The Grundy County Yellow Jacket baseball team managed to get four games in last week despite stormy weather seemingly every other day. They dropped to 2 – 5 in District 7-AA as Chattanooga Christian swept the Jackets in their season series 11 – 1 in Chattanooga last Monday, and 12 – 5 last Wednesday at GCHS. The Jackets were able to pick up a pair of victories first at Huntland last Thursday 12 – 1 and Saturday at Cascade against Heritage Christian out of Indiana 5 – 2. They are now 5 – 5 overall on the season.
The Jackets were rained out Monday at Sequatchie County. They were scheduled to play the Indians at home Tuesday, but at press time that was still up in the air whether it would be played at home or at Sequatchie County. Monday’s game will be made up at 1 p.m., on April 29, according to where Tuesday’s game was played. The Jackets will participate in the Rebel Classic in Franklin County beginning today through Saturday. They are slated to play district foe Signal Mountain Monday at home at 5 p.m., and travel to Signal Mountain Tuesday at 5 p.m.
The Lady Jackets softball 2 – 6 overall and 0 – 1 in District 7-AA was supposed to play Moore County Monday, however the game was washed out and will be played tomorrow night at 6 p.m., at GCHS. The Lady Jackets hit the road next Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, with games at South Pittsburg Monday at 5 p.m., Bledsoe County Tuesday at 5 p.m., and Wednesday at Tullahoma at 6 p.m.
Chattanooga Christian 11 Jackets 1
The Jackets were defeated by the Chargers as they were limited to three hits. Blaine Harris went 2 – 3, while Trent Hampton drove home Jacob Thomas with the Jackets lone run. Harris was the losing pitcher.
Chattanooga Christian 12 Jackets 5
The Jackets didn’t fair much better on Wednesday against the Chargers. Kollyn Cooper was the losing pitcher. Noah Bean and Harris went 2 – 3 with two runs scored. Bean added an rbi.
Jackets 12 Huntland 1
The Jacket bats came alive with 14 hits to blow past the Hornets. Bean led the way with a 4 – 4 performance. He scored two runs and had three RBIs. Harris was 3 – 4 with a double, three runs scored, and an rbi. Trent Hampton was 2 – 4 with two runs scored. Kaleb Meeks was 1 -3 with a run scored and an rbi. Trey Hampton had a single with three RBIs. Hunter Layne, Hunter Sylvester, and Jacob Thomas had hits.
Thomas picked up the win with six strong innings giving up five hits and only one earned run. He had five strikeouts. Casen King closed the seventh in order with two strikeouts.
Jackets 5 Heritage Christian 2
The Jackets pounded out nine hits for their second win in a row. Harris was 3 – 4 with a run scored and an rbi. Trent Hampton was 2 – 3 and a run scored. Hagen Cash, Trey Hampton, Layne and Cooper each added a hit.
Steven Yates went 4 and ⅔ to get the win. He yielded five hits, no earned runs, and two strikeouts. King went 2 and ⅓ for the save.