HCMS 6th grade pitcher Katelyn Jiles tossed six innings versus the Red Devils (Photo: Khris Martin)
(Franklin, GA) – The Heard County Middle School Lady Braves continued to fight hard Thursday at home versus the Bowdon Red Devils.
The young team lost 7-1 on the scoreboard but showed continued improvement and a great effort as always.
A new young pitcher emerged that may offer some hope for the immediate future. Katelyn Jiles, only a sixth grader, tossed six innings and struck out four while only allowing four hits. She also produced offensively connecting on the team’s only hit of the day.
Jiles has been working with former Lady Brave pitcher Alicia Carroll since the beginning of this season.
HCMS head coach Sara Jones was proud of the effort from her young girls: “Today was the best game we have played this year. I felt really good about our defense and Katelyn Jiles pitched great for a sixth grader. I am not sure how much I can throw her though– she does get tired because she hasn’t pitched a lot yet,” Jones.
The Lady Braves will continue to try for their first win when they host Carrollton Monday at 5:00. They travel to Villa Rica on Tuesday at 5:00.