Paisley Logan throws second shut out of the season against Fayetteville

Moore County junior Paisley Logan pitched her second shut out of the season on Thursday in Lynchburg. She allowed just two Lady Tiger hits in the 10-0 victory over Fayetteville. (PHOTO CREDIT: Jeff Reed)

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — Oops, she did it again.

On Thursday, the Moore County Raiderettes hosted district rivals the Fayetteville Lady Tigers and beat them 10-0 in short innings. Paisley Logan got the win and the shut out against Fayetteville – her second shut out of the regular season. Her first happened on March 31 against the Lady Tigers in a game that also ended early based on the 10-run rule. {To read our complete coverage of the game, click here.}

Interestingly, neither the Fayetteville varsity baseball nor the varsity softball team has managed a single run against Moore County this year. Raider Jacob Baker pitched a shut out at home on April 11 and a day later his teammate Keller Morey also shut the Tigers down in Fayetteville.

Big third inning seals the win

The district game ended up being a frustrating offensive day for the visiting Lady Tigers. Paisley Logan allowed only two Lady Tiger hits in the entire game – a single in the first and fourth innings. She pitched all five inning – throwing 67 pitches including 48 strikes while not walking a single batter. She sat down seven Lady Tigers and got another three out with ground outs or fly outs from the mound.

Moore County put up a big eight-run inning in the third to put the game out of reach. The Lady Tiger pitcher walked Anysten Metcalf on the first at bat then Paisley Logan got to the second on a error by the Fayetteville third baseman. Anna Leigh Ross then singled – scoring Metcalf for the second Raiderette points of the day. On the next at bat, Kaitlyn Vassar doubled on a line drive to the left field allowing both Logan and Ross to score. Abby Neal singled on the next and bat and then Gracie Bailey hit a sacrifice fly to score Vassar for run number five.

With just a single out, Moore County kept the momentum going. Neleh Dickey ground out on the next at bat but not before Abby Neal advanced to second. Then, Emilee Moorehead hit a solid ground ball to the shortstop, which allowed Neal to score. Greenlee Ward singled on her at bat and Moorehead darted her way to home plate.

Anysten Metcalf and Paisley Logan doubled on their next at bats to score points eight and nine. Greenlee Ward got the last hit of the game – a double on a fly ball to the left fielder that scored Moorehead.

The game revealed the bright future of the Moore County Raiderettes, who relied on underclassman talent to earn the win. Seven seniors did not play due to the fact that they are travelling in New York City and Washington D.C. for the annual MCHS Senior Trip.

Three Raiderettes – Emilee Moorehead, Greenlee Ward, and Anna Leigh Ross – managed two hits each. Moorehead, Ward, and Kaitlyn Vasssar snagged two RBIs each. Anysten Metcalf, Paisley Logan, Kaitlyn Vassar, Abby Neal, and Neleh Dickey all got a hit each. Emilee Moorehead led in stolen bases with two. As a team, Moore County did not commit a single error.

The Raiderettes will return to district action on Monday with a home game against Cornersville at 6 p.m. at MCHS. They are currently 3-2 in district play with two wins over Fayetteville and a win over Cornersville. Moore County dropped games at Huntland on March 22 and Eagleville on March 24.•

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