The DeKalb County High School Tigerette fast-pitch softball team travelled to Crossville to open their 2008 season, Tuesday afternoon, and swept a doubleheader from Stone Memorial High School. The Tigerettes won the first game, 5-1, then took the nightcap, 4-0.
The Tigerettes stormed out to a 2-0 lead in the second inning of the first game, as Jaylen Garrett and Kristina Stephens each plated a run. The Lady Panthers would close the gap to 2-1 with a solo homerun in the bottom of the inning, but DeKalb tacked on three more runs as pitcher, Morgan Page shut down the hosts the rest of the way.
Page earned the win in the pitcher's circle, as she worked the full five innings, allowed the one Panther run on three hits and struck out three. Both the Tigerettes and the Lady Panthers committed two errors in the field.
At the plate. Garrett finished with a single and a double and one RBI, while Stephens had one single and two RBI. Brittney Armour rounded out DC's four-hit attack with a single and two RBI.
In the second game, Shay Sullivan worked five innings of shutout ball. The junior allowed four hits, struck out two and walked one. The Tigerettes committed one error behind the pitcher.
At the plate, Jaylen Garrett again swung a big bat, as she had two singles and an RBI. Victoria Bennett belted a double, Cynthia Woodward and Sarah West each ripped a single, while Kara Young plated a run on a sacrifice fly.
The Tigerettes open the season with a 2-0 record, and are scheduled to play in the Commando Classic in Hendersonville, this Friday and Saturday.