TRM varsity goes 1-1 while JV goes 0-2 in tourney

Published 11:23 am Monday, March 7, 2011

In a shorted T.R. Miller Invitational softball tournament Friday at the Brewton YMCA Sports Park, the Lady Tiger varsity team went 1-1 to start the season while the JV team went 0-1.
T.R. Miller started the tournament with a 6-1 win over J.U. Blacksher and ended the tournament with a 5-1 loss to Baker of Florida.
The JV team started the tournament with a 10-9 loss to Clarke County and ended their tournament with a 10-1 loss to W.S. Neal.
While the tournament games on Saturday were rained out, in pool A, Baker went 2-0 while T.R. Miller and Blacksher went 1-1 and Greenville went 0-2.
In pool B, Jay went 2-0 while Clarke County and W.S. Neal went 1-1 and T.R. Miller’s JV team went 0-2.
“In the Blacksher game to start the tournament, I thought Taylor (Guthrie) and Miranda (Smith) pitched well and I thought we hit well and ran the bases well,” T.R. Miller Lady Tiger head coach Greg White said. “We jumped on them early and the defense was solid. In the second game, we had one bad inning where we gave up five runs. It was not as ugly as it looked to me as we hit a couple batters and it was a close call and we didn’t get it. There were some strike calls we didn’t get and a full count call that went as a walk. Take that one inning away and I thought we played a pretty good game.”
White said for the JV games, he thought his team played extremely well.
“We hit the ball tremendously well in the first game,” White said. “We played pretty solid defense, but had some shake defense in the first inning and that kind of got us. These are eighth and ninth graders and they are playing against high school kids.”
Against W.S. Neal, White said his team was just flat.
“We came out flat and stayed flat for four of the five innings,” White said. “I thought the last inning we got a little bit better after a conversation that we had with them. W.S. Neal pitched well and played good defense. We didn’t hit good and it just goes from there.”

TRM varsity 6, JUB 1
In their first game of the tournament and the season, the Lady Tigers started with a 6-1 win over J.U. Blacksher.
T.R. Miller led 3-1 after the first inning and added two runs in the second and one in the fourth for the win.
Audrey Hamric was 1-for-3 for the Lady Tigers while Leah Brundidge was 3-for-3 with a homerun. Natalie Neal was 2-for-3 and Emily Waters was 1-for-2.
Taylor Guthrie earned the win on the mound for T.R. Miller going three innings and allowing two hits, four walks and struck out one.
Miranda Smith went the final three innings allowing no runs, one hit, two walks and three strikeouts.

Clarke County 10, TRM JV 9
Leading 9-8 in the final inning, Clarke County scored two runs in the bottom of the fourth to defeat T.R. Miller’s JV team 10-9.
T.R. Miller led 3-0 after the top of the first, but fell to four Clarke County runs in the bottom of the inning to trail 4-3.
T.R. Miller scored three more runs in the second inning to take a 6-4 lead and scored three more runs in the top of the third to hold a 9-4 lead.
Clarke County added two runs in the bottom of the third and two in the fourth to get the win.
Kelsey Thompson was 3-for-3 with a double and three RBIs and Michaela Stabler was 2-for-4.
Jessica Allan was 1-for-3 and Krystal Bell was 1-for-2 with one RBI.
Laurel Billy was 1-for-1 with one RBI and Ali Taylor was 1-for-3 with two RBIs. Abbi Roberts was 1-for-3 with a double.
Billy pitched four innings allowing four hits, two walks, struck out four and hit two.

Baker 5, TRM varsity 1
The second inning was the difference in the game for T.R. Miller and Baker as Baker scored five runs to defeat T.R. Miller 5-1 to give the Lady Tigers their first loss of the season.
Baker scored five runs on four hits and three walks and two hit batters.
T.R. Miller’s lone run came in the fourth inning.
At the plate for T.R. Miller, Audrey Hamric was 1-for-2 along with Taylor Guthrie and Emily Waters. Guthrie had one RBI. Leigh Margaret Bostic was 1-for-1.
Guthrie pitched the first two innings allowing five runs, five hits, walked three, struck out one and hit two. Miranda Smith pitched one inning allowing no runs, struck out two and hit one.

WSN 10, TRM JV 1
In their second and final game on Friday, W.S. Neal got a stellar pitching performance from Hadaway to defeat T.R. Miller’s JV team 10-1.
Hadaway pitched the complete game and allowed no hits, no walks and struck out seven.
Nelson led W.S. Neal at the plate going 2-for-3 with three RBIs and Heather Elliott had three RBIs as well. Lauren Boatwright also led the Eagles with a 3-for-3 day at the plate. Hadaway was 1-for-2 and Paige Grantham was 1-for-2.
Hinote was 1-for-1.
W.S. Neal scored five runs in the first inning, two in the second, and three in the third while holding T.R. Miller to one in the top of the fourth.
Laurel Billy pitched for T.R. Miller going four innings and allowing eight hits, walked five and struck out one.
T.R. Miller’s scorebook gave leadoff hitter Michaela Stabler a hit in the first inning while W.S. Neal gave it an error.

About Adam Robinson

My name is Adam Robinson and I have been the Sports Editor of the Brewton Standard since September 2007. I cover all the local sports in the Brewton area. I am a 2007 graduate of Troy University with a degree in Print Journalism with a contract in Sports Information. I married Shari Lynn in June of 2007 and we welcomed our first child, Hatlee, in April of 2010.

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