EAGLEVILLE, Tenn. — No. 5 seed Huntland took advantage of a Moore County error in the 10th inning of Wednesday’s game in the consolation final of the District 9-A softball tournament and held on for a 1-0 victory over the top-seeded Raiderettes.
The game ended the season for Moore County (23-11) and closed out the prep career for nine MCHS seniors.
At Eagleville High School, the Lady Hornets scored the game’s only run when a throw from MCHS catcher Kate Bowles back to pitcher Kasey Harvey was in the dirt. The ball rolled to second, allowing Huntland’s baserunner to scurry home from third.
Moore County had a chance to tie the game in the bottom half of the inning, but courtesy runner Harlee Deaton was stranded at third after Emily Parks struck out, Bailey Frazier popped up and Abi Harvey grounded out.
It marked the second time in five days that Huntland blanked the Raiderettes. Moore County, which entered the tournament as the No. 1 seed after rolling through the regular season with a 12-0 district record, was shutout by Huntland on Saturday and sent down to the loser’s bracket.
The Raiderettes picked up hard-fought wins over Fayetteville and Community and needed one more victory to reach the conference championship game. A win would have also guaranteed a return trip to the Region 5-A tournament as well.
For a complete round-up of the district tournament and a full list of Moore County’s all-district selections, see the May 19 print edition of The Moore County News.
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