LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — After opening the season with back-to-back District 9-A victories, the Moore County High School softball team went 3-2 during a 24-hour stretch in the Franklin County Round Robin Tournament over the weekend.
The Raiderettes topped both Fayetteville and Middle Tennessee Christian School last week, getting the season off to a 2-0 start with convincing district wins.
They then traveled to Winchester on Friday where they split two games, beating Grundy County and falling to Warren County.
On Saturday, Moore County played three contests. The Raiderettes split two games with host Franklin County, while beating Grundy County for a second time.
Moore County wrapped up the weekend with a 5-2 overall mark and a 2-0 record in conference action. The Raiderettes were off during the early portion of this week, but return to the diamond on Friday and Saturday as they will travel to the Chattanooga area for another weekend tournament.
MCHS will play three games on Friday, as they face Lookout Valley, Red Bank and Marion County. Games are scheduled to be played at Lookout Valley Elementary School. The tournament will continue on Saturday.
Moore County’s scheduled season-opener at Huntland on March 14 was postponed due to inclement weather.
MCHS 3, Grundy County 1
Moore County plated one run in the second inning and two in the fourth inning.
Savannah Stevens had three RBIs on two hits for Moore County. She doubled in the second inning and homered in the fourth inning.
Lindsay Eslick got the win for MCHS. She tossed two innings of shutout ball, while giving up two hits. Abi Harvey put away the final 12 outs to record the save.
Franklin County 3, MCHS 2
Despite six hits, Moore County couldn’t rally after falling behind 2-0. The hosts plated one run in the first inning, another in the second and an insurance run in the top of the fourth.
Emily Powell singled and scored in the second inning for Moore County.
In the fourth inning Hayley Pomarico reached on a walk and scored on an RBI single by Amberlyn Holman, but that’s all the offense the Raiderettes could manage.
Faith Weddington was charged with the loss.
MCHS 7, Franklin County 1
Moore County jumped on Franklin County early, scoring two in the first inning and three more in the second to build a 5-1 lead. Two more runs in the third put the Rebelettes away.
A solo home run by Kasey Harvey; an RBI double by Delaney Stevens; and a two-run single by Mariah Ward during the second inning supplied the early offense for Moore County.
Abi Harvey recorded the win for MCHS; she allowed one run over one inning without allowing a hit.
Franklin County managed just two hits off of Faith Weddington, who allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out two during her three innings of work.
Warren County 9, MCHS 4
Hayley Pomarico homered and had three RBIs and Emily Parks had a double to highlight the Raiderettes’ seven-hit effort against Warren County on Friday night. Pomarico homered in the second inning, when the Raiderettes went ahead 3-1.
Four runs by Warren County in the bottom of the inning, however, is all the Lady Pioneers needed.
Parks took the loss.
MCHS 4, Grundy County 0
Moore County scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning, scoring on an error and a two-run double by Abi Harvey on Friday night.
The Raiderettes pounded out seven hits, including two by Mariah Ward, and one each from Harvey, Kasey Harvey, Emily Powell, Kate Bowles and Taylor LaCook.
MCHS pushed across a final run in the fifth inning.
Abi Harvey pitched five innings, gave up two hits and struck out three to earn the win.
MCHS 13, Middle TN Christian 1
Moore County rolled to its second District 9-A win of the season on March 17 in Lynchburg.
The Raiderettes jumped out to a 3-1 lead in the first inning before exploding for 10 runs in the bottom of the fourth to put the Lady Cougars away.
Faith Weddington and Abi Harvey combined to toss a no-hitter, while recording seven strikeouts and walking just three.
Emily Powell had three hits and Mariah Ward added two, while fellow senior Kate Bowles had a three-run home run. Bowles, Powell, Ward and Daisy Pierce combined for seven hits and nine RBIs.
MCHS 13, Fayetteville 6
After the team’s March 14 opener was washed out, Moore County turned its focus to Fayetteville City on Tuesday, March 15.
In a slugfest, the host Raiderettes outhit the Lady Tigers 13-10 and took advantage of five Fayetteville errors. Moore County plated eight runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to take control of the contest.
Mariah Ward had a pair of home runs and two RBIs, while Kate Bowles had a home run and two RBIs. Ward was 2-for-4 and homered in both the third and fourth innings.
Abi Harvey allowed six runs over seven innings and recorded the victory. She struck out eight, walked one and gave up 10 hits.
Savannah Stevens, Emily Parks and Abi Harvey added two hits apiece.