Tigerettes split DH with White County

April 1, 2008

After a seven-day layoff, the DeKalb County Tigerette fast-pitch softball team returned to action, Monday afternoon, against visiting White County. The Tigerettes got five strong innings from Shay Sullivan in the pitcher's circle, and an RBI double by Jaylen Garrett, which was the difference in a 1-0 Tigerette victory in the first game. The second game, however, was taken by the visiting Warriorettes, 6-4, despite a valiant rally attempt by DeKalb County.

Sullivan allowed only two hits in five innings in game one, and struck out seven White County batters. The Tigerettes had only three hits in the game, but two of those came in the bottom of the third inning, when DeKalb County scored the game's only run. Kayla Fish led off the inning with a single, and Garrett came up moments later and scored Fish with a hard hit double to center field. The Tigerettes committed no errors in the opener.

The local team had four miscues, however, in the second game, as White County would open up a 6-1 lead. Warriorette catcher, Brittany Gragg smacked a two-run homerun off Tigerette starter, Morgan Page, in the bottom of the first inning, and the team would tack on a third run by the end of the first.

The Tigerettes countered with a run in the top of the second off a RBI double by Victoria Bennett. White County took command in the bottom of the second, as they plated three more runs, sparked by several DeKalb County miscues.

DC battled back in the top of the fourth inning, as they scored three runs to close the gap to 6-4. Fish had a sacrifice fly which scored Shay Sullivan, and both Garrett and Cynthia Woodward would tally RBI singles. The inning ended before DeKalb County could catch up, however, and the Tigerettes ended the game with a runner on base in the top of the fifth.

Page allowed six runs on six hits, struck out one and walked one through four innings pitched. Bennett, Woodward, Garrett, Sarah West and Kristina Stephens all had one single apiece for the Tigerettes.

DeKalb County is now 8-3 on the season, and the Tigerettes are scheduled to host Cannon County in a district doubleheader clash, Tuesday afternoon, starting at 4:30 p.m.

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