LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — The Moore County High School softball team put two high-scoring bookends around a victory on Senior Night.
Hosting District 9-A foe Fayetteville City on Monday night, the Raiderettes honored its three seniors — Abby Grogan, Kyleigh Camp and Molly Harper — but not before ringing up a 9-0 victory.
The win came thanks to a big first inning when the Raiderettes plated five runs and a very good sixth inning, when they added three more. Along the way, they pushed across a lone run in the second inning as well.
As it turned out, the offensive outburst in the opening inning was more than enough for Moore County (16-9-1). MCHS pitcher Kasey Harvey, a junior, struck out six and allowed just two hits in six innings of work.
Grogan wrapped up the game by facing five in the seventh inning. She struck out one, relinquished two hits and like Harvey, didn’t yield a run.
While Moore County struggled to get going when the two teams met way back in March in Fayetteville — that was a 7-0 MCHS victory — the Raiderettes wasted little time jumping on the Lady Tigers on Monday evening.
Leadoff batter Mariah Ward reached on a dropped third strike; and Emily Powell reached on a hit that sent Ward to third. Camp then smacked a two-RBI double to left field to stake the Raiderettes to a 2-0 lead.
Kate Bowles reached on an error and Camp came round to score for a 3-0 lead. Harvey then singled to centerfield. Savannah Stevens kept the offense moving with an RBI single that drove in Hayley Pomarico who was running for Bowles and moved Emma Hill, who was running for Harvey, over to third. Hill eventually scored as well as the hosts built a 5-0 cushion.
By the end of the first, the Raiderettes had already cycled through their lineup.
Camp finished the game with three RBIs on three hits for Moore County.
Moore County tacked on another three runs in the sixth. A single by Camp ignited the offense, scoring Powell. That was followed up by Bowles’s double, bringing home Camp. Pomarico scored on a double by Harvey, who had three hits of her own.
Rutherford County tourney
The Raiderettes were coming off of a mediocre showing in the Rutherford County tournament over the weekend.
MCHS lost to Riverdale 7-0; tied Baylor 1-1; lost to Marion County 4-0; and lost to Ravenwood 4-1.