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FHS softballers KO Bearden with bats
Harris, Ingleby homer as Farragut rolls 16-2; end week with 2-2 mark

Farragut’s bats sizzled at Bearden’s Kim Hazelwood Field last week, but proved to be less potent in two late-week losses.

Against its BHS rivals, the Lady Admirals pounded out 16 hits — highlighted by home runs from Stephanie Harris and Rachel Ingleby — en route to a 16-2 rout of Bearden in five innings Tuesday, March 25.

However, despite 11 strikeouts from staff ace pitcher Ingleby, FHS dropped a 5-1 decision at home to District 4-AAA rival Maryville two days later, as FHS managed just one hit.

In a rain-shortened 34-team Worth Southern Invitational in Murfreesboro March 28, Farragut (6-2 overall, 3-1 in 4-AAA entering the week) beat Cookeville 4-1 then lost to Cory Allen (Pa.) 7-1.

Against CHS, LaShae Wallace had one hit and scored a run while Lyndsey Slade had an RBI. Megan Harris’ two hits and one RBI led FHS against Cory Allen.


A nine-run top of the fourth inning was the difference, as Harris and Abby Rose Martin led Farragut with three hits each. “We knew Bearden was a big rival, so we had to get it started,” said Martin, a senior catcher, about the Lady Admiral offense.

Stephanie Harris, a sophomore first baseman, also had two singles and three RBI total. Martin had a bases-clearing double in the fourth and added two singles.

Keri Meade, FHS senior third baseman, added a two-RBI triple and an RBI single. “Yeah, it’s definitely always more exciting when you beat Bearden,” Meade said.

Morgan Holbrook, junior second baseman who led the Lady Ads in hitting entering the week, added a triple and a single.

Megan Harris had two hits, including a double, and two RBI. Samantha Watson and Andi Murry added RBI doubles and Melissa Eggert an RBI single.

Bearden (4-4, 2-1 entering the week) was led by Elizabeth Gray and Meagan Fredenberg with RBI doubles. Laura Hensley, Jennifer Griffith and Kaylee Heemsoth each added singles.

“I think offensively against Miss Ingleby ... we hit the ball and executed bunts,” BHS head coach Gary Mashburn said. “She’s capable of shutting you out.”


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