October 30, 2020

JV Softball sweeps Tigers to remain unbeaten

(Franklin) — The JV Lady Braves softball team continued to show they are more than just the “little sisters” to the varsity team Wednesday as they again cruised to a home doubleheader sweep over Troup County to run their unbeaten record to 6-0 on the season.

8th-grader Katelyn Jiles continued her hot pitching in the circle during game one shutting out the Lady Tigers in the 6-0 win and also making a couple of nice defensive stops.

At the plate, first baseman Katlyn Henderson led the way with two hits and two RBI’s while catcher Brittany Graley ripped a double to drive in a run. Graley was also big behind the plate throwing out a would be base-stealer in the top of the third.

Alexus Crawford had a base hit and RBI and also combined with Haley Bennett for an unusual 4-6 put-out to end the game.

Pitcher Katelyn Jiles

JV Lady Brave Pitcher Katelyn Jiles

The Lady Braves flexed some offensive muscle in game two knocking off the Lady Tigers 12-1. Bennett threw well from the hill in game two allowing no earned runs and striking out two with only one walk.

Second baseman Lacey Hindman had a huge game with three hits including two doubles and four RBI’s.

Graley also touched up the Tiger pitcher for three his and two RBI’s.

Jiles had two hits including a double and two RBI’s while and Anna Cosper also had two hits including a double and an RBI.

Lora Glover and Jennifer Graley each had base hits and on the base paths, Bennett and Brittany Scarborough each had two stolen bases.

Rickeyria Phillips ended game two with a nice shoestring catch in center field.

“Pitching and defense have been the real keys for us this year,” said junior varsity head coach Ryan Duffey Wednesday.

“Katelyn Jiles has come up from the 8th grade and pitched great for us. In the second game we really broke it open which gave a lot of girls the opportunity to play. These girls are hard workers — they always come to practice trying to do whatever way they can to make us better — it is just a great group of girls.”

The JV squad will be on the road next week traveling to Carrollton for a Monday doubleheader (4:30) and to Bowdon for a single game on Wednesday (5:30).

Duffey knows his girls will face a challenge next week to stay unbeaten especially on Monday in Carrollton.

“Carrollton will be a good test for us next Monday at their place,” said Duffey. “Lisa Phillips has done a good job building that program over there and it will be a good measuring stick for our progress.”




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