In the final push of regular season softball, the Munroe softball team went 2-1 and the East Gadsden team lost two. This week district tournament play began.
Munroe, as the #2 seed, played the #3 seed, FAMU-DRS, on Tuesday at Aucilla. The winner of that game will face #1 seeded Aucilla Christian.
East Gadsden’s tournament is being held at Godby High School. The tournament began on Monday and the championship will be on Thursday.
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Munroe withheld a John Paul II rally and held on Tuesday for a 4-3 win in Tallahassee. Freshman Hannah Wilde led offensively with two hits, two RBIs and two stolen bases. Catcher Kay Fletcher also had two hits on the day. Sophomore pitcher Jeri Sloan was the top defensive weapon of the afternoon. Sloan walked only two batters while striking out eleven.
In a game that featured several scoring swings and lead changes, Munroe again held on for the win. Playing without top pitcher Jeri Sloan, freshman backup pitcher Hannah Wilde stepped in and got the win. Wilde walked seven, most of them early on, before settling down and striking out five. Third baseman Mary Grace Beall made some difficult plays at the corner to help halt several of Maclay’s surges.
At the plate, Wilde helped her own cause getting two hits, including a double, and totaling three RBIs. Mary Pat Thomas and Kadejah Glynn each scored three runs. Maddey Pappadakis and Ramsey Higdon had one hit and two runs scored. Higdon also made an important running catch from centerfield to thwart a 7th inning rally by Maclay.
Facing the area’s top pitcher, Lindsey Bert for NFC, and playing without their own leading pitcher, Jeri Sloan, set the Bobcats up for a quick game and loss at NFC.
Bert threw a one-hitter with that lone hit going to Hannah Wilde. Bert also struck out ten and walked only one.
Munroe finished the regular season 10-9.
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The Jaguars led 4-3 in the second inning of a game with Blountstown before giving up eleven runs over the next four innings and losing to the Tigers. East Gadsden gave up 17 hits and struck out none.