Lauren Brown ripped a two-out, ninth inning single to give the CCHS Lady Jets a 2-1 victory over the Rhea County Eaglettes to sweep their Distric 5AAA home-and-home series.

Catcher Erika Campbell walked with one out, giving way to courtesy runner Samantha Donathon, who would score on Brown's single to left center field.

Rhea County had taken a 1-0 lead in the second inning, but the Lady Jets tie the contest with a solo run in the sixth.

Brown allowed one run on six hits with 18 strikeouts, which broke sister Lindsey's mark of 15 set during her career as a Lady Jet hurler.

April Melton, Brown and Jalisa Parham each had one hit for the Lady Jets, who were the recipients of seven walks.

Candace Hall was the losing pitcher, allowing two runs on three hits with 10 strikeouts.

Charlie Wooden had two hits for the Eaglettes, while Hall, Lauren Messimer and Leah Price each cracked one hit.

After Brown fanned the first five Eaglettes, Lauren Messimer singled with two out in the second and scored on Hall's double.

Brown allowed singles by Price and Wooden in the third, but retired the next hitters, before hitting Lauren Messimer in the seventh inning.

Wooden singled with one out in the eighth, but Brown retired the final four Eaglettes.

The Lady Jets threatened in the bottom of the first, as Hannah Rinks walked and stole second, but was stranded, as Hall struck out Brittany Green.

Brown walked to open the third, but courtesy runner Samantha Norris was called out at second on Parham's grounder.

The Lady Jets threatend to break it open in the fourth inning, as they loaded the based on walks to Green, Melton and Campbell; however, Hall fanned Jennifer Barnwell and Brown.

Alex Kimbrell walked to open the fifth, moved to second on a sacrifice by Heather Smith, but was summoned back to first, as Smith was called out, because her foot was apparently out of the batter's box on the grounder.

CCHS dented the scoreboard in the sixth. Green singled and moved to third on Melton's hit, with Melton going to third on the throw from the outfield. Campbell popped into a double play, leaving Green at third.

Green scored on a wild pitch to tie the game at 1-1.

Parham singled in the seventh, but was doubled up to end the inning.

CCHS was retired in order in the eighth, but picked up the win in the bottom of the ninth.

The Lady Jets are playing in the Cookeville Tournament this weekend, and return home Monday to face Oak Ridge, who they beat 13-2 on Monday in the Atomic City.

CCHS will close out their district schedule with a trip to McMinn County Tuesday at 4 p.m. and to Bradley Central Thursday for a 4 p.m. game.

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