Season starts out rough for TRM softball

Published 9:08 am Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The T.R. Miller Lady Tiger softball team had a rough start to their 2013 season Friday and Saturday in their own TRM Invitational, as they went 1-3 to start the year.
The Lady Tigers lost three games by a combined four points. T.R. Miller started their season and tournament off with a 3-1 loss to Escambia County, but followed that loss up with a 10-2 win over McGill-Toolen.
After splitting on Friday, T.R. Miller went 0-2 on Saturday. The Lady Tigers began the day with a 9-8 loss to Davidson and then were eliminated from tournament play by J.U. Blacksher who took down the Lady Tigers 2-1.
“We had a couple of kids who had a great tournament from an individual standpoint,” Lady Tiger head coach Greg White said. “But as a team I don’t think we played with great effort every game and as a result we won one game and lost three. We didn’t make routine plays on defense when we should have. That cost us in each game we lost. Our pitchers pitched well enough to keep us in the games but we didn’t play solid defense and our bats were inconsistent. Luckily we have over 20 games left in the season to correct these things and I’m positive that we will.”
Against Escambia County in the season opener, the Lady Tigers lost 3-1 to start the year 0-1.
Kelsey Thompson, Krystal Bell and Abbi Roberts all had hits for the Lady Tigers. Thompson’s hit was a homerun that provided the lone run for the Lady Tigers.
Laurel Billy took the loss on the mound for the Lady Tigers.
TRM 10, McGill 2
In their lone win of their tournament Friday, T.R. Miller defeated McGill-Toolen 10-2.
Audrey Hamric, Moriah Brundidge, Bell, Roberts, Jessica Allan, and Ali Taylor all had hits. Hamric, Brundidge, Bell, Roberts and Taylor all had RBIs.
Brundidge earned the win on the mound going four innings and allowing one hit, two runs, one earned, walked four and struck out five.
Davidson 9, TRM 8
In their first game Saturday, the Lady Tigers lost by one to Davidson 9-8.
Hamric, Takeysia McFugerson, Brundidge, Thompson, Bell, Allan and Hannah Weaver all had hits. Hamric, Brundidge, Thompson and Allan’s hits were doubles. Hamric, Brundidge and Weaver had an RBI each while Thompson had five.
Brundidge took the loss on the mound.
JUB 2, TRM 1
T.R. Miller took their second one-run loss of the day on Saturday to J.U. Blacksher as they lost 2-1 to be eliminated from tournament play.
McFugerson, Roberts, Madison Douglas and Billy all had hits with Douglas having the lone RBI.
Brundidge took the loss on the mound for the Lady Tigers.

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