Tullahoma, Tenn. – The Marion County Lady Warriors’ softball team rebounded effectively from having their Thursday night game canceled by keeping the momentum to go to Tullahoma and take on the Lady Wildcats. With Grace Slatton on the mound and led at the plate by a 3-for-4 contribution from Emma Crisp and 2-for-4 from both Desi Nance and Reese Saylors, the Lady Warriors started off strong a built a 5-0 lead which Tullahoma couldn’t overcome.
The action started early as Emma Crisp knocked a two-out double in the first inning to score Nance off one of her hits. Courtesy runner for Crisp, Allysen Hill, would score off one of Saylors’ hits to give MCHS a respectable 2-0 lead in the first. The Lady Wildcats couldn’t generate any hits in the bottom of the first as Slatton would notch 3 of her game’s 11 strikeouts to bring the Lady Warriors back to the plate. Emma Tucker would hit a lead-off line drive up the center to get on first followed by a four-straight pitch walk for MCHS’s Maecie Schebel. Then Haley Rogers gets hold of a pitch and knocks a long single into left. With the bases loaded and no outs, Jersey Steele hits into a fielder’s choice but Tucker still scores despite the throw home. Schebel looked to capitalize on the throw home but Tullahoma caught her trying for third but Rogers gains second in the chaos. Jana Peacock gets the barrel of the bat on the ball for a single to score Rogers for a 4-0 lead. M Givens thumped a pop fly to score Steele for the 5-0 lead in the top of the second.
Arguably, the Lady Wildcats would settle down on defense holding the Lady Warriors to just one run off a Emma Crisp fly to score Nance in the fifth inning through the sixth inning. Tullahoma would capitalize on the defensive progress chipping away on the scoreboard with three runs to enter the seventh trailing MCHS 6-3. The Lady Warriors’ Saylors would score on a two-out pop fly by Emma Tucker which Tullahoma just wasn’t able to come up with the catch in the outfield to give the Lady Lady Warriors a 7-3 lead going into the bottom of the seventh. To the Lady Wildcats’ credit they were able to post one more score in the do-or-die pressure of the last inning, but MCHS held on to hold the 7-4 win.