JDA jv softball team pounds AJA

  • Mary Fogle of JDA beats the throw to home plate.

The Jefferson Davis Academy junior varsity softball team took care of business against archrival Andrew Jackson Academy Friday in Blackville.

The Lady Raiders opened up big and picked up speed from there on their way to trashing the Lady Confederates by a score of 13-2.

With the victory, JDA improves to 6-1 in the standings.

JDA coach Bart Owens said the team continues to come through at the plate.

“We came out hitting and being aggressive on the bases,” Owens said. “This team has been playing really well all season. In today’s game, everyone stepped up and gave us a spark at the plate.”

The contest started with the Lady Confederates getting on the scoreboard first. Avery Peek singled and scored off an error to put AJA ahead 1-0.

It was the Lady Raiders turn at-bat in the bottom of the first inning and the team responded with three runs off four hits.

For JDA, Blake Pritchard, Caitlyn Banks and Kiersten Phillips each singled and scored for a 3-1 lead. Ansley Still was credited with a RBI in the inning.

Trailing 3-1, AJA closed the gap in the second inning when Lindsey Pulaski scored off a single by Haley Owens.

One inning later, Katlyn Rentz raced across home plate for Andrew Jackson Academy to tie the score at 3-3.

The tie score, however, was short-lived. The Lady Raiders fired back with Blake Pritchard, Caitlyn Banks, Kiersten Phillips and Kirsten Kight all scoring runs for a 7-3 advantage.

One inning later, the hitting barrage continued for the Lady Raiders. This time, the team plated five runs off four hits.

Kirsten Kight highlighted the inning with a two-run RBI double. Others scoring included Blake Pritchard, Kamyrn Gantt, Abby Weeks and Kiersten Phillips.

For the Lady Raiders on the mound, Kiersten Phillips recorded the win. Phillips tossed a four-hitter with five strikeouts.