Lady Admirals Rampage
Farragut High School’s softball team continued its rampage through the 2022 season with another undefeated week.
On Tuesday, March 29, the Lady Admirals beat Hardin Valley Academy 11-0. FHS’s Avery Flatford threw a complete game, going six innings and giving up two hits and striking out eight.
Lauren Brakovek went 2-3, with a double, home run and four RBI.
“Another good complete effort; every starter had a hit,” FHS coach Nick Green said.
Wednesday, March 30, Farragut thrashed Alcoa 21-7, scoring 11 in the first inning. Emma MacTavish threw a five-inning, mercy-ruled complete game. Alcoa scored no runs in the final three innings.
“We got kind of relaxed and thought they’d roll over,” Green said of Alcoa’s seven runs scored. “We got too casual.”
Brakovek and Autumn Caywood combined to go 8-10 with four runs scored.
Thursday, March 31, at William Blount High School, Farragut won 9-3, as Flatford struck out 14 in a six-hit complete game. All three runs given up were earned.
Sarah Livingston went 4-4, with a double, home run and four RBI.
“Pretty intense game,” Green said. “We decided to pitch to their best player with the bases loaded, and she got a double. After that we walked her.”
The first of two Friday, April 1, games was a 13-0 thrashing of Anderson County. Flatford gave up one hit and struck out nine in a five-inning complete game.
Hailey Nichols went 2-3 with a home run and three RBI. Addison Pressley got two hits, including a two-run triple. Farragut scored 11 runs in the third.
“We started a little slow,” Green said. “Once they’ve seen the pitcher, we make some adjustments (after batting around).”
Friday’s second game was a 14-6 win over Heritage High School. MacTavish gave up six hits and six runs in six innings. FHS trailed 6-5 going into the bottom of the fifth, when they then scored nine runs.
Delaney Shrader went 4-4 with two doubles — one of which cleared the bases in the fifth — and six RBI. Ava Guzowski hit a two-run, pinch-hit home run in the fifth.
Green said he wants domination to be his girls’ standard mindset.
“Going about our business, just trying to dominate every team we play,” he said. “That’s our mentality. When we get to play ’em again, we can hopefully have a psychological advantage, especially in our district.”