Lady Falcons go 2-2 in district
Lincoln County High School’s Riley Gusich salted the game away with this three-run homer in the Lady Falcons’ match-up with Tullahoma. ~ Staff photo by Paul Henry
Lincoln County High School’s Lady Falcon softball team had four district games on tap last week and played in a two-day tournament at Franklin.
LCHS picked up a win over Tullahoma on Pink Out Night Monday and won on Senior Night against Franklin County Tuesday. But, the ladies went down on the road to Shelbyville Thursday night, then fell to Coffee County in a make-up game Sunday.
The win gives the Lady Raiders possession of first place in the district. Lincoln County and Shelbyville are currently tied for second, but the Lady Falcons have a make-up game with Lawrence County yet to play.
Seniors honored before the Franklin County game include Lauren Hunter, Traci Shelton, Miller Baggett and Taylor Ferguson.
Monday, the ladies won at home over Tullahoma, 5-0.
The ladies scored 1 in the fourth, then added four in the fifth with a 3-run homer by Riley Gusich.
LCHS had 7 hits with singles coming from Lauren Hunter, Taylor Ferguson, Riley O’Neal, Lauren Reese, Miller Baggett and Alyssa Howell in addition to Gusich’s long ball.
Breanna Owens got the shutout, giving up 4 hits, 2 walks and 6 strikeouts.
Tuesday against Franklin County, the ladies took the win, 10-0, in six innings.
LCHS plated 2 in the first, 2 in the fourth, 3 in the fifth and 2 in the sixth.
The Lady Falcons had 14 hits. Riley O’Neal had a single and homerun; Cailey Alverson and Miller Baggett had a single and double; Lauren Hunter and Taylor Ferguson had 2 singles; Traci Shelton, Riley Gusich, Lauren Reese and Alyssa Howell had singles.
Lauren Hunter went the distance, pitching a one-hitter, hitting two batters and one strikeout.
Thursday, the Lady Falcons went down on the road to Shelbyville, 9-6.
Both teams put three runs on the board in the first, and LCHS added 1 in the second and 1 in the third. But, the Lady Eagles plated 4 in the fourth, taking the lead, 7-5. The Lady Falcons scored 1 in the top of the sixth but gave up 2 runs in the bottom half of the inning. The seventh inning was scoreless.
The ladies finished with 12 hits coming from Breanna Owens and Lauren Reese with a single and double; Miller Baggett and Traci Shelton, 2 singles; Taylor Mitchell, Lauren Hunter, Riley O’Neal, single; and Taylor Ferguson had a homerun.
Breanna Owens gave up 9 runs (6 earned) off 10 hits and 2 walks. The Lady Eagles had 2 homeruns. LCHS was charged with 2 errors.
Sunday in a make-up game at Coffee County, the ladies went down, 5-0.
Runs for the Lady Raiders came 4 in the third with the help of a 3-run homer and 1 in the fifth.
Jones was on her game for Coffee County, giving up just two hits coming from Lauren Reese and Miller Baggett.
Breanna Owens gave up 5 runs off 7 hits with 1 walk and 6 strikeouts.
In the Franklin Tournament Friday, the ladies won over Ravenwood, 3-2, then defeated Hume Fogg, 10-0. Saturday, the Lady Falcons opened with a 7-2 win over Summertown, then defeated Franklin, 6-0. A 9-1 win over Pope John Paul II sent the ladies to the championship where they went down to Dickson County, 10-0.
The Lady Falcons’ make-up game with Lawrence County was rescheduled for Monday of this week. The coaches’ meeting determining the district seeding is scheduled for Tuesday.