The Cumberland County High School Lady Jets softball team posted a 4-2 record to take third place in the Plateau Classic over the weekend at Crossville Centennial Park.

Coach David Terrebonne's squad (24-8) lost the tournament opener to Knox Central 1-0 Friday night, then defeated Sweetwater 8-3, White House 8-2, Rhea County 2-1 and lost to Hendersonville 5-4 to claim third place.

Hendersonville would defeat Greenbrier 3-2 for the tournament championship. Greenbrier beat Sweetwater in the other semifinal.

Knox Central 1, CCHS 0: Knox Central scored an unearned run in the bottom of the sixth inning on two singles and two errors.

CCHS had a scoring opportunity in the second go by the boards, as Hannah Rinks walked, stole second and was left stranded as Jennifer Barnwell and Erika Campball both struck out.

Alex Kimbrell singled in the third, but was also stranded.

CCHS' serious threat came in the fifth, when Campbell reached on a mishandled third strike by the Central catcher and a double by April Melton. Both were stranded, when Jalisa Parham and Kimbrell fanned.

In the sixth, Green walked and moved to third on a single by Rinks, who took second on the throw to the infield, but both were stranded.

CCHS 8, Sweetwater 3: The Lady Jets' bats woke up in the late game Friday night against the Lady Wildcats.

CCHS scored three in the first inning on two walks, a single by Green and a homer by Rinks.

"The pitch was right down the middle," she said.

Melton also singled.

Sweetwater scored twice in the bottom of the first on a two-run homer by Johnston.

Jennifer Barnwell singled in the second, but was stranded at third.

Jamie McNelly's inside-the-park homer put CCHS ahead 4-2 in the third, but Rinks and Melton both walked after one out, but didn't score.

Sweetwater added a third run in the third on two singles, a walk, and a fielder's choice.

Parham singled in the fourth, was sacrificed to second, advanced to third on a ground out and scored on a passed ball.

Three more runs scored in the fifth on singles by Rinks and Parham, a sacrifice, two walks and passed ball.

Hannah Rinks was the winning pitcher.

CCHS 8, White House 2: The Lady Jets scored six runs in the third inning after one one out, on singles by Barnwell, Parham, Heather Smith, McNelly, Lauren Brown and Rinks, and a double by Campbell.

White House scored twice in the fourth two singles and an error.

CCHS scored twice in the bottom of the fourth on a triple by Parham, singles by Smith, Brown and Rinks.

The game was stopped when the 75 minute time limit expired.

CCHS 10, Midway 3: Parham cracked three hits, while Smith, Rinks, McCoy and Barnwell each had two hits for the Lady Jets.

Rinks was the winning pitcher, allowing three runs on four hits.

The Lady Jets scored once in the first inning on singles by Parham, Smith, McNelly and Rinks.

They scored three times in the second on a single by McCoy, a double by Barnwell and two errors.

The Lady Jets added four runs in the fourth on singles by Parham, Smith, McNelly and Campbell, and a double by Rinks.

Two more runs scored in the fifth on a single by McCoy, a double by Barnwell and a single by Parham.

Midway scored once in the second on doubles by Alexander and Munday, and two more runs in the third on two errors, a fielders choice and a single by Alexander.

CCHS 2, Rhea County 1: The Lady Jets scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to notch a 2-1 victory over District 5AAA foe Rhea County.

Melton walked, Brown singled and Barnwell reached on an error, scoring both Melton and courtesy runner Brittany Green.

Charlie Wooden singled for Rhea County in the sixth, but Brown struck out the next three hitters to give the Lady Jets the win and a berth in the semi-finals against Hendersonville.

Hendersonville 5, CCHS 4: Hendersonville scored four runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to take the victory.

After a one out walk and a sacrifice, the Lady Commandos ripped off three straight singles and a double for the win.

The Lady Jets scored once in the first on singles by Kimbrell, McNelly, a stolen base and a fielder's choice.

They made 2-0 in the second a triple by Melton and Green's sacrifice fly, and added another run in the third on a single by Smith, a sacrifice and Rinks single.

Hendersonville scored its first run in the third on singles by Nicholson, Munn and Smith.

CCHS won score one more time in the fourth on a homer by Green.

After traveling to Oak Ridge Monday, CCHS will host Rhea County Tuesday on senior day.

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