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Lady Ads take down four district leaders during Gibbs tourney


Farragut’s first softball stumble in District 4-AAA — an April 10 loss at Heritage 2-0 — was followed by a strong finishing kick last week.

Four wins during the rain-shorted Gibbs Tournament April 13-14 gave Farragut a 17-4 overall record entering the week, and a league-leading 6-1 mark in 4-AAA.


“I’m pleased, we beat four good, solid teams ... Midway’s winning their district, Sweetwater’s leading their district, Lebanon’s winning their district, and Karns is tied for the lead in their district,” FHS head coach David Moore said. “I’m proud of the way we played this weekend.”

As for individuals excelling during the tournament, held at Sportspark in Karns and at Tazewell Park in East Knoxville, “Rachel [Ingleby] pitched three solid ballgames, she wasn’t as sharp as she’s been but she gutted out three big wins,” Moore said about his senior staff ace. “Kristin Murr’s five-and-O now, got another win, beat Sweetwater. Does a good job keeping it around the plate, giving us a chance to win.

“She’s doesn’t throw hard, but she keeps it around the plate, doesn’t walk many people,” Moore added about Murr, a junior who allowed five hits and two walks with one strikeout. “They very rarely hit the ball hard against her.”

Offensively, “Sarah Young’s had a big weekend, had a couple of big hits last night ... against Midway and Lebanon she had two R-B-Is in each of those games,” Moore said about his senior shortstop.

Referring to a 7-4 win against Karns where the Lady Ads rallied to scored all of its runs during its final at-bat, “Crissie Hannahs had a bit hit, she had a bases-loaded double that gave us the lead there,” Moore said.

“She hit well this weekend.”

Freshman Amanda Tranum “had a huge hit to get the rally started against Karns today,” Moore said.

FHS 2 MIDWAY 0

Ingleby went the distance, allowing only one hit with 10 strikeouts in seven innings Friday evening, April 13. Young provided both RBIs in the third inning, ending with two hits. Allison Devaney and LaShae Wallace scored on a Young single, with Wallace scoring from first base thanks to “hustle,” Moore said. Hannahs also had two hits.

FHS 3 LEBANON 1

Trailing 1-0, Farragut scored all three runs in the fifth inning of what became a six-inning game (tourney time limit) Friday. Lyndsey Slade’s two-out RBI single tied the game, then Young punched home two more runs with a single. Young ending with two hits.

Ingleby allowed only two hits while striking out seven.

FHS 11 SWEETWATER 1

Scoring three runs each in the first- and second-inning, the Lady Admirals sealed the issue with four in the sixth. Ingleby had two hits, including a double, and three RBIs.

Hannahs added two hits, while Young tripled. Sara Rini had a two-RBI single, while Devaney, Stephanie Harris, Morgan Holbrook and Wallace each singled.

FHS 7 KARNS 4

Once again, the fifth-inning was huge for the Lady Admirals — scoring all seven runs in that frame, the final inning against KHS.

Hannahs’ one out, two-RBI double put FHS up for good. Rini’s hard-hit ball, though ruled an error, scored two runs.

Ingleby was touched up in the bottom of the fifth, allowing three of her five hits in Karns’ three run rally that included a pair of FHS errors.

The senior staff ace had eight strikeouts.

 

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