Wednesday was another jam-packed slate in Murfreesboro as the TSSAA Spring Fling marches on. Two more days of games remain before the season’s over.
We looked back at the highlights in numbers on Day 3:
RBIs from Siegel first baseman Dylan Taylor in the Stars’ 11-3 victory over Brighton to reach Thursday’s Class AAA baseball winners bracket finals against Science Hill.
Runs scored in the bottom of the seventh by Greenbrier to rally for an 8-6 victory over Covington in the Class AA baseball losers bracket. Second baseman Brady Knepper drove in two runs. Greenbrier must beat Gibbs twice to reach the state finals.
Goals allowed by Page High School through two games at the Class AA soccer state tournament. Goalkeeper John Gorman has six saves in that span. Defense really does pay off: Page faces Sevier County in the state finals Friday.
Runs scored by Greenbrier softball in the bottom of the seventh to force extra innings, where the Lady Bobcats went on to beat Covington 14-13 to keep their season alive. Kayla Doble’s grand slam to tie it at 13-13 won’t be forgotten soon. Greenbrier has to fight its way through the Class AA losers bracket to reach the finals.
Consecutive goals Grace Christian needed to come back for a 3-2 overtime win over Boyd Buchanan to reach the Division II-A soccer state finals. Levi Jones headed in the tying goal in the 72nd minute.
Game above .500. That’s where Father Ryan’s record stood entering the Division II-AA soccer state tournament. Now the Irish are a win away from their sixth state championship. If they beat Christian Brothers in Thursday’s finals, they’ll have knocked off three past state champions this postseason.
Midstate schools that clinched state titles in boys tennis. CPA, Merrol Hyde and Ravenwood all won championships. It could have been a clean sweep but McCallie bested MBA 4-0 in the finals.
State titles for Midstate girls tennis teams in the championships.
Individual titles for Ensworth track star Roland McGee. He won the long jump (22-01.5), 300-meter hurdles (38.53) and 200-meter dash (21.99). Christian Brothers’ Jaxon Hammond (10.97) and McCallie’s Jackson Burns (11.00) edged McGee in a 100-meter dash thriller by less than a second.
Long jump state champions from Lipscomb Academy before this year. Justin Hughes broke through and cleared 6-06 in the finals for the title.
University School of Nashville sprinters Morayo Kassim, Alima Kassim and Chloe Bruce finished first, second and third, respectively, in the girls 100-meter dash finals. Morayo and Alima also finished 1-2 in the 200-meter dash. USN finished second overall as a team, 26 points behind Harding Academy.
Individual titles clinched by Ensworth girls athletes Thursday on the way toward the Tigers’ 15th team state championship in the last 16 years. Oregon signee Gianna Bullock won five of the individual titles, clinching the long jump, high jump, 100 hurdles, 300 hurdles, and outdoor pentathlon.
Four feet, eight and a half inches. That’s how much Brentwood Academy thrower Mensi Stiff bested her qualifying score by in the shot put state finals. She threw a 48-11.5 to set the new state record. The sophomore also won the discus state title.