The Grundy County softball team enjoyed its best week of the season last week. Despite a loss to Community last Thursday, the Lady Jackets (1-8) topped Van Buren County 8-1 last Monday for their first win of the year and nearly bested Whitwell in a nail-biting 7-6 defeat.

GCHS one-hit Van Buren County in the seven-run win after falling 10-0 to the Eagles the week prior. Senior pitcher Lacie Woodlee led the charge, striking out five en route to the victory. She allowed just one hit during the dominant outing.

At the plate, Grundy totaled eight hits and had four record multi-hit performances. Olivia Nunley, Keeley Kantack, Sophie Layne and Abby Nunley each tallied two hits, and Layne paced the offense with three RBIs.

The Lady Jackets managed just four hits against district opponent Community. The Vikings picked up the 10-0 win on only six hits with the help of four walks. GCHS’ four hits came courtesy of Kantack, Wrylee McDaniel and Layne. Kantack stayed hot with two hits in three trips to the plate in the loss.

Grundy played its most competitive game Friday in a one-run loss to Whitwell. Despite leading late, the Jackets fell in the bottom of the seventh to the Tigers.

GCHS out-hit WHS 12-8 in the contest. Woodlee led the offense with three base hits, while Nunley and McDaniel each collected a pair of hits. McDaniel’s two swings produced a team-best two RBIs.

Grundy gets back to action Friday and Saturday at Lookout Valley. First pitch for both games in Chattanooga have yet to be announced. The Lady Jackets return to GCHS on Monday to host South Pittsburg in a doubleheader. First pitch of the first game is scheduled for 1 p.m. Grundy follows up the twinbill with the Pirates with a home game Tuesday against district foe Cascade. Game time against the Champions is set for 5:30 p.m.