The Cumberland County High School Lady Jets softball team swept a District 5AAA double-header from Cleveland Tuesday night to improve their league record to 3-1.

The Lady Jets were victorious 3-2 and 8-2.

CCHS 3, Cleveland 2: Lauren Brown was the winning pitcher, allowing two runs on five hits with nine strikeouts.

Brown retired the first 10 Lady Raiders, before Rachel Williams singled with one out in the fourth, but Erika Campbell threw to shortstop April Melton to nail Williams attempting to swipe second.

Brown then retired seven hitters in a row, before giving up two runs in the top of the seventh on four hits and a fielder's choice. Heather Fields doubled, followed with singles by Williams, Heather Moore and Brandi Beard.

CCHS threatened in the first inning, when Smith walked and stole second, but was left stranded.

Melton singled with one out in the third, stole second, but was also stranded at second, as both Alex Kimbrell and Smith fanned.

Jamie McNelly walked and stole second, but was thrown out at the plate, attempting to score on Jennifer Barnwell's single to center field.

Campbell reached on an error in the fifth. Courtesy runner Amanda McCoy swiped second and scored on an error to give the Lady Jets a 1-0 lead.

Two runs in the sixth inning sealed the victory.

Smith singled, went to second on a wild pitch and moved to third on Brittany Green's single. Barnwell singled home Smith, and Green scored on an error for the 3-0 lead.

CCHS 8, Cleveland 2: Brown and Hannah Rinks pitched a four-hitter to beat the Raiders to sweep the double-header.

CCHS scored twice in the second inning on singles by Jalisa Parham, Campbell and Kimbrell, and an error.

The Lady Jets extended the lead to 6-0 with a four-spot in the fifth on singles by Melton, Kimbrell and McNelly, a double by Barnwell, a fielder's choice and two stolen bases.

CCHS added two more runs in the sixth on a walk, an error and singles by Kimbrell and Smith.

Brown walked Fields to lead off the game, but retired the next 13 hitters, before Melody Moore doubled with one out in the fifth inning.

She loaded the bases, but came out of the inning unscaved.

After striking out Williams to open the sixth, Rinks came in and retired two of three hitters she faced, allowing a walk.

Brittany Belcher homered with one out in the seventh to make it 8-1.

With two out, Kelsey McArthur singled and scored on a double by Fields to make it 8-2. Williams grounded out to end the game.

CCHS 4, Kingston 1: The Lady Jets scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning Monday to beat Kingston 4-1. Rinks hit a two-run homer to highlight the inning.

This was the Lady Jets' first homer on the new field. Her brother, James, hit the first home run on the Jets' field last season. He is now hurling for Cleveland State Community College.

CCHS hosted McMinn County Thursday afternoon in a district contest and are playing in the Franklin Tournament over the weekend.

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