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Lady Jackets are District Champs

Posted on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 10:37 am

softball district champs

SPORTS CORRESPONDENT

david lowrie

It was highs and lows as the Lady Jackets won the district last week with a win over Sequatchie County and then dropped their next three games. Grundy is now 12-8 overall and 5-1 in the district.

“We’ve had some tough games against really solid competition. Through the ups and downs, this team has stayed together and worked extremely well together.

“Our focus all year has been on being ready come May 1, and these games should have done that for us. I’m extremely proud of everything this group has done all year and hope that we can continue to play as a tight knit group.

“We get to host a district tourney game for the second time in two years, this time as the number 1 seed, and need everyone to come out and support these young women. They are a great group and we are very proud of all of them,” said Coach Jason Evans.

Tuesday they played South Pittsburg. A meeting on Wednesday will determine who they face in the first district game and when the game will be held. Get out and support the Lady Jackets this week!

Grundy 11 – Bledsoe 0

The Lady Jackets shut out the Lady Warriors in a “pink out” game supporting breast cancer awareness. Grundy posted four runs in the 3rd and 5th and the other three in the 7th on the way to the win. Makayla Nunley pitched the win going the distance and striking out 11 batters.

Madison Rogers lead at the plate going 4 for 5 with a double, a RBI and 2 runs scored. Chloe Scissom was 4 for 4 with a double, a RBI and 2 runs. Emilee Meeks hit 3 of 4 with a homerun, 3 RBIs, a steal and 2 runs. Sierra Kilgore went 3 for 5 with a run. Chelby Carrick was 2 for 4 with a double, 2 RBIs, a steal and 2 runs. Harley Davis hit 2 for 4 with a RBI, a steal and a run. Madison Burrows was 2 for 5 with a steal. Kara Meeks scored a run and Makayla Misiolek stole a base.

Grundy 5 – Sequatchie 2

This victory gave the Lady Jackets the regular season district title. The teams tied 1-1 after one. The Lady Indians took a 2-1 lead in the 2nd. Grundy answered with one in the 3rd and then posted three in the 4th to take the win. Harley Davis started and pitched the first three innings striking out two. Makayla Nunley pitched the last four and got the win striking out three.

Madison Rogers hit big at the plate going 3 for 4 with a double, a RBI, a steal and 3 runs scored. Emilee Meeks was also 3 for 4 with a RBI and two steals. Kara Meeks hit 1 for 3. Harley Davis was 1 for 4 with 2 RBIs. Chelby Carrick stole a base and scored a run. Liz Morgan scored a run.

Tullahoma 7 – Grundy 4

Grundy couldn’t ride the success of the district championship to a win over the Lady Wildcats. Tullahoma led 1-0 after the 2nd inning and never trailed. They scored one in the 3rd and then 3 in the 4th. The Lady Jackets tried to rally with 3 in the 5th but Tullahoma responded with two in the bottom of the inning. Grundy managed one more in the 7th but it wasn’t enough. Harley Davis notched the loss pitching five innings and striking out one. Makayla Nunley pitched one in relief and struck out one.

Emilee Meeks led at the plate going 3 for 3 with a sacrifice, a steal and 2 runs scored. Harley Davis was 2 for 4 with 3 RBIs. Chloe Scissom hit 1 for 3. Madison Rogers was 1 for 4 with a RBI. Madison Burrows had a scarafice and a run scored. Chelby Carrick scored a run and stole a base.

South Pittsburg 7 – Grundy 2

The Lady Jackets got tripped up by South Pittsburg in their next outing. The Lady Pirates were up 3-0 before Grundy scored. The Lady Jackets posted one in the top of the 4th only to see South Pittsburg add two more in the bottom of the inning leading 5-1. They added runs in the 5th and 6th to pad their lead. Grundy’s other run came in the 7th. Makayla Nunley suffered the loss and struck out three.

Harley Davis was 3 for 4 at the plate with a double, a RBI and a run scored. Chelby Carrick was 2 for 3 with a double, a RBI and a steal. Madison Rogers hit 1 for 4 with a run and a steal. Makayla Misiolek stole a base.

Marion 9 – Grundy 2

Grundy struggled Monday night in Jasper as the Lady Warriors won big. The Lady Jackets led 2-0 after one inning but that would be the only runs they would score. Marion scored one in the 3rd, 4th and 5th and then exploded for six in the 6th. Makayla Nunley pitched the loss striking out four.

Harley Davis led at the plate going 1 for 3 with a 2 run RBI homer. Madison Burrows was 1 for 2 with a run scored. Kara Meeks was 1 for 3.