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Farragut doubles up on Diamond ’Dawgs
Farragut softball manages one victory in prestigious Lady Warrior Classic


It took a late flurry — not an immediate knockout — for Farragut to shake Bearden and win the Westside softball showdown 12-2 in six innings Thursday, March 26, at FHS’s Bellamy Field.

The Lady Admirals, entering the week 5-3 overall after one win at the rain-shortened Lady Warrior Classic last weekend in Murfreesboro (3-1 in District 4-AAA), used a five-run fifth inning to put the BHS game on ice.

As first reported at Farragut First Edition, www.farragut-press.com March 26, winning pitcher Allison Delaney, a junior, allowed five hits while striking out four and walking one.

“I’ve definitely gotten a lot better since last year,” Delaney said. “I was in lessons all summer, and summer ball and then on through fall. My speed and consistency has definitely improved.”

Morgan Holbrook, FHS standout second baseman, said her Lady Ads “always come ready to play against Bearden because they’re one of our biggest rivals.”


Offensively for Farragut, Madison Gray led with three hits, followed by Holbrook, Lashae Wallace, Stephanie Harris, Megan Harris, Kaci Murr and Andi Murry with two each. Samantha Watson had a pinch-hit single. “Lashae and Madison did a good job at the top of the order, kinda getting us started there,” FHS head coach David Moore said. Stephanie Harris had a two-RBI triple.

Farragut also benefitted from a nice sliding catch from Melissa Eggert in right field.

Bearden assistant coach Leonard Sams said his team (3-5, 0-4 entering the week) “hung in real early, all the way up to the fifth inning. Hitting-wise we looked pretty good. You’ve got to remember we’re playing four and five freshmen out here, and they’re learning.”

Sams said Lady Bulldogs pitcher Kaylee Heemsoth, who allowed 16 hits, “did a great job ... only gave up one hard hit.”

Offensively, Sams praised freshman designated player Courtney Braden, who had one hit. “She came in and got the job done, she’s just a great hitter.” Heemsoth had an RBI single while Alex Boris, Amanda Dunaway and Haley Miles (double) also had hits for BHS.

FHS ONE CLASSIC WIN

Stephanie Harris’ three-run homer was the big swat in Farragut’s 4-3 win against Corry Allen, Pa. in its first Warrior Classic game, Friday, March 27. Murry’s had an RBI double.

Third baseman Megan Harris also made a key defensive play late, throwing out the tying run at home plate in the final inning, the bottom of the sixth. “Paige [Kula, catcher] did a good job blocking the plate … good play on both ends there,” Moore said. Winning pitcher Delaney fanned four.

Owensboro Catholic (Ky.) edged Farragut 4-3 Saturday, March 28 Megan Harris had two hits and two RBI with Gray adding two hits.

Later that day FHS lost to Forrest, defending TSSAA Class A state champs, 5-3 in a six-inning game. Wallace and Stephanie Harris each had two hits.

 

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