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Rain a spoilsport for Gadsden girls

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By Susie Morris

The rain has wreaked havoc on the schedules of all high school’s outdoor sports over the past few weeks. The Munroe Lady Cats managed to squeeze in one game last week. The team took on Franklin County at home and lost to the coastal team 11-5. Franklin County jumped out to a 10-0 lead, but just before the 10-run mercy rule could take effect, the Lady Cats pushed across five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. Franklin County scored one more in the top of the sixth, but the Lady Cats would not score again.

Munroe had only three hits against the solid Franklin County pitching. Kaitlyn Sirmons, Kay Fletcher and Jeri Sloan had one hit each.

Lady Cat pitcher Jeri Sloan, a freshman, struck out seven Seahawk batters but gave up eight hits. The Munroe defense committed seven errors, contributing to many of Franklin County’s runs. Munroe dropped to 2-2 on the season.

West Gadsden dropped a 19-0 game to Blountstown last week.

The Munroe tennis team was rained out last week but hopes to take the courts this week against Rickards Wednesday.