Lady Ads one loss, one win

Loss to BHS, then a win over HVA

  • Farragut High School’s Sarah Livingston is tagged out by Hardin Valley Academy’s Brooke Taylor. - Jeremy Wiggs

  • Farragut High School softball player Delaney Shrader takes a swing during the April 14 softball game which Farragut won 11-0. - Jeremy Wiggs

Farragut High School girls’ softball team experienced a rare loss last week as the Lady Admirals fell to Bearden, 5-4 on Wednesday, April 13.

For the week, FHS went 2-1.

However, coach Nick Green said he thought

the setback could be beneficial for his team going forward.

“The loss is not the end of the world,” he said. “Hopefully, it will get us refocused on the task at hand and remind everybody we’re not invincible.”

Against the Lady Bulldogs, Emma MacTavish pitched six innings, gave up seven hits and struck out 11. At one point, she fanned seven straight. 

“She did pretty well,” Green said. “We just didn’t play very well. Offensively, we just didn’t do a very good job. “We were trying to do too much with the ball” he added. “Bearden played well, but I think it took their best game and our worst game to get beat.”

Farragut led 4-3 in the sixth, but Bearden scored two in its half to win it. The Lady Admirals committed a pair of errors. 

Thursday, April 14, FHS Lady Ads looked much more like themselves with an 11-0 win over Hardin Valley. The run rule kicked in after five innings. 

MacTavish went the distance, throwing a five-hitter.

Lauren Brakovec was two for three with four RBI.

Sarah Livingston also went two for three and scored three times while Laney Shrader had a solo home run.

Green said he thinks the loss to Bearden might have been motivating.

“At the end of the Bearden game, we had a discussion,” he said. “We talked about how we’d been losing interest in games and looked past opponents. Either we’re gonna come together and get back on track or we’re gonna fall apart.

“They responded well,” Green said. “It was good to see a good response.

“Our focus was good; the intensity level was good the whole game.”

Friday, April 15, the Lady Admirals pulled out a 1-0 squeaker against Crescent High School (from Iva, SC). The Lady Tigers have won their region the last 34 years in a row. 

After several days of rest, Avery Flatford pitched the first three innings and picked up the win, giving up three hits and striking out four. MacTavish finished the game. 

The lone run came when Ava Guzowski, after singling and stealing second, scored on Emily Musco’s single. Each had two hits. 

“Tense game the whole game,” Green said. “We hit the ball well; we just hit it right at fielders. A nice, hard-fought game.”

Farragut is now 22-2-1 overall, 7-1 in District 4-4A.