Olivia Norton pitched seven innings of two-hit ball, as the DeKalb County High School Tigerette softball team shut out the Livingston Academy Lady Wildcats, 3-0, Thursday afternoon in Smithville. Norton allowed a leadoff double to open play in the top of the first inning, and did not allow another hit until a two-out single in the top of the seventh. The sophomore struck out four batters and walked two along the way.
Meanwhile, the Tigerettes had seven hits off Lady 'Cat starter, Meriam Maynard. A Livingston error led to DeKalb's first run in the bottom of the third inning. Norton led off with a double, and was replaced by courtesy runner, Alex Meadows. Cynthia Woodward reached on a bunt single, and Meadows scored on an errant throw to first base.
The Tigerettes added two more runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, as Victoria Bennett led off the inning with a solo home run to center field, while Kara Young brought home courtesy runner, Mackenzi Gibson, on an RBI single.
Livingston had two errors in the game, while DeKalb County had one. Kristina Stephens went 2-for-3 at the plate for the Tigerettes, with a single and a double. Bennett had a home run, Norton ripped a double, while Woodward, Young and Morgan Page each had one single.
The Tigerettes improve to 9-3 overall and to 3-0 in the district.