Ooltewah Invitational nets two victories for Lady Admirals softball

OOLTEWAH — A trip to the Jim Frost Ooltewah Invitational produced mixed results for the Farragut High School softball team.

The Lady Admirals split four games during their two-day stay Friday and Saturday, April 1-2.

Farragut [12-3 starting the week] dropped its final two games Saturday after winning a pair of tilts on Friday.

The Lady Admirals closed the tournament with a 7-3 loss to Red Bank. FHS fell behind 7-1 before scoring two runs in its last at-bat. The game against the Lady Lions ended with the tying run on deck.

“We played Red Bank and they’re a good hitting team,” Farragut head coach David Moore said. “We were down 7-1 going into the last inning and Kelsie Tuggle hit a two-run home run and when the game ended, we had the tying run on deck.

“We battled back and we had a chance to win and that’s all you can ask for.”

Lakyn Moore (7-1) pitched for FHS and was tagged with her first loss of the 2017 season.

“Lakyn wasn’t as sharp as she has been,” coach Moore said.

Earlier on Saturday, the Lady Ads tangled with the host Lady Owls and came up on the short end of a 3-1 decision.

Ooltewah junior pitcher Kayla Boseman limited the Lady Admirals to just four hits. FHS did get on the scoreboard in the fifth inning when Tori West was plated when Andrea Sarhatt reached base. Delaney Weller had a double against Ooltewah.

Callie Moore took the loss in the circle and was robbed of a pair of hits in the game.

“We had the bases loaded and Callie hit a shot and their shortstop made a great play,” coach Moore said. “She robbed Callie twice when she hit the ball hard.”

Callie Moore dropped to 5-2 with the loss.

Farragut had its best game Friday night, March 31. The Lady Admirals notched an 8-0 victory over Buckeye High School of Ohio.

Lakyn Moore tossed a perfect game and had five strikeouts. It was her second no-hitter of the week. She hurled a no-hitter in a 20-1 District 4-AAA home win against West High

at Bellamy Field Wednesday, March 29.

Lexee Lamoree had a two-run triple and Weller and Tuggle each clubbed a pair of two-run homers against Buckeye.

Farragut opened tournament play by winning a 6-5 thriller against Warren County.

The Lady Admirals spotted the Lady Pioneers a 5-0 lead before storming back to win the game, which was decided by the international tie-breaker.

“I didn’t know anything about Warren County but they hit the ball really well and we fell behind 5-0,” coach Moore said.

Lamoree got the Lady Ads

on the board when she hit a two-run blast in the third inning. She also tied the game when she had a three-run homer in the fifth.

Lamoree has knocked in 34 runs in Farragut’s first 15 games this season.

The Lady Admirals won the game in the sixth inning when West singled and scored.

Coach Moore said he was pleased with his team’s effort against Warren County.

“I’m just proud that we came back against and hit the ball against Warren County,” he said. “We probably should’ve started a little sooner."