They might have come up on the wrong end of the scoreboard, but even a 21-6 loss at the hands of Chattanooga's Silverdale Baptist Academy wasn't enough to dampen the spirits of the Oakwood Christian Academy Lady Eagles, who took the field in the school's first-ever fastpitch softball game on Thursday night.
A non-GHSA school, Oakwood's 2017 schedule will consist of only Tennessee teams, who play softball in the spring, unlike their counterparts in Georgia.
"I thought we played really well considering that this was the first softball game for many of our girls," OCA head coach Samara Garrison said. "We made some really good defensive plays, as well as making it around the bases a few times. It was definitely a good look into how much potential we really have. Come this time next year, we'll be a really competitive team."
Individual statsitics were unavailable as of press time.
The Lady Eagles (0-1) will play again at Lookout Valley on Monday, March 27.
Saturday's season openers for the Eagles' baseball game against Silverdale and Howard were postponed. There has been no word yet on a possible make-up date.