Smith gets 500th win as head coach
Lincoln County High School’s Lauren Hunter ripped a double in her first at bat against Columbia’s Lady Lions.
Lincoln County High School’s Lady Falcon softball team split in District 8-AAA action last week. In the Middle Tennessee Softball Coaches Association tournament, the ladies went 3-3, giving Coach Troy Smith his 500th win.
The ladies’ overall record is now 12-8.
In an upset in their district opener on the road in Shelbyville Tuesday night, the ladies were blanked in five innings, 10-0.
The Lady Eagles scored 2 in the first, 1 in the third, 2 in the fourth and put the game in the mercy rule adding 5 in the fifth.
Taylor Boyett went the distance, giving up 9 hits with 7 walks and 1 strikeout.
Defensively, the ladies made 6 errors.
LCHS generated 3 hits coming from Lauren Hunter, Taylor Ferguson and Gus Brantley.
The Lady Falcons recovered, improving their district record to 1-1 Wednesday night, defeating Columbia at home, 7-3.
LCHS scored 1 in the first, 3 in the third and 3 in the fourth. Columbia put their three runs on the board in the top of the sixth.
Lincoln County finished the night with 10 hits. Lauren Hunter and Taylor Boyett had singles and doubles. Taylor Ferguson, Bailey Hammons, Holley Gray, Miller Baggett and Gus Brantley had singles
Boyett got the start and went the distance, giving up 3 earned runs off 8 hits with 7 strikeouts and no walks.
Thursday, the ladies hosted the first round of the MTSCA tournament and went down to Columbia Academy, 10-5. The Lady Falcons were up 5-4 after six, but the Lady Bulldogs went long, adding 6 runs to the board for the win. Hunter and Boyett worked the mount.
Friday, the ladies were defeated by Siegel, 3-0, then won over Blackman, 9-7, with Hunter pitching. The win gave Coach Smith his 500th career win.
The Lady Falcon JV defeated White House, 12-0, with Owens on the mound.
Saturday, the ladies split, defeating Sycamore 6-3 with Mann and Howell pitching. In their final game of the tournament, LCHS went down again to Columbia Academy, this time 12-2, with Howell working the mound.
The ladies were to continue district play hosting Tullahoma on Monday of this week. Wednesday, the JV will host Riverdale’s JV with games at 4:30 and 6 p.m.
Thursday through Saturday, LCHS will travel to Murfreesboro for the Riverdale Warrior Tournament.