EAST GADSDEN 7
East Gadsden girls got their first softball field over the Bobcats in many seasons with a March 11, 7-5 home win.
Both teams scored two runs in the first inning. Munroe scored three in the top of the second but the Jaguars answered with four in the bottom of the second. The 6-5 score stood until East Gadsden pushed across one more run in the bottom of the fifth. The Bobcats could not push across another run, giving East Gadsden the win.
Maddey Pappadakis and Jeri Sloan had two hits apiece and Ramsey Higdon, Hannah Wilde and Mary Pat Thomas each added a single. Sloan also had two stolen bases.
No statistics are available for East Gadsden.
Sophomore pitcher Jeri Sloan for Munroe struck out nine Blountstown batters on her way to picking up the win for the Bobcats.
In an oddly scored game, Munroe scored all seven runs in the first three innings but then allowed six Tiger runs in the top of the fourth. The score stayed 7-6 over the course of the next three and a half innings, as the Bobcats hung on for the win.
Offensively for the Bobcats, two freshmen led the way. Hannah Wilde was two for three, and Mary Pat Thomas was two for four. Thomas also accounted for two RBI’s. Munroe moved to 6-5 on the season.
The Munroe tennis team traveled March 13 to Madison to face Madison County in a district contest. The Bobcats left Madison with a 6-1 win over the Cowgirls.
The doubles team of Olivia Fletcher and Gracie Kelleher was the lone loss on the day. The doubles team of Victoria Anderson and Karleebeth Perkins defeated Madison County’s No. 2 doubles team.
Munroe gets new volleyball coach
Rich Tenney led the Munroe volleyball team for three seasons but after this season, the program has been turned over to his assistant of three years, Spenser Morris. Morris, a Munroe alumnus and a four-year starter and standout on the Lady Cats volleyball team, played two seasons of club volleyball as well. She was also a three-sport athlete for the Bobcats, playing basketball and softball.
In addition to assisting with the varsity, Morris coached the middle-school and junior varsity volleyball teams at Munroe.
Morris said about the new job, “I could not be any more excited than I am right now. The girls and I plan to get to work on winning a district title as soon as we can get in the gym!”