EAGLEVILLE, Tenn. — Moore County batters struck out 14 times in 26 official at-bats as the fifth-seeded Lady Hornets won their second straight game in the District 9-A tournament, knocking off the top-seeded Raiderettes 2-0 Saturday afternoon in Eagleville. Huntland opened the tournament with a win over No. 4 seed Eagleville Thursday night.
Huntland scored two runs in the first inning and made the 2-0 score hold up the rest of the way as the Moore County offense — which had relied on the long ball in wins over district foes down the stretch in the regular season — went cold.
The Raiderettes managed just five hits — three by Kasey Harvey — and gave zero run support to junior pitcher Emily Parks, who struck out eight, but took the loss, despite allowing only three hits.
The win moved Huntland into the winner’s bracket finals, where they will face No. 2 seed Forrest on Tuesday. The Lady Hornets need only to win more tournament game — either Tuesday in the winner’s bracket finals or Wednesday in the consolation bracket finals — to advance to the region tournament.
Moore County, meanwhile, has to win three straight games to avoid being knocked out of the district tournament for the second straight season.
MCHS 4, Community 2, 8 innings
Moore County closed out the regular season on Tuesday, May 3 with a win over Community on Senior Night. It took eight innings to get it done.
Kate Bowles homered and Emily Powell had a triple as the Raiderettes made the most out of just five hits. Kasey Harvey, Savannah Stevens and Emily Parks each had one hit apiece.
Parks earned the win after working the final 3 1/3 innings in the circle.
Community has its opportunities, but stranded 10 base runners in the contest.