Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

February 20, 2013

Jacksonville softball: Maidens edge Palestine in Longview tourney; Junior varsity goes 5-1

Progress staff reports
Jacksonville Daily Progress

LONGVIEW —  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.