Raiderettes fall to Giles County Bobcats

Raiderette Emilee Moorehead
Emilee Moorehead gets a hit off Giles County pitcher Gracie Pickett on Friday in Pulaski. Moorehead managged one of the two Raiderette hits in the 4-0 loss to the Bobcats. The other came from Anysten Metcalf. (PHOTO CREDIT: Jeff Reed)

PULASKI, Tenn. — The Giles County Bobcats jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead against the Raiderettes on Friday against Moore County and never looked back. The Raiderette offense struggled to get going – managing just two hits over seven innings.

It was the first and only meeting for the two teams in the 2023 season. The AA Giles County softball team is ranked as high as #8 in some prep polls this year. The two teams haven’t faced off since the 2020 season when the Bobcats downed the Raiderettes 11-3.

On Friday, the Bobcats scored four runs in the top of the first inning off a Moore County error, a signal by freshman Chloe Norwood, and triple by freshman Caydee Pipkins. The Raiderettes got hits from Emilee Moorehead and Anysten Metcalf but neither converted into points.

Paisley Logan got the start and finish on the mound for Moore County. She pitched all seven innings – throwing 111 pitches and allowing just three hits and four runs. She struck out five.

With the Raiderette seniors away on the 2023 Senior Trip this week, Moore County will have a light schedule April 3-7. The JV will play at South Pittsburgh on Monday. Moore County will play Cascade in Lynchburg on Monday, April 10 and a district match up against Fayetteville in Lynchburg on Tuesday, April 11. They’ll travel to Eagleville on Thursday, April 13 for another District 9A game.•

{The Lynchburg Times is an independently-owned, community newspaper located in Lynchburg, Tennessee the home of The Jack Daniel Distillery. We focus on public service, non-partisan, rural journalism. We cover the Metro Moore County government, local tourism, Moore County schools, high school sports, Motlow State Community College, as well as whiskey industry news and regional and state stories that affect our readers.}.