Tigerettes to Play for District Tournament Championship Today (Wednesday)

After dropping into the losers bracket of the district tournament last week, the Tigerettes have fought their way back to the championship game and are just one win away from the tournament title.

The game will be played today (Wednesday) against Livingston Academy at 5:00 p.m. at Upperman High School in Baxter.

Meanwhile, local selections on the All-District Teams are as follows:
First Team- Cynthia Woodward, Morgan Page, Kristina Stephens, and Alex Meadows
Second Team- Jaylen Garrett
Honorable Mention- Olivia Norton

Olivia Gore from Upperman was named the District's Most Valuable Player.

Two former Tigerettes were also inducted into the District Softball Hall of Fame from DeKalb County, Elisha Vickers from the 2001 team and Brandi Fish from the 1998 squad.

On Tuesday, the Tigerettes eliminated both Upperman 7 to 5 and Smith County 13 to 3, before taking on Livingston Academy, the only team standing in their way of the tournament championship. DeKalb County defeated the Lady Wildcats 7 to 6 Tuesday night, but since they already had a loss, the Tigerettes have to beat Livingston Academy again to take the crown.

In the game with Upperman Tuesday, the Tigerettes scored three runs in the first inning, two runs in the third, and two runs in the sixth inning. Upperman scored five runs in the sixth inning.

Olivia Norton, the winning pitcher, went seven innings and gave up five runs on five hits. She walked two.

Hits:
Alex Meadows, a single and double
Cynthia Woodward, single
Kristina Stephens, a single and double
Olivia Norton, double
Brooke Hutchings, double

In the second game, the Tigerettes scored nine runs in the third inning and four runs in the fifth. Smith County scored three runs in the first inning.

Morgan Page, the winning pitcher, went one and two thirds innings and gave up three runs on three hits. She struck out three and walked three. Olivia Norton was in the game for three and a third innings and she gave up three hits.

Hits:
Alex Meadows, single
Cynthia Woodward had an inside the park homerun
Jaylen Garrett, triple
Kristina Stephens, two singles
Morgan Page, single
Kayla Self, single
Brooke Hutchings, single
Martha Webb, double

In the nightcap, the Tigerettes scored two runs in the first inning and five runs in the fifth inning. Livingston Academy scored five runs in the third inning and one run in the fourth inning.

Olivia Norton, the winning pitcher, went two and two thirds innings and gave up four runs on ten hits. She struck out two and walked one. Morgan Page pitched four and a third innings and gave up one run. She struck out two, hit three batters, and walked two.

Hits:
Alex Meadows, triple
Cynthia Woodward, double
Jaylen Garrett, double
Kristina Stephens, double
Kayla Self, two singles
Martha Webb, double
Annieka Norton, single

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