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By Jerry Richmond, Sports Staff Writer

Trousdale County’s baseball team had a successful week in district play, picking up a pair of victories over Clay County.

At home on March 18, sophomore Eli Henderson went 3-for-3 and drove in three runs as the Jackets beat the Bulldogs 11-4. Seniors Houston Stafford, Keyvont Baines and Dyson Satterfield each had hits, as did junior Will Holder, sophomore Taylor Ellis and freshman Thomas Brown. Baines’ hit was a home run.

Ellis went four innings on the mound, recording nine strikeouts and giving up just one earned run. Holder, Baines and sophomore Robert Butcher each pitched an inning in relief.

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Trousdale County catcher Tytus Mann tags out Mt. Juliet’s Sam Simonson as he attempts to score on a wild pitch in the fourth inning.

The next day, the Jackets traveled to Celina to play the Bulldogs again. Trousdale broke a 2-2 tie in the top of the sixth with six runs and went on to capture a 9-3 victory.

Trousdale County collected nine hits with Stafford, Baines and junior Kobe Pridemore having two each. Henderson, Holder and Chandler Barton had the other three hits for the Jackets.

Pridemore faced 29 batters, striking out nine and allowing two earned runs.

Trousdale County also took part in the Wilson County Invitational over the weekend, going 0-4 in two days.

On Saturday, the Jackets dropped a 4-2 decision at Watertown despite having 12 hits. However, Trousdale could not overcome four errors.

Barton had three hits, Henderson and Pridemore two each, while Stafford, Baines, Butcher, Holder and junior Ben Chumley also had hits.

Later that day, the Jackets played at Friendship Christian. Coach Travis Humes’ boys scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning to tie the game at 3, but the Commanders got a walkoff home run in the bottom of the inning for a 5-3 victory.

Chumley had two hits for TCHS, while Stafford, Henderson, Pridemore, Holder and Butcher each had one.

On Friday, the Jackets dropped a 13-2 decision to Mt. Juliet Christian and a 19-0 game to Class AAA Mt. Juliet, who hosted both games.

Humes pointed out to The Vidette that some starters missed time last weekend with minor injuries, helping contribute to the Wilson County results.

Trousdale County will be shorthanded this week with the annual Senior Trip, but will play a doubleheader at Watertown on Thursday.

The Jackets will take part this weekend in the Single-A Classic with two games at Middle Tennessee Christian on Friday and two at Forrest on Saturday.

Trousdale will return to district action on Monday with a trip to South Carthage to face the Gordonsville Tigers.

Contributing: Chris Gregory, Hartsville Vidette