Lady Tigers, Eagles struggle in tourney
The T.R. Miller Lady Tigers and W.S. Neal Lady Eagles were in action this past weekend in the 2016 TRM Invitational. After the qualifying rounds the two teams matched up in the first round of single elimination. Miller defeated Neal 7-1. The Lady Tigers lost in the second round to Jay, who advanced to the championship to face Leroy. Leroy defeated Jay 9-1 for the title.
J.U. Blacksher 0, TRM 9
Madison Floyd, Anna Grace White and Myra Reiss led Miller with two hits each. Reiss had three RBIs and Taylor Austin had two RBIs to lead Miller.
Austin picked up the win, pitching four innings with six strikeouts.
Davidson 4, TRM 10
After trailing 4-3 through two innings, Miller rebounded with a big seven-run third inning.
Leading Miller was Madison Douglas with two hits. Morgan Longmire led the team with two RBIs. Gabbi Solomon had an RBI.
Taylor Austin picked up the win, pitching three innings with four strikeouts.
Neal 3, Excel 7
Madison Winchester led Neal at the plate with a hit. Karissa Johnson Tori Wyatt and Kaeli Brown each scored a run.
Aleigh Lanier took the loss, walking seven batters and allowing three hits.
Neal 4, Leroy 10
Karissa Johnson, Tori Wyatt, Adria Barnett each had a hit for the Lady Eagles. Wyatt’s hit was an RBI double.
Adria Barnett received the loss allowing seven hits and striking out two batters.
Neal 5, Jay 9
Adria Barnett and Kaeli Brown led Neal with two hits each. Karissa Johnson, Tori Wyatt, Jena Wyatt, Madison Winchester and Tatum Reeves each had a hit.
Aleigh Lanier got the start for Neal and took the loss; allowing six hits and two walks from the circle.
WSN 1, TRM 7
Neal broke the score column first in the top of the second inning off a wild pitch. Miller answered with three runs in the bottom of the inning with a two RBI double by Anna Grace White and RBI single by Morgan Longmire. The Lady Tigers added three more runs in third inning and one run in the fourth inning.
Madison Winchester led Neal at the plate with two hits. Adria Barnett and Tatum Reeves each had a hit.
Leading Miller at the plate was White with two hits and two RBIs.
Austin received the win from the circle pitching five innings with three strikeouts.
Barnet picked up the loss allowing four hits on the game.
Leroy went undefeated in the tournament, going 6-0 on its way to winning the championship. Miller finished the tourney with 3-2 and Neal, 0-4.