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Lady Jackets Win Lady Panther Classic

Posted on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 10:25 am

SPORTS CORRESPONDENT

david lowrie

Grundy’s girls got a new trophy for the case at GCHS over the weekend, winning the Lady Panther Classic. Grundy won five of six games over the last week to improve their overall record to 9-2 and 2-0 in the district.

Softball Championship “I can’t say enough about our team. The attitude this year has been great and it’s just been fun when we get together, whether it’s a practice, game or just some of Madison’s story time. We still have a long way to go to get to where we want to be, but the trip there has been nothing but fun so far.

“This weekend’s tournament win is just an example of how resilient this group is. We played five games back to back. We lost the first game of our pool play, then rattled off three wins in a row for a chance at revenge against the team that had beaten us. Harley was fresh and her pitches were dead on her spots. Liz Morgan stepped up and made some great plays from the outfield and on the bases.

“The win against Bledsoe was very much the same, Bledsoe’s bats were hot when they got off the bus, but we never panicked. Whenever we get down, our girls just start pecking away at the lead with consistent play and lots of patience. By the end of the week, we will be halfway through our season and we’ll sit down as a group and evaluate where we are, where we want to be, and how we need to improve to get there. It’s just an exciting time for softball on the mountain right now,” said Coach Jason Evans.

Monday’s game with North Jackson was rained out. Tuesday the Lady Jackets were set to host Signal Mountain barring rain. Thursday they travel to Dunlap to face the Lady Indians at 5 p.m. Friday they host South Pittsburg at 6 p.m. Monday they travel to North Jackson for a 5 p.m. game. Tuesday they host Tullahoma at 5 p.m. Get out and support the Lady Jackets this week!

Grundy 10 – Bledsoe Co. 9

In a game that took a week to play the Lady Jackets battled hard and came back from an early deficit to prevail over district foe Bledsoe County. The first three innings were played March 26 before rain stopped the game. Lady Warriors scored 6 in the top 1st to put the Lady Jackets on their heels. Grundy drove 3 across the plate in the bottom of the inning to cut the lead. Bledsoe added one in the second but the Lady Jackets scored five in the bottom of the inning to take an 8-7 lead. Bledsoe went back on top with 2 in the 3rd but Chelby Carrick’s two run homer in the bottom of the inning gave the Lady Jackets the lead before the rain suspended play. When the two got back together April 2 defense prevailed and Grundy won by the same 10-9 score.

Mikayla Nunley got the win on the mound pitching four and two thirds innings. She struck out 3. Harley Davis pitched the first two and a third and struck out one.

Madison Burrows led at the plate going 3 for 3 with 2 runs scored. Harley Davis was 2 for 4 with a triple, 2 RBIs and a run. Chelby Carrick was 1 for 3 with a homerun, 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored. Sierra Kilgore was 1 for 3 with a double, 3 RBIs and a run. Chloe Scissom was also 1 for 3 with a double. Madison Rogers was 1 for 4 with a double and 2 RBIs. Emilee Meeks scored a run. Meeks, Burrows and Carrick stole bases.

Houston Co. 9 – Grundy 5

The Lady Jackets ran into trouble in their first game in pool play in the Lady Panther Classic in Clarksville over the weekend. They tied Houston County 2-2 after one and Grundy led 3-2 after two. Houston posted 7 runs in the 3rd to Grundy’s 2 and the game didn’t make it past the 4th inning due to time limits. Harley Davis suffered the loss, striking out four.

Madison Burrows was 2 for 2 at the plate with 2 runs scored. Sierra Kilgore went 1 for 2 with 2 RBIs. Harley Davis was 1 for 2 with a RBI. Madison Rogers was also 1 for 2 with 2 runs scored. Liz Morgan had a RBI while Chelby Carrick scored a run. Rogers notched 2 steals, Burrows, Davis and Carrick all had one.

Grundy 9 – Washington Co. KY 0

Grundy got back on track shutting out Washington County, KY in their next pool play game. The Lady Jackets scored one in each of the first two innings, 2 in the 3rd and 5 in the 4th to put it away early. Mikayla Nunley notched the win striking out 2.

Sierra Kilgore led at the plate going 2 for 3 with 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored. Chelby Carrick was 1 for 1 with 2 RBIs and a run. Mikayla Misiolek went 1 for 2 with 2 RBIs. Harley Davis was 1 for 2 with a RBI, a stolen base and a run. Madison Burrows was 1 for 3 with a run. Emilee Meeks had a RBI and a run scored. Chloe Scissom scored 2 runs. Kara Meeks notched a RBI. Madison Rogers scored a run and stole a base.

Grundy 2 – Halls 1

The Lady Jackets kept winning in pool play with strong defense. The teams tied 1-1 in the 4th and Grundy put the winning run across the plate in the 6th inning. Mikayla Nunley went the distance on the mound and got the win. She struck out 3.

Madison Rogers was 1 for 2 at the plate with a double and a run scored. Mikayla Misiolek was also 1 for 2. Sierra Kilgore, and Chloe Scissom were 1 for 3 with a RBI each. Harley Davis was 1 for 3 with a run scored. Emilee Meeks and Madison Burrows were also 1 for 3.

Grundy 4 – South Pittsburg 2

Grundy downed a familiar foe to advance to the championship game beating the Lady Pirates. The Lady Jackets led 1-0 after one. Both teams scored a run in the 3rd. Grundy’s two runs in the top of the 5th gave them a 4-1 lead. South Pittsburg tried to rally but only scored one to make the final 4-2 after five. Mikayla Nunley got another win striking out 5. She allowed only one earned run in the three games she pitched in the tourney.

Harley Davis led at the plate going 2 for 3 with a double, a RBI and a run scored. Chloe Scissom was also 2 for 3 with a RBI. Madison Burrows went 1 for 3 with a double and a run. Sierra Kilgore hit 1 for 3 with a RBI. Emilee Meeks and Madison Rogers were both 1 for 3 with a run scored each while Rogers notched a stolen base.

Grundy 6 – Houston Co. 2

The Lady Jackets got revenge in the championship game downing Houston County who beat them in their opening game. Grundy led 1-0 after three but Houston tied things 2-2 after four. The Lady Jackets scored 2 in the 5th and 2 in the 6th to bring home the tournament title.

Harley Davis pitched the win striking out 3 and giving up no earned runs.

Chelby Carrick was 1 for 2 with 2 runs scored and 2 stolen bases. Liz Morgan was also 1 for 2, scored a run and stole a base. Sierra Kilgore went 1 for 3 with a double and a RBI. Harley Davis hit 1 for 3 with a double and a run. Madison Burrows was 1 for 3 with 2 stolen bases and a run. Chloe Scissom scored a run. Emilee Meeks and Mikayla Misiolek had sacrifices and Madison Rogers scored a run.