Lady Falcons win over ‘Cats, Rebs
Holley Gray rips a stand-up double in action against Marshall County.
Lincoln County High School’s Lady Falcon softball team’s overall record now stands at 30-14 with two wins in district action last week and a 3-2 Border Battle record.
In District 8-AAA action, the ladies lead at 6-1. Shelbyville is 5-3; Franklin County, 4-3; Lawrence County, 3-3; Tullahoma, 4-5; and Columbia is 0-7.
Against Lawrenceburg and Winchester last week, the ladies combined for an impressive 32 hits for the two games. Riley O’Neal went yard against the Lady ‘Cats; Taylor Ferguson homered against the Lady Rebels.
On Monday of last week, the ladies finished on top of the Lady Wildcats, 13-1.
LCHS added 3 runs in the first, 1 in the second, 1 in the third, 3 in the fifth and 5 in the sixth.
Taylor Ferguson had 3 singles and a double; Miller Baggett had 4 singles; Bailey Hammons, 2 singles and a double; Traci Shelton, 3 singles; Riley O’Neal, single and home run; Lauren Hunter, 2 doubles; Holley Gray and Gus Brantley had singles.
Taylor Boyett gave up 1 run off 5 hits with 5 strikeouts and 2 walks in the books.
Tuesday, the ladies traveled to Franklin County and won over the Lady Rebs, 11-2.
Lincoln County scored 3 in the first, 3 in the second, 1 in the third, 1 in the fourth and 3 in the seventh.
Franklin County scored 2 in the second.
Ferguson finished with 2 singles and a homerun; Hunter, 2 singles and a double; O’Neal, 2 singles; Boyett doubled; Hammons, Baggett and Kristen Hancock singled.
Taylor Boyett worked the mound three games, putting 26 strikeouts in the books.
The ladies went 3-2 in the 18th Annual Border Battle. In the championship game, Oakland defeated Buckhorn, 3-2.
“We had another great tournament,” said Coach Troy Smith. “I’m continued to be blessed with some of the best parents in the world who will chip in and work hard to make the tournament such a success – it takes a lot of folks to make this happen.
“We had a lot of rain Thursday night, but Rickey Honey’s crew with the Fayetteville Department of Recreation and parents did a great job getting and keeping the fields in shape. The Rec Department has always been a tremendous help.
“I personally want to thank everyone involved for all their hard work.”
The ladies opened Thursday night with Sparkman and took the win, 2-1.
Boyett went the distance, putting 12 strikeouts with 2 hits and 2 walks in the books.
Hunter, Boyett, Baggett and Hancock had singles.
In their first game Friday, the ladies won over Summertown, 4-1.
Ferguson had a double and triple; Boyett, singled and tripled; Gray, doubled; Baggett and Shelton, singled.
Hunter pitched, finishing with 4 hits, 4 walks and 1 strikeout.
Friday in their second game, the ladies won over Greenbrier, 4-0.
In the fifth, Ferguson ripped a three-run homer, her second homerun of the week.
Hunter had a single and triple; Gray had 2 singles; and Shelton singled.
Boyett went the distance, giving up 3 hits with 7 strikeouts and 1 walk.
In action this week, the Lady Falcons had a make-up game on the road with Tullahoma late Sunday. Monday, the ladies were to host Lawrence County, then Shelbyville comes to town on Wednesday.