The Lady Yellow Jacket softball team got off to a hot start for the season, winning two district games last week. They ran into tougher competition in the in the Franklin County tournament Friday and Saturday
Grundy’s record stands at 2-5 overall and 2-0 in the district.
“Right now, we are pretty much right where we, as a coaching staff, thought we were. We have a strong core of a team, but due to injuries or sickness, we are just a few puzzle pieces shy of what we want to be. We had a strong opening to district play, but had some ups and downs this weekend against some non-district opponents. Although we didn’t come out of the Franklin Co tournament with a trophy, I feel like we identified some key strengths and weaknesses that we want to address.
“Our goal is to improve every day, and as long as we can identify those areas of need, I’m confident we will do exactly that. This week, we have two more district opponents and a traditionally good Whitwell team in front of their student body. So we are going back to work and looking to have a strong showing heading into our spring break,” said Coach Jason Evans.
Grundy hosted Bledsoe County Tuesday for a district matchup. Wednesday, they played at Whitwell. Today, the Lady Jackets host Sequatchie County at 5 p.m. for a district game. Friday they travel to South Pittsburg for another 5 p.m. start. The girls will take off for spring break and return to action April 5, at Signal Mountain.
Grundy 5 – CCS 0
Makayla Nunley got the win on the mound, going the distance and striking out 8 batters while only giving up 2 hits.
Emilee Meeks led at the plate, going 2 for 4, with a double, a RBI, and 2 runs scored. Chloe Scissom was also 2 for 4, with a run scored. Teah Bosio and Madison Burrows were 1 for 3, with Burrows notching a RBI. Sierra Kilgore was 1 for 4, with a triple and a RBI. Madison Rogers hit 1 for 4, with 2 runs scored.
Grundy 26 – Notre Dame 4
This one wasn’t even a contest as the Lady Jackets exploded for 14 runs in the first inning and never looked back. Grundy added 4 in the 2nd and 8 in the 3rd for the district win. Notre Dame’s runs all came in the 2nd inning.
Freshman Bailee Sweeton notched the win from the mound pitching all three innings of the run ruled game. Sweeton struck out 4, walked 4, and gave up only one hit.
At the plate Madison Rogers was 2 for 2, with 2 triples, 2 RBIs, and 2 runs scored. Meleah Stevens was also 2 for 2, with 3 runs scored. Emilee Meeks was 1 for 1, with 2 runs. Madison Burrows went 1 for 2, with a RBI and a run. Morgan Mooney hit 1 for 3, with 2 RBIs and 2 runs. Emily Rhea was 1 for 3, with 2 RBIs and a run. Liz Morgan hit 1 for 3, with a RBI and a run. Bailee Sweeton was 1 for 4, with 3 RBIs and 2 runs scored. Kara Meeks scored 3 runs. Sierra Kilgore, Teah Bosio, and Chloe Scissom scored 2 runs each. Macae Kilgore, Erica Childers, and McKinley Thomas all had one run each.
The Lady Jackets suffered their first loss of the season in the Franklin County tournament Friday to the Lady Raiders. Moore notched three runs in the 1st inning and one in the 5th to take the win.
Mikayla Nunley suffered the loss. She gave up 3 hits, walked one, and struck out 3 in five innings.
Teah Bosio and Emilee Meeks notched the only hits for Grundy with Bosio going 1 for 2 and Meeks hitting 1 for 2.
Franklin Co. 9 – Grundy 5
Grundy didn’t fare better in the late game Friday as the tourney hosts bested them by four runs. The teams were tied 1-1 after the 1st, but the hosts took a 4 run lead in the 3rd inning. The teams swapped runs for a 4-4 4th inning and that’s where the scoring stopped, giving Franklin County the advantage.
Madison Burrows suffered the loss, giving up 10 hits and a walk while striking out three.
Sierra Kilgore hit 3 for 3 to lead at the plate. Teah Bosio, Kara Meeks, Madison Rogers and Emilee Meeks all hit 2 for 3, with Kara notching 2 RBIs, Emilee scoring 2 runs, and Rogers hitting a double and scoring one run. Madison Burrows went 1 for 3, with a RBI and a run scored.
Warren Co. 6 – Grundy 5
The Lady Jackets led 1-0 after one inning. Warren posted one in the 2nd, four in the 3rd, and one in the 4th to take charge of the contest. Grundy rallied for four in the bottom of the 5th, but couldn’t produce any more runs.
Bailee Sweeton suffered the loss on the mound, giving up 5 hits and 3 walks while striking out 4.
Madison Burrows was 2 for 3, with a double, a RBI, and 2 runs scored. Sierra Kilgore hit 2 for 3, with 3 RBIs and a run scored. Emilee Meeks was 2 for 3, with a run. Kara Meeks hit 1 for 2, with a double. Madison Rogers scored a run.
Warren Co. 3 – Grundy 2
Makayla Nunley pitched the loss, giving up 4 hits and 2 walks while striking out 5.
Emilee Meeks was 1 for 2, with a run scored. Sierra Kilgore, Meleah Stevens, and Teah Bosio were also 1 for 2. Madison Rogers scored the other run.
Grundy notched one more loss in the tournament, falling to Moore County. Moore was up 3-0 after four innings and Grundy posted their run in the 5th.
Makayla Nunley got the loss, giving up 5 hits and striking out 7.
Sierra Kilgore hit 2 for 3, with a RBI. Teah Bosio was also 2 for 3. Madison Burrows, Liz Morgan and Emilee Meeks hit 1 for 3. Madison Rogers scored the run.