The Madison Southern Lady Eagles travelled to Pigeon Forge and put up 68 runs over a six-game stretch and went 5-1 in the Cal Ripken Experience over spring break.
The Lady Eagles stumbled out of the gate, falling 5-2 to Warren East, the No. 2 team in the state.
“Defensively, we struggled during this game against a good-hitting team,” Coach Abbey Stepp said. “However, we are improving, and I like the direction we are going.”
Following the Warren East game, the Lady Eagles won five straight, outscoring their opponents 66-6.
The five-game tear was highlighted by a 9-0 win over Montgomery County as Kayla Pigg pitched a perfect game over seven innings.
In the week’s final game, Tessa Juett tossed a no-hitter, including recording 11 strikeouts in a 12-0 pasting of Bullett County.
“All three pitchers, Sage Jackson, Tessa and Kayla, threw very well to give us a great rotation during those three days,” Stepp added.
Offensively, Zaria Carter provided the spark, going 11-for-18 with 14 RBIs during the week.
“She made adjustments at the plate from swing to swing,” Stepp said.
Madison Southern (12-3) also knocked off Valley (19-0), Trigg County (13-1), and Bath County (13-5) during the Tennessee trip.
“I am very proud of the way our girls played and I look forward to continuing our season,” Stepp said.
The Lady Eagles will be at home Thursday as they host Lincoln County at 6 p.m.
Eagles even record at 5-5
The Madison Southern Eagles have strung together five straight wins to even their record at 5-5. Last week’s victims were Pulaski and Jackson counties.
The Eagles got seven solid innings against Pulaski County from Kruise Newman as he didn’t allow an earned run. Offensively, Hunter Buchanan went 2-for-5, including a double, with 5 RBIs. Newman helped his cause by going 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. Titus Haskins also recorded an RBI on a 3-for-4 effort.
Madison Southern needed an extra inning to put away Jackson County, winning 9-8.
Michael Bannister went 1-for-4 with two RBIs. Parker Ingram went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI. Bannister also pitched two scoreless innings in relief.
The Eagles return to action Friday when they host Franklin County at 6 p.m.
No spring break games for Berea squads
Berea’s Pirates and Lady Pirates did not have games over spring break. The Pirates (3-5) return to action at home Wednesday against Model at 5:30 p.m. The Lady Pirates (3-4) will travel to Lynn Camp in Knox County on Thursday for a 6 p.m. game.