The Lady Jackets softball season came to an end this weekend in the District Tournament. In the first game of the tournament, the Lady Jackets beat Bledsoe County 8-4 to advance in the tournament. Their next two games were a 14-2 loss against Marion County and a 15-5 loss against Cumberland County to close out their season.
“Unfortunately we weren’t able to make the noise in the tournament that we hoped to make. We started off really well against Bledsoe and played virtually error free defense. But we just couldn’t sustain that throughout the tournament. Defensive errors kept us from being able to stay in the games and keep them close. We knew going in, that to be competitive we would have to play cleanly and we just didn’t.
“I can say that the majority of the problems we faced this year were not hustle related, we just simply didn’t keep focus on one thing at a time. I am very proud of the girls this year. Although we didn’t post the numbers we wanted to, there never was a day that we as coaches didn’t want to work with them. The attitudes were good, and they really wanted to improve all year.
“Kara, Liz, Kristin and Teah each brought something different to the group, and every one of them will be missed. They have been a great group of seniors to work with, and we are excited about their next phase in life.
“As we prepare for next season, we saw some really promising things from some younger girls and we will begin work this summer getting them ready for next season. Thank you to all of the parents and fans that supported these girls and the team this year,” said Coach Evans.
Lady Jackets 8 – Bledsoe Co. 4
The Lady Jackets came out on fire at the plate scoring 5 runs in the first inning and adding 1 more in the third. Defensively, they were able to hold Bledsoe County scoreless until the fifth inning where they scored 1 run. Grundy added 2 more in the sixth and held Bledsoe to 3 runs in the seventh for the 8-4 win. Bailee Sweeton got the win in the circle.
Emma Seagroves and Meleah Stevens led at the plate for the Lady Jackets with 2 hits. Seagroves had a double and a RBI and Stevens scored a run. Teah Bosio, Liz Morgan, and Kristin Weaver all had a hit and 2 runs scored. Hannah Schild blasted a double with 2 RBIs. Kristen Stiefel and Sweeton both got a hit. Destiny Stevens scored a run.
Marion Co. 14 – Lady Jackets 2
The Lady Jackets faced a tough number one seed for their second game of the tournament. Marion County’s pitching kept the Lady Jackets scoreless until the fourth inning. Grundy wasn’t able to overcome the deficit and the game was cut short sending the Lady Jackets to the consolation game. Bailee Sweeton suffered the loss in the circle.
Teah Bosio, Meleah Stevens, Liz Morgan, and Kara Meeks all had 1 hit each with Bosio scoring a run and stealing a base. Stevens scoring a run. Emma Seagroves notched 2 RBIs.
Cumberland Co. 15 – Lady Jackets 5
The Lady Jackets ended their season against the Cumberland County Lady Jets with a 15-5 loss. Bailee Sweeton suffered the loss in the circle.
Emma Seagroves, Kristin Weaver, and Hannah Schild all had 2 hits and each scored a run. Seagroves also had a RBI. Teah Bosio and Meleah Stevens each hit a double and scored a run. Kara Meeks had a hit and a RBI. Liz Morgan notched a RBI.