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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Bledsoe County outlasted Chester County 1-0 in 10 innings in Class AA softball and the Lady Warriors’ state-tournament victory in the losers-bracket game today at Starplex No. 2 is the first in school history.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Kali Henderson went 2-for-3 with a homer and two RBIs, Kelsey Nunley pitched a three-hitter and Soddy-Daisy beat Mt. Juliet 7-1 at Starplex No. 1 in each team’s first game in the TSSAA Class AAA softball tournament.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — With help from her defense, which made two double plays, Baylor’s Kaitie Sims overcame seven walks while pitching a three-hitter in a 9-0 victory over Pope John Paul II at McKnight No. 3 in the Division II-AA high school softball state-tournament opener for both teams.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — A team that had a .500 record heading into last weekend’s best-of-three sub-state series has sent a message. Don’t count GPS out of the state softball tournament just yet.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Grace Academy moved one step closer to a return trip to the TSSAA Class A state softball final by defeating Coalfield 8-0 in one of Tuesday’s opening-round games at Starplex No. 4.

If Hamilton County’s three TSSAA Divison I high school softball teams are to win the weeklong races in their classifications at the state tournament in Murfreesboro, their proven pitching thoroughbreds will need to be at peak performance.

Central celebrated. But the Lady Purple Pounders didn’t go crazy. They hugged and high-fived after beating Sequatchie County 9-3 in their Class AA softball state sectional game Saturday, but there were no gloves tossed high in the air, no dogpile in the outfield, no screams that echoed to Wolftever Bridge.

For half of Soddy-Daisy’s Class AAA high school softball state sectional Saturday, the Lady Trojans’ problem wasn’t getting hits but getting runs. Then one swing of Kali Henderson’s bat in the fifth inning changed things.

The reason Grace Academy pitcher Lacye Walker gave for wanting to win Friday’s TSSAA Class A softball sectional wasn’t the obvious one.

GPS’s Morgan Lane will have some explaining to do next week in Murfreesboro. People will be asking her why she has a pink streak in her hair.

A funny bounce on a two-out bloop to left field got the Central Lady Pounders’ offense going Wednesday and they cruised to an 8-2 home win over Meigs County in the Region 3-AA softball championship.

JASPER, Tenn. — If they get an early run, they relax and play with confidence. If they score late, runs come in bunches.

MANCHESTER, Tenn. — In Wednesday night’s pitcher’s duel, Coffee County’s catcher did more than crouch behind home plate.

  • May 19th, 2011  |
  • By By Matthew Martin/Correspondent
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JASPER, Tenn. — While the players wanted to celebrate the win that had extended their season, Marion County softball coach Chris Thomas was more concerned with finding ways to ensure that Monday’s would not be the final win of the season.

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