April 2, 2019 by Toby Burrell
Bryson City – The Lady Devils hosted Blue Ridge Sports Academy in a non conference game on Monday. The Guardians gave the Lady Devils a scare. After 5 innings the Lady Devils trailed 3-2. In the bottom of the 6th the Lady Devils scored 3 runs to take a 5-3 lead into the 7th only to have the Guardians tie the game at 5. In the bottom of the 7th Kendall Bowers scored on a Stacey Griggs ground ball, to give the Lady Devils a 6-5 walk off win.
Stacey Griggs went 2-4 and scored 3 times and drove in one. Savana Smith went 1-2 with 4 rbi, including a triple that put the Lady Devils on top by driving in 2 runs. Smith would score herself on a perfectly executed squeeze bunt by Willa Bible.
Freshman Anneleise Cook picked up the first win of her career. Cook worked 3 strong innings in relief of Stacey Griggs, who started and worked 4 innings. With a conference game Tuesday, Griggs was taken out when she reached her pitch count. The duo struck out 8 while walking 5 and yielded only 3 earned runs.