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Tullahoma’s softball team is looking to snap a seven game losing streak as the Lady Cats host Shelbyville Central Thursday night at the team’s home field at East Middle School. It will be Senior Night for THS as well. The ceremony for Tullahoma’s departing seniors is scheduled to begin at 6:35 p.m.
Tullahoma (3-13 overall, 3-5 District 8-AAA) is coming off an 11-1 loss to Coffee County Central on Tuesday. Dani Kirkpatrick started and was saddled with the loss.
Tullahoma had a rough night defensively, as the Lad Cats helped the Lady Raiders with six errors.
“Once it started, we just could not get back on track,” said Tullahoma head coach David Cardwell. “We were up 1-0 and in the one inning, I think it was the third, we made three errors and it kind of went downhill from there.
“We just have a hard time stopping it once it gets started. The same thing kind of happened against Smyrna.”
Tullahoma lost 15-0 at Smyrna last Thursday.
There’s still hope for the Lady Cats as the postseason nears, however. Tullahoma is 3-5 in district play. With Thursday night’s game against Shelbyville and a makeup game against Lawrence County still ahead, Tullahoma could conceivably finish .500 in district play. That would — mathematically — put the Lady Cats in the running to host its first game in the district tournament.
Tullahoma will play at Lawrence County at 6:30 p.m. on Monday to wrap up the district slate.
Before that, THS will travel just up the road to Manchester to participate in the Coffee County Classic on Friday and Saturday. Tullahoma is scheduled to open the tournament Friday evening against Franklin and Greenbrier.