Sports 3-22-13

Baseball provides contest for Jacks

By Tommy Ketchum
Sports EditorMIranda

Bryce Ingle takes the bat, above, while Miranda Gunier winds up at the mound.

Bryce Ingle takes the bat, above, while Miranda Gunier winds up at the mound.

The Grizz baseball season started off with two losses in their doubleheader league home game to the Westwood Lumberjacks Mar. 12. In the first inning of game one, the Grizz started off well, getting on base quickly but could not bring the runners home. In the second inning after only a few at-bats the Grizz brought a run home, catching the Jacks off guard. After a solid start the Grizz were up 2-0 going into the third inning, but the Jacks managed to score three runs giving them the lead. The Jacks built on their lead over taking the Grizz by three runs in the fifth inning. In the sixth and seventh innings the Jacks broke loose, bringing four runs in a row home, putting the Grizz out of the game, losing, 12-8.

In the second game the Grizz came alive, scoring seven runs with seven of nine players in the lineup scoring in the first inning, and playing tightly enough to hold the Jacks to only two runs. The Grizz and the Jacks both iced up in the second inning, with the Jacks scoring only one run and the Grizz only getting three players on base. Starting in the third inning the Jacks broke away, scoring six runs holding the Grizz to one run making the score 9-8, Jacks in the lead. The fourth inning was again slow for both teams, getting only two runners on base and bringing none home, keeping the score 9-8. The Grizz failed to score in the fifth inning, and the jacks brought five runs home, extending the lead. In the sixth inning the Grizz brought four runs home, closing the gap on the Jacks and holding them scoreless in the seventh inning also. However, the Jacks also held the Grizz scoreless in the seventh, taking the victory, 14-12.

The next baseball and softball contests are against Princeton in away double headers on Apr. 5 during the spring break.

Softball loses two against Westwood

By Ben Coonrod
Sports Reporter  

The Grizzlies softball team lost both home games Mar. 12 in the double header against the Westwood Lumberjacks.

In the first game the Jacks scored six runs in the first inning. Abby Campbell had a triple, but no one made it around to home plate, so the score was 6-0. The second inning the Grizzlies were again scoreless, and the Lumberjacks scored two more runs, getting a larger lead of 8-0.  The third inning the Grizz kept the Lumberjacks from scoring, but the Grizzlies were also scoreless despite Katie Money’s triple. The fourth inning the Lumberjacks scored three more runs, and the Grizz didn’t score, with the game ending 11-0. The game ended after the fourth inning, because the mercy rule was called, which is put in place when the other team gets ahead by more than 10 points.

The second game of the day during the double header went about the same way as the first. The first inning the Lumberjacks scored four runs, and the Grizz went three and out with a 4-0 score. The second inning the Grizzlies stopped the Lumberjacks from scoring, but the Grizzlies also were scoreless during the inning with scores staying 4-0. The third inning the Lumberjacks scored one run, and the Grizzlies got close when Campbell got a triple and the score was 5-0. The fourth inning the Lumberjacks scored three more runs on the Grizz, making the score 8-0. The fifth inning the Lumberjacks were stopped by the Grizzlies but the score remained 8-0. The sixth inning the Lumberjacks scored three more runs, and the Grizzlies didn’t score, stopping the game at 11-0 because of the mercy rule.

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