Grundy Swept On Senior Night In Galt
The Grundy R-5 High School softball teams were in action on Tuesday night in Galt, playing host to the North Harrison Shamrocks in an HDC Conference doubleheader. Grundy was on the losing end of both contests as the Lady Panthers fell 10-7 and the Panthers lost 15-9.
The boys game saw North Harrison score twice in the top of the first inning and it wasn’t until the bottom of the third that the Panthers were able to answer, tying the game with two runs of their own. North Harrison answered quickly, however, plating three runs in the top of the fourth. That started a scoring run for North Harrison that saw the Shamrocks score six in the fifth and four in the sixth. Grundy was able to get one run in the bottom of the fourth inning and closed the game, scoring three runs in both the sixth and seventh frames. But the Panthers couldn’t keep pace with the Shamrocks, falling by six runs.
“The boys battled hard, but could never seem to get on track,” Panthers’ Coach Les Jackson said. “Other than the fifth inning, where we hurt ourselves with four errors, North Harrison basically outplayed us.”
Cade Mullenix had three hits for the Panthers and Tanner Hudson had a three-run home run. Clayton Radcliff and Mason Larson each had two hits in the loss.
The Grundy girls were able to hang with the first-place team in the HDC Conference in the Lady Shamrocks, but were unable to pull the upset.
“The girls hit the ball very well considering they were playing North Harrison,” Jackson said. “North Harrison is a very good team and they have a really good pitcher. Our girls battled all night and I think the score really reflected that.”
Individual statistics from the girls game were not available as of press time.
Both Grundy teams head to postseason play now. The boys will play in the state tournament on Saturday in Chillicothe and the girls begin district tournament play next week in Eagleville.
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