One year was long enough for the Lady Knights to let the AISA AA State Trophy slip through their hands.  Going 4-1 in the state tournament, with a tie breaker game just to keep things interesting, they reclaimed the state title in a 6-4 win over Pickens Academy.  A record of 57-12 for the season, proved once again for Coach Lott and his team that the more games you play, the better you play together as a team.  After losing a few players this season, the Lady Knights picked up a powerhouse in Taylor McKinney.  Taylor broke the school record with 16 home runs in one season, and had an ERA of 1.33 on the mound which helped her earn the MVP award in the state tournament.  Also named to the all-tournament team were Caroline Capps (pitcher), Dawn Johnson (catcher), and Madisyn Kennedy (shortstop and team MVP for the season).  Losing to Autauga Academy, who had stripped them of the state title in 2017, in the Region tournament gave the Lady Knights the fire they needed to finish what they had started at state.  The team will lose just one senior, Madison McKee, who has committed to play next year for the Faulkner Eagles.  Stepping up to take her place are Madisyn Kennedy (Mississippi State commit) and Dawn Johnson.  Both will represent Macon East in the AISA Junior All-Star game June 5 at Lagoon Park.