TRM softball goes 3-2 to start season
Published 10:42 am Tuesday, March 4, 2014
In their first games of the year Friday and Saturday in their own TRM Invitational, the T.R. Miller Lady Tigers went 3-2 and lost in the tournament’s semifinals.
T.R. Miller opened tourney play with a 14-2 win over Hillcrest. In their second and final game of the day Friday, T.R. Miller defeated McGill-Toolen 8-2.
In their final game of pool play Saturday morning, T.R. Miller lost to Davidson 2-1 to finish as runner-ups.
In the single elimination tournament Saturday, T.R. Miller defeated J.U. Blacksher 3-2 before falling to Northview 4-3.
“Overall I thought we had a good weekend,” T.R. Miller Lady Tiger head coach Greg White said. “We got to play five games in two days and we came away with three wins and two losses. Our losses were to the two teams that played in the championship game. Each loss was by one run and we had opportunities to win each game but we just fell just a little short. We had a few people out with sickness and injuries so I had to have some other players step up and play and they did a good job of that.”
TRM 14, Hillcrest 2
T.R. Miller scored seven runs in the first inning—five before getting an out—to cruise to a 14-2 win over Hillcrest.
Moriah Brundidge pitched in the win as she went four innings and allowed one hit, two runs, walked none, hit three and struck out nine.
At the plate, Madison Douglas had two singles and one RBI while Steely Ruzic added a triple and one RBI.
Krystal Bell had two singles and one RBI while Grace Ruzic added a single. Abbi Roberts chipped in a single and a double and three RBIs while Myra Reiss had two RBIs.
Mallori Floyd finished with a single and a double and two RBIs while Morgan Longmire had a double and two RBIs.
TRM 8, McGill-Toolen 2
T.R. Miller scored six runs in the third inning to spark an 8-2 win over McGill-Toolen.
Taylor Austin earned the pitching win and she pitched four innings and struck out three.
Austin also had three hits and two RBIs while Brundidge had two and one RBI. Ruzic had two hits and Roberts had two RBIs.
Davidson 2, TRM 1
On Saturday, T.R. Miller lost to Davidson 2-1 to finish second in pool play.
Austin pitched in the loss and went five innings and allowed seven hits, two runs, walked two and struck out three.
Douglas had two singles along with Bell who had one RBI. Reiss and Roberts had a single each.
TRM 3, JUB 2
In their first game of the single elimination tournament, T.R. Miller edged J.U. Blacksher 3-2.
Austin pitched four innings and struck out five in the win.
At the plate, Longmire had two hits and one RBI while Douglas had one hit.
Northview 4, TRM 3
In the semifinals, T.R. Miller lost to Northview 4-3.
Austin pitched four innings and struck out two.
Longmire had two hits, Douglas had two, Austin had one while Caitlyn Smith and Floyd had one RBI each.