King’s Academy softball ‘sells out’ for state title


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WATE) – Since the start of May, The King’s Academy and Chattanooga Christian had played each other six times. In the first meeting, the Lady Lions lost 13-3, but they ultimately found a slogan that would stick with them the rest of the postseason.

‘Sell out’. 

The Lady Lions wrote the phrase on their arms during games. Basically, it meant to go out and give your all every pitch, every inning, every at-bat.

On Thursday, it was an offensive sellout to get them to the state title game. On Friday, it was a defensive sellout to hold off Chattanooga Christian 3-1 to win the Division II Class A state championship. 

“It’s Game of Thrones, not today,” King’s Academy head coach Marc Weekly said. “We were not going to lose today. We’ve had to do that all year. We have a group of resilient young ladies who never give up so we felt really confident today.”

“It just helped us win this game by selling out on defense,” Regan Weekly said. “Everyone sold out because this was our last game and we really took advantage of that.”

The state title is the third for the Lady Lions in program history.

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