Rain has done major damage to the Yellow Jackets’ schedule over the last week. They got win in over South Pittsburg Saturday. Monday they fell to Signal Mountain. There are still some games that will be rescheduled, but many may not be made up. Grundy is now 20-5 on the season and 5-3 in district play.
“Saturday I thought would be a good tune up. We still making some mistakes we shouldn’t. We looked good at times and we didn’t we didn’t look good at times. We have to eliminate the silly mistakes. We can’t be making some of the defensive mistakes we’re making.
“Our approach to the plate today wasn’t very good. This was the same pitcher that we saw when we beat them a couple of weeks ago. We had really good approaches. Tonight we didn’t, we just didn’t look the part. I feel like that we were pressing instead of controlling of what we can control. We lost our focus. I’m disappointed to our approach to the plate and I expect this group to be better than what we showed tonight,” said Coach Jones Monday night.
Tuesday the Jackets were set to travel to Signal Mountain for the second district game. Today they host South Pittsburg at 5 p.m. Friday Grundy travels to Huntland for a 6:30 p.m. game. Saturday they host Shelbyville at 1 p.m. Monday night is senior night when the Jackets host Marion County at 6:30 p.m. Get out and support the Jackets this week.
The Jackets had an early scare when the Pirates posted 3 runs in the top of the 2nd. The Grundy bats fired up in the bottom of the inning and the locals went ahead 5-3. Grundy would score one more in the 4th and hold off a Pirate rally in the 6th. Grundy combined five pitchers to notch the win. Houston Mainord, Chandler Knight, Elijah Bean, Tanner Foutch and Dallas Bryan all pitched and combined for 7 strikeouts.
Elijah Bean led at the plate going 2 for 3 with a double and 3 RBIs. Tanner Foutch was 1 for 3 with a RBI and a run scored. Hogan Holland hit 1 for 2 with a run scored. Brady Meeks was 1 for 3 with a double, 2 RBIs and a run. Ethan Smith was 1 for 3. Blane Harris, Chandler Knight and Taten McBee scored runs.
Signal Mountain 3 – Grundy 0
Grundy got shutout Monday night in Coalmont in an important district game. The Eagles scored one run in each of the 3rd, 4th and 7th innings to notch the win. Dallas Bryan suffered the loss pitching the distance and striking out 9.
Chandler Knight led at the plate going 2 for 4. Hogan Holland was 1 for 1 and Taten McBee hit 1 for 3.