COOKEVILLE --- Farragut High School’s softball team won three out of its first four games to open the 2017 season at the Gordonsville Tournament.
The Lady Admirals played all four of those games Saturday, March 18. A postponement of several games moved elimination play to Sunday but Farragut [3-1] opted not to return.
Once they finally hit the field, the Lady Admirals had a successful day as their pitching and defense stole the show in the tournament opener. Farragut routed Marion County 8-0 in six innings.
Senior pitcher Callie Moore opened the campaign by throwing a no-hitter, as the Lady Admirals allowed Marion County just three base runners.
“Callie threw a no-hitter and she only had one strikeout. We played pretty good defense behind her,” Lady Admirals skipper David Moore said. “That was a good start and I’m really happy with the start of our season.”
Against the Lady Warriors, Lexee Lamoree blasted a three-run homer and Avery Jones drove in two runs. Kelsie Tuggle had two hits and two stolen bases. She also scored a run and knocked in another.
In its next game, Farragut notched a 9-1 victory over the Macon County Lady Tigers. Leadoff hitter Tori West reached base safely three times. She doubled, singled and walked. She scored twice and had an RBI.
“She got on base three times and that’s what your leadoff hitter is supposed to do,” coach Moore said. “I moved her to the leadoff spot in our last scrimmage and she’s done a good job there.”
West picked up a little help from her supporting cast as Lamoree went 2-for-2 and drove in a pair of runs. Callie Moore had two hits and knocked in three runs.
Pitcher Lakyn Moore surrendered three hits and an unearned run while striking out four against Macon County.
The Lady Admirals had their lone bad showing against DeKalb County, as things went south for Farragut early in a 5-0 loss.
West was hit-by-pitch to open the game and was forced out with an injury. Coach Moore was unsure of her status moving forward. “Hopefully, she’s not hurt too bad,” he said. “We took her out and a couple of her fingers were swollen.”
Defensively, “We kicked the ball around a little in the first and they scored four runs,” coach Moore said. “Callie pitched that game and she wasn’t quite as sharp [as she was in her season-opening no-hitter] but our defense wasn’t as sharp either.”
Farragut had two hits against DeKalb. Bailey Young singled and Devon Weller had a double.
The Lady Admirals bounced back and closed their stay in Cookeville with a 4-1 win over Page. Bailey Myers went 2-for-3, and her two-run double put Farragut ahead for good. Her hit came after Andrea Sarhatt tied the game.
Lakyn Moore had four strikeouts en route to picking up her second win of the season.