TRM softball teams split thrillers with Excel Tuesday on road

Published 3:08 pm Thursday, March 17, 2011

In their first area game Tuesday on the road at Excel, the T.R. Miller Lady Tiger softball team lost 6-5.
With the loss the Lady Tigers saw their record drop to 3-3. In JV action, the Lady Tigers won 11-10 to improve to 8-3.

Excel 6, TRM 5
A late rally for the Lady Tigers in the final two innings cut the Panther lead to one, but that was as close as T.R. Miller could get Tuesday on the road as they lost their area opener to Excel 6-5.
T.R. Miller trailed 2-1 after the first inning, and after three straight scoreless innings for both teams, found themselves down 5-1 in the bottom of the fifth after Excel scored three runs.
In the top of the sixth, T.R. Miller scored two runs to cut the lead to 5-3, but Excel added one in their half of the sixth to take a 6-3 lead in the final inning.
In the seventh, the Lady Tigers fought back with two runs to cut the lead to one, but lost 6-5.
Natalie Neal led T.R. Miller with two homeruns, one in the sixth and seventh innings, and also added a double and had all of the RBIs for T.R. Miller with five. Neal finished the day 3-for-4.
Audrey Hamric was 1-for-4 and Leah Brundidge was 2-for-4. Emily Waters was 1-for-2 for the Lady Tigers in the loss.
Miranda Smith took the loss on the mound allowing 10 hits, two walks, and struck out three in six innings.

TRM JV 11, Excel 10
Down 7-2 after the third inning, T.R. Miller’s JV team scored seven runs in the fourth to take a 9-7 lead and rallied in the fifth to get an 11-10, one-run win.
After taking a 9-7 lead in the top of the fourth, Excel scored three to reclaim the lead at 10-9. T.R. Miller would plate two in the fifth and hold Excel in the bottom of the inning to get the win.
Moriah Brundidge earned the win on the mound for T.R. Miller pitching five innings allowing seven hits, seven walks and struck out four.
At the plate for T.R. Miller, Erin Wade was 1-for-4 and Jessica Allan was 2-for-4. Kelsey Thompson was 2-for-3 and Krystal Bell was 2-for-4. Brundidge was 2-for-3 and Rebecca Evans and Kandice Moore were both 1-for-3.