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Baseball Suffers First District Loss

Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 10:54 am

SPORTS CORRESPONDENT

david lowrie

The Jackets only managed one win in their last three outings. They lost to Chattanooga Christian twice but only Monday’s game counted against their district record. They shut out Notre Dame for their win. The team is now 6-2 on the season and 0-1 in district play.

“CCS is a good team. That’s two games in a row that they’ve beat us but really we’ve beat ourselves. We’ve made multiple errors. We haven’t made plays when we had the opportunity. When we’ve got runners in scoring position we don’t get the timely hit. It’s not for a lack of effort or desire. It’s just you’ve got to have the mentality when in those positions to produce. That’s baseball, sometimes you do and sometimes you don’t.

baseball 4We’ve given them two unearned today out of the four runs they scored and we made five errors. Against a good team you just can’t do that. We’ve got to clean that up. If we clean it up we’ve got potential to be pretty good. If we make errors and don’t get timely hitting we’re not going to be very good.

The good thing about baseball is we get to come back and play these guys again tomorrow. We’re in week three of a two month season in a tournament sport. We take what we can and we’re going to see how we respond,” said Coach Chase Jones after Monday’s contest.

Tuesday Grundy hosted Chattanooga Christian for another district game. Friday they travel to Whitwell for a 5 p.m. start. Monday they travel to Sequatchie County and Tuesday the Indians come to the mountain for 5 p.m. district games. Get out and support the Jackets this week!

CCS 5 – Grundy 1

The Chargers took a 2-0 lead in the top of the 2nd and never trailed. Grundy shortened the lead to 2-1 in the bottom of the 4th but couldn’t get any more across the plate. Tanner Foutch took the loss on the mound pitching 5 innings and striking out 8. Blane Harris and Trey Hampton pitched in relief.

Paul Freeman led at the plate going 2 for 3 with a run scored. Hogan Holland was 1 for 3 with a RBI. Dallas Bryan hit 1 for 3 with a double. Elijah Bean, Taten McBee and Brady Meeks were also 1 for 3. Tanner Foutch hit 1 for 4.

Grundy 12 – Notre Dame 0

Grundy rebounded in their next contested with a 12-0 drubbing of the Irish from Notre Dame. The Jackets set the tone with an 8-0 first inning rolling to the win. Chandler Knight pitched the win going four innings and striking out 6. Elijah Bean pitched one inning in relief.

Taten McBee led at the plate going 3 for 3 with 2 RBIs and 3 runs scored. Tanner Foutch was 2 for 3 with 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored. Hogan Holland and Houston Mainord were 2 for 3 with a RBI and a run each. Dallas Bryan went 1 for 3. Brady Meeks, Blane Harris, Noah Bean and Hunter Condra all scored runs.

CCS 4 – Grundy 3

The Jackets suffered their first district loss Monday night in Chattanooga. Grundy scored one in the 1st and held the lead until the bottom of the 3rd. They tied the game in the 7th and went ahead with a run in the 8th. The Chargers came back with 2 in the bottom of the extra inning to take the district win. Dallas Bryan suffered the loss on the mound going the distance and striking out 10 batters.

Ethan Smith was 2 for 4 at the plate with a double. Chandler Knight hit 1 for 2 with a double and a run scored. Taten McBee was 1 for 3 with a run. Brady Meeks also hit 1 for 3. Dallas Bryan went 1 for 4 with a RBI. Noah Bean scored a run.