By Jerry Richmond, Sports Staff Writer

The Trousdale County Lady Jackets are working hard to prepare for their 2019 softball season.

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Sophomore pitcher Hannah Hailey was an all-district selection last season for the Lady Jackets.

With a team last year comprised of mostly freshmen, the Trousdale County girls went 11-8 in District 6-A play after winning just one district game the previous two years.

“We are a very young team with eight to 10 starters most likely being sophomores and one freshman,” said coach Blake Satterfield. “We have depth at pitcher if all are healthy, but two out of four are injured and their return doesn’t look good. We have speed in the outfield.”

Sophomore pitcher Hannah Hailey was a first-team all-district performer last year, while senior outfielder Camyron Hurd and sophomore catcher Faith Winter were named to the second team. Sophomore shortstop Makayla Crook was named to the all-tournament team.

Satterfield will coach up three seniors, one junior, 12 sophomores and eight freshmen in his second year as head coach. In addition to Hurd, other seniors are Kaitlyn Foret and Jerica Rieger.

“We just need to embrace the mindset of acting and thinking like a champion every day in everything we do,” Satterfield said. “We are making strides in the right direction.”

The Lady Jackets will start the regular season on Monday when they travel to Station Camp. On Tuesday, Trousdale will open district play by hosting the Pickett County Lady Bobcats.

Phillip White will serve as assistant coach.