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.
The DeKalb County High School Tiger soccer team will dedicate their match against Cannon County on Thursday night, April 2nd, to the memory and family of Janitor Billy Colwell, who passed away on March 27th. All proceeds raised at the gate will be donated to the family of Janitor Billy. Everyone invited and encouraged to attend.
DeKalb County High School baseball and softball games, scheduled for Friday have been rained out.
The Tiger baseball team was scheduled to travel to Watertown to battle the Purple Tigers, but that game has been postponed until Tuesday, April 7th, at 4:00 p.m.
Meanwhile, the Tigerettes were scheduled to visit White County for a doubleheader on Friday, but those games have also been postponed. They will be made up on Monday, April 20th, at 4:30 p.m. in Sparta.
Olivia Norton pitched seven innings of two-hit ball, as the DeKalb County High School Tigerette softball team shut out the Livingston Academy Lady Wildcats, 3-0, Thursday afternoon in Smithville. Norton allowed a leadoff double to open play in the top of the first inning, and did not allow another hit until a two-out single in the top of the seventh. The sophomore struck out four batters and walked two along the way.
Meanwhile, the Tigerettes had seven hits off Lady 'Cat starter, Meriam Maynard. A Livingston error led to DeKalb's first run in the bottom of the third inning. Norton led off with a double, and was replaced by courtesy runner, Alex Meadows. Cynthia Woodward reached on a bunt single, and Meadows scored on an errant throw to first base.
The DeKalb Middle School golf teams opened their 2009 spring schedule with a match at Sparta Country Club on Thursday.
The Lady Saints swept their matches with White County and Burks Middle, while the Saints split with the two schools. The Lady Saints shot a 111 for the afternoon, as Mallory Sullivan posted a 46 and Karem Bain shot a 65. White County ended the day two shots back, with a 113, while Burks Middle tallied a team score of 120.
On the boys' side, White County led the way with a 172, while the Saints posted a 189. Hayden Ervin shot a 43 to lead DMS, while Ethan Roller shot a 45. Alex Hall was next in line with a 49, while Cory Kijanski shot a 52. Burks Middle finished third among the boys, with a team score of 210.
The Smith County Owls erupted for eight first inning runs, and held off a furious mid-inning rally by the DeKalb County Tigers to take a 12-10 win in the two teams' meeting on Tuesday in Carthage. The Tigers romped the Owls, 13-2, Monday in Smithville.
McCullough Wallace took the pitching loss for the Tigers, who jumped ahead 1-0 in the top of the first, only to have the hosts storm back for an eight-run outburst in in the bottom of the inning. DeKalb posted four runs in the top of the third inning to pull to within three, at 8-5, but the Owls countered with two runs of their own in the bottom of the inning. DC scored four more runs in the top of the fourth inning, then tied the game with a run in the top of the fifth, but Smith County scored two runs in the bottom of the inning to go ahead, 12-10. Neither team scored the rest of the way, and the Owls sent the Tigers to their first loss of the season in district play.
The DeKalb County High School Tiger baseball team pounded out 13 hits, and blasted the visiting Smith County Owls, 13-2, Monday afternoon, in Smithville. The win ran the Tigers' record to 6-1 overall, and to 3-0 in district play. The Tigers and Owls are slated to meet again, Tuesday evening, in Carthage.
The Owls got on the board first, as they scored on back-to-back doubles in the top of the first inning, but DeKalb County answered with three runs in the bottom of the inning on back-to-back RBI base hits by Tyler Kent and Tyler Caldwell. Kent ended up 3-for-3 on the day, with two doubles, a single and three RBI. Caldwell had two singles and a pair of RBI.
The DeKalb County High School Tigerette fast-pitch softball team shut out the visiting Warren County Lady Pioneers, 5-0, Monday evening in Smithville.
The Tigerettes scored two runs in the bottom of the third inning off a two-run double by Morgan Page, which scored Alex Meadows and Cynthia Woodward, with two outs on the board. DC added three more runs in the fourth, as Woodward, Kristian Puckett and Kara Young all had RBI base hits.
Morgan Page scattered six hits through seven shutout innings and struck out seven to earn the pitching win.
Woodward had a single and two doubles to lead the Tigerettes' nine-hit attack. Puckett added two singles, Page and Jaylen Garrett each tallied a double, while Young and Victoria Bennett each added a single.
The Tigerettes are now 8-3 on the season, and is scheduled to host Livingston Academy, Thursday afternoon, at 5:00 p.m. WJLE plans live coverage.
The DeKalb County Tigerette fast-pitch softball team swept a doubleheader with visiting York Institute, Tuesday, in Smithville. The Tigerettes rolled to a 17-0 victory in the first game, then took an 11-0 rout in game two. The wins were the first in district play, this season, for the DCHS girls.
Morgan Page pitched a five-inning, complete game no-hitter in the opener, while Olivia Norton and Kayla Self combined to keep the Lady Dragons hitless in the nightcap. The Tigerettes plated four runs in the second inning of the opener, as Kara Young and Brooke Hutchings each scored on throwing errors to make it a 2-0 score. Victoria Bennett made it a 3-0 game with an RBI single, then came on in to score herself, on a wild pitch. DeKalb County added four more runs in the third inning, then plated nine in the fourth.
The DeKalb County High School Tigerette fast-pitch softball team opened their regular season on Tuesday, with a double-header sweep of visiting Stone Memorial. The DeKalb County girls won the pair of games, 3-1 in the opener, and 1-0 in the nightcap.
DeKalb County struck with three runs on four hits in the bottom of the first inning in game one. Victoria Bennett led off the inning with a double, and moved to third on a sacrifice bunt by Cynthia Woodward. Jaylen Garrett plated Bennett with an RBI single, while Kristina Stephens and Kara Young followed with back-to-back RBI triples to make it a 3-0 game.
Stone Memorial scored their only run on an error in the top of the second inning. DeKalb County managed just one more hit after the first inning, as Garrett ripped a third inning single.
Morgan Page worked the full five innings for the win, as she allowed one unearned run on two hits, struck out five, walked four and hit two batters.
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