Lady Devils stumble in opener

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By Dwane Wilder

Nine-time defending District 2-A softball champion Jellico is off to an uncharacteristic 0-1 start this year.

The Lady Blue Devils were dealt a 6-3 loss last week by Cumberland Gap in their season opener.

Jellico played the game without three starters, two of which had the flu and another with a shoulder injury.

“I’ve had to move people from the outfield to the infield to compensate for my pitching,” said Lady Blue Devils’ coach Nancy Douglas.

Junior catcher Noel Tiller had 2 RBI for Jellico while Victoria Huddleston also drove in a run.

Brittany Hughes scored two of the Lady Blue Devils’ three runs during the game.

Hughes also pitched for Jellico and struck out five batters during her time on the mound.

The Lady Blue Devils were scheduled to play at Campbell County on Tuesday, but that game was rescheduled to April 8 due to muddy field conditions.