TRM falls to Jackson 3-1, suffers first loss
Published 8:36 am Wednesday, March 18, 2009
By By Adam Robinson
The T.R. Miller Lady Tiger softball team went 4-1 in their own tournament Saturday and improved to 7-1. However, the team fell in the semifinals of the tournament to tournament runner-up Jackson.
Jackson and Jay played for the championship of the T.R. Miller Invitational and Jay claimed a 4-0 win in the second inning of a rain-shortened game.
White expressed his thanks to all who came and helped out at the tournament.
The Lady Tigers will be back in action Thursday at home against Monroe County. The varsity Lady Tigers will start play at 4:30 p.m. with the JV playing the second game scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
T.R. Miller 15, Hillcrest 1
T.R. Miller started off the tournament on Friday against Hillcrest and came away with a 15-1 win to start the tournament 1-0. The win improved the team record to 4-0 overall.
Brandi Kennedy got the win on the mound for the Lady Tigers. Kennedy went the complete game and allowed one run on one hit, walked one, and struck out four in the three-inning game.
T.R. Miller scored seven runs in the first innings, four in the second and four in the third inning while Hillcrest scored one in the top of the first inning.
Sara Lee was 2-for-2 with a triple, Janel McCorvey was 1-for-2 along with Taylor Guthrie.
Natalie Neal was 1-for-3 and Leigh Margaret Bostic was also 1-for-3 in the win.
T.R. Miller 14,
Clarke County 3
In their second game of the tournament, the Lady Tigers used a 10-run second inning to defeat the Clarke County Lady Bulldogs 14-3. The win improved their record to 5-0 with the 11-run win.
T.R. Miller held a 10-0 lead after the second inning and scored four runs in the fourth inning after Clarke County cut the lead to 10-3 in the third inning.
Miranda Anderson picked up the win on the mound for the Lady Tigers.
Anderson went four innings allowing three runs on one hit, striking out two and walking one.
Leah Brundidge was a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate with one RBI.
Taylor Guthrie was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a triple and Natalie Neal was 2-for-3 with three RBIs.
Janel McCorvey was 2-for-3 with one RBI and Emily Waters was 1-for-3 with one RBI.
Sara Lee was 2-for-3 with one RBI and Leigh Margaret Bostic was 2-for-3 with one RBI in the win.
T.R. Miller 7,
J.U. Blacksher 2
After going 2-0 on Friday night in the tourney, the Lady Tigers picked up a 7-2 win over J.U. Blacksher of Uriah to improve to 6-0 with a 7-2 win on Saturday.
The Lady Tigers scored four runs in the third inning and three in the fifth inning to claim a 7-0 win. The team held on after the Lady Bulldogs scored two in the top of the sixth inning to win by five.
Anderson took the win on the mound for the Lady Tigers in the win against Blacksher.
Anderson allowed two runs on three hits, struck out nine and walked one in the six-inning game.
Leah Brundidge was 2-for-3 at the plate with a triple and one RBI. Natalie Neal was 2-for-3 with one RBI and Janel McCorvey was 1-for-3 with two RBIs.
Teralyn Moore was 1-for-2 and Emily Waters was 1-for-3 with one RBI. Taylor Guthrie added an RBI in the win.
T.R. Miller 16,
W.S. Neal 0
After winning their pool, the Lady Tigers faced off against fourth seed in pool B W.S. Neal in the single elimination part of the tournament and improved to 7-0 with a 16-0 win over the Lady Eagles.
The Lady Tigers held a 3-0 lead after the first inning and 13 in the second inning to claim the win in three innings.
Brandi Kennedy earned the win on the mound for the Lady Tigers. Kennedy pitched a perfect game in the three innings and allowed no runs, no hits, no walks, and struck out five in the win.
The Lady Tigers benefited from eight walks, three hit batters, and 14 passed balls to claim the win.
Janel McCorvey was 2-for-3 at the plate with two RBIs and an inside-the-park home run.
Kennedy was 1-for-3 with a triple and one RBI and Taylor Guthrie was 1-for-3 with two RBIs.
Leigh Margaret Bostic was 1-for-2 at the plate with one RBI against W.S. Neal.
The win advanced the Lady Tigers to the next game against Jackson. The loss eliminated W.S. Neal from the tournament.
T.R. Miller 1
There is a saying that the first cut is the deepest. For the Lady Tigers against Jackson in the semifinals, the Lady Tigers suffered their first loss with a 3-1 loss to the Lady Aggies.
After rallying to tie the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the fourth inning, the Lady Tigers gave up two runs in the sixth and final inning and failed to scored in the bottom half of the inning to lose by two.
Anderson took the loss on the mound for T.R. Miller. She allowed three runs on three hits, struck out two, walked one in six innings.
The Lady Tigers had a couple of chances to claim the win against Jackson. In the bottom of the second inning, the Lady Tigers loaded the bases with one out but had a double play on a fly out end the inning.
In the sixth inning, T.R. Miller had runners on first and second with no outs and failed to plate any runs.
Sara Lee had the lone RBI for the Lady Tigers.
Kennedy was 1-for-3 along with Neal, and Brundidge and Guthrie.