Tigerettes edge Smith County in finale

May 1, 2008

The DeKalb County High School Tigerette fast-pitch softball team edged district foe, Smith County, 3-2, in the regular season finale Wednesday afternoon in Smithville.

The Tigerettes struck first with a run in the bottom of the first inning, but left runners stranded on all three bases as the inning ended. DeKalb tacked on another run in the bottom of the second inning, but would not score again until the bottom of the fifth, when they added their third and final run.

Smith County provided several scores, although the visitors never led. The Lady Owls scored their first run in the top of the fifth inning to make it a 2-1 game. After DeKalb scored in the bottom of the inning, Smith County loaded up the bases in the sixth, but the Tigerettes escaped with only a single run allowed.

Morgan Page worked 4 1/3 innings for the pitching win, allowing one run on seven hits, with four strikeouts and one walk. Shay Sullivan came in for 2 2/3 innings of relief, and gave up a run on three hits and struck out two batters.

Jaylen Garrett had two singles and two RBI to lead the Tigerettes' eight-hit attack at the plate. Cyntia Woodward had a single, a double and an RBI. Kristina Stephens ripped a double, while Victoria Bennett, Brittney Armour and Kayla Fish each had a single. Armour and Fish, the Tigerettes' two seniors, were honored by their teammates in a ceremony following the game, as it was the duo's last regular season home game.

DeKalb County finishes the regular season 22-8, with a 10-2 district record. The Tigerettes will be the number-two seed in the District 7-AA Tournament, which is scheduled to get underway Monday in Baxter.

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