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By James McAfee
KNOX CITY—Softball isn’t one of the UIL sports offered for girls in Knox County, but a pair of sisters from Knox City enjoyed success on the diamond during the spring.
12-year-old Jaylee and 6-year-old Jordyn Lowe just have to travel to play with their select teams from Abilene. They spend weekends traveling across the state to compete in tournaments.
Jaylee played on the 12U West Texas Vernon team in the Stamford Softball League, going undefeated during the league season.
The team suffered a loss in the first round of the USA Softball District Tournament in Abilene in late May but recovered to win its next eight games. Jaylee dominated opponents on the mound to help get the team into the championship game and eventually take second place.
Jordyn played for the Wylie team that went 10-1 for the season and then won the district title. She was named the MVP.
Jordyn was then one of the members of the Wylie league’s All-Star team that claimed the West Texas Pixie State Softball title the first weekend of June, scoring a 12-9 win over Coahoma in the finals. She made a rare triple play on defense in that game. Offensively, she contributed six home runs in the tournament.
Jaylee and Jordyn Lowe are the daughters of Jeremy and Brittany Lowe of Knox City, and the granddaughters of Jerry and Judy Lowe of Munday and Johnny and Nancy Birkenfeld of Goree.