T.R. Miller invitational softball tournament: Extra inning thriller|TRM softball team goes 4-2 in tourney, takes second
By By Adam Robinson
The Lady Tigers of T.R. Miller opened their softball season in their own tournament and went 4-2, losing to Northview 10-6 in extra innings in the championship game Saturday.
The Lady Tigers opened the tournament with an 11-0 win over Florala before falling to Northview Friday night 12-6.
On Saturday, the Lady Tigers defeated Atmore 8-6, W.S. Neal 12-1, and Atmore again 15-7 to advance to the championship game.
In the championship game, the Lady Tigers lost 10-6.
T.R. Miller varsity 11, Florala 0
The Lady Tigers opened tournament play with an 11-0 win over Florala scoring nine runs in the first inning and two in the second for the win.
Guthrie went the complete game getting the win allowing three hits, walked three, and struck out one.
Leah Brundidge was 1-for-2 with a double and Guthrie was 3-for-3 with a double. Sarah Lee was 1-for-2 and Kristen Booker was 1-for-2 with a double. The win started the season 1-0 for the Lady Tigers.
Northview 12, T.R. Miller 6
In the first match between the two teams, Northview scored nine runs in the second inning to beat T.R. Miller 12-6 to fall to 1-1.
Guthrie took the loss on the mound allowing seven hits, struck out one and walked five.
Natalie Neal was 1-for-2 with an inside-the-park homerun with four RBIs in the game.
Guthrie was 1-for-2 with a triple and an RBI.
Leigh Margaret Bostic was 1-for-1 and Teralyn Moore was 2-for-2.
T.R. Miller 8,
Escambia County 6
Trailing 6-0, the Lady Tigers scored eight unanswered runs in the second inning to win 8-6 and improve to 2-1.
Brundidge was 1-for-2 with a triple and Booker was 1-for-1.
Natalie Neal got the start on the mound and the no decision as she allowed six walks, one hit, and struck out two.
Guthrie got the win striking out three and walking two.
T.R. Miller 12,
W.S. Neal 1
The Lady Tigers improved to 3-1 with a 12-1 win over W.S. Neal Saturday.
The Lady Tigers scored eight runs in the second inning to take a 9-0 lead before W.S. Neal plated one in the third inning to cut the lead to 9-1.
T.R. Miller then scored three runs in the third inning to get the win by 11 runs.
Hadaway took the loss on the mound for W.S. Neal while Guthrie took the win.
Guthrie went three innings allowed three hits, one walk and struck out five while Neal went one and struck out three with one walk.
Hadaway allowed eight hits, walked three, and struck out two while Danley went the last inning and struck out one.
At the plate for W.S. Neal, Lauren Boatwright was 2-for-2 and Autumn Hinote was 1-for-2 with a double and a run.
For T.R. Miller, Brundidge was 1-for-1 and Neal was 2-for-3 with a triple and three RBIs.
Guthrie was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Moore was 2-for-3. Booker was 1-for-2 in the win.
T.R. Miller 15,
Escambia County 7
T.R. Miller improved to 4-1 with a 15-7 win over Escambia County that allowed them to advance to the championship game.
T.R. Miller scored six runs in the first inning and after two in the second and four in third, led 12-1.
Atmore would cut the lead to 12-3, but T.R. Miller added three in the fifth to hold a 15-3 lead.
In the fourth inning, Atmore scored four runs in the inning to cut the lead to 15-7, but the Lady Tigers would hold on for the win.
Guthrie took the win in two innings of work and Neal went the last two.
At the plate for T.R. Miller, Brundidge was 1-for-3 with a double and Neal was 1-for-4 with an RBI.
Guthrie was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and Bostic was 2-for-3. Moore was 1-for-3 with two RBIs and Emily Water, Lee, Hamric, and Booker had hits in the win.
T.R. Miller 6, 8 innings
With the game tied at 6-6 after two innings, the two teams battled into extra innings as Northview claimed the championship with four runs in the eighth inning to win 10-6 and drop T.R. Miller to 4-2 overall.
Northview took and early 6-0 lead in the top of the second inning, but T.R. Miller battled back with six runs of their own in the bottom of the sixth inning.
T.R. Miller would leave the bases loaded in the fifth inning and the Lady Tiger defense returned the favor as they held Northview scoreless in the sixth and seventh innings with the bases loaded.
In extra innings, Northview scored four runs on two hits and two errors to take a 10-6 lead and held on for the win.
Guthrie took the loss on the mound for the Lady Tigers going eight innings and allowing 10 hits, walked three and struck out three.
Brundidge was 1-for-4 with an RBI and Neal was 1-for-4 with a double and three RBIs. Guthrie was 2-for-4 with a double and Moore and Bostic were both 1-for-4 in the loss.