Last week was a busy one for the Trousdale County Lady Jackets as they played eight games, including five district matchups.
The highlight of the week came on April 25 when the Lady Jackets came from behind for a 17-13 victory over visiting Gordonsville. Trousdale County broke a 22-game losing streak to the Lady Tigers that dated back to 2012.
“Beating a team that has won 22 straight games against us is an accomplishment both mentally and physically,” said Coach Blake Satterfield. “I’m very proud of what we have accomplished thus far in the season.”
Sophomore Makayla Crook had her best game as a Lady Jacket, going 4-for-5 with eight RBIs, three runs scored and a pair of home runs that included a grand slam in the third inning.
Classmate Kinley Brown went 3-for-4 and was solid defensively behind the plate. Sophomores Hannah Hailey and Erin Hix had two hits as did freshman Elyssa Chapman. The Lady Jackets got one hit each from senior Camyron Hurd, freshman Alivia Boykin and sophomores Kirsten Eversole, Rebecca Chapman and Sidney Gregory.
Boykin pitched the first three innings and Hailey came on the finish the contest.
The victory left both Trousdale and Gordonsville with two district losses and gave the Lady Jackets the tiebreaker atop the district standings.
“Every game from this point on is a ‘must win’ game and will determine how long we play in May,” Satterfield said.
The week started with a quality district win at Monterey on April 22 as the Lady Jackets pounded out 18 hits in a 17-9 win over the Lady Wildcats.
Crook went 4-for-4 while Hurd and Hailey each had three hits. Eversole had two hits – a double and her second home run of the season. Brown had two hits also while Rebecca Chapman, Elyssa Chapman, Boykin and sophomore Faith Winter each had one.
Hailey got the win on the mound, recording four strikeouts and giving up just two earned runs.
On April 23 the Lady Jackets had a subpar effort at Clay County, committing 13 errors in a 12-4 loss to the Lady Bulldogs.
Hurd had two hits while Hailey, Eversole, Boykin and both Chapmans had hits.
On Friday, Trousdale County hosted Clarkrange for a doubleheader and posted a pair of shutouts.
Hailey and Crook had two hits each in the opening game, a 12-0 victory. Hurd, Eversole and Elyssa Chapman also had hits.
In the nightcap, the Lady Jackets needed just one inning to post a 17-0 win. Hurd went 3-for-3 while Eversole and Boykin each had two hits. Hailey, Crook, Rebecca Chapman and junior Sierra Stafford also had hits.
Trousdale County played three games Saturday at the Griffin Classic in Gallatin, falling 16-0 to Allen County-Scottsville, 7-0 to Springfield and 15-0 to Waverly.
The Lady Jackets were to play at Jackson County and at Red Boiling Springs and can secure the top seed for the district tournament by winning both. The tournament schedule had not been determined at press time.