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Softball Struggles Over the Last Week

Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 9:26 am

By: David Lowrie, sports correspondent

After picking up a big district win last Tuesday over Bledsoe County the Lady Jackets dropped their next six games one in South Pittsburg, three in the Hits for Hope tourney over the weekend in Chattanooga and two in DeKalb County Monday. The girls fell to 8-11 overall but improved to 2-2 in district play.

Tuesday Grundy hosted Sequatchie County. Friday they host DeKalb County for a doubleheader beginning at 2:00. Monday South Pittsburg comes to the Mountain for a 5:30 start. Tuesday they host Cascade for a doubleheader starting at 5:30. Get out and support the Lady Yellow Jackets this week!

Grundy 11 – Bledsoe Co. 5

The Lady Jackets got revenge for the loss the previous week to the Lady Warriors. Up 3-1 after two innings Grundy posted six in the top of the third to take command. Bledsoe cut two runs off the lead in the bottom of the inning only to see Grundy to get them back in the next inning. The Lady Warriors managed one more in the bottom of the fifth.

Sierra Kilgore was 3 for 4 with 2 doubles, 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored. Madison Rogers went 3 for 4 with 2 doubles, a RBI and 2 runs. Madison Rollins was also 3 for 4 with a double, 2 RBIs and 2 runs. Harley Davis hit 2 for 4 with a RBI and a run scored. Madison Burrows was 2 for 4 with 2 RBIs. Chloe Scissom went 1 for 3 with a run. Alex Magouirk was 1 for 4 with a double, 2 RBIs and a run. Torie Scissom also hit 1 for 4. Emilee Meeks and Makayla Misiolek also scored runs.

Makayla Nunley pitched the win striking out one in the five innings on the mound.

South Pittsburg 5 –

Grundy 1

Down 1-0 after one the Lady Jackets played things close until they gave up four runs in the fifth to go down 5-0. Grundy posted one in the bottom of the inning but could muster no more.

Harley Davis, Alex Magouirk, Madison Burrows, Torie Scissom, Madison Rogers and Chloe Scissom all had one hit each for the Lady Jackets. Davis registered a RBI, Burrows had a double and Torie Scissom scored the run.

Davis suffered the loss on the mound and struck out two.

St. Benedict 8 – Grundy 2

Grundy was down 6-0 when they posted their two runs in the bottom of the fourth. St. Benedict added two more in the fifth to take the win.

Harley Davis was 1 for 2 at the plate with a triple, a RBI and a run scored. Sierra Kilgore was 1 for 2 with a double and a RBI. Madison Burrows also hit 1 for 2 with a run scored. Chelby Carrick and Emilee Meeks were also 1 for 2.

Makayla Nunley pitched the loss striking out two.

GPS 5 – Grundy 2

Grundy again got in a hole and couldn’t overcome it. They trailed 1-0 after one and 5-0 after three. The Lady Jackets scored one each in the bottom of the fifth and sixthbut could manage no more.

Harley Davis led at the plate going 2 for 3 with a RBI and a run scored. Emilee Meeks was 1 for 2 with a RBI. Madison Rogers hit 1 for 3. Sylvia Coutras scored a run.

Makayla Nunley notched the loss striking out three.

CSAS 3 – Grundy 2

Grundy battled and had their chances in this one. CSAS led 1-0 after three innings. The Lady Jackets posted their runs in the bottom of the fourth but gave up two runs in the top of the sixth and took the loss.

Alex Magouirk, Madison Rollins and Emilee Meeks notched the only Grundy hits. Magouirk had a RBI. Rollins hit a double. Meeks had both a double and a RBI. Harley Davis and Chloe Scissom scored the runs.

Makayla Nunley notched the loss striking out two.

DeKalb Co. 5 – Grundy 4

The Lady Jackets fell in both games at a doubleheader in Smithville Monday. Grundy led the first 2-0 after two. DeKalb scored one in the third and one in the fifth to tie it up. The Lady Jackets regained the lead with two runs in the top of the sixth but their hosts scored three in the bottom of the inning to take the win.

Madison Burrows led at the plate going 3 for 4 with a double and 3 RBIs. Chloe Scissom was 1 for 2 with a double and 2 runs scored. Torie Scissom was 1 for 4 with a double and a run. Makayla Misiolek scored a run.

Mikayla Nunley took the loss on the mound striking out three.

DeKalb Co. 10 – Grundy 4

Grundy led early and tied things up early but things came unraveled in the bottom of the third. The Lady Jackets scored one in the top of the first but DeKalb answered with three in the bottom of the inning and added one in the second. Grundy tied it up with three in the top of the third but DeKalb answered again with six in the bottom of the inning and held Grundy scoreless the rest of the way.

Emilee Meeks led at the plate going 2 for 3 with a triple and 3 RBIs. Torie Scissom went 2 for 3 with 2 runs scored. Harley Davis was also 2 for 3 with a double and a RBI. Madison Burrows hit 1 for 3 with a run scored. Sierra Kilgore scored a run.

Harley Davis suffered the loss on the mound.

“The season is just past halfway and competition is heating up in the district, “said Coach Jason Evans. Right now, it’s anyone’s guess as to how the district will end up. Our team is beginning to mature and form those much-needed bonds to
become a legitimate threat.  As we enter the second half of the season, our competition is getting better, and so our level of play has to continue to improve.

We want to be in top form come May 1 and the District Tournament. We’ve shown glimpses of turning the corner in the past week, losing to “Hits for Hope” Tournament Runner-Up (CSAS) in extra innings as well as falling to 27-1 DeKalb County Monday night in extra innings.  I am very proud of this group of young ladies. Leaders are beginning to emerge; players are beginning to play beyond themselves for the team. We have
girls this year that accept whatever role they are called on to play, and do it with pride. From a Coach’s standpoint, that’s what you are looking for with tournament play right around the corner.”