TRM softball beats JUB, goes 0-4 in tourney

Published 1:04 pm Wednesday, April 29, 2009

By By Adam Robinson
Sports Editor

By Adam Robinson
sports editor
Ten straight wins for the T.R. Miller Lady Tiger softball team turned into four straight losses over the weekend at the Spanish Fort tourney, but the Lady Tigers picked up a win Monday at home against J.U. Blacksher to end the regular season.
The Lady Tigers dropped four games at the Spanish Fort tourney Friday and Saturday to fall to 18-6 after jumping out to an 18-2 record the first 20 games of the season.
After suffering the losses at the tourney, T.R. Miller rebounded and claimed a 14-4 win Monday at home against J.U. Blacksher to end their regular season with a 19-6 record.
T.R. Miller Tiger head coach Greg White said even though his team lost four games this weekend, the tournament may have been the best thing for them.
As far as his team suffering the four losses after a 10-game win streak?
T.R. Miller will be back in action on Friday at home in the class 3A section 1 tournament at the Brewton Sports Park at 2 p.m. against Bayside Academy.
T.R. Miller 14, JUB 4
Leading 8-4 heading into the bottom of the fifth inning, the Lady Tigers of Brewton scored six runs in the bottom of the inning to win 14-4 and close the regular season with a 10-run win and improve to 19-6.
Brandi Kennedy picked up the win on the mound for the Lady Tigers as she picked up the complete game win.
Kennedy allowed three runs on eight hits, struck out four and walked four.
Janel McCorvey was 1-for-4 with a double and three RBIs in the win and Kennedy was 1-for-3. Natalie Neal was 1-for-4 with two RBIs and Leah Brundidge was 2-for-4 with one RBI.
Emily Waters was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and Sara Lee was 2-for-3 with one RBI and a triple.
T.R. Miller led 8-0 at the end of three innings and Blacksher cut the lead to 8-2 at the end of the top of the fourth inning and 8-4 after the top of the fifth inning.
J.U. Blacksher committed nine errors in the game.
White said Brandi Kennedy pitch a very good game for T.R. Miller.
Spanish Fort tourney: Game one- McGill-Toolen 4, T.R. Miller 3
With the game tied 3-3 after four innings, McGill scored one run in the seventh inning to get a 4-3 win over T.R. Miller and give them their first loss in 11 games.
McCorvey was 1-for-3 and Neal was 1-for-3 with a double. Taylor Guthrie was 2-for-3 and Miranda Anderson took the loss on the mound.
Game two: Mary G. Montgomery 8, T.R. Miller 2
T.R. Miller gave up eight runs in the first inning as they lost 8-2 to drop to 18-4.
Kennedy was 1-for-3 and Neal was 1-for-3 with a triple. Guthrie was 1-for-2 with a double and Lee was 1-for-2 along with Leigh Margaret Bostic.
Anderson picked up the loss on the mound.
Game three: Excel 4, T.R. Miller 3
In game three of the tournament, T.R. Miller dropped their third straight game with a 4-3 loss in extra innings.
With the game tied at 2-2 at the end of regulation, T.R. Miller scored one run in the eighth inning to Excel’s two runs to drop a 4-3 decision and fall to 18-5.
McCorvey was 2-for-4 and Kennedy was 1-for-4 at the plate in the loss.
Game three: McGill-Toolen 7, T.R. Miller 5
In the last game of the tournament for the Lady Tigers, T.R. Miller fell to 18-6 with their fourth straight loss in the tourney.
Trailing 7-0 after four innings, T.R. Miller scored five runs in the fifth inning but fell by two.
McCorvey, Neal and Waters were 1-for-3 and Kennedy was 2-for-3. Guthrie was 2-for-2 with a triple.
Game one: T.R. Miller 11, Bayside Academy 0
On “pink” day at the Brewton YMCA Sports Park, the T.R. Miller Lady Tigers wore pink jerseys for Relay for Life and breast cancer and defeated Bayside Academy 11-0 in an area game Thursday of last week.
The pink game was scheduled to be earlier in the season against W.S. Neal at home to raise money for Relay for Life, but the game was canceled due to rain.
The Lady Tigers picked up their ninth straight win to improve to 17-2 overall and 5-0 in area play.
In game one, Anderson and Kennedy combined for a one-hitter as T.R. Miller racked up 13 hits of their own to win by 11.
Anderson got the start on the mound and the win as she went three innings allowing one hit, one walk and struck out six.
Kennedy went the final two innings and allowed one walk and struck out three.
Taylor Guthrie led T.R. Miller at the plate as she went 3-for-3 with four RBIs. Guthrie had a triple, double and a single in the win.
Leah Brundidge was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two doubles. Emily Waters was 2-for-3 with three RBIS.
Janel McCorvey was 1-for-3 with a double and Kennedy was 2-for-3 with a double.
Natalie Neal was 1-for-3 and Teralyn Moore was 2-for-3. Sarah Lee and Leigh Margaret Bostic both had an RBI each in the win.
T.R. Miller scored four runs in the first and third innings and added three in the fourth to get the 11-0 win in five innings.
Game two: T.R. Miller 18, Bayside Academy 8
The Lady Tigers finished their area schedule with a perfect 6-0 record as they picked up their 10th straight win and improved to 18-2 with an 18-8 win in game two.
Anderson picked up her second win of the night in as many games as she pitched a total of four innings allowing no runs, not hits, one walk and struck out 11 in the game.
Kennedy and Guthrie also pitched in the win. Kennedy went 1 2/3innings allowed five runs on one hit, walked five, hit one and struck out two.
Guthrie went 1/3 innings allowing three runs on one hit wand walked five and struck out one.
Brundidge was 4-for-5 with two RBIs and Sara Lee was 3-for-5 with two RBIs. McCorvey was 3-for-3 with a double and two RBIs.
Neal was 1-for-5 with an inside-the-park homerun and one RBI and Kennedy was 1-for-6.
Waters was 2-for-5 with one RBI, a triple and a single and Moore was 1-for-4 with one RBI.
Bostic was 1-for-2 and Amber Nelson was 1-for-3.
T.R. Miller led 4-0 after the top of the first, as they were visitor in the second game. With one run in the second inning, the Lady Tigers built a 5-0 lead only to have Bayside tie the game at 5-5 in the bottom of the second inning.
T.R. Miller claimed an 11-5 lead in the top of the third inning with six runs and held a 13-5 lead in the fifth inning until Bayside cut the lead to 13-8 in the bottom of the fifth inning.
T.R. Miller added three runs in the top of the sixth inning for a 16-8 lead and two more in the seventh inning for the 18-8 win.

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