The Grundy County Lady Jacket softball team split the two games they played last Tuesday and Friday. They exploded for a three inning, 25 – 10 District 7-AA victory over the Lady Irish of Notre Dame and then dropped a tough 2 – 0 decision to the Moore County Lady Raiders. The split left the hard luck Lady Jackets 3 – 7 overall on the season. They are 1 – 2 in district play. The Lady Jackets home contest with South Pittsburg was postponed last Thursday due to rain.
The Lady Jackets traveled to South Pittsburg Monday, and Tuesday they traveled to Bledsoe County. They also traveled to Tullahoma last night. Tonight, they will play host to Sequatchie County. Game time is 5 p.m. This weekend the team will compete in the Lookout Valley Invitational.
Lady Jackets 25 Notre Dame 10
The Lady Jackets scored nine runs in the first two innings and added seven in the third to end the game in three innings. Bailee Sweeton got the win in the pitching circle and also swung a hot bat going 4 – 4, including a double, scored two runs and drove home five runs. Chloe Scissom was 3 -4, scored two runs and added three RBIs. Emma Seagroves was 2 – 2, scored three runs and drove home four runs.
Moore County 2 Lady Jackets 0
Makayla Nunley took the tough loss from the pitcher’s circle. She scattered four hits, struck out five, and didn’t issue a walk. However, the Lady Jackets couldn’t get the offense going to support Nunley’s effort. Meleah Stevens went 2 – 2 with a stolen base. Liz Morgan had a double going 1 – 3 and Emilee Meeks added a 1 – 2 night with a single and a sacrifice bunt.
Head coach Jason Evans is still very optimistic about his team. Evans said, “We are much better than our 3 – 7 record. Four losses have been by two runs or less. We have had chances to win every game we played. Defensively, we have eliminated the errors. I feel like something big is about to happen for this group of girls. Offensively, we are hitting the ball pretty good up and down the lineup. These girls are working hard and they aren’t content with where we are, they want more. We play every day this week including big district games with Bledsoe County and Sequatchie County. I would also like to thank Director Jessie Kinsey and the school board for the upgrades to our facilities in the near future. It couldn’t come at a better time. If you haven’t been to a game, please come out and see these young women play, you might just be there when they turn this season around.”