Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

By Jason Fite
Contributing Sports Writer 

LCMS Softball


April 28, 2022

The Lewis County Middle School Lady Panthers softball team hosted the Lobelville Lady Hornets on Monday, April 4th.

Kinlee Keltner started the game on the mound for the Lady Panthers and quickly worked around a two-out double to pitch a scoreless first. Makaela Dodson led off the home first with a walk and would come around to score after one-out hits by Taya Tiller and Keltner and a two-out double by Brailey Carroll and Jaelin Baugh single to take a 3-0 lead. Keltner worked a perfect second inning, and Gabii Ortiz led off the bottom of the inning with a walk. With one out in the second Tiller singled ahead of a C.J. Tanner double and walks to Keltner and Cabry Adkins loaded the bases. Brailey Carroll reached on an error and Baugh drew a walk before a two-out walk to Ortiz made it an 8-0 game after two. Keltner retired the Lady Hornets in order in the top half of the third, keeping Lobelville scoreless. Tiller stroked a double to lead off the third and Keltner followed with a single. Adkins provided a one-out, run-scoring single and Lewis County stretched the lead to 10-0. In their final at bat Lobelville would reach on a two-out single and a walk, but Keltner would bear down to strike out the final Lady Hornet batter to win the game by run-rule 10-0.


The Lewis County Middle School Lady Panthers softball team traveled to Lobelville to play the Lobelville Lady Hornets on Tuesday, April 5th.

Makaela Dodson led the game off drawing a walk and was followed by singles from Taya Tiller and C.J. Tanner. Kinlee Keltner drew a walk and Cabry Adkins and Brailey Carroll each singled before a two-out hit by Sophie Stutts. The Lady Panthers would plate 5 in the top of the first to take a 5-0 lead. Brailey Carroll took the bump to start for Lewis County and would strike out three straight batters after giving up a leadoff single. Tiller walked to start the second and scored on a single by Tanner. Keltner would drive a triple to plate Tanner and would score on a hit from Adkins. The Lady Panthers tacked on 4 more in the inning to build a 9-0 lead after two complete. Carroll mowed through the Lobelville lineup in the home half of the second, striking out the side. Stailee Moseley drew a leadoff walk in the third and scored on a one-out single by Addie Osborne. Julie Roden drove in Osborne for the final run of the inning and Lewis County commanded a 10-0 lead. Carroll struck out two more before a two-out single, and came back to retire the final Lady Hornet batter on strikes to end the game. All nine outs of the game were strikeouts recorded by Carroll in the 2-hit shutout as the Lady Panthers won 10-0.


The Lewis County Middle School Lady Panthers softball team traveled to Clifton to take on the Frank Hughes Lady Lions on Monday, April 11th.

Makaela Dodson led off with a walk to start things off for the Lady Panthers and C.J. Tanner followed with a one-out walk. With two down in the top of the first Cabry Adkins connected on a two-run double and scored on a misplayed ball off the bat of Sophie Stutts and Lewis County took a 3-0 lead. Kinlee Keltner took the mound to start for Lewis County and surrendered a leadoff double that would lead to a run but settled down and retired the Lady Trojans with no more damage as the Lady Panthers held a 3-1 lead after one complete inning of play. Addie Osborne led off the second being hit by a pitch and Gabii Ortiz singled before an RBI single off the bat of Dodson. Taya Tiller added a double and sacrifices from Tanner and Keltner would bring home more runs as the Lady Panthers took a 7-1 lead into the bottom half of the second inning. Keltner worked a perfect inning to keep Collinwood off the board and score remained 7-1. Jaelin Baugh led off the third with a double, and Osborne, Ortiz, and Dodson would each single. A sac fly by Taya Tiller plated a run and consecutive two-out hits from Tanner, Keltner, Adkins, and a triple by Stutts added 6 to the Lady Panther total to make it a 13-1 game. The Lady Trojans would get things going against Keltner in the home third with a leadoff single, a one-out hit batter and single, and a two-out hit that would bring in 3 runs to male it a 13-4 game. Addie Carroll and Keltner each reached on errors in the fourth and Olivia Smith doubled and Sophie Stutts singled and Lewis County made it a 16-4 game. Keltner would work around a leadoff error to seal the win in the bottom of the fourth 16-4.


The Lewis County Lady Panthers traveled to Collinwood to take on the Collinwood Lady Trojans on Tuesday, April 12th.

Makaela Dodson reached on an error to start the game for the Lady Panthers and would make her way around to score on a single by C.J. Tanner to give Lewis County a 1-0 lead. Brailey Carroll drew the start for Lewis County and threw a perfect first inning and held Collinwood scoreless. The Lady Panthers would not score in the second despite a walk to leadoff by Jaelin Baugh and a one-out single from Gabii Ortiz. Carroll would surrender a hit to lead off the second but was able to come back and retire three-straight to keep it a 1-0 game. Tanner reached on an error to start the visitor third and Kinlee Keltner slammed a two-run homerun to make it 3-0. Cabry Adkins would single following the Keltner blast and would come in to score on a hit from Baugh to give the Lady Panthers a 4-0 lead. Carroll was perfect in the home third and held on to the shutout. Dodson and Taya Tiller would both reach on one-out hits, and each would score on balls hit by Tanner and Keltner to extend the lead to 6-0. With two down in the bottom of the fourth a Lady Panther error would extend the Collinwood inning as the Lady Trojans would plate a run to make it 6-1 after four complete innings. A fifth inning double from Baugh and single from Osborne would not lead to any runs for Lewis County in the fifth, and Carroll would retire the side in order in the bottom half and the score remained 6-1. Dodson led off the sixth with a single and Tiller followed with a walk, but the Lady Panthers again failed to capitalize. Carroll was again perfect in the home sixth and the score was 6-1 moving into the final inning. Baugh led off the seventh with a single, but the Lady Panthers went down in order after, but Carroll would sit down the final three Lady Trojan batters in order again and take the 6-1 win.


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