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Softball, tennis continue for girls

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By Susie Morris

Since Florida made the transition to fast-pitch softball in 1994, it’s been a case of feast or famine for most teams. Teams are either good or bad, depending mostly on their development of a pitcher. The Munroe Lady Cats softball team ran up on two struggling programs last week — FAMU and East Gadsden — on their way to a 2-1 week this past week. 

FRANKLIN 

COUNTY 8

MUNROE 1

In a makeup game from early season, the Lady Cats managed to scatter only five hits and push only one run across in an 8-1 loss at Franklin County. Anna Jones had one hit that accounted for the one run scored by her team. Hannah Wilde, Jeri Sloan, Mary Grace Beall and Kadejah Glynn each had one hit, as well. 

Wilde added three stolen bases. 

MUNROE 17

FAMU 2

Twelve walks issued by the FAMU Rattler softball team helped allow for 17 runs, as Munroe picked up a District 1-2A win. 

Freshman Hannah Wilde got the win from the mound, striking out six and walking five. Several players picked up a single hit: Ramsey Higdon, Glynn, Pappadakis, Thomas, Sloan and Beall. 

MUNROE 15

EAST GADSDEN 0

Munroe hosted East Gadsden at Chipola College on Friday night and blistered the Jaguars on their way to their fifth win of the season. Junior Anna Jones had two hits and two RBIs.

Pitcher Jeri Sloan pitched all four innings. The sophomore struck out 12 and walked none in the win. 

The Munroe team moved to 5-3 on the season and 1-1 in districts. 

TENNIS

MUNROE 7

NFC 0

The Munroe tennis team defeated North Florida Christian 7-0 last week in varsity tennis action. No. 1 singles player Olivia Fletcher won 8-2, No. 2 Victoria Anderson won 8-2, No. 3 Karleebeth Perkins won 8-3, Grace Kelleher won 8-1 in the No. 4 slot and Anna Meeks won 8-0 in the fifth slot. 

The doubles team of Fletcher/Kelleher won 8-3 in the top spot and the No. 2 team of Anderson/Perkins blanked their opponents 8-0.