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By BROWNIE ROSE
The two Roane County teams participating in the Dixie Youth A sub-district tournament at Kingston were eliminated from further play Monday night as Kingston dropped a 16-12 decision to Caryville while Rockwood lost to Spring City, 17-8.
Roane County, however, still has one team still alive in the division as Harriman will be hosting the Dixie Youth District 8 Tournament that starts Friday.
Rockwood vs. Spring City
Much like they did in an earlier loss to Caryville, Rockwood stayed close early against Spring City, but faltered in the late innings.
Spring City scored five runs in the top of the first inning and Rockwood countered with two runs in the bottom of the inning.
Thad Jackson and Colton Robinette scored the runs after a double and triple respectively. Trenton Stinnett drove in Robinette with a single.
Spring City came up with two runs in the top of the second inning then Rockwood scored three in the bottom of the frame to cut the lead to 7-5.
Clay Thompson, Skyler Mayton and Ajay Tilley scored in the inning. Katie Dugger and Keyona Fugate also had hits in the frame for Rockwood.
Both teams would score two runs in the third inning to leave Rockwood down 9-7 at the end. Robinette and Hayden Lee scored for Rockwood with Thompson and Bryson Boles driving in runs.
Spring City began to pull away with seven runs in the top of the fourth inning while Rockwood would come up empty in the bottom of the frame to make the score 16-7.
Spring City added a single run in the top fifth and Rockwood could not push across enough runs in the bottom of the inning to keep the game going.
Robinette scored the final Rockwood run after he doubled. Stinnett drove him in with a single.
Kingston vs. Caryville
Kingston jumped out to a 9-7 lead after the first three innings, but they could not hold on later in the game.
Kingston scored three runs in the top of the first, but would trail 5-3 after Caryville scored five runs in the bottom of the inning.
Dylan Love, Joe Tipton and Luke Borum scored the Kingston runs in the inning follow-ing hits. Marcus Nelson also had a hit for Kingston in the frame.
Both teams scored a single run in the second inning. C.J. Davis singled and scored for Kingston on a double from Austin Brackett.
Kingston grabbed a two-run lead with a five-run third inning and limited Caryville to a single run in the bottom of the inning.
Love and Tipton scored the first two runs after they reached base safely. Clean-up hitter Chandler Worley drove in Love and Tipton with a blistering double down the right field line. Worley scored on a hit from Emily Thompson then Bradley Keathley singled to score Thompson. Keathley scored following a pair of hits from Davis and Brackett.
Leading 9-7, Kingston came up empty in the fourth and Caryville grabbed the advantage with a seven-run bottom frame to push out to a 14-9 lead.
Kingston did score three runs in the fifth to trim the lead to 14-12, but that would be the last runs Kingston would score.
Worley ripped a home run in the fifth to start the Kingston scoring. Thompson and Nelson collected hits behind Worley and scored the last two runs. Both scored on a double from Davis.
Caryville scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth and shut Kingston out in the sixth to get the win.