The Grundy County Lady Yellow Jacket softball team’s losing streak hit 11 games this past week, but the offense showed signs of life as the team moves toward postseason play.
The Lady Jackets dropped a 7 – 0 decision to Bledsoe County last Tuesday night in District 7 AA play on the road. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of last week the team dodged the rain showers to participate in the Lookout Valley Classic. They lost four games to Lookout Valley, Sale Creek, Marion County and South Pittsburg.
The Lady Jackets were set to play Richard Hardy Monday night for Senior Night. They traveled to Huntland on Tuesday night. Marion County was scheduled to come to the mountain last night (Wednesday), for the Lady Jackets final District 7 AA regular season game and also the final home game of 2019.
With the regular season winding down, the Lady Jackets will travel to Lavergne High School tomorrow (Friday), for a doubleheader with the Lady Wolverines. The first game is slated for 5 p.m. On Saturday, the Lady Jackets will travel back to Lookout Valley to take on the Lady Yellow Jackets and Covenant Christian in a doubleheader. Times of those games were not available at press time. Monday, the regular season will conclude with a 6 p.m. contest at Moore County High School.
Bledsoe County 7 Lady Jackets 0
The Lady Jackets and the Lady Warriors were locked in a pitcher’s duel until the Lady Warriors broke the game open with a seven run fifth inning. The Lady Jackets just managed three hits. Meleah Stevens, Katie Brown, and Jadan Campbell each had singles for the Lady Jackets.
LVHS 10 Lady Jackets 7
The Lady Jackets rallied for six runs in two of the final three innings, but it wasn’t enough to overcome their hosts in the 10 – 7 loss. Emily Rhea went 4 – 4 with a double and two runs. She also stole a base. Emma Seagroves went 3 – 4 with a double and a stolen base. Destiny Stevens went 2 – 3 with a double. Katie Brown, Jenna Helton, and Jeresha Meeks went 1 – 4 each. Helton and Meeks scored a run each. Jadan Campbell went 1 – 3 with a run, while Lacie Woodlee went 1 – 2 and scored a run. Brown’s hit was a double and Meleah Stevens scored the other run.
Sale Creek 16 Lady Jackets 1
The Lady Jackets were no match for one of the best teams in Class A. The Lady Panthers scored 13 runs in the third inning to end the game with the run rule. Meleah Stevens was 1 – 2 while Emma Seagroves and Jenna Helton had back to back doubles and were 1 – 1 each. Seagroves scored the run and Helton had the rbi and a stolen base.
MCHS 10 Lady Jackets 0
The Lady Warriors held the Lady Jackets to two singles by Meleah and Destiny Stevens in the shortened game.
SPHS 11 Lady Jackets 8
The Lady Jackets led 5 – 2 after three innings, but couldn’t hold the Lady Pirates off as they rallied with five runs in the fourth and four in the sixth. The Lady Jackets added three runs in the final inning, but it wasn’t enough as they lost 11 – 8. Meleah Stevens, Emma Seagroves, Katie Brown, and Hanna Tate had three hits each. Lacie Woodlee had two hits, while Emily Rhea, Jenna Helton, Destiny Stevens, and Jeresha Meeks had one hit each. Meleah Stevens, Destiny Stevens and Seagroves had doubles, while Brown had a triple. Seagroves and Brown each scored two runs, while Meleah and Destiny Stevens, Helton, and Meeks scored one run each.
The Yellow Jacket baseball team had a light schedule last week that got lighter when rain washed out their games at Cascade on Friday and Saturday. The Jackets played a two game series for the top seed in the District 7 AA tournament when they hosted Sequatchie County on Monday, and traveled to Sequatchie County on Tuesday. The Jackets travel to Whitwell today (Thursday), for a 5 p.m., game against the Tigers. Tomorrow the Jackets will travel to South Pittsburg for a 6 p.m. game against the Pirates. Saturday, the Jackets will host the Cleveland Blue Raiders at 1 p.m. Monday, the regular season closes out at Huntland at 6 p.m.