Marshall County softball takes center stage at Spring Fling

Friday, May 23, 2008

In just a few hours, arguably the biggest game in Marshall County sports history, on the biggest stage will take place at the Blue Cross Spring Fling in Murfreesboro.

The Forrest Lady Rockets, coming off a 2-0 loss last night to two time defending champion Trinity Christian Academy Lady Lions, will try to stave off elimination versus cross county rival Cornersville.

The Cornersville Lady Bulldogs are the surprise of the tournament to many, but not to the fans and serious onlookers of softball in the county.

Cornersville has destroyed opponents this year with a lethal offense and a pitching staff that goes three deep.

Freshman Lindsey Dalton will forever go down in county sports lore with her two run homer in the bottom of the seventh versus Huntingdon that gave the girls from Cornersville plenty of momentum to run rule Friendship Christian 13-1 and sweep a day's worth of loser's bracket work.

Forrest has been here before, surviving the grueling loser's bracket last year, before eventually falling to the Lady Lions 3-0 in the title tilt.

The Lady Rockets have used a combination of great pitching from Shelby Stinnett, great defense, and some timely hitting to come to the bracket busting match-up with the Lady Bulldogs.

No matter what happens today, memories of this Spring Fling and the battle between the talented and courageous diamond girls from Marshall County will be talked about for decades to come.