Grundy’s girls picked up another district win last week before rain knocked out games on Thursday and Friday. The team is on spring break and will return to action Tuesday at Signal Mountain. The Lady Jackets are now 3-6 overall and 3-0 in the district.
“We are 3-0 in the District with two teams left to play for the first time. Our returning players are starting to get into a groove but we still need some players off the bench to be able to jump in and help out. They are starting to come around and with this week being spring break, we should be able to clear our minds, get healthy, and focus on our goal of a strong finish to the season.
“Our pitchers are really starting to improve in limiting the number of free bases we give up. Although we return a lot from last season, every year and every team have their own chemistry. This group has not developed their complete identity yet, but they are working hard to grow into the roles they must play. I’m very proud of the defensive improvements we have made over the past week, but we still are working to improve the offensive output.
“I’m very proud of our three seniors and their output so far. Madison Burrows and Sierra Kilgore are both hitting over .400 for the season so far, and Madison Rogers is over .400 on base percentage and has hit two homeruns already. If we can get the whole team buying in to what the juniors and seniors are selling, we will have a fun return from spring break,” said Coach Jason Evans.
The Lady Jackets got a big district win in a Pink-Out game to support breast cancer awareness on March 22. The teams were tied 1-1 after one. Grundy took control of the contest with three runs in the bottom of the 3rd and added two more for insurance in the 4th taking the 6-1 win.
Makayla Nunley pitched the win, tossing six innings, giving up no hits, and striking out eight. Bailee Sweeton pitched one inning in relief and gave up one hit.
Madison Burrows led at the plate going 2 for 3 with 3 RBIs and a run scored. Madison Rogers jacked a homer going 1 for 3 with a RBI and 2 runs scored. Liz Morgan hit 1 for 3 with a triple. Sierra Kilgore was 1 for 3 with a run. Chloe Scissom was 1 for 3 with a RBI. Emilee Meeks was also 1 for 3. Teah Bosio was 1 for 4 with a double and a run scored. Meleah Stevens scored a run.
The following night Grundy lost a non-district contest at Whitwell. Again it started out as a 1-1 first inning. The Lady Tigers drove in four runs in the 5th to take the lead. The Lady Jackets tried to rally in the top of the 6th but could only manage one run.
Bailee Sweeton suffered the loss on the mound pitching four and two-thirds innings. Sweeton gave up one hit and three walks while striking out one. Madison Burrows pitched the last inning and a third, gave up a hit, two walks, and struck out one.
Madison Rogers led at the plate hitting 2 for 4 with another homerun, a RBI and a run scored. Madison Burrows hit 2 for 2. Meleah Stevens was 1 for 3 with a double. Teah Bosio went 1 for 4 with a double and a run scored. Chloe Scissom was 1 for 3.