The Jackets are rolling up the wins notching three in their last four outings. Their one loss was to Chattanooga Christian giving the Chargers the sweep in the series. Grundy got a key district win Monday night in Dunlap. They improved to 9-3 on the season and 1-2 in district play.
“The CCS series we shot ourselves in the foot. Every time we made an error they capitalized on it. You can’t beat good teams making mistakes, but we’re taking our lessons from it and hopefully we don’t repeat the mistakes. Hopefully, by the end of April we’re going to be a much improved team.
“We didn’t play Whitwell exceptionally. They threw a lefty that gave us some trouble but we found a way to win. Saturday against Signal we had a much better approach to the plate. We walked a few at the end and made it closer than it should have been.
“Tonight we played well. Scoring five in the first loosened the kids up and they played very well,” said Coach Chase Jones after Monday’s win.
Tuesday Grundy hosted Sequatchie County for the second district game. Thursday they host Whitwell at 5:00. Saturday they host DeKalb County at 1 p.m. Monday and Tuesday they face Bledsoe County with Monday’s game in Pikeville at 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday’s on the mountain at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday they host Huntland at 5:30 p.m. Get out and support the Jackets this week!
CCS 6 – Grundy 5
The Chargers swept the Jackets with this win on last Tuesday. CCS got out to a 3-0 start in the top of the first inning and never trailed. The Jackets posted one in the second but CCS responded with 3 in the 4th to go up 6-1. Grundy scored 2 in the bottom of the inning and 2 in the bottom of the 7th but couldn’t get over the hump. Houston Mainord suffered the loss on the mound pitching 4 innings and striking out 2. Tanner Foutch pitched the final three innings and struck out 3.
Ethan Smith slugged big going 3 for 4 with a RBI. Elijah Bean was 2 for 4 with a run scored. Houston Mainord was also 2 for 4 with a RBI. Brady Meeks hit 1 for 2 with a RBI. Dallas Bryan was 1 for 4 with 2 runs scored. Hogan Holland was also 1 for 4 with a RBI and a run. Tanner Foutch also hit 1 for 4.
Grundy 5 – Whitwell 3
Grundy got back in the win column downing the Tigers in non-district play March 27. Down 1-0 going into the fifth, the Jackets posted 3 runs in the innings to take charge. The Tigers answered with 2 in the bottom of the 7th to send it to extra innings. Grundy’s 2 runs in the top of the eighth finished things off for the win. Chandler Knight got the win pitching seven innings and striking out 7. Elijah Bean pitched in relief striking out 2.
Paul Freeman led at the plate going 2 for 3. Ethan Smith hit 1 for 2 as did Taten McBee who also scored a run. Brady Meeks was 1 for 3 with 2 RBIs. Hogan Holland and Dallas Bryan were both 1 for 4 with Bryan notching 2 RBIs. Tanner Foutch had a RBI and a run. Blane Harris and Trey Hampton scored runs.
The Jackets notched a win Saturday over Signal Mountain. Grundy dominated the first four innings scoring 1, 3, 1 and 3 respectively. The Eagles tried to rally with one in the fifth and 3 in the 6th but that was as close as they’d get. Taten McBee got the start on the mound and the win striking out 4. Elijah Bean and Blane Harris pitched in relief with Bean striking out one.
Brady Meeks was 2 for 3 with a RBI and a run scored. Chandler Knight hit 2 for 3 with 2 RBIs and a run. Tanner Foutch was 2 for 4 with a run scored. Dallas Bryan went 2 for 4 with a double, 2 RBIs and a run. Hogan Holland hit 1 for 4 with a run. Elijah Bean, Houston Mainord and Trey Hampton scored runs.
Grundy 11 – Sequatchie 1
The Indians didn’t have much to offer the Jackets Monday night in Dunlap. Grundy drove five across the plate in the first inning to set the tone. They scored two more in the third and four in the fifth before the Indians could manage their one run in the bottom of that inning. Dallas Bryan went the distance on the mound striking out 9 batters.
Bryan also led at the plate hitting 3 for 4 with 2 doubles and 3 RBIs. Taten McBee was 2 for 2 with 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored. Hogan Holland hit 2 for 3 with 2 RBIs and a run. Houston Mainord was 1 for 3 with a double and a RBI. Tanner Foutch was 1 for 3 with a RBI and a run. Blane Harris scored 2 runs. Chandler Knight, Elijah Bean, Brady Meeks, Noah bean and Trent Hampton scored one run each.