The great experiment paid off for Happy Valley in opening game of the District 1-AA softball tournament on Thursday evening at Elizabethton High School.
Starting three freshmen and three sophomores, the Lady Warriors gutted out a 7-5 win over Sullivan East.
Sullivan North rallied with four runs in the fifth inning to beat Johnson County 7-6 in the nightcap.
“We just came out and played and felt like we had nothing to prove,” Lady Raiders coach Rachel Norris said. “We weren’t nervous about it and that was the big key. When we’re relaxed, we play well.”
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