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.
The DeKalb County High School Tigerette fast-pitch softball team scored four runs in the top of the first inning at Livingston Academy on Tuesday, and never looked back on their way to an 8-1 victory over the host Lady Wildcats. The win improves the Tigerette record to 12-4 on the season and to 6-1 in district play.
Alex Meadows drove in DeKalb's first run of the game, and Kristina Stephens struck with a two-run single to put the Tigerettes on top, 3-0. Stephens herself made it a 4-0 game in the opening inning as she crossed home plate on a passed ball.
Macon County scored three runs in the top of the first inning, and that proved to be all they needed to get past the DeKalb County High School Tigerettes, 3-1, Wednesday in Smithville. Macon avenged an 11-1 loss at home to DC last Tuesday, in Lafayette.
The visiting Tigerettes sent all nine hitters to the plate in the top of the first inning, and scored three runs on three hits, including RBI singles by Katie Reid and Leah Rather. DeKalb starter, Olivia Norton, settled in after the first inning, and gave up only two more hits the rest of the way. and retired the Macon County side in four of the last six innings.
The DeKalb County Tiger baseball team scored 15 runs in the final three innings of their Saturday matinee at Red Boiling Springs, and rolled to a 16-2 victory over the host Bulldogs.
The Tigers led 1-0, midway through the first inning, and held that advantage until the top of the fourth, when they plated four more runs. Red Boiling Springs put up a run in the bottom of the fourth to make it a 5-1 game, but the Tigers scored three more in the top of the fifth inning. Again, the Bulldogs tallied a run in the bottom of the fifth, but DC exploded for eight runs in the top of the sixth, and the game ended after six, due to the ten-run rule.
The DCHS Tigerette fast-pitch softball team jumped out to a 7-0 lead after the first two innings at Smith County, Friday evening, and rolled on to an 8-4 win over the Owlettes in a District 7-AA clash.
The Owlettes did not score until the bottom of the seventh and final inning on a grand slam by Chelsea Carr, but by that time, DC owned an 8-0 lead. Victoria Bennett ripped a two-run single in the top of the first inning, then stole home to push the Tigerettes out to a 3-0 lead. DeKalb added four more runs in the second, as Kara Young reached on an error, and worked her way around to score on a passed ball. Jaylen Garrett drove home Bennett and Cynthia Woodward for two more runs, and Alex Meadows scored a run on another Smith County error, which gave the Tigerettes a 7-0 edge, midway through the second inning.
The DeKalb Middle School golf teams dropped a pair of matches, Tuesday, against Avery Trace, at Ironwood Golf Course.
The Lady Saints shot a 111, behind Mallory Sullivan's 46 and Karem Bain's 65, but Avery Trace posted a team score of 101. Meanwhile, the Saints shot a 202, which was 18 strokes behind the hosts, who finished with a 184. Ethan Roller shot a 46 to lead the Saints, Hayden Ervin tallied a 48, Cory Kijanski shot a 53, while Eli Gill came in with a 55.
The Saints and Lady Saints are scheduled to host Warren County, Thursday, at RiverWatch, at 3:30 p.m.
The DeKalb County Tiger baseball team rallied from a 2-0 deficit and edged the Cannon County Lions, 3-2, Tuesday in Woodbury. The Tigers got a little payback after the Lions rolled to a 9-4 win on Monday, in Smithville.
The Lions jumped out to their advantage with two runs in the bottom of the first inning. From there, junior pitcher, Garrett Hoke, settled in and shut out the hosts the rest of the way. Hoke scattered four hits through the full seven innings, struck out six batters and walked one. Nick Borren took the pitching loss for Cannon County.
The Tigers scored their first run in the top of the fifth inning, added one more in the sixth, and the go-ahead, and what proved to be the winning run, in the top of the seventh.
Cody Atnip had a solo home run and a single to lead DC's six-hit attack. Tyler Kent had two singles, Destry Wiggins ripped an RBI single, Shane Salley had a single, while Jesse Sutton tallied an RBI.
Tigerette freshman, Alex Meadows, blasted a pair of two-run home runs, and Morgan Page pitched seven strong innings to lead the DCHS girls' fast-pitch softball team past Macon County, 11-1, Tuesday, in Lafayette. Macon County is the defending district regular season champion, while the Tigerettes are the defending district tournament champ.
Meadows crushed homers in the second and fourth innings, both with a runner on base. DC jumped on top, 2-0, in the top of the first inning, as Victoria Bennett drove home Cynthia Woodward with an RBI single, then scored herself on an error during Jaylen Garrett's at bat. Macon scored their lone run in the bottom of the second inning, but the Tigerettes countered with two runs in the top of the second on Meadows' first home run.
The Cannon County Lions scored six runs in the top of the fifth inning, and rolled past the DeKalb County Tiger baseball team, 9-4, Monday in Smithville.
The big blow came on a one-out, three-run double by Austin Parker, after the Tigers had committed a pair of errors, earlier in the fifth. That gave the Lions a 9-2 lead, and the Tigers managed to only add a run in the bottom of the fifth and one in the sixth.. DeKalb County left six runners stranded in scoring position.
Shane Salley took the pitching loss for DC, as he started and worked the game's first five innings. Salley retired the side in each of the first two innings, and struck out four of the first six batters he faced, but the Lions struck for two runs in the top of the third on a two-run single by Trent Fagan. Cannon County tagged Salley for another run in the third, on an RBI fly-out by Colin Jones.
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