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Charlie Sweet and the Dragons fared well last week during four games in Knoxville.

Collierville traveled to Knoxville last week to take on some of the best teams in East Tennessee, including the state's second-ranked team.

The Dragons, who were ranked first in last week's Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association poll, went 2-1-1, including a dramatic 2-1 win over Grace Christian Academy Saturday morning.

Francisco Cartaya singled in Riley Davis in the top the sixth inning for what proved to be the game winner. Grace Christian put runners on base in the sixth and seventh innings, but Jack Dougherty worked out of trouble with three strikeouts over the final two innings to get the save.

Davis hit a solo homer in the fourth inning to tie the game at 1-1.

D.J. Sides struck out six and allowed just one hit in three innings of relief to earn the win.

The Dragons (20-3-1) play at White Station Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. before traveling to Clarksville, Tenn. for games Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

In other games:

• In a matchup of the state's top two ranked teams last Thursday, Farragut edged Collierville 3-2.

A solo homer by Farragut's Cooper Mashburn in the bottom of the sixth proved to be the difference.

Charlie Sweet and Kobe Perkins each had two hits for Collierville and Ty Leatherwood and Perkins each drove in a run.

Collierville ace Peyton Calitri pitched well but took the loss. He allowed just one earned run, struck out five and allowed seven hits over six innings.

• The time limit ended a game vs. Bearden on Friday in a 3-3 tie.

Cartaya was 2 for 4 with a pair of doubles and two RBIs and Leatherwood singled, doubled and drove in a run. Mitch Austin drove in the Dragons' third run.

Sam Poindexter and Zach Jackson combined to strike out seven and allow seven hits.

• A three-run homer by Camden Suhoza highlighted Collierville's 12-1 win over Maryville on Friday.

Grayson Munyon allowed a run in the bottom of the first inning but was lights out after that. He struck out six and allowed just one hit over five innings to pick up the win.

Leatherwood was 2 for 3 with a triple and two RBIs and Nick Hassler singled twice. Nicholson, Mitch Austin, Cartaya, Charlie Sweet and Gary Smith each had an RBI.