By Jerry Richmond, Sports Staff Writer

Trousdale County’s Lady Jackets opened the 2020 softball season last week with four games and the postponement of one district game.

The Lady Jackets hosted Pope John Paul II on March 9 but couldn’t get their bats going in a 6-0 loss to the Lady Knights.

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Trousdale County’s Alivia Boykin delivers a pitch against Pope John Paul II.

Makayla Crook had the only hit for Trousdale while three other teammates reached base via walks.

Alivia Boykin pitched six innings, striking out six and allowing seven hits. Hannah Hailey worked the last inning, striking out one and giving up one hit.

Coach Blake Satterfield took his girls to the Commando Classic in Hendersonville on Friday and Saturday, where they got three games in before rain took over.

On Friday, the Lady Jackets committed five errors in a 10-2 loss to the Sycamore Lady War Eagles.

Hailey, Crook, Rebecca Chapman, Jasmine Moss and Ruthie Mink each had one hit in the loss.

Later Friday, Trousdale County picked up its first win of the season as the Lady Jackets defeated the Lady Knights, a homeschooled team from Columbia, 8-1.

Hailey went 2-for-3 at the plate and smashed a home run to pace the Lady Jackets, who also had hits from Faith Winter, Boykin, Chapman, Moss, Kinley Brown and Mink.

Boykin pitched all five innings, striking out six and allowing just two hits.

On Saturday, the Lady Jackets faced Station Camp but fell 13-0 in five innings to the Lady Bison.

Winter went 2-for-2 but Moss had the only other hit for TCHS.

Trousdale County’s scheduled game at Red Boiling Springs on Thursday was postponed due to inclement weather.