It was a season that ended shortly after it began for Northeast Tennessee softball. But there were still players deserving of special recognition. This year’s Times News/Johnson City Press Sweet 19 team is a reflection of that.
The Three Rivers Conference was expected to feature plenty of depth as several softball teams had dreams of deep postseason runs.
JONESBOROUGH — Morgan Riffle took matters into her own hands.
The Lady Rebels defeated Elizabethton 8-1 in a key Three Rivers Conference softball contest on Thursday night.
KINGSPORT — The Science Hill softball team — coming off back-to-back wins over Big Seven Conference rivals — opened up the Eastman tournament with a 4-4 tie against Gate City on Thursday afternoon at Brickyard Park.
Gate City’s softball team saw its season halted at the hands of Lebanon, which claimed an 8-2 victory in the Region 2D quarterfinals on Monday night.
GRAY — Two standout pitching performances made the Science Hill-Daniel Boone softball matchup on Wednesday afternoon at Daniel Boone High School a treat for the fans and for the coaches.
In one of the worst years, weather-wise, for the 22-year-old Kingsport event, rain may be the champion.
KINGSPORT — The ringing of metal bats returned to Indian Highlands Park on Thursday afternoon, but the Dobyns-Bennett Lady Indians softball team fell 8-0 in their first home game of the year against Daniel Boone.
South should be nipping at favored Elizabethton and Unicoi County’s heels, and East and Central could also make some noise in the Three Rivers softball race.