The Lady Jacket softball team won two district games last week, including handing Chattanooga Christian their first loss in District 7 AA. They defeated Signal Mountain on Monday of last week as they exploded for 19 hits in a 17 – 6 win. On Wednesday of last week, the team traveled to Whitwell and dropped a 13 – 3 decision to the Lady Tigers. Thursday was a different story. The Lady Jackets pulled within a game of the Lady Chargers with a 6 – 4 home victory.
The Lady Jackets hosted Signal Mountain on Monday and traveled to Sequatchie County on Tuesday. Tonight they play host to the Lady Irish of Notre Dame at 5 p.m. They close out the regular season this weekend as they participate in a tournament in Red Bank. The Lady Jackets overall record stands at 8 -13 and more importantly 5 – 2 in District 7 AA.
The Lady Jackets brought their bats to Signal Mountain as they pounded out 19 hits en route to the six inning district victory. Meleah Stevens led the hit parade with four hits. Teah Bosio, Chloe Scissom, and Kara Meeks all had three hits. Emilee Meeks and Bailee Sweeton had two hits each. Liz Morgan and Emma Seagroves had the other two hits. Emilee Meeks had two triples, while Kara Meeks and Scissom had a double each. Stevens scored four runs and drove in a run. Emilee Meeks, Bosio, Scissom, and Seagroves scored three runs. Emilee Meeks added six RBis, while Kara Meeks and Scissom had four RBIs. Sweeton was the winning pitcher allowing eight hits and six runs. Only three of the runs were earned.
Whitwell 13 Lady Jackets 3
The Lady Jackets dropped their third decision of the season to the Lady Tigers. Makayla Nunley was the losing pitcher going three innings, while giving up seven hits and four runs. Emilee Meeks and Morgan each had two hits and they both had a double to lead the Lady Jacket offense. Scissom had two RBIs.
Lady Jackets 6 Chattanooga Christian 4
The Lady Jackets broke open a scoreless game with a three run third inning. After the Lady Chargers tied the game with one run in the fifth and two runs in the sixth, the Lady Jackets added three more runs that were decisive in the victory. Chattanooga Christian added a run in the seventh, but it was too little too late as the Lady Jackets closed within one game of the district frontrunners.
Nunley came back strong with a seven-inning performance giving up nine hits and four runs. Nunley struck out two and walked two. Emilee Meeks had three hits, scored a run and drove home two to lead the offensive attack. Morgan and Seagroves each had two hits. Seagroves scored two runs. Kara Meeks had two RBIs.
Head coach Jason Evans was very proud of his team. He had this to say about his team. “We have continued to play some solid ball this week. We were able to score two big district wins this week. Our girls have played themselves into a position where winning the regular season district title is still a possibility. The CCS game was exciting and well-played game by both teams. With three district games left to play, we won’t know the district standings until the end of the week, but our focus is to continue playing great softball. If we can continue to play clean and hard, we will let the chips fall where they may when it comes to seeding. Our goal is to continue to improve and playing at our highest level of competition. I hope everyone can come out this week and support these fine young women. They are working hard and doing an outstanding job of representing our school and county.”