The Cumberland County High School Lady Jet softball team split their first two District 6AAA Tournament games last week, beating White County 10-0 last Thursday and losing 5-4 to Cookeville Friday night to fall into the loser's bracket Monday evening against Warren County.
CCHS 10, White County 0: Senior Whitney Hankins shut out the Warriorettes on three hits with four strikeouts and one walk in the run-ruled game.
Emily Terpening, Kenzie Woods, Bri Qualls and Amber Johnson each cracked two hits, while Erin Dille, Bailey Woods and Tori Kerley each poked one hit.
Two of the Warriorettes three hits came in the bottom of the second inning and one came in the third inning.
The Lady Jet offense plated three runs in the bottom of the first on singles by Terpening and Kenzie Wood, a double by Qualls, a sacrifice, an error, a walk and a groundout.
A five-run second inning gave CCHS an 8-0 lead. Calli Borgialli led off with a walk and was sacrificed to second by Terpening; however, all of the scoring came after two outs on singles by Kenzie Woods, Bailey Woods and Johnson, two walks, a passed ball and a stolen base.
A solo run in the bottom of the third inning made it 9-0. The run was produced on doubles by Terpening, a walk and error.
CCHS scored the game-ending run in the bottom of the fifth on singles by Dille and Qualls and an error.
Cookeville 5, CCHS 4: The Lady Cavaliers scored two runs with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning on singles by J.K. Hutchens, Abbi Reeder and Jenna Roberts and a sacrifice to record the victory to advance against second seed Coffee County.
The Lady Jets loaded the bases in the top of the first inning on a double by Terpening, a fielder's choice and three singles by Qualls, Bailey Woods and Tori Kerley, and put runners in the second, but failed to score also.
Hankins allowed a double first-inning double to Megan Winningham and a walk to Sydney Price in the second, but the Lady Jet defense kept the Lady Cavaliers from scoring.
The Lady Jets took a 1-0 lead in the top of the third on a triple by Dille and a RBI single by Kenzie Woods. Singles by Qualls and Bailey Woods loaded the bases, but all three were left stranded.
Cookeville took a 2-1 lead in the home half of the third on a single by Roberts and a stolen base, an RBI double by Winningham and an RBI single by Morgan Harris.
CCHS threatened again in the fourth with singles by Terpening and Dille, but Terpening was called out at second for the leaving the bag too early before Dille's single, but the Lady Jets added two unearned runs in the fifth inning for a 3-2 lead on two errors, an RBI single by Kerley and a groundout.
Heidi Smith doubled to center to start the bottom of the fifth, but a throw from Borgialli to Bailey Woods to third baseman Lydia Harris nailed Smith trying to stretch the double into a triple. Hankins then retired the next two hitters.
Terpening led of the top of the sixth with a double, but was stranded.
Cookeville tied the game at 3-3 in the bottom of the sixth on a walk, an error and a passed ball.
CCHS took a 4-3 advantage in the top of the seventh on two errors, a fielder's choice and Borgalli's RBI single.
The Lady Cavaliers then scored the winning runs in their half of the seventh for the victory.
Tournament play continues through Wednesday at Cookeville High School. Weather permitting, Monday's games were CCHS vs. Warren County and Cookeville vs. Coffee County, with the CCHS-Warren County winner facing the Cookeville-Coffee County loser Tuesday at 5 p.m.