Sequatchie County softball star Addy Edgmon wanted to add another element to her list of contributions for her senior season.
After the Western Kentucky University outfield signee led the state with 17 home runs while stealing 34 bags for her Class AA state tournament squad last season, Edgmon has taken to the pitching circle for the first time in her prep career.
The left-hander in fact looks like a natural as she fired a six-inning, no-hitter in Monday's 10-0 road victory over Signal Mountain.
"I like to win so whenever coach told me she needed a pitcher I was like I need to step up and be a senior leader," Edgmon said. "I went and got a pitching lesson and learned how to grip the ball and then Coach 'Ville (Kelly Sommerville) taught me how to throw a rise ball. It came to me quick and I have found how to use my explosiveness off the rubber."
Edgmon opened the game with a line-drive past Signal's diving second baseman which rolled to the fence. Her speed nearly resulted in an inside-the-park home run, but she was held up after a wide turn at third base.
The Lady Indians (6-1) broke free in the top of the fifth as Faith Kelly hit a two-run double down the third base line which was followed soon after by a mammoth home run by Edgmon which cleared the centerfield fence, then drilled a truck in the parking lot. Fellow senior Megan Hall later cranked a 3-run home run deep to left to cap the big inning.
Edgmon's final out of the no-hitter was a pin-point fastball on the inside corner for her seventh strikeout.
"Addy is already a triple-threat in the batter's box, a Division I signed outfielder and now she is a pitcher who can throw a no-hitter. She can do it all," Somerville said. "She wants to do whatever she can to help this team win. The heart of her and all six of our seniors is special. They have already stepped up and been leaders just a week into the season."
> Walker Valley 5, McMinn County 2: The Lady Mustangs scored three runs in the bottom of the first as Madilyn Kidd had an RBI double while Hannah Guffey drove in a pair with a triple. Guffey led all with three RBIs while Sierra Brown went 3-for-3 and had a pair of doubles with Kidd. Addyson Girard allowed nine hits, but walked none in a complete game victory. McMinn County's Sierra Tate went 3-for-4 while Taylor Hancock drove in both runs in the fifth inning.
> Silverdale Baptist 9, Jacksonville 0: Katie Willoughby homered and drove in three while Amare Starling, Bentlee Stiner and Emry Masterson had multi-hit games for the Lady Seahawks. McCade Cooper tossed a two-hit shutout over six innings.
> Silverdale Baptist 11, Wicksburg 4: McCade Cooper, Bentlee Stiner and Gabbie Hensley each drove in two runs for the Lady Seahawks.
> Silverdale Baptist 7, Wynne 0: Katie Willoughby struck out six over four shutout frames while Emry Masterson homered and drove in three. Addison Keef went 2-for-2 and scored twice in the win.
> Bradley Central 6, Meigs County 1: The Bearettes scored four runs in the bottom of the fourth while Emily Hines fired 4 1/3 scoreless innings in relief. Macy Chastain tripled and scored twice while Bella McClary drove in two. Sierra Howard, Madylin Johnson and Kylee Hitson all had two hits for Meigs.
> Notre Dame 12, Knoxville Catholic 10: The Lady Fighting Irish had 16 hits and scored eight runs in the top of the third inning. Kennedie Smith went 4-for-4 with a grand slam and five RBIs while Scarlett Hughes had three hits. Makyla Skaggs drove in three and had two hits along with Maggie Clotfelter, Rylie Lumley and Emily Steere.
> Notre Dame 19, Knoxville Catholic 17: Kennedie Smith drove in six runs on four hits while Maggie Clotfelter and Scarlett Hughes combiend for seven RBIs in the high scoring affair.
> Silverdale Baptist 13, South Pittsburg 0: Sebastian Hanks had an unreal day at the plate as he totaled 13 bases with two home runs, a triple, a double and drove in five runs. Hanks already has five home runs on the season through a 6-0 start. Silverdale's Eric Boggess and Brett Rogers also homered in the win with Boggess going 3-for-3 with a trio of RBIs. Bryson Cline, Corey Clift and Maddox Jones combined for a five-inning shutout.
> Chattanooga Christian 10, Gordon Lee 3: Isaiah McKenzie drove in five runs while Rafe Montgomery homered for the victorious Chargers. Cooper Kay threw a complete game for the win. Gordon Lee's Bo Rhudy doubled and homered while driving in a pair.
> McCallie 4, Coahulla Creek 0: William Baker tossed four shutout innings while Jaden Copeland reached base all four times, scored two times and stole two bases along with Sebastian Leinberger and Nolan Sergeant who each had two hits.
> Sale Creek 16, Oliver Springs 3: Jakob Elrod homered as part of a three-hit, 3 RBI day for the star senior. Drew Hillian drove in a game-high four runs and doubled twice for the Panthers who made the most of their 10 hit day.
> Sequatchie County 8, York Institute 0: Barron Cribbs mowed down 12 hitters and allowed just two hits and a walk in a complete game shutout effort on the mound. Anthony Wright, Kelton Knight, Tayvon Boston and Jaxon Boston all drove in runs in a five-run, third inning.
> Hixson 6, Red Bank 1: The Wildcats scored three runs in the first and fifth on the road while Kane Johnson did not allow an earned run and struck out nine in a complete game victory. Johnson also doubled and drove in two along with Cooper Bailey. Jase Moses went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two stolen bases for Hixson.
> Ooltewah 2, Rhea County 0: Isaac Hughes struck out 10 while Austin Robinson retired the final four batters in a row for the shutout. Harrison Mills and Gavin Williams drove in the Owls' runs.
> Ringgold 6, Murray County 4: Brady Hermann had a triple and double, knocked in a run and scored twice, with Ty Gilbert and Brody Gann adding two hits and an RBI each for the Tigers (5-9, 2-1) in the Region 6-AAA game.
> Rockmart 10, Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe 0: Trevor Caldwell shut down the Warriors on one hit while striking out 11.
> Trion 7-12, Mt. Zion 12-2: Cayden Watson allowed one hit and two earned runs while striking out eight and Connor Deparlier pitched 2 perfect innings as the Bulldogs (7-5) salvaged the split in game two. Kade Smith had two hits, both doubles, and drove in four runs for Trion in game two, while Deparlier drove in two runs in game one.