After opening the Division II-A softball tournament in Murfreesboro with a win over Friendship Christian School 8-6, The King’s Academy Lady Lions then lost the following game to Chattanooga Christian School 7-6 sending the Lady Lions to the losers bracket with their season on the brink of extinction. Once again however, the Lady Lions didn’t give up bouncing back to rout CCS by a score of 17-2 to set up the championship game the next morning.
TKA had a record breaking first inning scoring 13 runs on 12 hits, which was a record for the most hits in a Division II-A state tournament game. They did so without the presence of their head coach Marc Weekly who was ejected the previous game and was serving a two game suspension but the TKA head coach only missed five innings due to the run rule shortened game which was all but over in the first inning.
In the explosive first inning KJ Ammons stood out with a two RBI double and a three RBI home run. Blayne King had two RBI singles. Haydyn Jenkins and Kaylan Cole had two hits.
With all the offense in the game it was easy to forget the great defense and pitching the Lady Lions also displayed. Cole only allowed two runs in the circle as she pitched the entire game.