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Spring Fling 2013


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Whitwell's softball team did not win its district regular-season championship.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — About the same time as their classmates were being handed their diplomas Tuesday night, Whitwell's three senior softball players were celebrating for a different reason.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — East Hamilton's usually stable offense wasn't enough Tuesday to overcome the unstable defense it played against Chester County in its first-round game at McKnight No. 1 in the TSSAA Class AA softball tournament.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Considering their middle school team pelted them with silly string, songs were being sung and unsuspecting coach Kelli Smith got an ice-cold bath down her back, the Baylor Lady Red Raiders winning their third consecutive TSSAA Division II-AA softball state championship was anything but ho-hum.

Before the season started, East Hamilton softball coach Cara Stiles wasn't sure how much Maria Walshe would be able to pitch, or how effective she would be if she did. But if those concerns weren't dismissed once she starte

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Baylor's first shot at redemption from a loss to St. Benedict came Thursday, two days later.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Baylor's first shot at redemption from a loss to St. Benedict came Thursday, two days later.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — After narrowly surviving its first elimination game earlier Thursday with a seventh-inning stand, Whitwell's softball team managed some late insurance to get through its second game of the day.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — East Hamilton outlasted its first opponent Thursday in the Class AA high school softball state tournament but couldn't outslug its second.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Whitwell's Lady Tigers made some defensive plays late in Wednesday's TSSAA Class A state-tournament softball game against Gordonsville that kept them in it. But there was no defense for what the Tigerettes' Shelby Prichard did to put it away.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Archrivals Baylor and GPS have grown accustomed lately to meeting in the TSSAA Divison II-AA softball state tournament, just not in the losers bracket like Wednesday.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — East Hamilton looked like a different softball team Wednesday than it did Tuesday in the Class AA high school softball state tournament. Going from 12 runs allowed to none will do that.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — While they didn't look overwhelmed by the state tournament, Meigs County's young softball Lady Tigers certainly went through some growing pains here in their two games.

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