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WEST: Lady
Rebels unable
Maryville softball
to keep up crushes Catholic
perfect. The Lady Moun- MARYVILLE 11,
taineers scored 12 runs — Maryville softball’s bats Catholic 1, 6 inns.
six in both the second and got hot, run ruling the
third inning — on nine Knoxville Catholic Irish the Rebels a 4-0 lead after
hits and four West errors. 11-1 in six innings at John one inning.
Morgan Gardner start- Sevier Elementary School Maryville’s Hadley York
ed the onslaught in the Monday evening. led off the bottom of the
second inning, when the “Girls were putting the second inning with a single,
Heritage senior busted bat on the ball, got sev- and later scored along with
her first home run over eral hits back to back,” Richardson on Campbell
the left-field wall to score Maryville coach David White’s two RBI double.
Hailey Berglof, who was Allen told The Daily Times. Pitts brought White home
walked. Geary was walked “The last few days playing, with a sacrifice fly to right
in the next at-bat, and then what we lacked is stringing field, extending the Lady
Caycee Braden reached hits together.” Rebel lead to 6-0.
on an error. An Aubrey Maryville’s bats weren’t A Knox Catholic RBI sin-
Lonas RBI-ground out the only thing working well gle from Katie Perry scored
plated Geary followed by Monday night, as Kasey Laura Cunningham for its
another error that brought Monday pitched a three- only run in the top of the
Braden home and put Jay- hit complete game. Monday third inning.
ley Frazier on base. Gracie struck out four and walked The Lady Rebels
Burns’ triple scored Fra- none, allowing four hits and answered with a run of
zier, and a Courtney Deck only one earned run. their own after Monday
sacrifice fly brought Burns “My changeup was work- helped herself with a single
home for a 6-0 lead. ing good, my defense was up the middle, later scoring
“ We p l a y e d g o o d doing good for me. I had to on a Catholic error.
defense and we hit well,” thank them a lot for that,” In the bottom of the
Sherman said. Monday said. “I just got- fourth, Pitts, Hamby and
“We haven’t been hit- ta keep working and keep Johnson strung together
ting well and seen better doing what I can.” three straight doubles.
pitching. We’ve just been “Good changeups Hamby and Johnson were
getting by. It was a good and good movement,” credited with RBI’s. Riley
chance to get some good SCOTT KELLER | THE DAILY TIMES Maryville catcher Lauren Colligan then chased home
swings on the ball. MARYVILLE’S MICHAEL STEVERSON (13) slides in safe at second ahead of the throw to Jerry Ham- “Lo” Hamby said about Johnson with an RBI sin-
“I was proud of Morgan mons (1) with an RBI double against Farragut Monday night at Coulter’s Grove. Monday’s pitching per- gle of her own, pushing the
Gardner. She’s had two formance through all six score to 10-1.

SAIL: Maryville tallied seven hits, four walks

innings. Monday’s pitching perfor-
Hamby also contributed mance continued, only fac-
‘We played good to the offense with an RBI ing eight batters in the last
triple in the first and an RBI two frames and not allow-
defense and FROM 1B double in the fourth inning. ing a runner past second
“Inside screwballs,” Ham- base. After pinch hitter Eva
we hit well.’ bases with one out in the by said is what she saw at Fortenberry and Alexis
bottom of the third, but the plate on both of her Spicer led off the bottom of
Jeff Sherman were unable to push across extra-base hits. the sixth with back-to-back
Heritage softball head coach a run. They did the same “Every inning we were singles for Maryville, and
in the fifth and again came giving ourselves a chance Colligan scored Fortenber-
at-bats before tonight, away with a zero to show at the plate,” Allen said. ry to end the game at 11-1.
maybe three, so for her for it. “Defensively, Kasey did a “We just gotta keep show-
to come out and hit like Maryville tallied seven great job. I don’t think they ing up and playing,” Allen
she did tonight, is good.” hits — one less than Farra- got any lead-off hits. We did said.
Gardner started a four- gut — and drew four walks, a good job of keeping the “We got Farragut tomor-
hit, six-run third inning but only managed the one lead-off runner off and that row and Heritage on Thurs-
with a single as all six run and stranded nine on was key.” day, so it’s a big week as far
runs scored before the base. Maryville’s Brooklin as district games.”
Lady Rebels recorded an “They’re a good team. Richardson started things
out with Neffot Tel in the They pitch it really well,” in the first with a lead-off CATHOLIC LADY IRISH 1, 6 INNINGS
circle. Tel’s night came to Sullivan said. “I think the double, and Kendal Pitts KCHS 001 000 –1 4 1
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her fifth batter with two their No. 1 guy, to me. I MARYVILLE’S WILL ORREN (4) tries to step around the tag by ardson with an RBI dou- WP: Kasey Monday LP: Brianna Costello
2B: Brooklin Richardson (2), Kendal Pitts
outs. Sierra Lloyd relieved don’t think they believe Farragut third baseman Parker Noland (9) but is called out in ble. Hamby’s RBI triple (2), Lauren Hamby, Saylor Johnson, Emma
Tel as she threw one pitch that, but to me he’s their Monday’s game at Coulter’s Grove. and Saylor Johnson’s RBI Schaad
and got Tiffany Kessock to No. 1 guy. And they made single followed and gave 3B: Lauren Hamby
ground out, but not before the plays on defense they out. Steverson moved up to like to be really good right


the Lady Mountaineers needed to make, and they third, but Farragut reliever now. But I really, really,
overcame a tough start do a good job. Landon Smiddy induced a really want to be good in
and overpowered the Lady “I feel like we’ve got to pair of ground outs to end May. So this is our eighth
Rebels. get our approach better. the threat. game. We’ve got 26 more
Orren settled in and
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“It does boost our confi- We’ve got guys that are games we’ve got to learn
dence a little bit because not doing a good job with didn’t allow another run and grow before the dis-
we do win,” Geary said, two-strike approach and over his six innings of trict tournament.”
“but with a team like that opposite-field approach. work. He struck out eight, Want to get
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