Raiderettes beat South Pittsburg on Senior Night

The MCHS Raiderette softball team honored their four senior players on Monday during Senior Night. Pictured (from left to right) are Sammie Keen, Emilee Moorehead, Paisley Logan, and Kaitlyn Vassar. (Photo Courtesy of Jeff Reed Photography)

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — The Moore County Raiderettes showed up and showed out for senior night on Monday with a 13-3 non-district win over South Pittsburg. The Raiderettes managed a seven-run first inning and a six-run second inning to secure the win in just five innings.

Monday’s win may have felt like a bit of pay back for the Moore County squad. The Lady Pirates beat the Raiderettes in South Pittsburgh by an 11-9 final score on April 3. The win advances the Raiderettes to a 4-8 overall and 3-5 District 9A record. They will play Fayetteville Wednesday afternoon in Lynchburg in a first round District 9A Tournament game.

Raiderettes score 13 in early innings

South Pittsburg scored first off an error by the Moore County left fielder. Pitcher Paisley Logan got the Raiderettes out of the inning with a strikeout.

Moore County popped out on the first at bat, then Anna-Leigh Ross singled to get things started. Greenlee Ward walked two at bats later to get runners at first and second, then Paisley Logan walked to load the bases. Ross then scored on a passed ball to tie the game. Greenlee Ward scored on a passed ball and then Whitney Fanning, who was courtesy running for Logan, scored to make it Moore County 3, South Pittsburg 1. Then, Neleh Dickey singled on the next at bat to score Savannah Rose.

Following a Abby Neal walk, Kaitlyn Vassar singled on a line drive to center field – scoring Dickey to make it Moore County 5, South Pittsburg 1. To round out the first inning scoring, Emilee Moorehead hit a hard ground ball and reached base on a fielding error by the South Pittsburg shortstop to allow Neal and Vassar to score. The Raiderettes ended the inning with a 7-1 advantage.

The Raiderettes used singles by Anna-Leigh Ross, Anysten Metcalf, Greenlee Ward, Paisley Logan, and Savannah Rose as well as a double by Neleh Dickey to build 13-1 lead in the second inning that was just too much for the Lady Pirates to overcome.

Senior Paisley Logan got the win for Moore County on the mound. She pitched all five innings — allowing just three runs on three hits while striking out four.

Anna-Leigh Ross, Anysten Metcalf, Savannah Rose, and Neleh Dickey all led for Moore County with two hits each. Greenlee Ward, Paisley Logan, Abby Neal, and Kaitlyn Vassar contributed one hit each.

The Raiderettes kick off District 9A Tournament play this afternoon in Lynchburg with a game against Fayetteville at 6:50 p.m. The Raiderettes won both games with the Lady Tigers this season, defeating them 6-0 on March 30 and 9-2 on April 11. Eagleville (14-5, 7-1) currently leads in the district standings followed by Huntland (14-8, 6-2) and Cornersville (6-8, 3-4). The Raiderettes and Lady Tigers sit in the fourth and fifth spots respectively and the winner of today’s game will continue on in district tourney play.•

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