For the second day in a row, the DeKalb County Tigerettes used a strong start to earn victory against a district opponent. The Tigerettes scored five runs in the first inning, and rolled on to a 7-1 win over the Cannon County Lionettes, Wednesday afternoon, in Smithville. The DCHS girls had used a four-run first inning to propel themselves to an 8-1 win at Livingston, on Tuesday.
DeKalb County had five hits in the first inning alone, with Kristina Stephens' two-run double serving as the big hit. Brooke Hutchings also garned an RBI with a single, while Morgan Page, Cynthia Woodward and Victoria Bennett each had base hits. Page came in to score the first Tigerette run on an error, Woodward reached home on Alex Meadows' fielder's choice, while Bennett crossed the plate on a dropped pop-up off the bat of Jaylen Gerrett.
Cannon County scored their only run in the top of the fifth inning, which made it a 5-1 game at that point, but Alex Meadows smacked her sixth home run of the season in the bottom of the fifth, which opened up a 6-1 DeKalb County margin. Stephens scored the final Tigerette run in the bottom of the sixth on an RBI groundout by Olivia Norton.
Norton was the winning Tigerette pitcher, as she worked all seven innings, allowed one run on three hits, struck out six and walked two.
The Tigerette softball team improves to 13-4 overall and to 7-1 in the district. DeKalb and Cannon are slated to re-match, Thursday, at 5:00 p.m. in Woodbury.