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The Jackets have been up and down in the past week splitting the six games they’ve played. They moved to 12-6 on the season and are 1-1 in the district.
Coach Chase Jones was most disappointed in Monday’s district loss to Sequatchie County.
“Tonight’s game is one of those that is hard to swallow. We scored four runs in the top of the second and had numerous opportunities to score in the third, fourth, fifth and sixth. We something like 14 base runners stranded. Chandler Knight pitched a heck of a game and just ran out of gas in the fifth. Games like this are absolutely gut wrenching but we also will be able to see what type of perseverance and character we have.
We play these guys again tomorrow and if we are feeling sorry for ourselves they are going to take another one from us. I am excited to see how we come out and play tomorrow. Tuesday’s game is a type of game that helps define what kind of team we have. I think I know but we get to find out tomorrow,” said Jones after Monday’s loss.
Tuesday the Jackets hosted Sequatchie County. Today they travel to White County for a 5:00 start. Saturday they host Shelbyville at 2:00 with a JV game starting at noon. Monday they host Chattanooga Christian at 5:30 in district play. Tuesday they travel to CCS for a 4:00 Central time start. Get out and support the Yellow Jackets this week Yellow Jacket fans!
The Jackets picked up another district victory shutting out Bledsoe County last Wednesday. Grundy posted three in the first and two in each the third and fourth to move to 2-0 in the district.
Chandler Knight pitched the win going six of the seven innings and striking out seven batters. Tanner Foutch tossed the last inning and gave up no hits.
Zach Sanders was 1 for 3 at the plate with a double, 2 RBIs and a run scored. Ethan Smith was 1 for 3 with a double and a RBI. Cole Johnson was also 1 for 3 with a double, a RBI and 3 runs scored. Chandler Knight hit 1 for 4 with a run. Dylan Cleek scored two runs.
In the Rocket-Tiger Classic Grundy was tied up 2-2 after one but turned up the heat at the plate scoring 4 in the second, one in the fourth, 2 in the fifth and one in the seventh to take the win. Cornersville got their other run in the fifth.
Taten McBee got the win on the mound pitching six innings and striking out three. Zach Sanders pitched one inning in relief and struck out one.
Dylan Cleek led at the plate hitting 3 of 4 with 2 doubles, 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored. Chandler Knight hit 2 for 2 with 4 runs. Tanner Foutch was 2 of 3 with 2 runs scored. Ethan Smith went 1 for 4. Cole Johnson was 1 for 5 with 4 RBIs and a run scored. Elijah Bean scored a run.
The Jackets got tripped up by Marshall County in the tourney falling in five innings. It was tied 1-1 after one and a half innings but Marshall scored one in the second and five in the third to pull away.
Tanner Foutch suffered the loss pitching the first two and a third striking out two. Elijah Bean went the rest of the way and struck out five.
Zach Sanders was 1 for 2 at the plate with a double and a run scored. Elijah Bean, Chandler Knight and Dylan Cleek all were 1 for 3.
The Jackets suffered another loss in the tourney falling to the Tigers. DeKalb scored one in the second and two in the third. Grundy fought back with two in the top of the fifth. The Tigers posted one more in the bottom of the inning to take the win.
Houston Mainord pitched the distance and suffered the loss. He struck out six.
Elijah Bean led at the plate going 2 for 4 with a double, a triple and a RBI. Zach Sanders was 2 for 3. Schylar Burgess hit 1 for 3 with a double and a run scored. Tanner Foutch was 1 for 3 with a run. Brady Meeks was 1 for 2 with a RBI. Dylan Cleek was 1 for 3.
Grundy rebounded with a one run win over the out of state team and they had to rally to do it. Ross scored three in the first. Grundy posted one in the bottom of the third only to see Ross post one in the following to go up 4-1. The Jackets scored two in the fifth and two in the sixth to rally and win.
Houston Mainord got the start and pitched three innings striking out four. Elijah Bean tossed the last three innings notching the win and striking out three.
Elijah Bean had the big stick hitting 3 of 4 with a RBI and a run scored. Chandler Knight was 2 for 3. Dylan Cleek was 1 for 2 with 2 RBIs and a run. Cole Johnson hit 1 for 3 with a double and a RBI. Zach Sanders went 1 for 3 with a run. Schylar Burgess was 1 for 2 with a RBI and a run. Tanner Foutch hit 1 for 3 with 2 runs scored.
Grundy lost their first district game Monday night in Dunlap. After taking a 4-0 lead in the second inning the Jackets held that until the bottom of the fifth when the Indians scored their first two. Grundy added one in the top of the sixth but Sequatchie made a 5 run rally in the bottom of the inning and held Grundy scoreless in the final half inning.
Chandler Knight got the start and pitched the first five innings striking out seven and giving up three runs. Tanner Foutch pitched the final inning and gave up the loss.
Cole Johnson led at the plate hitting 2 of 3. Dylan Cleek was 1 of 3 with a RBI and a run scored. Zach Sanders was 1 for 2. Ethan Smith, Taten McBee and Tanner Foutch were all 1 for 4 with a run scored each. Chandler Knight was also 1 for 4 with a RBI. Elijah Bean was 1 for 5 with a double and a run scored. Schylar Burgess notched 2 RBIs.