Lady Eagles win 6-3 against Girl’s Preparatory School
September 29, 2017
Evensville, TN — Rhea Middle softball honored 5 eighth grader softball players before their 6-3 win over GPS on Friday night at home. 8th grade softball players honored were: # 00 Emma Ballard, # 20 Michaela R. Taylor, # 12 Laney Poole, # 14 Courtney M. Wilson, and # 33 Emma Gentry.
First year coach Staci Higgins praised the efforts of these young ladies as they helped lead the team during Staci’s first year as head coach. Rhea Middle will begin post season tournament play on Monday at home.
In the game, Rhea Middle scored 3 first inning runs after GPS jumped on Lady Eagles for 2 runs in top of the first. GPS came back with a run in top of 2nd to tie the game. Rhea Middle had big bottom of 4th with 3 runs to take 6-3 lead that held up for final score.
In the first Michelle Ray got free pass and then Courtney Wilson followed with walk to setup Michaela Taylor with ducks on the pond. Taylor responded with hard hit ball through the second base side of diamond to drive in two runs for a triple. Laney Poole hid deep drive to center field to bring home Taylor with third run.
In the 4th inning Ray, Wilson and Gentry all scored to give the Lady Eagles their runs to win the game. Rhea Middle will be back in action on Monday, October 2nd as they host the post season tournament. Rhea Middle will play McMinn County Middle School in 6:30 game.
2017 Rhea Middle School roster:
00 Emma Ballard 8th RF
26 Peyton J. Curtin 7th Util
6 Oliva B. Day 6th RF
10 Lainey M. Fitzgerald 6th Pit
11 Laila Grun 6th Util
40 Gabrielle Messer 7th 2b
30 Marissa Ray 7th CF
32 Bailey G. Roberts 7th LF
20 Michaela R. Taylor 8th Pit
14 Courtney M. Wilson 8th cat
12 Laney Poole 8th shortstop
33 Emma Gentry 8th 3b