Upperman Defeats Tigerettes Twice to Claim District Tournament Championship

The Upperman Lady Bees claimed the championship of the District 8AA fastpitch softball tournament Thursday night after beating the DeKalb County Tigerettes twice, 7 to 3 and 2 to 0 in Baxter.

The Tigerettes sent Upperman to the loser's bracket of the tournament Wednesday night with a 9 to 1 win over the Lady Bees but the regular season district champs won their way out of the loser's bracket for the rematch with DeKalb County.

Meanwhile, four Tigerettes, Danielle Tyson, Annieka Norton, Chelsey Brannon, and Abbey Caldwell made the All-Tournament Team.

Regular season All District selections from DeKalb County are:

All Freshmen Team: Tyra Graham and Katie Hall
Freshman Co-MVP: Dani Meadows
First Team: Danielle Tyson and Annieka Norton
Second Team: Lauren Colwell and Taylor Monette

In the first game Thursday evening, Upperman scored seven runs on twelve hits and made four errors. The Tigerettes scored three runs on nine hits and made no errors.

Upperman scored three runs in the third inning and four runs in the seventh inning. The Tigerettes scored two runs in the first inning and one run in the third inning.

Lauren Colwell, the losing pitcher, gave up six runs on ten hits through six innings, She struck out three and walked one. Shauna Taylor came in for one inning and gave up one run on two hits. She struck out one and walked one.

Hits:
Danielle Tyson, two singles
Tyra Graham, single
Dani Meadows, a single and double
Chelsey Brannon, single
Abbey Caldwell, single
Taylor Monette, double
Loren Cripps, single

In the second and deciding game, Upperman scored two runs in the sixth inning. The Tigerettes were held scoreless.
Danielle Tyson, the losing pitcher, gave up two runs on four hits through six innings. She struck out two and walked one

Hits:
Danielle Tyson, two singles
Annieka Norton, four singles
Dani Meadows, one single
Chelsey Brannon, double
Abbey Caldwell, two singles

Upperman and DeKalb County will compete in the Region Tournament Monday. Upperman will host and DeKalb County will travel.

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