Progress staff reports
Jacksonville Daily Progress
The Jacksonville Fight'n Maiden softball squad opened the 2013 season by playing in the Longview Tournament late last week.
The high point for Jacksonville was a 4-3 win over Palestine.
Nicole Robinson plated the winning run off of a sacrifice bunt by Taylor Whitaker in that game.
Damonica Franklin hit her first home run in a loss to Groesbeck on Friday.
Jacksonville went 1-5 in the tourney.
The losses came at the hands of Gladewater (14-0), Hallsville (6-3), Groesbeck (12-6), Groesbeck (10-0) and to Longview (9-7).
“The team consistently improved its performance as the tournament went on,” Jacksonville head coach Amber Danner-Kirk said.
Junior varsity: The Jacksonville junior varsity posted a 5-1 record in the tournament, with wins coming over New Diana (17-2), Queen City (15-0), Quitman (11-0), Central (8-3) and Paul Pewitt (14-4)...The Maidens' only loss was to Lindale, 12-2.