Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Jets Squeeze Out Win Over South








The Franklin Monroe Jets fastpitch had their hands full in the opening round of the state tournament.  Twin Valley South had hung tough in a loss to the Jets earlier in the season, and this night was the same. To borrow a phrase from coach Mike Morris who frequently tells his pitcher to “squeeze ‘em out” when she has 2 strikes on the batter - the Jets had to squeeze out a win against the Panthers. The game was closely contested until the last out.  The Jets scored the go ahead run when Taylor Armstrong crossed the plate on a Chloe Peters sacrifice in the bottom of the 6th inning.  Peters was awarded the game ball afterwards. This broke up a 1-1 tie and after the Jets retired the Panthers in order in the top of the 7th it meant a 2-1 victory.

Entire story will be posted at the The Daily Advocate.