By Jerry Richmond, Sports Staff Writer

The Trousdale County Lady Jackets went 3-2 during last week’s District 6-A softball tournament, good for a third-place finish.

The young Lady Jackets team finished with an overall record of 11-12-1, the team’s best mark since going 12-14 in 2014 and advancing to the sectional round.

The Lady Jackets started their tournament run on May 3 with an 11-0 home win over Clarkrange.

Trousdale then had to face top-seeded Gordonsville on May 7 but came away with a 12-2 loss. The Lady Jackets gave up two runs in the first, second and sixth innings and four in the fifth in dropping their 21st game in a row to the Tigerettes.

The Lady Jackets had more errors (six) than hits (five) in the defeat.

Freshmen Faith Winter, Rebecca Chapman, Makayla Crook, Kirsten Eversole and Kinley Brown had hits for Trousdale County.

The next day, TCHS recorded a 15-5 win over Jackson County, beating the Lady Blue Devils for the third time this season.

Freshman Hannah Hailey earned the win on the mound, recording eight strikeouts over five innings.

Meanwhile, Winter went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs scored. Freshmen Sidney Gregory, Katie Crowder and Brown each had two hits, while Chapman, Crook, Eversole and Hailey also had hits.

On May 9, the Lady Jackets again faced Clarkrange and wasted no time in downing the Lady Buffaloes 16-1.

Crook and Hailey had two hits each while Winter, Chapman, Gregory, Crowder, Eversole and freshman Erin Hix all had hits. Hailey also got the win, striking out two and allowing just three hits.

The Lady Jackets then faced Red Boiling Springs in an elimination game on Thursday, but dropped their ninth consecutive game in the series by a 7-1 score.

Crowder went 1-for-2 and scored the Lady Jackets’ only run, while Crook, Winter and junior Camyron Hurd had the other hits.

“We are taking strides in the right direction of creating a culture that incorporates acting and training like a champion every day,” said first-year coach Blake Satterfield.

The Lady Jackets will return the entire lineup next season.