By Jerry Richmond, Sports Staff Writer

The 2017 Trousdale County Lady Jackets softball team is off and running under the direction of first-year coach Kyle Gregory.

“I’m excited for the start of the season!” Gregory said. “The girls have worked extremely hard this offseason and I look forward to seeing how much we can improve as the season goes on.”

Gregory will look for leadership from five seniors: Tyrisha Burnley, Makenzee Dixon, Ally Gregory, Taylor Simmons and Callie White. The Lady Jackets will be out to improve from last year’s record of 1-20.

The Lady Jackets were scheduled to open their season Tuesday at Smith County, and then play at Westmoreland on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Their first home game will be on Monday, March 27 against Smith County.

Baseball: The Yellow Jackets baseball team had its scheduled season opener against Westmoreland rained out on Monday.

The Jackets were to host Eagleville on Tuesday and then host DeKalb County on Thursday at 6 p.m. They will then travel to Eagleville on Saturday for a 2 p.m. start.