Quinnipiac softball swept by Iona in doubleheader on Friday

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The Unicoi County High School softball team has a flair for the dramatic.

Central (8-1, 2-0) has averaged 8.75 runs per game while yielding 2.38 during its current win streak. We hit the ball solid and played excellent defense, " the coach added.

"Overall, I am really proud of the team as a whole".

Also getting into the act were Chesie McLaughlin, who hit a pinch-hit two-run double in the sixth inning, and Alee Milinkovich-Gray and Niya Wilson, who hammered pinch-hit triples and scored runs in the seventh inning. Troy's second run came as Logan Calhoun knocked a single into right field to bring home Hope Hernandez.

Both defenses settled in and cruised through the second inning, but Abby Neighbors stepped up for the Lady Raiders in third with an RBI single that tied the game at two. Nina Revoir went 2 for 3 with one run and one RBI, Ariyana Miranda went 2 for 2 with three runs and one RBI and Angelica Cano went 3 for 3 with three runs and three RBI to lead Elk Grove's offense.

The visiting Vikings (3-2, 8-3) won in dramatic fashion as Maddie Larson launched a three-run homer over the left-center-field wall in the top of the eighth inning to give Montgomery the victory, ending a two-game skid and keeping the Vikings in the top half of the NBL standings. This time, it was Samantha - Tanya's younger sister - hitting the ball out of the park.

"I thought, 'Here we go again, '" Malvino said of Windsor's big first inning.

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But even then, the Lady Pounders came back to defeat the Lionettes twice for the district title. With one out, Aubrey Bianco hit a base hit through the right side easily scoring Sorenson from third for a one-run game, 1-0. "The girls are really clicking", Rancho Cotate coach Tracy Guerrero said. "We needed a game like that to kind of get us back on track". Tanya Chavez was 3-3 with 1 RBI. Aleceya Davis made it 7-2 with an RBI single to left field.

Kaiti White was almost ideal in the circle taking a flawless game into the final inning.

"I knew my team had my back if a pitch wasn't there", said Schiebe, who allowed four hits. "This team is completely on the same page and couple that with the fact that we have had far less injuries than we did last season, and that has been the main reason we have been so much more successful in terms of wins and losses".

KK Leddy (4-6) was tagged with the loss.

At the plate, Sullivan went 3-for-4. Kelbie Hayden 2-2, 2B, 3 RBIs, 2 BB. Stiltner had 2 RBIs. Sydney Gunder struck out 10 in the circle for Polo. Padgett earned the save. "I was just going at it in my first game and hoping for the best".

And now Eastern has a chance to make it 10 conference wins in a row as it is set to play a doubleheader against (4-6) Tennessee-Martin Friday, which was supposed to be played Saturday but was moved due to poor weather in the forecast.

They will end the week in the annual Eastman Tournament in Kingsport being played April 5-8. The Spartans host Bloomer Monday and Ashland Tuesday.

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