Many of the softball teams across West Tennessee didn’t get to play too many games this past week due to poor field conditions after rain.
But for those who had the opportunity to play in the Maddie Fagan Memorial Tournament in Martin, teams got to play a few more games than the rest.
The field was closely contested with many close games. Munford came out as the winner of the tournament; the second tournament win in West Tennessee for the Lady Cougars after winning the War in the Dawg Pound Tournament in Milan.
Two weeks remain before district tournaments, so now is the time to peak and get ready for postseason play.
Here is the new Softball Dirty Dozen:
1Lexington (14-AA) (25-5) – The Lady Tigers beat District 14-AA foe McNairy Central twice but lost to 13-AAA Dyer County to end the week. Lexington is still unbeaten in district play and a favorite to make a deep postseason run. Last week No. 1.
2Camden (11-AA) (14-6) – The Lady Lions played a doubleheader this week, and those were the only games they got in. Camden beat Montgomery Central twice in the doubleheader. Last week: No. 2.
3Adamsville (15-A) (13-7-1) – The Lady Cardinals picked up three more District 15-A wins over Middleton, Scotts Hill and Madison. Adamsville is 7-1 in 15-A and in first place. The team did go down to Alabama and lost four in a tournament. Last week: No. 3.
4USJ (D2-A) (19-4) – The Lady Bruins played three Division II-A West Region opponents and picked up five wins on the week. A home-and-away series against last year’s state champion Tipton-Rosemark looms Tuesday and Thursday. Last week: No. 4.
5South Gibson (13-AA) (10-7) – The Lady Hornets did not get to play this past week with the rain. South Gibson will get back to District 13-AA action with hopes of earning a top two seed. Last week: No. 5.
6Chester County (14-AA) (11-4) – The Eaglettes went 3-0 with wins over South Side, Bolivar and Hardin County. Chester County has a second chance at Lexington this week at home. Last week: No. 7.
7Dresden (13-A) (15-8-1) – The Lady Lions had nine games this week and went 6-3. Dresden had wins over Gleason, West Carroll, Milan, Crockett County and two over Big Sandy. Last week: No. 8.
8Riverside (15-A) (15-8) – The Lady Panthers went 3-0 with wins over Jackson Christian, Madison and Perry County. Riverside is now 5-3 in District 15-A action and currently in third place. Last week: No. 12.
9Huntingdon (13-A) (19-7-1) – The Fillies reached the championship game of the Maddie Fagan Memorial Tournament before losing to Munford. Huntingdon has wins over Westview, South Fulton, Bruceton, Dresden, McKenzie and Trenton Peabody. Last week: No. 10.
10Crockett County (13-AA) (12-11) – The Lady Cavaliers had a strong week with wins over Gibson County twice, Gleason, Obion County, Trenton Peabody and Huntingdon. The losses were against Dyersburg and Dresden. Last week: Not ranked.
11Gibson County (14-A (11-6-1) – The Lady Pioneers had to play three games of the Maddie Fagan Memorial Tournament without starting pitcher Rebecca Lee, but they still pushed some quality teams, tying Huntingdon, beating Peabody and losing to Crockett County. Last week: No. 9.
12Scotts Hill (15-A) (15-10) – The Lady Lions had a rough week in District 15-A play. Scotts Hill took its first two losses in the league against Adamsville and TCA to fall to 4-2 to sit in second place in the standings. Last week: No. 11.
Dropped out: Madison (8-5).
Teams eligible for the Dirty Dozen rankings are those who represent schools from The Jackson Sun’s 13-county circulation area: Madison, Gibson, Henderson, Chester, Hardeman, Haywood, Crockett, Weakley, Carroll, Benton, Decatur, McNairy and Hardin.
Michael Odom, 425-9754