Behind another stellar performance by Corynn Miner, the Blue Jackets advanced to the Class 3A region final for the second consecutive season after a 12-0 win over Evangelical Christian. Corynn raised her record to 17-2 after striking out 13 over five perfect innings in which the BlueJackets easily handled the Sentinels in a mercy rule game.
The BlueJackets will host the winner of the game between Moore Haven and Indian Rocks Christian, which was played on Thursday night. Farragut lost 1-0 to Moore Haven in last year’s region final.
“We came out with a certain determination to win (against Evangelical) and we played well in all aspects of the game,” said Corynn, who went 3-for-3 at the plate with a single, double and a home run. “We set a goal at the beginning of the season to win districts, which we did, and then to get back to regions. Now, we have to take the same type of intensity from this game and carry it over to the region final.”
BlueJackets coach Linda Derk said Corynn, along with the two other seniors — Maiya Fudge and Jhonelle Young, have been instrumental in helping a roster filled with underclassmen match last season’s success.
“The three seniors have really helped bring this team along,” said Derk, who has compiled a 59-18 record over her four seasons as coach at Farragut. “Corynn has established a mental toughness to this team that has been huge for us. Now, being able to have the region final at home will be a big help to our team.”