When the final wisps of a dusty infield had settled at Starplex Field for the last time for Spring Fling No. 24, one thing faded into history while something else sprouted anew.
MURFREESBORO — Elizabethton did everything it needed to do to beat the defending state champions — for 6 1/2 innings.
MURFREESBORO — After 10 scoreless innings at the state tournament, the heavy-hitting Elizabethton softball team wasn’t looking much like its season-long self.
MURFREESBORO — Stiff competition provided an early exit to the state softball tournament for Unaka.
MURFREESBORO -— Goodpasture doesn’t need help, so Unaka’s first inning set what turned out to be an unchangeable tone.
MURFREESBORO — Put the ball in play, hit with some power, play strong defense, and have a pitcher who can locate and throw a mean changeup.
Summer is near, but Spring Fling is here.
AUBURN, Ala. — Historic.
Unicoi County was facing a mighty tough challenge in private school Christian Academy of Knoxville — on the road, no less.
A 10-run fourth inning brought the East Tennessee State University softball team back to earth.
ELIZABETHTON — The Unaka softball team will have two players walk across the stage at Saturday’s graduation and from there they will take a team trip to Murfreesboro.
ELIZABETHTON — One bloop single.
A handful of area baseball and softball teams still have the dream of reaching Murfreesboro for the Spring Fling, but it all comes down to one game Friday.
The East Tennessee State University softball team is been back to work preparing for its first ever NCAA tournament game.