The DeKalb County High School Tigerette fast-pitch softball team routed the visiting Livingston Academy Lady Wildcats, 10-2, Thursday afternoon in Smithville in a District 7-AA clash. The win boosted the Tigerettes' district record to 3-0, and their overall mark to 6-1.
The Tigerettes jumped on top with three runs in the first inning, and added three more in the second. Livingston put up two runs in the top of the fourth inning, but a four-run outburst in the bottom of the inning put DeKalb County in command. The Lady Wildcats loaded the bases with no outs in the top of the fifth inning, but Tigerette pitcher, Morgan Page, struck out Chelsea Carr, and Liz Carr hit into an inning-ending double play, which kept DeKalb's lead intact. Neither team plated a run in the last two innings.
Page worked the full seven innings in the pitcher's circle for the Tigerettes, and allowed the two Livingston runs on six hits, struck out seven batters and walked five. Katie Collins suffered the loss for the Lady Wildcats, as she started the game and pitched the first three innings. Collins gave up six Tigerette runs on seven hits, struck out none and walked one. Katelyn Carr pitched the last three innings, and allowed four runs on four hits and struck out two batters.
The Tigerettes committed one error, while Livingston had three.
At the plate for the Tigerettes, Kristina Stephens had two doubles, a single and one RBI; Brittney Armour had a single, a double and three RBI; Kayla Fish and Victoria Bennett each had a single, a triple and an RBI; Jaylen Garrett had two singles and two RBI, while Kara Young had an RBI.
DeKalb County is scheduled to play at Macon County, Friday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. in another District 7-AA showdown.