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Tigers Capture District Tournament Championship

The DeKalb County Tigers captured the district tournament championship Wednesday night with a 10 to 7 victory over Smith County at Baxter.

The Tigers will play host to Chattanooga Christian in the Region Tournament Monday at 5:00 p.m. in Smithville.

In the game Wednesday night, DeKalb County scored one run in the first inning, one run in the second, one run in the fourth, three runs in the fifth, and four runs in the sixth inning.

Smith County scored two runs in the sixth and five runs in the seventh inning.

Cody Puckett, the winning pitcher, went six innings and faced twenty four batters. He gave up two earned runs on four hits. He struck out thirteen, walked one and hit a batter.

Hunter Graham, the relief pitcher, came in for two thirds of an inning and faced seven batters. He gave up five runs, four of which were earned, on one hit. He struck out one and walked four.

McCullough Wallace, the closer, went a third of an inning and faced two batters. He walked one.

Tigerettes to Play for District Tournament Championship Today (Wednesday)

After dropping into the losers bracket of the district tournament last week, the Tigerettes have fought their way back to the championship game and are just one win away from the tournament title.

The game will be played today (Wednesday) against Livingston Academy at 5:00 p.m. at Upperman High School in Baxter.

Meanwhile, local selections on the All-District Teams are as follows:
First Team- Cynthia Woodward, Morgan Page, Kristina Stephens, and Alex Meadows
Second Team- Jaylen Garrett
Honorable Mention- Olivia Norton

Olivia Gore from Upperman was named the District's Most Valuable Player.

Two former Tigerettes were also inducted into the District Softball Hall of Fame from DeKalb County, Elisha Vickers from the 2001 team and Brandi Fish from the 1998 squad.

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