Coach-pitch All-Star team

Members of the South Jefferson girls coach-pitch All-Star team included (front row, from left) Madeline Farrow, Charlize Cobb, McKinley Peters, Ella Courtney, Aydan Hurst, and Abby Wheat; (back row, from left) Libby Longmire, Zoe Wice, Chloe Johnson, K.K. Church, Alexis Lauderback, and Zoey Shockley. – SUBMITTED

Despite their resiliency and success on offense, the South Jefferson All-Stars coach-pitch softball team was defeated by Newport in consecutive elimination games on June 25 at the Field of Dreams in Dandridge, losing 9-5 in game one and 9-3 in game two.

Slow starts hindered the All-Stars in both of the games. Spurts of offensive efficiency kept South Jefferson in the fight, but they ultimately could not keep pace with Newport’s offensive production. Although the All-Stars came up short, the competitive environment created an excellent opportunity for growth among the young players, promising improvement in the years to come.

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