Lady Rockets sweep three for district crown

Friday, May 6, 2011
In the circle for game three of the day for Forrest was junior Brooke Herron, who moved to 15-2 on the season with a 10-0, twelve-strikeout win over Huntland. The Lady Rockets also beat MTCS twice, earlier in the day to cap off a perfect 12-0 regular season District 9-A record. (Tribune photo by Anthony S. Puca)

The Forrest Lady Rockets finished off their regular season slate on Wednesday, travelling to MTCS for an afternoon twin bill sweep (16-1,18-0 ) over the Lady Cougars before loading up the yellow bus for a trip back to Chapel Hill where they beat Huntland 10-0 in five innings to claim first place in District 9-A with an unblemished, 12-0 league record.

FHS head coach Becky Cheatham said about the three game gala, "I don't believe we have ever done that in the regular season. That was fun. We came out to a slow start tonight, but once we got rolling, we did very well."

With the win, Forrest (19-6-1) gets a first round bye and will play Eagleville Saturday at 11:00 a.m. in the second round of the district tournament in Eagleville.

"I am very proud of them for that and we accomplished our goals tonight of no errors, no mental mistakes and pound the ball when it is in the strike zone," said Cheatham. "Sometimes, I've wondered. They have a different air about them, but as long as they get it done, I guess I am happy."

In game one in Murfreesboro, the Lady Rockets scored six runs in the top of the first inning, came back with a huge eight-run fourth inning, and tacked on two more in the fifth for the lopsided win.

Adrean Jordan, Katie Warrick, and Ciara Cook all had three hits in the contest.

Sara Jordan went the distance in the circle, giving up one unearned run on four hits, while striking out four and walking one MTCS batter.

In game two, Forrest needed just three innings to end their afternoon trip, scoring one run in the first inning and a pair of nines in the second and third to win going away.

Adrean Jordan had two more hits in the game, including homerun and Caitlyn Rotchford, Warrick, and Cook all had two hits.

Warrick earned the complete game win, surrendering a lone hit to MTCS, while whiffing five Lady Cougars and walking one.

Forrest went back to Chapel Hill for the night game it took them awhile to put icing on the cake of the perfect regular season.

There was no scoring through four innings as Brooke Herron and Marli Majors were locked in a pitcher's duel before the Lady Rockets busted the game open with five runs in the fourth and five more in the fifth to seal the trifecta.

Herron was overpowering in the circle versus the Lady Hornets, striking out twelve and giving up just two hits in the shutout as the junior hurler moved to 15-2 on the year.

Adrean Jordan went 3-4 at the plate, Cook was a perfect 3-3, and Whitney Stofel had one base knock for the Lady Rockets.