2017 8th Grade Night honors 5 Rhea Middle softball players

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Emma Ballard, Courtney Wilson, Laney Poole, Michaela Taylor and Emma Gentry stand with parents behind at 8th grade nigh for the Rhea Middle Softball before 6-3 win over GPS.(Photo:GaryBolden/RheaReview)

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

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