No Spring Break for Cannon sports

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RONNY BURKS photo Jackson Mason with a double against Eagleville in a make-up game in Woodbury. The Lions fell to Eagleville 5 to 2.

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While, most of the Cannon County High School students were away on Spring Break last week, each of the Lion and Lionette spring sports teams were hard at work on the field of play.
Here is a recap of last week's action.

Murfreesboro Central Magnet 10, Cannon County 0 (6) March 30

Murfreesboro Central Magnet 7, Cannon County 2 March 31

The Lions' baseball team faced a tough task earlier last week against District 8-AA rival Murfreesboro Central Magnet. The Tigers came in on a roll as they are looking to make a return trip to the Spring Fling next month while the Lions were hoping to break a three-game losing streak.
In Game 1 of the two-game series at Starplex in Murfreesboro, the Lions were held to one hit by Austin Martin, while the Tigers broke open a 1-0 lead after three innings to score nine runs in the final three at-bats which ended the game early after six innings. Tucker Francis was the losing pitcher for the Lions.
The following night, the second game was held at Cannon County, but the result was the same. However, the Lions ended a 19-inning scoreless streak with two runs in the bottom of the seventh, but it was, too little, too late. Francis led the way in a losing effort going 2-for-4 while Martin and Nick Vassar each scored for CCHS. Vassar was back on the mound after missing the last few games, because of the flu. However, he pitched up the loss.
"The score on March 30 was somewhat inflated because we were playing them 1-0 in the fourth inning, then we just blew up," CCHS head coach Justin Fann said. "The first four or five innings of that first game, I was really proud of how we played, then the second half I was not very pleased, because of errors here and there. (March 31), I felt we hit the ball better, but we hit the ball right at some guys. We could not find some gaps, and the other team found some."

Eagleville 5, Cannon County 2 April 4
The Lions match-up at home against Fayetteville on April 3 was canceled, because of severe weather in the area. However, CCHS made up a home game against Eagleville, which was supposed to be played on March 10. The Lions took an early 1-0 advantage in the bottom of the first, but the Eagles responded with five runs in the middle innings, including three in the top of the fourth to get the win.
Jake Todd and Jackson Mason each had a double while Jared Judkins and Briar Jakes scored for the Lions in a losing effort.
CCHS is now 3-9 on the season as it heads to district rival Upperman for the second game of the two-game series on Tuesday.

DeKalb County 7, Cannon County 1 (March 30)
The Lionettes were looking for payback after falling to the Tigerettes on March 26, 4-1. It the second part of a home and home series between the top two teams in the district. However, DCHS scored two runs each in the fourth, fifth and seventh innings to break open the game against CCHS pitcher Kristen Hale as she picked up the loss. Lionette lead-off hitter Livia Walker went 3-for-3, including a RBI, while Kendra Maynard scored the only run and also had a triple in the loss.

Cannon County 15, York 0 (4) (March 31)
Cannon County 8, York 0 (5) (March 31)
The Lionettes bounced back big time with an easy doubleheader sweep of the Lady Dragons outscoring them 23-0 in nine innings of work. In the first game of the day, Hale only gave up one hit, and she fanned nine York batters while Walker went 3-for-4 with three runs scored, a home run and four RBIs. Kelsie Smith added three RBIs in the game one win.
In Game two, Hale pitched a no-hitter, which included six strikeouts. Molly Williams led the way at the plate going 2-for-3 with two RBIs. The Lionettes finished the doubleheader with a total of 21 hits to one by the Lady Dragons.

Livingston 8, Cannon County 3 (April 2)
Coming into the game, the Lionettes were down three starters, including Cheyanne Fann, who went down with a season-ending injury on March 24, and Walker and Shelby Earls missed the game because of Spring Break. The Lady Wildcats took advantage by scoring seven runs in the bottom of the third to break open the game. Williams went 2-for-3 with one run while Ally Parton added two RBIs in losing effort.
The Lionettes are now 8-5 heading into a home doubleheader showdown on Tuesday against district foe, Murfreesboro Central Magnet at 4:30 p.m.

Goodpasture 2, Cannon County 1 (March 31)
In the only match of the week for the Lions, they gave up a late free kick, which broke a 1-1 tie during the second half of action. Goodpasture led 1-0 after the first half after CCHS allowed a blooper goal. However, the Lions answered during the second 40 minutes, when Jake Walkup scored off a beautiful assist by Marshall McReynolds to level the score at one. The Cougars won the match a few minutes later, when they converted a well-placed 20 yard free kick.
The Lions fall to 1-3-2 on the season as they host district foe, Merrol Hyde on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Both tennis teams were off this week, because of Spring Break. The Lionettes are 3-3 while the Lions are 0-7 as they host Livingston Academy on Thursday.

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