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Pitching depth gone, but bats hot
Murr carrying FHS Softball pitching load with sharp control; Lady Ads 5-0 last week

Kaci Murr needs to get plenty of rest, eat well, be on the lookout for contagious germs and avoid daredevil activities in her free time.

The ace of Farragut High School softball pitching better stay healthy and on top of her game —head coach David Moore has no experienced help behind the sophomore for the remainder of 2010.

One pitcher “is going to have her gall bladder removed next week, and Brittany [Gray], who's been pitching a little bit, she's going to have shoulder surgery [this] week,” said Moore after Murr's excellent control served her well yet again while improving her overall pitching record to 17-6.

That came after Farragut beat William Blount 7-4 Friday evening, April 23, at FHS's Bellamy Field.

“I'm proud of Kaci, she's been battling and competing and having to pitch so much,” Moore said of Murr, who allowed no walks and only one earned run versus the Lady Governors.

In 2010, Murr has allowed just 10 walks in 127 1/3 innings.

About the news on her back-ups, Murr said, “I realized I've got to get better and work harder.”

With help from a potent offense, Farragut managed to go 5-0 last week “to put ourselves back into [district] contention,” Moore said, as the Lady Admirals' record improves to 18-9 overall, 9-2 in District 4-AAA entering this week.

“It was a huge week for us. We've been hitting the ball well.”

Offensively against WBHS, Murr helped her own cause with two hits. Megan Harris had two hits: a triple followed by a two-RBI single in the sixth providing insurance.

Stephanie Harris added a double and triple plus one RBI. Madison Gray had two singles and stole two bases. Abbie Cooper slapped an RBI single.

Prior to her surgery, freshman Brittany Gray was winning pitcher versus Catholic (14-1 win).

“And Tori [Etheridge] did a good job behind the plate” spelling starting senior Paige Kula versus Lenoir City (15-0 win) and KCHS, Moore said about the freshman who normally starts at third base.

“I wasn't really expecting to play that much,” Etheridge said.


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