After losing its first game in the Paris Tournament this past weekend, the Community R-VI Lady Trojans softball team responded by outscoring two teams 26-1 to win the Consolation Championship.
The two victories moved the team’s record to .500 at 7-7 on the season.
In the Consolation semifinals, the Lady Trojans had 10 hits in a 15-0 victory over North Shelby.
Community R-VI scored all of their runs during the first three innings.
Danie Jackson had two hits, three RBIs, and one run scored while Kate Smith added two RBIs and two runs scored.
Chelsea Hoyt had three RBIs and two runs scored. Maddee Gastler added three RBIs and one run scored.
Jett earned the win on the mound after tossing three innings and allowing just one hit with one strikeout.
“A great game by the team all around,” said Community R-VI head coach Nathan Carroz. “Samm Jett pitched a great game, only allowing one hit. Our bats come to life and we were able to capitalize on it.”
In the Consolation Championship game against Madison, the Lady Trojans scored at least one run in all five innings before beating the Panthers, 11-1.
“We had great pitching and great hitting,” Carroz said.
Amber Harrison had three hits, three runs scored, two RBIs, along with a triple and a home run.
Jett added two hits, three RBIs, and two runs scored while Jackson had two hits, two runs scored, and one RBI.
In the first round, the Lady Trojans committed five errors as Salisbury won, 19-2.
Harrison picked up the loss on the mound after allowing 16 walks. She did record one strikeout. Jett tossed two innings and gave up five runs while striking out two.
Offensively, Jett had a solo home run for one RBI. Alissa Curtis had one hit and one RBI. Tayler Cope and Jackson each had one hit.
“We had a tough time throwing strikes and had five errors against a very good team,” Carroz added.
Before the tournament, the Lady Trojans picked up a home win over Elsberry, 10-2.
“This was a great win for our team,” Carroz said. “We were down some players but others stepped up in a huge way…”
The Lady Trojans scored six runs through the first three innings before scoring four more in the sixth.
Taren Clark had three hits, one RBI, and one run scored. Danielle Brooks added two hits, two runs scored, and one RBI. Jackson added one RBI and one run scored while Harrison tallied two hits, three RBIs, and one run scored.
Jett earned the win on the mound after allowing two earned runs, six walks, and nine strikeouts.
The Lady Trojans began the week with two losses.
Against Clopton on the road, the Lady Trojans trailed 5-0 after the first inning and were held scoreless in a 10-0 loss to the Lady Hawks. Curtis allowed just three earned runs with two strikeouts in relief. Jett picked up the loss after allowing two earned runs over two innings. with three strikeouts.
“We simply did not play well against a good opponent,” Carroz said. “Our fielding cost us five runs and we could not get going at the plate.”
The Lady Trojans had just three hits in the loss as Harrison had two hits and Jackson added one.
On September 16, the Lady Trojans lost 13-3 to Wright City in another road loss. Hoyt and Gastler each had two hits.
Jett picked up the loss after giving up five earned runs. Harrison gave up two earned runs in relief but had seven walks with three strikeouts.
“Some errors once again cost us some runs,” Carroz said as his team committed three errors. “Those are very costly against bigger schools.”