LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — Getting 17 runs on 13 hits — including a long home run over the center field fence by sophomore Emily Parks — the Moore County High School softball team cruised to a 17-0 victory over Middle Tennessee Christian School on Thursday evening in the opening game of the District 9-A tournament.
In Lynchburg, the Raiderettes left little doubt that earlier 17-0 and 15-0 victories over the Lady Cougars were no fluke.
Moore County’s offense struck quickly and often with six hits in the first inning, including Parks’ two-run homer that really set the tone for the contest. Bri Williams finished with three hits, while senior Kyleigh Camp added a pair. Kate Bowles finished with three RBIs on the day and Parks had two.
The contest lasted just three innings, with senior Abby Grogan working in the circle for Moore County. Grogan gave up one hit and struck out three.
The Raiderettes (17-10-1) will continue their postseason push on Saturday as the tournament shifts to a central site at Community High School in Unionville. MCHS will play Eagleville at 1 p.m. Eagleville (11-11) was a surprise winner over Huntland on Thursday.
Forrest (25-5) will play host Community (10-10) at 11 a.m. on Saturday.