Lady Junior Cyclones roar past John Sevier

from staff reports

   KINGSPORT -- The scoreboard tilted heavily in the Lady Junior Cyclones' favor on Monday evening.
   Coach Harry Farthing's T.A. Dugger team started with a 19-0 win, then racked up a 16-2 triumph in a Middle Eight Conference doubleheader with John Sevier.
   "We're off to a good start," said Farthing, whose club upped its record to 3-0 (2-0 Middle 8). "Right now our defense is pretty good, our pitching is pretty good and our hitting is pretty good. Hopefully, that will continue."
   Game 1 saw the Lady Cyclones cap a three-inning victory with 12 runs in the top of the third.
   T.A. Dugger banged out 18 hits, with Tia Nave going 3-for-3 with a double, a triple and three RBIs, and Mary Edgar batting 3-for-4, knocking in a pair of runs and scoring twice.
   Michaela Pietrowski totaled five RBIs, clubbing a bases-loaded triple and a two-run double.
   Mikael Oliver went 2-for-3 with a two RBIs. She and Jasmine Treadway each had three stolen bases.
   Edgar pitched the win, facing the minimum number of batters, yielding one hit and striking out seven.
   The second game, which lasted four innings, provided another load of TAD domination. The Lady Cyclones tallied 10 runs in the first and six more in the second to back the solid pitching of Brittany Smith (3 strikeouts) and Edgar (6 strikeouts).
   Edgar earned her second victory of the day after relieving Smith in the second inning. Sevier ws again held to one hit.
   Summer Smith was tops for the Lady Cyclones at the plate, as she went 2-for-2 with four stolen bases, three runs and a pair of RBIs.
   Treadway, Kyla Jones and Kelli Culler each added 1-for-2 performances. Treadway had two RBIs, one run and a stolen base, while Jones accounted for a triple and an RBI. Culler drove in a run and scored one time.
   "We're playing pretty well," Farthing said. "Our young kids have stepped up pretty well. We've got a good balance of youth and experience. Hopefully, that will help us down the road."
   T.A. Dugger will try to improve on its conference and overall worksheet when it entertains Ross Robinson for a doubleheader this Friday at the Blackbottom Field. Action start at 4 p.m.