MURFREESBORO — Brentwood Academy’s George Patrick and Christ Presbyterian Academy’s William Stout both captured their second consecutive decathlon state championship Tuesday at MTSU’s Dean Hayes Stadium.
Patrick came into Tuesday with a 409-point lead in the Division II competition and went on to win the 110-meter hurdles, the shot put and the high jump, on his way to a 7,324-point total.
Stout also picked up his second consecutive state title after starting strong and taking first in two of the final five events in the A/AA tournament while also setting two personal records.
The senior Wofford signee entered the day with a 317-point lead and won the 110-meter hurdles and the shot put, which he set a personal record for, then added another PR in the long jump, despite finishing third on his way to a 6,272-point total.
Midstate pair win Mr. Baseball awards: A pair of Midstate players were named 2016 Mr. Baseball award recipients by the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association on Tuesday at MTSU.
Forrest’s Alex Brewer (Class A) and Spring Hill’s Gage Gillian (Class AA) were among the five players honored at the second annual ceremony, which recognizes the state’s top high school baseball player in each of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association’s five classifications.
Brewer, a senior Vanderbilt commitment, boasts a .405 batting average (.762 slugging) with 33 RBIs and 18 extra-base hits on the year, helping lead the District 9-A and Region 5-A champion Rockets to a second consecutive state tournament appearance.
Brewer beat out a pair of area players — Summertown’s Bryce Giles (.475, 61 runs) and Columbia Academy’s Scott Lentz (.418, 40 RBIs) — in Class A.
Gillian, a junior right-handed pitcher for Spring Hill, has an 8-1 record with one save while posting a 1.20 ERA with 120 strikeouts in 63⅔ innings, helping lead the Region 6-AA champion Raiders to a 29-8 record and the team’s sixth state tournament appearance in the last seven years.
Other Mr. Baseball winners include Sevier County senior and Tennessee signee Zach Linginfelter in Class AAA, University School of Jackson senior and Ole Miss signee Ryan Rollinson in Division II-A and Christian Brothers senior and Vanderbilt signee Weston Bizzle in Division II-AA.
Siegel’s Jacob Key (7-1, 1.00 ERA), an Illinois-Chicago signee and two-time District 7-AAA Pitcher of the Year, was named a finalist in Class AAA, while Pope John Paul II shortstop Ben Brooks (.424, 37 runs) was a finalist in Division II-AA.
Lipscomb boys, Lady Bruins reach team tennis finals: Miller Duke, Sam Hutcheson, Jackson Duncan and Elam Heffington all won in straight sets for Lipscomb Academy as the Mustangs reached the Class A-AA boys team finals with a 4-1 win over Trinity Christian Tuesday at Old Fort Park. Lipscomb will face the winner of Christian Academy of Knoxville and Notre Dame.
Somer Henry, Georgia Fisher and Mark Leone all won in straight sets, and Kate DeWald won in an apparent incomplete game in Brentwood’s shutout victory over Bearden (4-0). Brentwood and Houston will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in the championship.
Big inning: In just a few short minutes Tuesday evening, Davidson Academy went from a scoreless game to leading Harding Academy by seven runs.
It all started with an Xavier Corcino single. Ben Switzer singled to bring home Corcino, then Hayden Hollingsworth singled to bring home Marcus Watson. After an error allowed Blake Osborne to score, Alec Harris finished off the inning with a triple that to brought in Brock Myers and Ethan Tressler.
The Bears used the seven-run second inning to propel themselves to a 9-0 win over Harding Academy.
Aces firing: Christian Brothers junior right-hander Weston Bizzle (8-1) – a Vanderbilt commitment – pitched a one-hit shutout, striking out seven hitters while issuing just one walk in Tuesday evening’s 4-0 victory over Pope John Paul II and fellow Vanderbilt commit Mason Hickman.
McCallie junior Parker Steventon (6-1) — a Lipscomb University commitment — scattered six hits, issued two base on balls and struck out four hitters in Tuesday afternoon’s Division II-AA State Tournament opener, a 1-0 victory over Brentwood Academy at Wilson Central High School.
PKs are OK: Ravenwood advanced to the Class AAA soccer semifinals thanks to perfection in the penalty kick department.
The Raptors were 5-for-5 in PKs to knock off Dobyns-Bennett 2-1 in the overtime affair.
Same teams, same result: Station Camp’s soccer team knocked off Cookeville 3-0 in the regular season and not much changed during Tuesday’s Class AAA state quarterfinals.
The Bison broke a scoreless tie with two second-half goals to down the Cavaliers 2-0 to advance to Wednesday’s semifinals against Bearden.
Good first impression: Zavior Phillips, Sr., Central Magnet. Scored twice, including in the opening minute, as Central Magnet routed Jackson Christian 5-0 for the first state tournament win in school history.