Spring Fling roundup: Two from Middle Tennessee capture decathlon titles

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 12:07am
Staff reports

Brentwood’s Kevin Lazas successfully defended his title in the Class AAA decathlon with a 562-point victory Tuesday, the second day of the TSSAA’s 2010 Spring Fling.

Blake Edwards of Martin Luther King was the A/AA champion by an even wider margin.

Lazas was the top scorer in three of the 10 events, and was in the top four of all five on the second day of competition.

His final total was 6,510. Teammate Clay Kosack finished fourth with 5,815.

Edwards was not the top performer in any of the Day Two events after having outperformed the field in three on Monday. He was second four times, though, and concluded the day with the third-fastest time in the 1,500.

His final total of 6,366 was more than 800 more than his closest competitor’s.


Class AA
David Lipscomb 2, DeKalb County 1 (10 innings):
Michael Mascolo scored an unearned run and ended the contest as the Mustangs advanced on the first day of the tournament.

Mascolo got to second when his fly to shallow right fell in. Keith Smith then hit a grounder to second which was thrown away, and Mascolo scored the winning run.

Smith also pitched and earned his third straight postseason victory.

Donelson Christian Academy 4, University School –Jackson 3:
Jordan Jones, Brad Warren and Neil Hickman accounted for all six of DCA’s hits with two apiece, but it was a groundball out by Jamison Manning in the top of the sixth that drove in Hickman with the game-winning run.

Warren had a two-run home run and finished with three RBIs. Jones scored twice.

Brentwood Academy 10, Briarcrest 6

Class A
Friendship Christian 2, Nashville Christian 1


Class AAA
Jefferson County 9, Ravenwood 1:
Designated hitter Kayla Green had one of Ravenwood’s two hits and scored its only one. She reached on an error in the top of the fourth and came around to score on a pair of groundball outs.

Lakin Singleton also had a single, and Ashley Beyke pitched a complete game.

Girls Preparatory School 11, Pope John Paul II 1:
Ashley Hammer, Megan Mihaliah and Ann Duzane all had two hits for JPII, which led early when Jessica Rogan was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the top of the first.

GPS went ahead to stay with five runs in the second.