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Lady Jacket Softball

Posted on Friday, April 19, 2019 at 11:13 am

SPORTS CORRESPONDENT
Jody Hargis
The Grundy County Lady Yellow Jacket softball team continues to struggle as they dropped three decisions last week to extend their losing streak to six games. Offensively, the team came to life against the Lady Jets of Cumberland County last Tuesday night in a 15 – 9 District 7 AA loss at home. Wednesday, the Lady Jackets managed four runs against the Lady Tigers of Whitwell in a home loss 16 – 4. Last Thursday, they were no hit against the Lady Indians of Sequatchie County in another district loss.
The Lady Jackets are now 2 – 10 on the season overall and 0 – 6 in District 7 AA play. This week the Lady Jackets were set to travel to Pikeville Tuesday for a district contest with the Lady Warriors of Bledsoe County. Tonight (Thursday), the Lady Jackets open up play in the Lookout Valley Classic playing the host Lady Yellow Jackets of Lookout Valley at 6:30 p.m. Tomorrow (Friday), they will play at 3 p.m., against Sale Creek, and at 8:15 p.m., against Marion County. Saturday’s games are TBD. Monday night, Richard Hardy will come to GCHS for “Senior Night”. Game time is 5 p.m. On Tuesday night, the Lady Jackets will travel to Huntland to battle the Lady Hornets at 5 p.m.
CCHS 15 Lady Jackets 9
The Lady Jacket offense produced 15 hits and nine runs, but it wasn’t enough to defeat the Lady Jets in the district contest. Meleah Stevens, Jenna Helton, and Jadan Campbell each had three hits to lead the offensive explosion. Emily Rhea, Emma Seagroves, and Campbell scored two runs each. Seagroves and Katie Brown each had two hits. Brown, Stevens, and Morgan Mooney had doubles, while Seagroves had a triple.
Whitwell 16 Lady Jackets 4
The Lady Jackets scored four runs in the bottom of the fourth after being shut out in the first three innings. Stevens went 3 – 3, while Seagroves and Jeresha Meeks each had doubles. Helton and Campbell each had a single. Seagroves, Helton, Brown, and Meeks scored the runs for the Lady Jackets.
SCHS 10 Lady Jackets 0
Meleah Stevens reached base on an error from the leadoff spot in the first inning and the Lady Indians proceeded to retire the next 15 Lady Jackets for the no hit shutout.