Heritage’s Lewis has big weekend for Tennessee Tech

Heritage alum Raleigh Lewis signed to continue her softball career at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville, Tennessee, and the slugger hit .270 in her freshman campaign. Lewis and the Golden Eagles began their 2020 campaign this weekend, and she did not disappoint.

Lewis posted a slash line of .467/.526/1.267, while launching four home runs and driving in nine at the Mercer Invitational. The Golden Eagles went 4-1 in the tournament, earning wins over Mercer, Wright State (twice) and Dayton. Her eight hits over the weekend were tied for second among Tech hitters and her six runs scored were also second-best on the team.

During her time as a Heritage General, Raleigh played softball her sophomore season under head coach Jason Carter. In her lone prep season, she led the Generals with eight home runs and hit .342 with three doubles, a triple and drove in 29 runs. The Generals took home the GHSA Region 7-AAAA crown that season and finished third in the state tournament. Lewis also participated in track and field at Heritage, winning the region championship in shot put and discus all four years and winning the state championship in discus as a senior.