|Devilette teacher Lee schools LR pupil |
|Posted: Wednesday, August 25, 2010 3:50 pm |
Teacher 1, Pupil 0.
South Fulton coach Curt Lee exchanges lineup cards with Lake Road skipper Maddie Carrington.
South Fulton Middle School softball coach Curt Lee claimed a milestone victory with his 6-3 triumph over Lake Road on Tuesday afternoon.
And while the margin of victory wasn’t particularly impressive compared to some of Lee’s bigger wins over the years, the triumph is of note as it is the first for Lee against a team coached by one of his former players.
The Lady Generals are skippered this season by 2005 South Fulton graduate Maddie Carrington — an All-State pitcher during her prep career.
“It makes me feel old,” Lee said in a joking manner when asked about what it felt like to go against one of his former charges. “It really was exciting to play someone that I coached and see her teaching some of the same things I do. I think the coach against former player deal also added some excitement for the fans and a good crowd turned out.”
For Carrington’s part, the rookie skipper confessed to having a few butterflies before the game.
“Tuesday’s game definitely brought back many memories and I was a little nervous beforehand,” Carrington said. “I never dreamed I would ever coach against ‘the Coach Lee’. He taught me so much about softball and life in general.
“I try to take what I learned from him and pass it on to these girls.”
Carrington also joked that Lee taught her that “a little running can go a long way.”
Old and running jokes aside, Lee’s Devilettes got the last laugh on Tuesday.
South Fulton (3-0) struck for a run in the second inning, two in the fourth and three in the fifth. Meanwhile, all of the Lady Generals’ tallies came in the sixth canto.
SF’s Kristen Crocker claimed the mound victory, tossing the first five innings.
Sierra Coley toed the rubber for the last two innings.
Offensively, Devilette Maddie Kate Coffey drove in two runs, while Alli Ruddle chased one home. Otherwise, Sydney Easterwood and Coley had two hits each for SF.
Lake Road (3-1) had losing pitcher Paige Parker as its leading hitter. Parker, who struck out three on the mound, accounted for a pair of hits and one RBI. Lynsey Berner stole home and singled, while Robin Lewis also had a safety for the Lady Generals.
South Fulton hosts Lake County on Thursday. Lake Road hosts Rutherford at 5 p.m. on Monday.
Hillcrest 15, Dyer 4
Ali Adcock tripled and drove in a pair, while Courtney Heuck chased home two as the locals blasted the Lady Eagles on Tuesday.
Additionally, Hillcrest’s Jordan Albright had a two-run inside-the-park home run, while Haley Johnston and Rachel Jones each singled once. McKinleigh Bell drove in a run for H’crest.
On the mound, winning pitcher Alea Ragsdale struck out a pair.
Hillcrest battles Black Oak on Monday at Obion Central.