parade by going 3-for-4 with a double, a triple and three RBIs.
Sydney Trosin was 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBIs, and Kensington Dailey was 2-for-4 with a double as both players scored three times. Aly Alba added a double and a RBI.
Dailey also did her part in the circle with 11 strikeouts, while giving up all three runs in the first inning and then shutting down Hampton afterwards.
High school roundup: Big tennis win for Science Hill
Johnson City Press • Updated Apr 10, 2018 at 11:38 PM
University High 4
Sullivan North 3
Kensington Dailey struck out 17 batters and Alaina Alba had a walk-off RBI single, leading the Lady Bucs to a Watauga Valley Conference victory.
Dailey held North to one earned run and scored twice herself.