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Lady Jackets Split Their Last Two Games

Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 11:19 am

SPORTS CORRESPONDENT

david lowrie

The Lady Jackets only got in two games over the last week again due to weather. They got another victory over Huntland and then fell to Whitwell Monday. The team is 3-1 overall and 1-0 in district play.

softball game 2“We’re playing better ball. Tonight was two good ball teams playing a good game. It was a 3-1 game and we had chance to win it in the 7th. That’s what you look for is a chance to win it at the end. We’re playing a lot better defense. Our bats were working better tonight than they have. It goes as an L but it really wasn’t a loss. It was a good game against a non-district team.

“It was good to sweep Huntland. They’re a pretty good team and considering the amount of field time we had we showed a lot of improvement from the first game to the second. All in all I’m proud of the way we’re progressing. This early in the season that’s what you’re looking for is are you getting better as the season goes. From the way we played tonight we are,” said Coach Jason Evans.

Tuesday the Lady Jackets traveled to Van Buren. Thursday they host Bledsoe County for a pink out game starting at 5 p.m. They will take spring break off and begin play April 3, in the Lady Panther Classic in Cookeville. Get out and support the Lady Jackets this week!

Grundy 3 – Huntland 1

The Lady Jackets notched their second win over Huntland this year with a three run performance in front of the home crowd March 17. Harley Davis got her second win from the mound going the distance. She struck out 7 of the 28 batters she faced and gave up one earned run.

softball game 4Grundy led 1-0 after the 2nd and 3-0 after the 4th. Huntland’s lone run came in the 6th. Chloe Scissom led at the plate going 2 for 3 with a RBI, a run and a steal. Madison Burrows hit 1 for 3 with a stolen base. Taylen Scissom was 1 for 2 with 2 RBIs. Chelby Carrick scored a run. Harley Davis also had a run and a steal.

Whitwell 3 – Grundy 1

Grundy suffered their first loss Monday night at home as the Lady Tigers prevailed 3-1. The Lady Jackets led 1-0 after the 4th. Whitwell responded with all three runs in the 5th. Makayla Nunley notched the loss on the mound, striking out four and gave up one earned run.

Emilee Meeks and Madison Burrows both went 1 for 4 with a double each. Madison Rogers hit 1 for 4 as well. Chloe Scissom was 1 for 3 with a run. Chelby Carrick and Makayla Nunley were 1 for 3.