The Lady Yellow Jackets had a tough week suffering two losses and having Friday’s games called off. The DeKalb games will be made up April 14. The girls fell to 5-2 on the season and 1-1 in district play.
“As a coach, you’re goal is to place your players in a position that gives them a chance to win. Although we weren’t able to come away with victories, we were in a position to win both games. We should have won both games and we won’t make any excuses about that. However, we are very happy that we had a number of chances to win both games against quality competition.
As a young team, one that is trying to create their own identity, we will encounter a lot of situations that are new to the “team.” Even with the most experienced of our players, there is a learning curve with how this group of ladies will react in situations. We are still coming together as a family. Our bats were effective up and down the lineup, our pitching was effective, we just committed more errors than our opponents, and at crucial times in the games.
These young ladies want to win, more than any group of girls I’ve been associated with before. The losses hurt, but we learned a lot about who we are as a team. I’m excited to get back to our games this week. We have Bledsoe at home on Wednesday for a make-up game. And this weekend, we travel to Ooltewah for our 1st tournament of the season. I am very proud of how our girls have matured since last year and since tryouts began in February. I hope everyone can come out and watch our girls play,” said Coach Jason Evans.
The Lady Jackets hosted Bledsoe on Wednesday. Friday and Saturday they play in the Ooltewah Classic. Tuesday they play at Pikeville at 6:00 for another district game. Get out and support the Lady Yellow Jackets this week!
The Lady Jackets suffered their first loss of the season at Marion County last week. Leading 3-2 after two Grundy watched the Lady Warriors score the next seven runs before they could respond. Grundy’s three run rally in the top of the seventh fell short.
Sierra Kilgore led the Lady Jackets at the plate going 3 for 4 with a double, a RBI and a run scored. Harley Davis was 2 for 4 with 2 doubles, a RBI and a run. Chloe Scissom was 1 for 2 with a double. Makayla Misiolek was 1 for 2 with a run. Madison Burrows went 1 for 4 with a triple and 2 RBIs. Torie Scissom was 1 for 3 with a run. Madison Rogers and Emilee Meeks scored runs.
Harley Davis took the loss on the mound going the distance.
Grundy took a 3 run lead in the third and pushed that to 6-2 after five and a half innings. The Lady Indians rallied for five runs in the bottom of the sixth to take the win.
Madison Rollins was 2 of 3 at the plate with 2 doubles, 2 RBIs and a run scored. Taylen Scissom was 2 of 3 with a run. Harley Davis hit 2 for 4 with a double, a RBI and a run. Sierra Kilgore was also 2 for 4. Chloe Scissom was 1 for 4 with a double, a RBI and a run. Madison Burrows hit 1 for 4 with a RBI and a run. Madison Rogers was 1 for 4. Emilee Meeks scored a run.
Makayla Nunley suffered the loss on the mound but struck out five.