The Lady Jackets started their season at home with a win defeating Huntland 11-9. They fell to South Pittsburg 15-1 and to district opponent Cumberland County 8-1.
“The season has gotten off to a rocky start so far mainly due to inexperience in several positions. In all of our games so far we have dug ourselves into a hole early with errors and mental mistakes. We are still trying to solidify our defense with people in the positions that will help us the most.
“We have seen defensive improvement over the past 3 games, and we will continue to see more as the players in these new positions get more and more experience. Bailee has been throwing really well so far this season as we look to add some more pitching depth behind her.
“We play Marion Co. on Thursday in Jasper where we hope to see even more improvements against a district opponent. We are simply taking things one game at a time, and trying to strengthen our defense and offensive line-up one position at a time,” says head coach Jason Evan.
Lady Jackets 11 Huntland 9
The Lady Jackets opened up at home with an 11-9 win over a tough Huntland team. The Lady Jackets were down 5-1 before they rallied in the third inning to put seven runs on the board to take an 8-6 lead. They put three more runs across the plate in the fourth to extend their lead to 11-6. The Lady Jackets were able to hang on to the lead the rest of the game for the win. Bailee Sweeton got the win in the circle.
Kristen Stiefel was 2 for 3 at the plate with 2 RBIs and a stolen base. Bailee Sweeton went 2 for 3. Emma Seagroves hit 2 for 4 with a double and a RBI. Kara Meeks was also 2 for 4 with a double and 2 RBIs. Teah Bosio hit 2 for 5 with a double and a triple and a RBI. Meleah Stevens had 4 RBIs.
South Pittsburg 15 Lady Jackets 1
Grundy suffered their first loss in the second game of the season against the South Pittsburg Lady Pirates. Grundy’s only run came in the 1st inning on an RBI from Emma Seagroves. South Pittsburg scored 9 runs in the second, 1 in the third, and 5 in the fourth to end the game early. Meleah Stevens suffered the loss in the circle for the Lady Jackets.
Teah Bosio was 2 for 3 at the plate with a double. Kristen Stiefel, Kristin Weaver, Bailee Sweeton, and Stevens all hit 1 for 2. Liz Morgan went 1 for 1. Seagroves had the only RBI of the game.
Cumberland County 8 Lady Jackets 1
The Lady Jackets struggled to put runs across the plate falling to district opponent Cumberland County. Bailee Sweeton suffered the loss in the circle pitching 7 innings, allowing 8 runs with only 2 of those being earned runs.
Emma Seagroves went 2 for 3 at the plate. Kara Meeks and Sweeton both hit 1 for 3 with Meeks getting the only RBI. Meleah Stevens had a stolen base.
The Lady Jackets have a short week this week due to spring break. Their only game is tonight (Thursday) at Marion County for a district matchup. Next week they will host Whitwell on Tuesday and travel to South Pittsburg on Thursday. All games will begin at 5:00 p.m.