Softball, tennis starts for Gadsden girls

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By Susie Morris

Softball season opened to a cold, wet week with teams managing to get in a few innings. Munroe jumped out to a 2-0 record with wins over East Gadsden and Altha.

Munroe 15
East Gadsden 0
Munroe defeated East Gadsden in a cold drizzle on Wednesday night making up a rain out from the previous week.
Munroe scored 15 runs over four innings and won 15-0 over the visiting Jaguars. Freshman pitcher, Jeri Sloan, taking over after the Lady Cats had five years with current college player, Haleigh Corbally, got her first win of her varsity career.

Offensively, Munroe was paced by two hit games by Kaitlyn Sirmons and Kay Fletcher.
Sirmons, a senior, had a triple two RBI’s and scored three runs. Fletcher, a sophomore catcher, had a double and scored two runs.

Munroe 20
Altha 1

The Lady Cats made quick work of Altha on Friday night. Altha struggled with pitching, walking 14 batters.
Munroe had several girls with two hits - Kaitlyn Sirmons, Kay Fletcher, Jeri Sloan, Anna Jones, Ramsey Higdon and Kay Fletcher.

Sirmons also hit a solo in the park homerun and Higdon hit an RBI. Mary Pat Thomas added a triple.
Sloan pitched five innings and struck out six.

The team, ranked No. 4 in Class 2A preseason rankings, moved to 2-0 on the season.
The team is being coached this season by Danny Hood and Dennis Cato.

Godby 17
East Gadsden 0
East Gadsden lost to district opponent Godby 17-0. Godby scored 11 runs in the first inning and the game was called after three innings. Sarah Hamm was the losing pitcher for East Gadsden who dropped to 0-2 on the season.

The Munroe tennis team split this week defeating North Florida Christian 7-0 and losing to Maclay 7-0. Audrey Thomas won in the No. 1 slot 8-0, followed by Olivia Fletcher winning 8-3, Callie Malone 8-2, Karleebeth Perkins 8-0 and Victoria Anderson 8-1.

The doubles team of Thomas-Fletcher took No. 1 doubles 8-0 and the No. 2 doubles team of Malone and Perkins won 8-1.

Maclay’s seasoned veterans allowed only three games in five matches to be won by Munroe. Munroe’s record moved to 3-1 on the season.