It’s district tournament time and the Yellow Jackets host Bledsoe County tonight at 6 p.m., in a do or die contest. The winner advances to face Chattanooga Christian in a best of three games matchup. The loser will see their season end.
Grundy was 1-2 over the last week and saw Monday’s game with South Pittsburg moved to Tuesday due to rain. Results were unavailable at press time. The Jackets are 14-19 on the season and 6-4 in the district.
“We got taken to the woodshed by Signal Mountain. We played well against Huntland. They were down on their pitching chart but our kids played well and we hit the ball well. Paul Freeman threw a great game and just gave up two hits and no walks and the team played pretty solid defense behind him.
“Saturday was a good game for us and South Pittsburg. They threw their number 1. We threw out number 1. Blane threw well. They got five runs in the third and we had an error that could have got us out of the inning early. They got one in the top of the 7th and we couldn’t respond in the bottom of the inning,” said Coach Chase Jones.
The Eagles completed the sweep over the Jackets Tuesday night throwing a no hitter to boot. Signal scored 4 in the 1st, 2 in the 2nd, 3in the 4th and 1 in the 5th to run rule the game.
Kollyn Cooper got the start and notched the loss pitching three innings. Cooper gave up 4 hits and 5 walks while striking out one. Bailey Foutch pitched in relief and gave up 3 hits and 2 walks.
Grundy 10 – Huntland 0
Thursday the Jackets got back in the win column besting the Hornets in five innings. Grundy spread their runs across all the innings with 1 in the 1st, 3 in the 2nd and 3rd, 1 in the 4 and 2 in the 5th to run rule the contest.
Paul Freeman pitched the win throwing all 5 innings. Freeman gave up 2 hits and no walks while striking out 2 batters.
Noah Bean led at the plate hitting 2 for 3 with a double, a RBI and a run scored. Blane Harris was 2 for 4 with 2 RBIs. Brady Meeks went 1 for 2 with a double, 2 RBIs and a run. Trent Hampton was 1 for 3 with 2 runs scored. Trey Hampton was also 1 for 3 with one run. Kaleb Meeks scored 2 runs while Hunter Layne, Kollyn Cooper and Ethan Nunley scored one run each.
South Pittsburg 6 – Grundy 5
Grundy took a 2-0 lead after two innings in a Saturday afternoon contest in Coalmont. The Pirates were deadly in the top of the 3rd posting five runs. The Jackets added one by the end of the inning. Grundy tied it up at 5-5 but the Pirates got one more in the 7th to notch the win.
Blane Harris suffered the loss giving up 10 hits and a walk while striking out 7.
Trey Hampton led at the plate going 2 for 3 with 2 doubles, a RBI and 2 runs scored. Trent Hampton hit 1 for 3 with a RBI and a run. Blane Harris and Paul Freeman were both 1 for 4 with a RBI each. Brady Meeks, Noah Bean and Bailey Foutch scored runs.