Softball Ads 4-4A league champs following two blowouts, no-hitter
It was a light week last week for Farragut High School’s softball team, as the Lady Admirals played only a pair of games, both against district 4-4A foes.
But they won them both in typical Lady Admiral domination while wrapping up a district championship.
On Tuesday, April 19, Farragut run-ruled William Blount 12-0 at home on Senior Night.
Avery Flatford was dominant on the mound, throwing a no-hitter and striking out eight in five innings. In recent weeks, Flatford had had some rough outings, but was back in form against the Lady Governors.
“We were back to normal,” Admirals head coach Nick Green said. “We were hitting up and down the lineup, pitching was solid. It was good to see Flatford back to being her normal self on the mound.”
Sarah Livingston was 2-of-2 at the plate for Farragut and scored three times. Ava Guzowski went 2-of 2 with a triple and three RBI. Emily Musco had a double, triple and four RBI.
“All seven seniors were in the starting lineup,” Green said. “It was a good, happy day for everybody.”
On Thursday, April 21, FHS traveled to Heritage and again invoked the run rule, this time 10-0 in six innings.
Flatford and Emma MacTavish each pitched three innings, giving up a combined three hits and striking out eight.
Scoreless after three, the Lady Admirals’ bats came alive in the fourth as they put up six runs.
“We didn’t do a whole lot in the first three innings,” Green said. “When we get around to that second time (in the fourth inning), we’re gonna make adjustments. It escalated pretty quickly.”
Lauren Brakovec had a monster night at the plate for Farragut. She went 3-of-3, crushing a two-run home run while adding triple, and driving in five. Autumn Caywood went 3-of-4, drove in two and hit a solo home run that followed Brakovec’s. Musco went 2-of-2, including a double, scored a run and drove in a run.
Green didn’t mind playing only two games last week. “Hopefully we played enough to stay sharp but not overplay,” he said. “They’ll be rested and ready to go.”
The win over the Lady Mountaineers finished the district’s champs’ Farragut’s 4-4A schedule at 9-1. They’re 24-2-1 overall. Since the loss to Bearden on April 12, the Lady Admirals haven’t given up a single run.
Green is confident heading toward the District tournament, which starts on Wednesday, May 4.
“As long as we can keep everybody healthy and try to keep our momentum going,” he said.